Just six miles south of the estate built for William Randolph Hearst sits Castello della Costa d’Oro, the Castle of the Golden Coast. This spectacular Venetian-style castle is a masterwork of bold design, luxury finishes and exquisite embellishments that elevate it to the ranks of the very finest homes in the world.
Set on 80 acres of California coastal paradise, the castle revels in 180-degree unblockable views of one of the most pristine and protected coastlines in California. With a half-mile of ocean frontage across from the uncrowded sands of legendary Moonstone Beach, the power and beauty of the great Pacific is never more than a few short steps away. The lavish, museum-quality ambiance of the ocean-view Main Residence supports a regal lifestyle and provides an incomparable setting for entertaining on a grand or intimate scale.
Served by the stylish 30 ft-long Onyx Bar, the Grand Ballroom is the heart of the Castle— a glittering expanse of marble, crystal, and fine mural artwork. In the nurturing privacy of the East Wing, the romantic Master Suite will take your breath away. This serene retreat features a sitting area, fireplace, dressing area, whirlpool tub, traditional sauna room, steam shower with 12 showerheads and drench, two story walk-in wardrobe with wet bar, and a wall of French doors to the ocean-view terrace.
Additional guest suites are equally exquisite, graced with mural domes, marble baths (one with steam), generous wardrobes and expansive ocean or vineyard views.
The West Wing includes the impressive Theatre Room, the stately Executive Office Suite, Butler’s quarters, Morning Room, and a formal Family Room with fireplace, dining alcove, and southern-facing ocean-view terrace. The splendid Wine Cellar features a tasting room, case storage, built-in 3500-bottle rack system, and delightful trompe l’oeil painted ceiling.
Kitchen facilities include a professional-quality dream kitchen with Viking Professional appliances—two full-size refrigerators, wine cooler, dishwasher, 6 burner gas range with griddle and two ovens, 2 convection wall ovens, 2 warming drawers, trash compactor, immense marble-topped prep island with deep sink and 50 in. flat-screen television. An additional complete catering kitchen with butler’s pantry is adjacent to the Morning Room.
On the ocean-view Vineyard Terrace, the outdoor kitchen is the perfect gathering place, equipped with a wood-fired stone pizza oven, undercounter refrigeration, wine coolers, warming drawers, gas burners, resort-sized grill, beer tapper and gas fireplace.
Touch-screens in all rooms control lighting, sound and security systems, allowing complete environmental control and visual monitoring of the residence from anywhere in the world. Flat–screen televisions of generous dimensions are featured throughout.
Across the vineyard motor courtyard, the 4500 sq ft Entertainment Hall stands ready for gatherings of up to 400. A full bar, Murano chandeliers, sound system, grand piano and wrap-around Italian vineyard murals make an unforgettable backdrop for formal dinners and dances.
A multi-use 9000 sq ft Pavilion can accommodate even larger events. This imposing space features soaring ceilings with massive beams and custom medallions, a penthouse apartment, ocean and estate-view observation lounge, musician’s balcony, backstage prep room and modular stage. This awe-inspiring flexible space is excellent for fundraisers or large-scale private gatherings. The Pavilion was also configured to house up to a 30-car automotive collection, with full supporting equipage.