Barnes and Associates Sotheby's International Realty - Central Coast Luxury Real Estate
Come home to San Luis Obispo County… a land of spectacular scenic beauty: rolling hills, clear blue skies, remarkable sunsets, breathtaking ocean views and wide open spaces all on the beautiful Central Coast of California.
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Located halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, San Luis Obispo County was named "the Middle Kingdom" by Sunset Magazine. The landscape is richly varied with great natural beauty and the climat is mild.
The San Luis Obispo County’s wineries have gained a reputation for premium, award-winning wines and a dozen golf courses – nine of them championship – are within fifty miles.
The region includes 80 miles of pristine coastline – from rugged, rocky shores to warm, sandy beaches. Sail into the Morro Bay Yacht Club, kayak to hidden coves or indulge in deep sea fishing. Inland, enjoy swimming, wind surfing, jet skiing or fishing at one of the county’s four lakes: Lopez, Santa Margarita, Nacimiento and San Antonio.
World class entertainment can be found at the Cohan Center for the Performing Arts in San Luis Obispo. The San Luis Obispo Symphony presents outstanding concert seasons and the annual Mozart Festival features international concert musicians each summer.
Set along the Pacific Ocean in the heart of the Coast is the unique town of Cambria. Once known for its dairy farming, it is now an artists’ colony – vibrant with galleries, fine dining, wine tasting and one-of-a-kind shops.
The Central Coast of California's history is full of enterprising adventurers, like William Leffingwell, Sr. and his family. The Leffingwells arrived on the California Coast in 1858, purchased ranch land and established themselves as a formidable business family. They established a sawmill and small blacksmith shop. Seeing the need for a landing for cargo ships, William Sr. with his son, William Jr., built a pier on their property at the mouth of Leffingwell Creek. The beach still bears the family’s name today.
The Leffingwells acquired much of the public domain lands between Rancho Santa Rosa and Rancho San Simeon, now part of the Hearst Ranch and estate where W.R. Hearst chose to build his "Castle."
Today, the Leffingwell Ranch Estate is bordered to the northeast by Leffingwell Creek, and spectacular views of the world famous Hearst Ranch are seen to the north.
Along the Pacific Coast in San Luis Obispo County, on top of a hill and blanketed with a forest of mature Monterey Pine, is an extraordinary Victorian Estate. The land is rich with history and the estate epitomizes California coastal living at its finest.
The Leffingwell Ranch Estate of Cambria, is perfectly situated on a unique 142 acre parcel, the home affords 180 degree views of the Pacific Ocean and pastoral scenes to the east. Don't miss this incredible opportunity to own a jewel on the California Coast.
Elegance – Every room in the main home on the property shines with custom architectural design and details. Richly carved woods gleam on railing and banisters, crown moldings and mantles. Fireplaces warm the family room, living room, kitchen, library, billiard room and master bedroom suite. Light spills in through a line of French doors and reflects off custom glass paned cabinets. Golden light cascades down thirty feet from the domed stained glass skylight, in the foyer. Quarter sawn oak wood floors are inlaid with dark rich walnut accents throughout the downstairs.
Relaxation and leisure can be found in the richly appointed billiard room with a built in plasma TV. The library walls are lined with bookshelves with beveled glass paned doors and a marble fireplace. Gothic arched windows surround a small reading or game area.
Privacy – Practical consideration has been given to privacy. A beautiful iron gate ensures privacy at the driveway. State-of-the-art security systems are an important feature in this hilltop retreat. The advanced security system connects to fire and medical response. Every building on the property has phone lines and cable DSL internet connections.
Amenities – City water has been brought on to the property and three springs provide water for irrigation. A fenced pasture graces the immediate grounds and invites a future equestrian facility. The separate 5220 sq. ft. storage/garage is also equipped with full security systems and phone lines.
The gourmet kitchen is an inspiration to the epicurean. Custom European cabinets line the walls and incorporate Sub-zero appliances. Self-cleaning Decor convection ovens make meal prep faster. The workspace of the center island is enhanced by a Kohler sink and fixtures and warming drawers. Generous counter space and a sweeping bay window above the sink add an airiness and warmth with views overlooking the blue Pacific.
A grand staircase leads to the second floor landing. Five bedroom suites, complete with baths can be found on the second floor. The main suite features his and her closets, his and hers full baths, a fireplace, sitting room and balcony.
With a whim of fantasy, the owners designed a C.S. Lewis-style hidden doorway in an antique wardrobe closet. This secret doorway leads to a spiral staircase from the second floor to the widow’s walk and a very private patio with panoramic ocean views, including clear views of Hears Castle.
A graceful covered porch wraps around the front of the home and an attached garage has a full, carpeted loft above, a great place for a playroom.
Flower and herb gardens brighten the 1,200 sq. ft. two bedroom, two bath guest home. Amenities provide for self-sufficiency with a living room, kitchen, dining area and full laundry. A carport is attached and a separate two car garage with gardeners shop is nearby.
- Estate Details –
- Land – 142.56 acres
- Estate Home – 10,000 sq. ft.
- Attached Garage – 676 sq. ft.
- Detached Garage/Shop – 785 sq. ft.
- Storage/Barn/Garage – 5,222 sq. ft.
- Guest House – 1,200 sq. ft.
- Detached Garage – 637 sq. ft.
- Main House –
- 6 Bedrooms with 6 ½ baths
- Sitting room off master suite
- Living room
- Dining room
- 6 fireplaces
- Tea room
- Powder room
- Mud room
- Family room
- Breakfast room
- Service porch
- Conference room
- Billiard room
- Playroom over garage
- Laundry room
- Spiral staircase to widow’s walk
- Guest House –
- Living Room
- Dining Area
- 2 Bedrooms
- 2 Bathrooms
- Laundry room
- Additional –
- Two 300 gallon gas tanks
- Putting green, sand bunker and pitching area
- Fully landscaped grounds
- Tennis court currently under construction
- Water: City water and 3 springs on site
For more details contact Michael Barnes, Broker – Barnes & Associates Realty, Inc.
743 Main Street – Cambria, California 93428