Rare opportunity to purchase a gorgeous and truly magnificent estate in the coveted lower Kent Woodlands, affectionately referred to by the locals as, "the flats".
Nestled among tall trees and lush green foliage, this gorgeous resort style property is situated on one and three-quarter acres in lower Kent Woodlands. Four magnificent Santa Barbara influenced stucco and tile buildings grace the very private, quiet and level grounds offering inspirational vistas of Mount Tamalpias. Stylishly remodeled, this estate is a feast for the eyes, and exudes a freshness that enhances the indoor/outdoor lifestyle.
Privacy and serenity abound when you pass through either of the two gated entrances that lead to this extraordinary home and its breathtaking grounds. Sweeping lawns, sixty organic fruit trees, two immense vegetable gardens, berry patches, grape and kiwi vines, dozens of rose bushes and an herb and flower garden close to the kitchen make up this verdant landscape. Passionate about the environment, the property is completely organic and features a self-sustained water capture system capable of storing 20,000 gallons and a dedicated well that together irrigate the entire property year round. This impressionist-like setting has been meticulously maintained, pruned, planted and harvested by expert gardeners. The property is also vehicle and guest centric with two attached garages that can house five vehicles and abundant off-street parking.
The Main Residence
This distinctive home has recently undergone an expansive remodel that masterfully blends classic elegance with modern luxury. The sophisticated living room is sunlit and warm, featuring a large inviting Rumsford fireplace as its centerpiece and crowned with a hand-painted beam ceiling. The dining tower sets a formal tone with its soaring, hand-painted ceiling and international award winning Cassiopeia chandelier from Ironware International.
The beautifully renovated gourmet kitchen boasts all new Calcutta de Sponda marble countertops and state-of-the-art stainless appliances, fixtures and lighting. Adjoining the kitchen is a family-style dining area with a second Rumsford fireplace and a very comfortable family room. The dining area opens with folding Nana doors to the resort-like backyard and exquisite views of Mount Tamalpias. Just off the family room is a mudroom with an exterior door granting access to a separate children's play area located directly behind the main house.
A spacious master suite is the cornerstone of the bedroom wing with elegant French doors that open to the tranquil backyard. The master bathroom has been renovated and boasts two spacious walk-in closets with cedar floors.
The bedroom wing features four bedrooms including the master suite. Three children's bedroom suites have been recently renovated and two feature box-beam ceilings, wainscoting, walk-in closets, custom full wall cabinetry with built-in computer desks, bookshelves, cabinets, and drawers. The bedrooms enjoy en-suite bathrooms, two designed with Thassos marble and Waterworks fixtures. The third bedroom is currently being used as a children's bunkroom and blends novelty, charm and convenience with built-in cabinetry and daybeds, a flat-screen television, two closets and a full bathroom. A fifth bedroom suite is located off the living room and is perfect for an additional bedroom, office, or au pair quarters.
The Pool And Pool House
Containing everything needed for leisurely family gatherings and entertaining guests, the pool and pool house encompass the ultimate escape and entertainment mecca. Folding Nana doors open the length of the pool, completely integrating the indoors with the outdoors. It is complete with a kitchen featuring a French enameled lava stone island with bar seating, an ice maker, and even a seltzer water machine. Adjoining the kitchen is a roomy sitting/media area with a very large flat screen TV, a comfortable dining area, 1.5 bathrooms and a changing area. Radiant heat from the floors keeps the pool house cozy in the winter and solar shades help keep it cool and private in the summer. Cooled in the summer by a refreshing misting system, the loggia features a beautiful outdoor Rumsford fireplace centered between the Nana doors as well as a large BBQ station, custom pizza oven, and outdoor shower.
The inviting 20x55 pool has two heating systems. The first is solar and is the primary way the pool is heated. The second heating system is a high-powered, energy-efficient gas heater for when additional warmth is desired. The pool also has two systems for purifying the water: an Ozone system that is largely chemical free and common in Europe and a back-up saline/chlorine system for extra purification. Separate from the pool is a soothing, above-ground spa with an alluring water feature.
The Guest House
Situated directly across from the pool house, the guest house is a charming retreat with a spacious sleeping and sitting area, full bathroom, a three-car attached garage and a separate gated entrance.
The Wine Cave
Dug into the hillside, next to the main home's entrance and surrounded by two water fountains, is a 5,600 bottle, temperature-controlled wine cave with an air filtration system and a small bathroom.
Completely organic and carefully tended, the garden boasts sixty organic fruit trees, green and red table grapes, a large compost area, private well, water collection, water storage, separate herb and flower garden and an array of delicious summer and winter crops.
Almost completely self sustained, the entire property is irrigated by a private, dedicated well and an intricate system for capturing run-off water from the roofs, gutters and patios. The water is then channeled into two 10,000 gallon underground cisterns, where it is stored until needed for summer.
PRODUCED ANNUALLY FROM THE GARDENS AT 106 DIABLO DRIVE
Meyer lemons, Eureka lemons, Valencia oranges, Blood oranges, Navel oranges, Kaffir limes, limes, grapefruit, pineapple guava, green figs, brown figs, three kinds of persimmon, various apples, three kinds of peaches, red and green grapes, raspberries, strawberries, pomegranates, kumquats, avocadoes, nectarines, plums, kiwis, blueberries, blackberries, gooseberries, loquat, Bartlett pears, Comice pears, olives
CURRENTLY THE PROPERTY PRODUCES THE FOLLOWING, BUT THE RANGE OF ANNUAL VEGETABLES IS LIMITED ONLY BY YOUR IMAGINATION
Artichokes, tomatoes, squash, broccoli & cabbage, pumpkins, Pole beans & Bush beans, peas, asparagus, kale & chard, cucumbers
Parsley, basil, cilantro, chives, rosemary, thyme, onions