Casa del Caballo de Mar “House of the Seahorse”- Opulent and Palatial 7 Bedroom Estate Beachfront Property, with magnificent views of the Sea of Cortez and the Sierra de la Giganta Mountains as its backdrop

$6,950,000

Description

This outstanding and conspicuous Spanish, Mediterranean Estate home is positioned on 1.1 acres or 19,410 sq ft in total, which offers 10,160 sq ft of interior and 9,250 sq ft of exterior space. The regal appearance of this grand estate is accentuated by arched entries, curved balconies with limestone balustrades and grand pillars.  This space is engulfed by lush vines that envelop the extent of the stairways and upper balcony with resplendent beauty.  The property boasts lush, colorful vegetation and various varietals of over 200 Palm trees throughout the estate.  When combined with the grandeur magnificence of the astounding architecture, it entrusts the first glimpse of this spectacular home, will undoubtedly, take one’s breath away.

Main Entrance to the Property

The main house is less than 35 feet from the beach and the front gate takes you down extended, stone, vined walls along a private driveway which is 100 yards in from the main road for maximum quiet and privacy.  Once onto the property an auto gate opens and welcomes you to circular parking with lights strewn amongst abundant lush gardens in every direction.  The namesake of this spectacular estate  “Casa del Caballo de Mar” House of the Seahorse, shows two hand-carved, limestone seahorses on the side of the Casita. A gold “South Baja” stone archway enters from the driveway to delightfully flowered walkways which meander in various directions with interspersed towering palms throughout and magically encompass the home to a whimsical dual “Seahorse Fountain”, an expansive heated pool area, robust lounging and outdoor entertaining areas and shows the magnificence of this outdoor space which follows to the main house.

Pursue via two enchanting arched doorways showing limestone pillars in front on either side of the outdoor entry which is straddled between two stone turrets with a striking wood beamed roof, travertine tiled floors and a precious ornate chandelier above.  This opens to an epic entrance way to the home, encased with an arch of glass which handsomely offsets and edges the door and presents with grand limestone moldings. This massive front door of solid Perote wood was hand carved by a local artisan and as such displays as a piece of art, in itself, as do most doors and cabinets within the home. Step back outside onto the half round travertine landing and look up to find a curved balcony with splendid balustrades overlooking the glorious gardens below with aged, berried vines draping the balcony and one would think you were in old-world Italy or Spain.

Main House Entry and Foyer to the GREATROOM          

Walking into the home for the first time strikes one to the opulence and elegance this estate home exudes.  Enter the 2-story Foyer with striking hand carved custom limestone pillars which creates a pathway of imposing dining and living room furniture.  It flows to the left of the room to a 4-1/2-foot-wide curved staircase with ornate bronze powder coated aluminum railings, which edge the staircase and follows along the upper level on 3 sides to the second level of the home.  Add marble plaster walls, grand arches with the sophistication of the limestone pillars showing throughout this extensive space and experience 50 linear feet of glass windows along the entire beachfront wall. 

Arched and alcove ceilings present with stunning wood beams and a barrel ceiling overhead the grand dining, which offers a custom 12’ long dining table, which adorns carved seahorse legs and seats 12 persons comfortably. The room then follows with an arched glass window within the space of the barrel ceiling, positioned above the wall of glass and together shows views of the alluring Sea of Cortez and Carmen Island and astounds, as your own private canvas which nobly presents the resplendent beauty of this home.

A gargantuan Kitchen over 450 sq ft dons 2 stunning bar height L shaped, granite slab countertops whose risers balance the entry and offers everything the Chef in your world could possibly imagine making a romantic dinner for two, or host a party for 100.  The bar to the left is a sitting counter and the right bar is a custom designed hutch with hand carved drawers and thick glass doors.  The 7’x4’ center island offers a continuous granite slab which provides seating for two on one side and then an abundance of deep full glide drawers for all your cooking and baking supplies on the other.

To the left is the “Prep” area with an abundance of under cabinet drawers, the built-in dishwasher and microwave and offers 2-21” wide, copper, designed farmhouse, prep sinks, which arch outward over the cabinets below.  To the right is the clean-up area with another built-in wood front dishwasher, more under cabinet drawers and a custom 35” wide copper farmhouse single basin sink, with more wood risers to conceal cooking and cleaning tools from the entertainment areas.

Past the end of the island to an 18’ long wall, centered with a 48” commercial Blue-Star Gas Range with 2 ovens and a commercial vent hood which dons fabulous woodwork in front, of the Loreto Mission and shows a custom-made striking stone tiled painting behind the Range.  Balanced counter space on each side of the range reveals a 3’ wide refrigerator to the right and a 3’ wide refrigerator-freezer to the left of the counter, with French glass matching cabinet doors on each side of the range above the counters.

This home presents exquisite light fixtures with translucent true stone shades and special copper ceilings with recessed lighting, ornate ceiling fans, which all enhance the charm and elegance of the home.

The Breakfast Nook is in an immense curved space with 5 arch top windows at 9’ tall.  The ceiling shows a round shaped dome made of brick with a remarkable chandelier which presents from the centre with 3 matching wall sconces.  The 6’ custom table also made of Perote wood, has a metal scroll base and offers 6 grand, high back custom, fabric chairs, which were imported from LORTS in the USA.  This space supports a built-in dining hutch with lower draws and a hidden TV centered between the glass door and upper cabinet and the granite slab countertop.

Another “Piece de Resistance” to this amazing Kitchen is the large Butler’s Pantry at 9.5×16’ with matching and attractive doors on each end for easy access.  This space offers a wine cooler, 18” sink, 60 bottle custom wine rack, beverage and food storage via custom cabinetry and an abundance of travertine tiled counter space.

Master Suite – 1200 Square Feet

French entry doors with hand carved Seahorses on each door open this room to a Foyer which leads to either the bedroom or bathroom with alcove ceilings and the same outstanding moldings above, as shown throughout the home.  A regal king-sized bed recessed into an alcove wall with matching wood end tables, armoire and a French chaise presents to 3 marvelous, oversized, arched French windows with views to the Sea of Cortez and the Islands.  This room is enhanced by exquisite light fixtures and continues to the master ensuite bath.

The Ensuite Bath is exceptional, and showcases a large soaking tub set in slab marble, framed with four custom designed limestone pillars.  It has an arched glass windowpane between the deep tub and travertine shower that is mimicked between the shower and north garden area.  The 5’ x 7’ shower has shelves and seating, glass doors at each end and a towel warmer at each door.

A 12’ marble vanity with double sinks and a separate makeup vanity area with 3 beveled regal wrought-iron mirrors adorn this space.  This eloquent room finishes with a private commode showing hand-carved dolphins on the door, and expansive HIS and HER Walk-In Closets with abundant built-in dressers, hanging and shelving space and “her” closet opens to the main laundry for convenience. To complete the opulence and sheer elegance of this Regal Estate Home, please view the astounding photos as provided by our world-renowned photographer, which are posted above this description.

The Complete Catalog included in this Turnkey Home beyond what has been described above, is as follows:

  • 7 Bedrooms with ensuite Baths included in the house and the Casita Studio Suite which has its own kitchen and laundry
    • 1st floor Master Suite
    • Ocean View 2nd floor Guest Master Suite
    • Enchanting Garden Bedroom off the veranda – 355 sq ft
    • Twin Suite Bedroom also known as the “Spa” Room
    • Two 2nd floor, garden view Casita Suites
    • Casita 1st floor Studio Suite
  • 3 Powder Rooms
  • 3 Laundry Rooms (1st Floor; 2nd and Casita)
  • Large Fitness/Games Room – 720 sq ft – Regulation size Shuffle and dart boards; game table and 4 chairs; Professional exercise equipment; entertainment center
  • Office for 2 with custom designed built-in desks and cabinets with wrap around windows facing the sea
  • 6 Outdoor Entertainment Venues
  • Waterside Living Room Veranda
  • Waterside Dining Palapa on Veranda with seating for 6
  • Outdoor BBQ area with seating for 6; a mesquite wood fired grill
  • Outdoor Fireplace with dining and sitting areas with large screen TV for outdoor Football parties
  • Heated Pool with waterfall and large Poolside with large Palapa
  • 2nd Floor waterfront Gazebo dining/dancing area
  • 2 Wood Burning Fireplaces both with gas starters (Indoor and Outdoor)
  • 2nd Floor Vestibule balcony surround the 2 story Foyer with reading chair and outstanding staircase and railings
  • Wrought-Iron Fence with a 3’ and a 12’ gate which separates the lawn from the beach
  • 12’ gate allows for moving the Hobbie Cat Sailboat (which is included with the home)
  • Outdoor Bird Aviary with Doves and Parakeets
  • Large 2+ Car Garage with office area and work benches supports a full-sized pick-up on one side and a 26’ sport fishing boat or trailer on the other
  • Pergola covered Carport
  • Property Manager with 13 years experience on the property (highly recommended to retain him)
  • 15,000-gallon water Pila
  • Automatic Sprinkler systems throughout
  • 2–50-gallon propane hot water tanks
  • Circulation Hot Water System
  • Control Audio/Video System
  • Lutron Lighting System throughout
  • Stand-By Generator
  • Private Phone System
  • Security Company coverage from 6 pm to 6 am daily
  • Marine VHF Radio to communicate with boats
  • Pool pumphouse is soundproof
  • Built-In Air Conditioning and heating
  • Wood Hurricane Shutters for most windows
  • 4-part Septic System with drain field
  • Almost all wood in the home is Perote which rejects termites

Contact Momentum Realty today and see this “Once in a Lifetime” Regal “Turnkey” Estate home for yourself…

Added Info…

Town of Loreto Amenities include:

  • An inviting uncrowded beach with no vendors permitted present
  • Snorkeling; kayaking; boating; fishing; whale watching and paddle boarding
  • Walking on miles of uninterrupted beachfront, hiking in the mountains and arroyos, miles of off-road driving in the included polaris.
  • The Airport is a 5-minute drive away from the quaint town of Loreto.  This friendly little town provides all the amenities you could possibly need to include grocery, hardware, liquor, and department stores.  The most wonderful of which are all the authentic Mexican and international restaurants and boutique shops.
  • This list includes Cozy cafes; gourmet restaurants; salons & spas; boutiques; outdoor margarita bars; hotel restaurants and bars; a Wine Bar; Japanese bar and restaurant, to name a few.

This magnificent beachfront property is only a 10-minute beach walk away from the Malecon and shops and dining experiences of Loreto. Combine the views of the Sea of Cortez and the Sierra de Giganta Mountain Range with this quaint community, you will have your own fabulous slice of paradise, namely Loreto, Baja California Sur, Mexico. Contact Momentum Realty today.

 

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Detail

Updated on January 8, 2023 at 4:08 pm

  • Property ID: 16968
  • Price: $6,950,000
  • Property Size: 19410 sqft
  • Bedrooms: 7
  • Garage: 1
  • Property Type: Family Home, Villa
  • Property Status: For Sale, New Listing

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Tracy Collingridge
Tracy Collingridge
+52 (613) 105-4397
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