This European Inspired Villa Could Be Yours
Written By: Karli Karandos HÔM Sotheby’s International Realty
What if you didn’t have to travel thousands of miles to experience a European escape? Imagine waking up to an ocean breeze every day, your own private oasis, beautiful views, and balmy air. Imagine the timeless luxury of a European estate right here in California. This is what life is like at the Villa del Lago, Orange County’s largest estate parcel. Incorporating world class materials sourced directly from Italy, the villa’s design is simply divine. Every detail has been executed to perfection, and the landscape upon which this property sits is a world of its own. And, it could be yours!
The enchanting Villa del Lago is located at 1 North Pelican Hill Drive along the Newport coast. Upon entry into the gated property, you may feel as if you are leaving the rest of California behind and entering into your very own private and secluded paradise. The Villa del Lago sits upon 12.47 acres of land, with its own serene and secluded lake that spans over one acre. Without a neighbor in sight, the Villa del Lago offers a true sense of privacy and security that is difficult to find. It is as if you are sitting high upon the world, with all of California’s canyon views, twinkling city lights, and breathtaking ocean panoramas on display just for you in your own backyard.
The Villa del Lago resides on such a vastness of land that the amenities are abundant. In addition to its private lake, the over 12 acre estate includes its own tennis court, horse stable with accompanying riding ring, a putting green, a pool pavilion, a wine cave, and an organic edible garden to source your own ingredients, just as they do in Italy. With all of this and more, there’s little reason to ever leave the property. The amenities do not stop there. Continuing indoors, the villa includes an indoor lap swimming pool, high-tech home movie theater, a gym area of diverse equipment, a sauna, and a 14 car garage should you need somewhere to store your car collection.
In terms of its exterior design, the Villa del Lago evokes a sense of classic and traditional European charm with state-of-the-art appliances, making everything imaginable perfectly convenient. Every material has been sourced directly from Italy. From the terra-cotta limestone finishing, to the marble flooring and arched entryways, to the intricate ironwork on the stairway railings, gold leaf and more, every detail has been handcrafted and chosen to perfection. The terra cotta stucco surfaces and outdoor tiling present a golden orange hue under the California sunshine. Large archways and open windows welcome one inside where the design’s grandeur becomes more impressive with each step and corner turned.
Once inside, you will find beautiful marbled floors and cascading staircases; exquisite chandeliers and lighting fixtures; ornate and glamorous wall decor; detailed ceiling framework; luxurious and plush upholstery. Indoor dining features of the villa include numerous spaces for formal entertainment, a professional kitchen, a butler’s kitchen, a caterer’s kitchen with a roll-up door, a China and/or silver room, and a deep wooden paneled bar and boardroom. There is an option for any and every occasion. And with more than enough room to accommodate your guests, you won’t have to sacrifice your space or seclusion when hosting others. Those lucky enough to stay in the master wing of the Villa del Lago will experience nothing short of European royalty. The master wing comes equipped with its own living room and private screening room, as well as an expansive master suite.
So, imagine waking up inside this European escape and going out onto your sun-drenched balcony with all of this gorgeous property as your view. Imagine the Pacific Ocean stretching across in the distance and living a simpler, more secluded, quiet life, as one may do in a small Italian village. Imagine all this being yours. With the Villa del Lago being Orange County’s largest estate, a property like this is hard to come by. Who needs Italy, when you can have Villa del Lago?
What a View: This 17,000 square-foot European designed estate sits on 12.47 acres of land overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
17,000 square feet
Native Knowledge: The Villa del Lago is located less than a mile from the world-class Pelican Hill Resort. Should you feel like leaving the villa, the Pelican Hill Resort is home to a number of fine dining options, a five-star spa, a 36 hole golf course, and more.
HÔM Sotheby’s International Realty
32356 South Coast Hwy
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
1 N Pelican Hill Dr
Newport Coast, CA 92657
Kelly Pintek BRE# 00953543
John Stanaland BRE# 01223768
Villa del Lago Boasts Stunning Views and Incredible Privacy