4 European-Inspired California Luxury Estates for Sale

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We’ve rounded up four of the hottest listings in California, each of which features stunning European-style details and state-of-the-art amenities.

#1: Mediterranean-Style Sonoma County Estate

This breathtaking estate combines over-the-top, luxe-style living with European-inspired architecture that creates an intimate living experience.


The five-bedroom, five full-bath, seven half-bath home is 22,000 square feet in size and is nestled atop 640 acres of secluded woodlands, pastures, and year-round creeks. A one-time working ranch, this $32 million estate is ideal for private family moments, as well as and entertaining on a large scale. The home’s most impressive amenities include magnificent views over Knights Valley toward Napa, which can be enjoyed from the magnificent pool, a pool house, gym, home theater, and a spacious wine cellar.


Other charming, rustic details include hardwood and stone flooring, beautiful archways, extensive patios, original barns, and a garden with bountiful harvest. The property also features two wells and mountain springs that provide ample water, as well as numerous meandering trails.


#2: Montecito Estate with Unparalleled Views

Montecito boasts many grand estates with stunning views, but none is quite as magnificent as this Pine Street home, which is located in the most desirable view corridor in the city.


Panoramic Ocean and island views can be enjoyed from the home’s countless balconies, terraces, south-facing pool, spa, and barbecue. A thoughtfully-designed and decorated interior, which combines the work of numerous master craftsmen, features antique wood floors, a gourmet kitchen, private study, theater, wine cellar, and game room, as well as an elevator to access all levels of the home.


The $21 million, eight-bedroom, twelve-bath estate has six-and-a-half acres of property, which, in addition to the main house, has a detached two-bedroom guesthouse, detached artist’s studio, three-car garage, backup generator, and sports court.

#3: Lower Pacific Heights Victorian

This spacious Victorian-style home in the trendy Lower Pacific Heights region of San Francisco has just undergone a major two-year renovation. The homeowners’ desire was to create a modern, efficient home while maintaining the haven’s charming original Old World craftsmanship.


The 1,826-square-foot home has details such as plaster walls and antique flooring, as well as a beautiful gourmet kitchen that features a La Cornue 1908 range and pewter countertops. The $2.2 million house also has three bedrooms, three bathrooms, and a lovely outdoor patio.


#4: Grand Marble Mansion in Ross

An exquisite home in Ross, California—just north of San Francisco—this 9,500-square-foot home features a two-story grand entry and a beautiful Italian marble staircase.


Marble continues throughout the four-bedroom, eight-bath home, which also boasts an office, media room, and wine cellar. In addition to the main kitchen, which features a Viking range, lapis counters, and a pantry with Brazilian granite, there is a second kitchen with convenient access to the pool, spa, and spacious patio. Located on 1.42 acres of perfectly-manicured land—and with awesome city access—this home is now listed at $7.5 million.


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