Sotheby's International Realty - Thermal, CA
This is the Heart of Equestrian in the Coachella Valley and although there are many equestrian compounds close by, Rancho La Serena is incomparable in the design, the details, the materials and the quality of construction.This impressive residence, built in 2016, is ideally situated close to the center of a 20 acre equestrian and date tree compound. The home is approached through a gated entrance off a quiet road. A long, shady drive with Deglet date groves on either side opens to a generous, granite paver courtyard and the grand, 8612+- SF home which includes 7+ bedrooms, upstairs media room and a caretaker's casita. A fine melding of European formality relaxed with Old California aesthetic creates a warm and welcoming home. The owners combined their passion for design with their love of horses and polo and put their energies into overseeing the construction of this immaculately crafted home. Beautifully designed to separate the various wings with grand foyer and hallways. Long views of 60' x 30' salt water pool and the mountains beyond. Deeded water rights/low taxes in Ag reserve. Equestrian cross country course, stick/ball polo field, etc. Video https://vimeo.com/371949320
The family wing has soft Eastern light throughout the day. Here you'll find the Gourmet Kitchen, outfitted with high end appliances such as 60" Wolf range with bbq, griddle and double oven, a pot filler above the range, Kitchenaid fridge drawers, SubZero fridge and freezer, quartz countertops with marble backsplashes - even a full size Viking fridge/freezer in the large walk in pantry. Wonderfully proportioned formal living room with polished wood floors and multiple sets of French doors opening to the covered loggia warmed by an outside fireplace. The Master Retreat is on the first floor, with private spa just steps away in the secluded patio and citrus garden. The master bath is outfitted with an oversize steam shower, a cast stone bath and Villeroy & Boch fixtures and many extras. A stairway off the main foyer leads to the two second floor ensuite bedrooms, media room and bonus loft area. A rear stairway accesses laundry, gym, and first floor side hall. The attached guest casita has also been updated and is a complete home in itself with living room,kitchen, master and two guest rooms, one outfitted as a library/office. The caretaker's cottage is off the three car garage and is charming and updated with Restoration Hardware fixtures. The cottage has a living/dining space and separate bedroom for comfortable living. Green pastures and polo "stick and ball" field surround the house and grounds. Portable 8 stall barn, tack rooms, hot walker and a round pen for the horses plus cross country course and jumping arena. Extensive parking areas. Perimeter roads enable easy access to all corners of pastures, polo field and fields of date trees.Deeded Colorado River water rights/low taxes in designated Agricultural Reserve.