Offering price: $3,750,000
Nestled on over 11 acres of ancient oaks and artful boulders in the pristine community of Meadow Oaks in La Cresta, Seahorse Ranchis a timeless fairytale estate, built as a labor of love and creativity since it’s inception some 19 years ago. On a combined parcel, this property is twice the size of most single parcel properties in Meadow Oaks and contains a main house, guest house, stables, caretaker’s apartment, playhouse, lake with gazebo, riding ring, and pool and spa – totaling 6,587 square feet of living space with 7 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, and garage space for four vehicles. Beyond the statistics of the property, as you pass through the wooden and whimsical entry gate, you enter a compound built for family fun and respite. The buildings are designed in the English Tudor style, built from stone dug out of the property and antique oak timbers from several Virginia barns. The charm of the main house is accentuated by extensive use of leaded stained glass windows, wide-plank oak flooring, antique chestnut doors, slate roof, copper gutters, stone walls, and carved wood and stone fireplaces consistent with the Tudor style. Inside you will find two master suites, one on the main floor and one on the second floor near the remaining bedrooms. The chef’s kitchen provides a six-burner stove, grill, deep fryer, steamer, two dishwashers, two SubZero refrigerators, Thermador ovens, cooking island, and breakfast nook. The guest house is built in the same style and contains one bedroom, one bath, a fireplace and a single-car garage. The four-stall stable building continues the theme and houses a caretaker’s studio apartment and a tack room, with views of the guest house and riding ring. An enchanting walk around the property will also reveal a large fishing lake with dock and gazebo, a rock-style pool, spa, and waterfall next to the outdoor living area with fireplace and BBQ, and a children’s playhouse made completely of stone and perched like a castle on a hill overlooking the main house and lake. Flirtation Walk is a winding stone path the owner’s created for family walks and will take you by dozens of mature oaks, massive granite boulders, the playhouse, the Cheshire cat, Peter Rabbit’s garden, the pond with bridge and waterfall, the “Throne”, and much more, while also being connected to miles of riding and hiking trails. The home’s magical charm is in addition to its modern functional features, such as central vacuum system, stereo system, security system, and 4 separate HVAC systems. The eventual buyer of this property will acquire a legacy property where no expense was spared – built with love, creativity, and quality materials that will far exceed its purchase price.