The hand-trowel stucco exterior, tile roof and serene cul-de-sac setting contribute to the striking drive-up grandeur of this impressive residence. You are welcomed inside via a dramatic Foyer with a groin vault ceiling, just one of the many custom ceiling treatments found inside. A look to the right reveals a stately Library with floor-to-ceiling bookshelves and dramatic fireplace. To your left is the elegant main Dining Room, which comfortably seats twelve, featuring a unique tray ceiling illuminating 18th century French Art. The 40 x 40 Great Room includes a unique hanging bar which opens to the Loggia boasting a double-sided fireplace and, as throughout this home, many custom and unique architectural details from around the world, some from the late 1800s. Close by is an enormous Kitchen loaded with amenities, high-end appliances, custom cabinetry with antique stained glass and a Cappuccino bar. Also included in this wing are an intimate Dining Room with sunken Wine Grotto, Breakfast Area, two spacious guest Bedrooms with full Baths, an 1100 square foot upstairs apartment with mini-Kitchen, Office area and walk-out balcony, a large Laundry Room and easily the most energetic room in the house, a Jackson Pollack inspired Party/Game Room complete with wet bar, beer tap and plenty of room for dancing.
The West side of Vaquero is dedicated to the Master Suite. Imported Italian carpet, antique columns and an oversized sitting area overlooking the privacy of the woods make this area an inviting retreat. The Master Bath is both elegant and functional featuring His and Her vanities, two water closets, walk-in shower and antique fixtures. This wing also includes a private Office, Exercise Room, second Laundry Room and an approx. 600 square foot upstairs Bedroom suite suitable for children or as a second Master. With the European elegance of cast stone, inlaid tile, dramatic columns and mantles mingling effortlessly with the Mediterranean influences of hand scraped wood, stone and ironwork, Vaquero exudes that rare, worldly combination that is both palatial in scope yet, warm, comfortable and inviting.