- Name: Castello della Costa d’Oro
- Type: California Coastline Estate
- Price: $55,000,000 USD (2013)
- Bedrooms: 12
- Bathrooms: 12
- Size: 35,775 sq. ft.
- Lot: 3,484,800 sq. ft.
- Acres: 80 acres
- Built: 2008
A sanctuary of lavish architecture, serene privacy, and natural beauty, Castello della Costa d’Oro is a magnificently opulent 32,500 sq. ft. Venetian-style luxury estate that almost defies description. Situated on 80 private acres of unspoiled golden Pacific Coastline in Cambria, California, the exclusive residence lies in close proximity to the historically significant Hearst Castle that stands in the hills overlooking the estate.
Enjoying spectacular panoramic ocean vistas, this enviable location is unlike any other in the world. After all, it is this golden California coastline that captivated William Randolph Hearst to declare, “I would rather spend a week here than anywhere in the world.” Even after years of travel throughout Europe, this was the place he still dreamed of.
Architects Christopher H. Belknap, David Brown, and Stephen R. Sutherland were involved in the fourteen-year construction process of Catello della Costa d’Oro, creating an elegant Palladian residence in the Venetian style with the feel of a country retreat for Italian royalty.
Created for life at the highest level with a passionate expression of timeless luxury and exquisite craftsmanship, Catello della Costa d’Oro is a palatial residence of historical significance with a residence encompassing 32,500 sq. ft., with 11 bedrooms and 12 baths, with an estate that includes guest and staff quarters, showcase spaces for an automotive collection, helipad hanger, and extensive venues for entertainment.
The property’s 80 acres encompass a pinot noir vineyard of 6,200 vines, sculptured gardens with 30 ft. tall Canary Island palms, olive groves, fenced pasture, and a rare Monterey pine forest, one of only three such stands in the world, along with a National Marine Sanctuary offshore that protects the abundant sea life and ocean habitat.
“An estate of this magnitude will probably never again be built in California,” said architect Stephen R. Sutherland of San Francisco’s Architectural Collection, considering the setting of 80 acres along a glorious section of California coast with mountains rich with Monterey pine and open meadows with streams that gracefully tumble down to the Pacific Ocean.
Fronting the Pacific Ocean just north of the art colony of Cambria, the estate property features a half-mile of breathtaking unobstructed 180-degree ocean views, then stretches inland one mile deep, surrounded by the grandeur of nature rising up to the foothills of the Santa Lucia mountain range. Located on California’s Golden Coast in Cambira, adjacent to the world-renowned Hearst Castle, the estate is easily accessible by private jet, helicopter, and via watercraft with yacht mooring at the Morro Bay Yacht Club in scenic Morro Bay harbor.
- Architect: Christopher H. Belknap, David Brown, Stephen R. Sutherland
- Photography: The Pinnacle List
- Location: 7292 Exotic Garden Drive, Cambria, CA 93428, USA