Redlands, CA, US
1673 Dwight Street
Hidden behind magnificent grounds and exquisite French artifacts, this estate has both intriguing and fascinating architectural features who's equal may only be found in the South of France. The landscape is beautiful beyond imagination. A citrus grove scents the air while French style manicured landscapes provide a sheltered retreat on more than two acres. A private drive leads to a generous motor court where one is greeted by the sounds of one of the two fountains found on property. Designed and crafted in 2003 using exacting specifications of a 17th century bastide, one feels transported ascending the limestone stairs, crossing the stone terrace, approaching the solid French walnut hand-crafted doors to Provence. Every detail was passionately attended to in the creation of this solid stone home from the many imported features such as, hand carved walnut wood features through-out, the stone floors, the authentic antique mantle pieces, the chef's kitchen fitted with the piece de resistance, a La Cornue French range, hand painted tiles, and windows. The list of handcrafted features made by French artisans is seemingly endless. This timeless masterpiece also features; twelve-foot ceilings, no concrete on property, all is limestone imported from seven different French quarries, a library, a barrel ceiling intimate dining room, master with retreat, dressing room, and master bathroom, complete with solid Cararra Marble soaking tub. The South of France in Redlands in calling.