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5447 Quail Way, Carmel

The quintessential romantic French estate resting on 10 sun filled acres, discovered through a meandering private drive revealing the 200 ancient California live Oaks on the property. The alluring and romantic façade first glimpsed from the large forecourt reveals the sweeping arc of grand Provençale Architecture adorned with climbing vines, Osage stone facades chimneys, custom iron details, and a dramatically pitched roof of 18th Century of reclaimed French tiles introducing the most picturesque estate. Sweeping views of the mountains and valley are caught from every corner of the main and guest house graced with Alder Wood French doors leading to a stunning infinity pool. Michelle Pheasant Interior Design firm imbued the residence with delicate design details creating a lush, restful ambiance set off by classic French design throughout. Enormous stately stone fireplaces rise to vaulted and barreled ceilings embellished by antique French chandeliers and sconces, while each guest suite is uniquely decorated and enjoys a private patio. Designed by John Mathams, the main home presents 7,063 sq. ft. of unparalleled living space featuring 4 en-suite bedrooms, custom plaster wall finishes, gracious main entertaining rooms with dramatic Stone and Walnut flooring and exposed beam ceilings, formal dining room accommodating 16-20 with ease, stately Alder Wood clad library, and family room with Herringbone Walnut floor, bar, and floor to ceiling Stone fireplace. The 10-acre equestrian zoned estate claims a 17-yard infinity pool, Porte Cochere with Belgian paver parking circle, 4 car garage with separate apartment and privately located almost 1000 sq. ft. 2-bedroom guest house. All main entertaining rooms face mature Provençale gardens with spectacular views of the mountains designed by Scott Hall, surrounding an infinity pool with private 6-person spa. An Extraordinary kitchen revealed by the dramatic curved hallway features cabinetry by Jeff Bell, a hand carved beamed ceiling, Viking range, double ovens and warming drawers, granite counters and large walk-in pantry, replete with 168 bottle wine storage. Overlooking the sun drenched terraces, the breakfast nook offers casual dining for 8-10. Gentle evenings offer al fresco dining on the terrace, fully equipped with an outdoor built-in kitchen, cozy fireplace and entertaining spaces for a very grand affair or intimate dinner party. Every element of the elevated design was carefully planned to perfection, incorporating the finest imported materials, craftsmen, and workmanship available. The result culminates in a triumphant vision of French artistry and design coupled with Quail Meadows perfect climate and location.

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