Perched majestically on a hilltop at the heart of Monterey’s exclusive Pasadera community, Casa de Maria exemplifies Mediterranean-inspired luxury. Constructed using the finest materials and artisanal Old World–inspired finishes, it merits its reputation as the most bravura estate in its environs. Superior attention to detail is apparent throughout, from the planked hardwood flooring, designer lighting, and custom cabinetry to the sun-drenched pool terrace and the romantic Juliet balconies that line the upper level. Spanning more than 7,855 square feet, the home’s glorious interiors feature five bedrooms and six baths, including an exquisite master suite with an opulent bath, spacious his and her closets, two private verandas, and a sitting room with a warming fireplace — one of four in the home. Adjoined by an inviting great room, the kitchen is a casually elegant and welcoming space with a generous center island, handsome countertops of granite and limestone, and top-of-the-line appliances. Adding to the allure are formal but warm living and dining spaces with plentiful windows, a velvet-walled office with built-in bookshelves, a connoisseur’s wine cellar and tasting room, and multiple covered and open-air terraces, including an outdoor kitchen and a gas-fueled fire pit. The grounds also feature manicured landscaping, a gated motor court with garaging for three cars, a private guest casita with a kitchenette, a resort-caliber swimming pool and spa, and a lush putting green. The majestic perch of the 0.70-acre estate affords sweeping views in every direction, a panorama that encompasses the surrounding hills, trees, fairways, and blue sky. Minutes from Pebble Beach and Carmel, the world-class Pasadera community offers residents an array of amenities and conveniences, from a sophisticated clubhouse, dining and banquet services, an Olympic-size swimming pool, comprehensive tennis and fitness facilities, and a Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course.
$3,795,000 | 109 Via Del Milagro, Monterey, CA 93940