Platinum Luxury Auctions Announces Auction of Exotic California Mountaintop Estate

San Diego County Home Features One of the Longest Residential Pools in the World

Aug 18, 2015, 14:00 ET from Platinum Luxury Auctions

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Platinum Luxury Auctions, a leading real estate auction firm specializing in the sale of multimillion-dollar properties, has announced the September 19, 2015 auction of a truly unique mansion located in Escondido, California. Recently offered for $12.5 million, the property will now be sold to the highest bidder who meets or exceeds the auction's reserve price of $5 million. Platinum is managing the sale in cooperation with listing agent K. Ann Brizolis of Brizolis & Associates, a top-producing sales team within the Pacific Sotheby's International Realty office in Rancho Santa Fe, California.

"My team is excited to work with Platinum for the sale of this special property," noted Brizolis. "Within a few days of the property being posted for auction, the buyer calls and showings were already rolling in."

Long considered one of the San Diego County's most fascinating homes, the property is situated on the pinnacle of Paint Mountain in the Elfin Forest area of Escondido. Its sheer size (of more than 23,000 square feet), combined with unique features such as a glass-enclosed dining room with a rotating floor, 10-ft-by-10-ft doors that glide open on "invisible" hinges, and a 288,000-gallon pool that is purported to be one of the longest residential pools in the world, certainly make it a one-of-a-kind estate.

Throughout three living levels – two main living levels with a third, lowermost level housing a theater, garage, and storage – the home offers 8 bedrooms, 9 full and 2 half-baths. There is also a separate guesthouse ready to be custom finished, which adds another 1,200 square feet, along with 2 beds and 2 baths. The property parcel is just over 18 acres, and at nearly 1,200 feet above sea level, offers beautiful 360-degree views, including vistas stretching all the way to the Pacific Ocean.

"I read an L.A. Times article that mentioned how random people would frequently pull up to the site during the construction of the residence, just to see if rumors of this unbelievable, mountaintop house were true. After personally visiting the home, I can certainly see why they made the trip," said Trayor Lesnock, Platinum's president and founder. "When it was built, the design and features of the home were way beyond their time."

The mansion is designed around a central courtyard, of which the focal point is the impressive pool. Beginning at the estate's foyer, the pool extends the length of the property until seeming to disappear over the mountainside. While much of the pool is long and rectangular in shape, its courtyard portion is expanded to accommodate a Jacuzzi tub and "swim-up bar" area with underwater stools. The courtyard is also surrounded by walls of glass, which can slide open at the push of a button to create a seamless harmony between the estate's indoor and outdoor living spaces.

With a grand foyer offering twin staircases, marble flooring, lofted ceilings and gentle water features throughout, the home offers plenty of elegance to compliment its ingenuity. The immense master-suite is comprised of multiple rooms, and contains spa-like amenities such as a sauna and a soaking tub with a built-in fireplace. The suite opens to a massive rooftop deck, and is connected via a sky bridge to the other, upper level bedrooms located across the courtyard.

The sprawling common areas include two grand salons, an entertainment parlor, home theatre, fitness center, an executive office, and a commercial-grade kitchen featuring it's own Teppanyaki station. There is also an adjacent prep kitchen, and a wine cellar with a tasting area. Garage parking on the lower level can accommodate up to twenty vehicles. 

Exterior features of the mansion include a gated entry, circular driveway with resort-sized porte cochere, rock waterfalls, koi pools, a custom waterslide with plunge pool, and a jogging path that encircles the outer perimeter of the property. Families will appreciate the property's location within the Rancho Santa Fe School District.

Beginning August 28, 2015, property previews will be held daily from 12-4pm, until the auction day. For more information, interested parties may visit or call 1-800-731-3445.

About Platinum Luxury Auctions

Platinum Luxury Auctions is a market-leading auction firm specializing in the non-distressed sale of multimillion-dollar properties within and beyond the United States. The Platinum team has closed more than $396 million in luxury real estate auction sales, and has consulted on more than $1.4 billion in additional luxury properties. Platinum is responsible for developing the luxury auctionSM model for the sale of luxury real estate at auction.


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