Monterey Real Estate - Monterra Ranch Home for Sale
Monterey Home for Sale in Monterra Ranch
- 7540 Monterra Ranch Road, Monterey, CA 93940
- Set on a private 4.47 acre lot
- Approximately 7200 square feet main home
- Approximately 1000 square feet carriage house
- 3 large bedrooms suites plus an office, game room, home theater room, and a carriage house
- 4 full bathrooms and two half baths in the main house plus a full bath in the carriage house
- 4+ car garage
Call Mark Bruno with the Monterey Peninsula Home Team to see if this property is still available and to set up an appointment to see it (831) 626-2277.
Monterra Ranch Monterey, CA Home for Sale – Just Listed
Private, luxurious and comfortable are the three words I would use to describe 7540 Monterra Ranch Road if I only was allowed to use 3, but there are so many other words that will work. Phrases like attention to detail, incredible light, beautiful views and words like immaculate, spacious, elegant and special all quickly come to mind. And it is no wonder with the prominent architect Charlie Rose behind the design and execution of this soft contemporary home that the final product turned out so well. If you are a Charlie Rose fan, this house will not disappoint, if you are not familiar with Charlie Rose designs, you will not want to miss this home as it is an exceptional example of what he does so well.
7540 Monterra Ranch Road is set on almost 4.5 acres of gently sloping Monterra Ranch land with Monterey pine trees and oak trees nearby but not on top of the home. This allows the home to take full advantage of the extra sun this part of Monterey gets when compared to just a mile or two west, where the coastal fog can hang around all day. Special care has been taken to canopy all of the trees and clear all of the brush from the ground on this spacious lot to create a park like setting.
The main residence is approximately 7200 square feet and constructed was completed on it in 2005. To reach the main house, you enter a long driveway from Monterra Ranch Road which turns into a dramatic stone paver circular drive leading you around the 4 car garage to a beautiful stone pillared porte cochere grand entry. The landscaping is immaculate and perfectly accents the long stacked stone wall. The front door is beautiful.
Once inside the residence, it is immediately apparent that a masterful architect has manipulated natural light through custom windows and skylights yielding incredibly well lit spaces on the inside. The high coffered ceilings in the living room, family room, master bedroom and even the guest house are covered with soft Douglas fir and this special treatment continues through the walls to the exterior eaves that are visible through the custom windows. This design element adds elegance and sophistication to the rooms featuring it and a Douglas fir trim theme continues throughout the rest of the home, both inside and out adding warmth and sophistication to other rooms and spaces.
Materials used inside this Monterra Ranch residence are as expected in terms of quality and visual impact. Flooring is mostly polished marble and appears to be as if no one has walked on them for the past 7+ years since it was completed. Ample amounts of this timeless material is used throughout the home including the 4 full and 2 half baths and adds to a uniform and structured look. To add some coziness, the bedroom floors are plush shag carpet that is comfy on the feet, especially with the radiant heated floors throughout. Cabinets are plentiful and all are custom built for this home. The walls are thin set plaster.
The kitchen is as you would expect for this caliber of house. It has a six burner range plus a griddle, two sinks, two dishwashers, a warming oven, a microwave and of course a big boy refrigerator with 2 refrigerated drawers. The cabinets are beautifully done and the counter tops are made of highly polished granite and the backsplashes are made from tumbled marble stone tiles. In addition, there are under cabinet lights, soffit lights overhead, a pantry and even a place to sit down and work on the island.
The master retreat is grand and intimate at the same time. It is very spacious with room for a large bed, and a couple of chairs around the marble clad fireplace. The east facing wall is basically a wall of glass and allows the morning sunlight to bathe this room like no other in the house and the Douglas fir ceilings do not disappoint. You feel like you are living in an extension of the forest that surrounds you. There are his and her bathrooms, his with a shower and hers with both a shower and a jetted tub. Each has its own walk in closet with a masterful window placed along the ceiling to let in natural light but still offer complete privacy.
In addition 7540 Monterra Ranch Road has an office off of the main level master suite, a family room with an incredible stacked stone fireplace, an amazing home theater room that seats eight and offers a 102” screen with all high end equipment, a large bonus room currently set up as a game room, provisions for a 2 stop elevator, an indoor stone wall water fall garden atrium providing light to the lower level hallway, an enormous main level wrap-around deck that is covered in porcelain tile and a large laundry room with a laundry shoot from the master bedroom.
This home comes with a social membership to Clint Eastwoods exclusive Tehama Golf and Country Club and entitles the new owner to use of the work out facilities, the restaurant, the pool plus other amenities.
Fabulous Carriage House
The approximately 1000 square feet carriage house was completed in 2011 and is a miniature version of the main house! It has incredible light with windows from floor to ceiling on two sides of the structure and strategically placed skylights again showing the architects masterful control over light in the space. It sits down close to the edge of the forest and has great views of the natural oak and pine trees indigenous to Monterra Ranch.
The living room has the same Douglas fir treatment to the ceiling and the material is used throughout the carriage house to recreate the feel of the main house but in a much more intimate space. Guests will be spoiled with a full kitchen including stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, custom cabinets and a center island doubling as the kitchen table. The bedroom is a mini master with great light, Douglas fir beams and a full bathroom with marble floors, counter tops and walk in shower. Completing the mini main house an 800 square foot wrap around porcelain tile deck with tranquil views of the Monterey Pine and oak tree forest below.
If you are looking for a special place to call home and you love light, bright open spaces in your home, you really need to check out this incredibly well built and laid out property. You will not be disappointed.