The Bougainvillea Estate
The Bougainvillea Estate consists of five meticulously manicured acres surrounded by a stonewall fence for extra privacy and security. Guests enter the estate through a large wrought iron gate that opens to a breathtaking 400-foot long driveway lined with 24 Brazilian pepper trees that leads past an enormous lawn and beautiful, one-acre lake. Ease down the drive, through a second set of wrought iron gates, to an inner courtyard with a 16 foot Mediterranean fountain surrounded by the main house, four car garage and the first guest house. The property features numerous date palms, citrus trees and fan palms. The landscaping has certainly been a large focus in the design of the property and surrounding grounds.
Leaded glass, French doors open to the grand entry hall of this spectacular nine bedroom, 10.5 bathroom, 14,000 square foot estate. The large main room is more than 50 feet long with a 14’ ceiling, 7’ wide gas log fireplace, three sofas and two high back arm chairs. Three pairs of south facing, French doors overlook the front terrace and one acre lake.
Double wooden doors lead to a Master suite through an adjacent bar/beverage alcove with wine and beverage cooler, bar sink and counter with cabinets that can service great room events or master bedroom occupants.
The dining room boasts a 12’ coffered wood ceiling and dining table seating 10-12. Dining room opens through 8’ wooden pocket doors to the library featuring two leather armchairs facing a fireplace.
The family room and the main kitchen share one large sociable open space. The state of the art kitchen would accommodate even the most demanding chef, featuring three Wolf ovens, Sub Zero refrigerator and Sub Zero freezer, two Bosch dishwashers, two separate food prep areas, 8 burner Wolf gas range, Wolf warming drawer, Wolf microwave, wine refrigerator and clear ice machine. The main family room features a 72” Mitsubishi HD television with DirecTV, large sofa and three armchairs, and a 10-foot antique French farm table with ten chairs.
The large south facing terrace overlooking the one-acre lake is perhaps the most peaceful part of the estate. Surrounded by star jasmine vines and bougainvillea that seem always in bloom, with the black swans gliding across the lake, the terrace is the perfect spot for cocktails before or a brandy after dinner on the backdrop of the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains to the south and west. Teak dining table and chairs, teak lounge chairs, teak outdoor set-up bar.
The north facing covered terrace features a 10’ mesquite dining table and benches seating twelve for outdoor dining, two sofas and chair. This all overlooks the inner courtyard, which features a pool, spa and wading area, 20’ granite counter bar and barbeque with 8 bar chairs, 48” stainless gas barbeque, and all stainless appliances.
Boasting 1000 square feet is the master suite with king bed, sofa and wing chairs. Luxurious amenities such as a large gas log fireplace, 50” plasma HD TV with DirecTV, and a small private office with its own fireplace are located in this suite. Separate his and her bathrooms, and private south facing terrace overlooking the lake, and small north terrace facing pool area complete this suite.
The second master suite houses king bed, library/sitting area with sofa, 50” plasma HD TV with DirecTV, antique dower chest and Irish linen press, bookcases.
Making the way out of the Main house and into the First guesthouse, guests will find another fully-equipped kitchen, dining arean, family room, three master suites, and a children’s den and bedroom with double pyramid bunks.
Next is the Second guesthouse which features two more master suites and a sitting area that is known by many as, “the Wii Room.” Hang out with friends and play Wii and other video games on the 50” HD TV. The cabinets and bookshelves found in this room even have built in beverage coolers!
Perhaps the most fun spot in the Estate is the entertainment wing. This wing includes a movie theater, game room, billiard room, and bedroom, terrace, and tennis court.
Inside of the lavish 18-seat theater with 12’ screen is an HD projector with DirecTV, popcorn machine, and 10’ conference table. What a perfect spot for taking in a movie or game with family and friends!
Featuring soaring 18’ ceiling with enormous wooden beams, the game room houses entertainment for every age. Tucked in the corner is a large U-shaped wet bar with granite counters, bar seating for 8, dishwasher, double beverage cooler, freezer, clear ice-machine, beverage and glassware cabinets, and pass-through windows to outdoor bar. Two large sofas and multiple arm chairs face the 48” stone gas fireplace, and two 73” HD TV’s with DirecTV are close by. More features include game tables, Golden Tee Game, two pinball games, treadmill, punching dummy, and a massage chair!
The bedroom located in the entertainment wing has its own private entrance, Queen bed, Flat screen TV with DirecTV, en suite bath, and walk-in closet.
Complete with a raised viewing terrace with tables and chairs seating 12-20, is the regulation size North South tennis court. The court has its own ball machine and a basketball hoop at the north end so that all guests can play their preferred sports.
The Bougainvillea Estate is located one-half mile from the polo fields of the Empire and Eldorado Polo Clubs, as well as the site of the highly regarded Coachella and Stagecoach Music Festivals. One mile away is the La Quinta Resort and two miles away is PGA West. The home is about 25 minutes to Palm Springs Airport and 15 minutes to Palm Desert shopping and entertainment.
Single Family Home with 1 level
9 bedrooms, 10 baths, 14000 square feet
King, King, Queen, Queen, Queen, Bunk, King, King, and Queen
18 guests maximum
Palm Springs International Airport (PSP)
30 minutes by car
Beautiful desert and mountain views!
Activities of Interest
- Coachella and Stagecoach Music Festivals - If you happen to visit during the right time of year, this home offers an amazing location for those attending either one of these renowned music festivals.
- Empire or Eldorado Polo Club - Catch a game with the family at these gorgeous sports venues!
- PGA West TPC Stadium Golf Course - This championship course is inspired by the famed Scottish seaside courses, characterized by a rugged and dramatic landscape.
Places of Interest
- Old Town La Quinta - Here, the spirit and architecture of old California is brought to life in a chic outdoor shopping and dining village.
- Lake Cahuilla Recreation Area - Set at the foot of majestic mountains, this park offers campsites, a swimming pool, fishing and hiking.
- Fantasy Springs Resort Casino - This spectacular casino offers world class gambling as well as Vegas-quality shows!
- Lavender Bistro - This modern California eatery features delicious dishes, and offers seating on an elegant, sunny patio.
- Cork and Fork - This restaurant sits in a cozy nook, and offers clever spins on locally-inspired plates, along with an ample wine list.
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- 40"+ TV
- Air Conditioning
- Chef's Kitchen
- DVD Player
- Gated Community
- Handicap Accessible
- High Speed Internet
- Hot Tub
- Laundry Service
- Multiple TVs
- Outdoor Grill
- Outdoor Pool
- Satellite/Cable TV
- Washer & Dryer
- Wireless Internet
- Workout Facility
- iPod Dock Stereo