Whether outside the stately privacy gates, inside the meticulously crafted home, or standing among the resort acreage, you would swear you were in Tuscany. From this hallowed ground, the Mediterranean seems to spill out before you. Yet this is not Tuscany, nor is the expanse of blue that fills up the many arched doors and windows of the Mediterranean. This is Rancho Palos Verdes, and 1608 Via Fernandez stands as perhaps its finest example of Tuscan-style coastal living in the heart of southern California.

On a 1.6-acre knoll overlooking the ocean, this authentic villa  features a unique opportunity to own a private Palos Verdes Estates compound with more than 15,000 square feet of exquisite living space. Designed by noted architect Tony Ashai, the ocean-view estate features nine gracious bedrooms, 12 baths, elegant formal spaces, and finely detailed architecture throughout.

The grand two-story foyer with double curved staircase framing a crystal chandelier sets an elegant tone. The chef’s kitchen offers incomparable space with a massive island, handcrafted cabinets with integrated appliances, and stone countertops, all under a meticulous canopy of woodwork on the coffered ceiling. Three sets of arched windows and doors offer views out onto the pristine property, while the adjacent breakfast nook enjoys views of palm trees and Pacific Ocean.

The formal dining room can accommodate an elegant dinner a deux or transform into a grand banquette space. And the master suite is a five-star resort unto itself, with a spa bath and a custom master closet the size of a large apartment.

On the lower level, a cinema-grade home theater, fully equipped gym, sauna, and wine cellar make entertaining at home a beautiful reality. The home also includes a handsome office and maid’s quarters.

The incredible grounds expand on the promise of resort luxury found inside the home, with an unparalleled lifestyle offering including a large grassy yard, manicured gardens, a covered patio, an outdoor fireplace, a N/S tennis court, and sparkling pool and spa, all serving as the foreground to the breathtaking view.

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0037_BLOG1608 Via Fernandez is offered for $14,995,000 by Jade Mills of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Beverly Hills.