Amazing things happen when you have famed AD100 designer Juan Pablo Molyneux bring a 1920s Spanish Colonial-style villa by Robert Farquhar back to life. For starters, you tend to capture the attention of the designeratti: Architectural Digest covered the 10,000 square-foot Pebble Beach home’s transformation in its August issue.  Casa Ladera, after all, is a lavish “baroque fantasia” as the magazine put it—a tribute to California’s rich and storied history told in ornate tilework, opulent textiles and impeccable antiques.  You also have the makings for one of the most significant real estate opportunities this year. The iconic estate, recently brought to market by Kim DiBenedetto of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Pebble Beach, is one amazing property—and naturally has an amazing price tag to match: $23 million. Resting on a bluff overlooking the Pacific, Casa Ladera captures the imagination as soon as one enters through its doors. The estate boasts five bedrooms and six and a half bathrooms, five fireplaces, library, office, fitness room, media room and ocean views from Carmel Beach to the Fish Ranch and Stillwater Cove.
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