Tucked back away from the street, a stone pathway leads through the thick green grass of the meticulously manicured yard to the ivy-covered stone walls and large latticed bronze clad gates that peek-a-boos the courtyard. Two mature, husky palms flank either side — sentinels guarding the gate to this elegant home.
The inside is just as spectacular as the entrance. World-renowned, Interior Design Hall of Famer Steven Chase, along with the multiple award-winning architectural firm Holden and Johnson, kept the inside of the 7,660-square-foot home in complete harmony. With over 20,000 square feet of outdoor space, that’s a lot of notes to hit, but the result is symphonic.
As great rooms go, this one is pretty grand. Comprised of a step-down living room, media area, and sit-down bar, it is crowned by a dramatic tray ceiling and is the perfect venue for hosting charity events, cheery holiday parties, or even an intimate wedding. With plenty of seating for quiet or robust conversations, this elegant party space also has enough mingle room for social wanderers.
The great room has a dramatic tray ceiling.
Chase used classic stone flooring, custom fabrics, and furniture in muted tones, all in transitional contemporary styling that allows the home’s view of the Mountain Course’s 16th and 17th, the San Jacinto Mountains, and all of that sky to take center stage. His forethought opens the home up to personalization in many different design styles — midcentury classic, contemporary chic, or timeless traditional.
Between the great room and formal dining area a floor-to-ceiling, two-sided fireplace provides crackling ambiance and warmth on cooler evenings. Oenophiles will delight in the dining room’s double-door, climate-controlled, wine storage closet. If a cozy setting is called for, there is dining for two or four with two glass walls framing those romantic, starry nights.
The dining room affords the ability to host large gatherings.
The gourmet-style kitchen is a Chef’s dream. A giant picture window keeps it bright and cheery, and the quality stainless steel appliances, large center island, butler’s pantry (with a second dishwasher), and loads of counter space allow plenty of room for prep and plating as well as plenty of view for gazing while dreaming up new recipes.
The three guest rooms each have their own master bath and are fabulous.. One of the bedrooms even boasts a sauna.
The master suite has a floor-to-ceiling fireplace, two master baths with walk-in closets, an office with two walls of glass and an entirely glass desk, and a gym (including a ballet barre) with portrait views of the 16th Hole and the majesty of the surrounding mountainscape bursting through the glass walls.
TOP PHOTO: The master suite has a floor-to-ceiling fireplace. BOTTOM: Two mature, husky palms flank either side — sentinels guarding the gate to this elegant home.
After a good workout, jump in the sparkling pool or soothe aching muscles in the jetted spa while planning a barbecue in the outdoor dining room. The fire pit, with its unobstructed, breathtaking view, is the perfect choice for a glass of wine and some contemplation.
Two world-class golf courses; tennis, gym, and spa services; as well as the Enrichment Program, offering fantastic events and day trips tailored to Members’ interests, make The Vintage Club an exceptional place to call home.
Executive Chef Manfred Bräuer creates exciting menus for Members and their guests at The LakeView Grille, located in the newly remodeled Clubhouse, with world-class food and service and a well-appointed wine cellar. Dine inside or alfresco at The Pointe, where the view is as spectacular as the food. For more informal dining, try poolside at Palm Court, and for lighter fare, The Vintage Market offers snacks, coffee, wine, and convenience items.
With so much life to be lived at The Vintage Club, Members might be tempted to never wander outside of their own slice of paradise.