NEW LISTING: The Bougainvillea Estate consists of five manicured acres surrounded by a stone wall fence for extra privacy and security. Entrance to this spectacular 9 bedroom (14,000sf) estate is afforded through a large wrought iron gate opening to a breathtaking 400-foot long driveway lined with 24 Brazilian pepper trees that lead past an enormous lawn and one-acre lake, then passing through a second set of wrought iron gates to an inner courtyard with a 16 foot Mediterranean fountain surrounded by the main house, a four car garage and the first guest house. The property features numerous date palms, citrus trees and fan palms. Front lawn can accommodate 150-250 guest weddings and corporate events (additional event fee applies to all events).
KEY FEATURES: 9 bedrooms and 10.5 bathrooms, sleeps 20+ , 14,000sf, 5 secluded acres, private lake, tennis court, large pool and 14 person SPA, movie theater (14 seat HD theater with 12' screen), huge 28'x56' game room (billiard, game tables, Golden Tee Game, two pinball games, treadmill, punching dummy, massage chair), 2 guest houses around pool, large chef's kitchen, exquisite decor, video game room, numerous fireplaces, and much more.
LOCATION: 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, and one mile from the La Quinta Resort and two miles from PGA West. About 25 minutes to Palm Springs Airport, 15 minutes to Palm Desert shopping and entertainment.
Entry hall : leaded glass French doors open to grand entry hall with 14’ ceiling and spectacular collection of masks and ethnic attire.
Great room: the large main room is over 50 feet long with14’ ceiling, 7’ wide gas log fireplace, three sofas and two high back arm chairs, opening through three pair of French doors to south facing front terrace overlooking one acre lake, also opening through three pair of French doors to dining room. Double wooden doors lead to Master suite through adjacent bar/beverage alcove with wine cooler and beverage cooler, bar sink and counter with cabinets that can service great room events or master bedroom occupants.
Dining room: (20x24) with 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.
Kitchen/family room: 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 arm chairs, 10 foot antique French farm table with ten chairs.
South Terrace: The large (26x50) 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.
North Terrace: north facing (18x36) covered terrace featuring 10’ mesquite dining table and benches seating twelve for outdoor dining, two sofas and chair, all overlooking inner courtyard with pool, spa and wading area, 20’ granite counter bar and barbeque with 8 bar chairs, 48” stainless gas barbeque, all stainless appliances (refrigerator, ice chest, double sink, cabinets and drawers).
Master bedroom suite: 1000 sq ft master suite with king bed, sofa and wing chairs flanking a large gas log fireplace, 50” plasma HD TV with DirecTV, a small private office with its own fireplace, separate his and her bathrooms, and private south facing terrace overlooking the lake, and small north terrace facing pool area.
Second Master suite: king bed, library/sitting area with sofa, 50” plasma HD TV with DirecTV, antique dower chest and Irish linen press, bookcases.
Pool and Spa: salt-water pool (17x35), sheer descent water feature, very large spa (9x16) seating 10-14, children’s wading pool (16x16), surrounded by terraces on all sides, pool bath with double painted Mexican sinks, large walk-in shower.
Kitchen: (13x15) Kitchen Aid appliances - range/oven, dishwasher, refrigerator/freezer, granite counters, open to family room and dining area
Dining area: (10x11) 6’ round table with six chairs
Family room: (16x19) fireplace, large sofa, 42” HD TV with DirecTV, writing desk.
Master bedroom: (18x19) queen bed, sofa, en suite bath, 42’ HD TV with DirecTV, 8’ closet.
Second master: (15x17) queen bed, sofa, en suite bath, 37” HD TV with DirecTV
Third master: (15x17) queen bed, armchair, en suite bath. TV with DirecTV.
Children’s den/bedroom: (14x17) twin over full bunk beds, HD TV with DirecTV, DVD player, game player, Full bath opposite.
Master suite: (19x25) master with king bed, en suite bath, sofa, large closet, 42” HD TV with DirecTV
Sitting area: (15x23) (known as the Wii room) large sofa (convertible to two twin beds), 50” HD TV with Wii game and other video games, cabinets and bookshelves with built in beverage cooler.
Second master suite: (19x25) master with king bed, sofa, en suite bath, large closet, 50” HD TV with DirecTV
Movie Theater: (26x30) 14-seat theater with 12’ screen, HD projector with DirecTV, popcorn machine, 10’ conference table.
Game room: (28x56) great room with 18’ ceiling with enormous wooden beams, large U-shaped wet bar with granite counters, bar seating for 8, dishwasher, double beverage cooler, freezer, clear ice-machine, beverage and glassware cabinets, pass-through windows to outdoor bar with granite counter seating 4-6, two large sofas and multiple arm chairs facing 48” stone gas fireplace, two 73” HD TV’s with DirecTV, game tables, Golden Tee Game, two pinball games, treadmill, punching dummy, massage chair.
Billiard room: (14x17) pool table, dart game, drink rail.
Bedroom: (13x18) private entrance, Queen bed, Flat screen TV with DirecTV, en suite bath, walk-in closet
Outdoor terrace: west facing (20x46) under roof with three massive wrought iron chandeliers, features large gas log fireplace overlooking spa and pool, sofas and chairs seating 10-12.
Tennis Court: 60x120 regulation size North South tennis court with ball machine, basketball hoop at north end. Raised viewing terrace (18x36) with tables and chairs seating 12-20
Gravel drive circles property from main gate around rear buildings and past tennis court exiting at side gate, total parking capacity on property approximately 25-50 cars. Additional parking available by arrangement with owners of adjacent vacant land (2-4 acres)
Total Bedroom count: Nine bedrooms, including 1000 sq ft master suite with separate his and her bathrooms. Total sleeping capacity: 21 +/- consisting of: 4 king beds, 4 queen beds, one twin over full combo in children’s room and two twin sleeper sofa in sitting room in #2 guest house, (two additional inflatable queen beds are stored in that sitting room).