Mini-masters and a mini-Pizzeria Uno’s! I just felt like we needed to go over the top this morning, with cheese, sausage and mushrooms. It’s hot, some of us are just pulling in from summer vaca, and the mercury is still up there. Wouldn’t it be great to never pack a suitcase again? I think you could do that in this Plano home at 3660 Ranchero. Yes, it’s $7 million, but think of all the vacation dollars you would save by simply staying put, vacationing HERE. This home is huge — 13,986 square feet, that’s a whopper — and so overloaded everything would be right here at your fingertips for a fabulous staycation at home, in your own back yard, in your own pizza bistro!
I mean, just look at that pool: lazy river, slide, built-in bar stools, tanning ledge, spa, and rock waterfall overlooking the golf course! Sit in that puppy from Monday to Friday. Come out long enough to de-prune your skin and grab food prepared by the private chef who would PAY YOU to whip a souffle in that chef-inspired kitchen: professional grade appliances, a huge island with vegetable sink, breakfast bar, and adjacent breakfast nook which sports a granite table. Then there’s the step-down Bistro, bricked off completed with pizza oven. Honestly, it’s like having a mini-Uno’s right at home.
And if it’s grounds you like. you’ve got 2.3 acres to play on. There is even a play yard! Bring in the polo ponies!
As soon as you enter the house, this place means business. Flanking the large, elegant entrance is a handsome study with built-ins, stunning wood floor and a surprise: a concealed office exists behind pocket doors with a built-in desk, so you can be a messy as you want.
The formals are sophisticated with Venetian plaster walls, beautiful chandeliers, and an oversized butler’s pantry. The built-in wet bar area sports a built-in aquarium and temperature controlled wine tasting room with brick walls and built-in wine racks galore. Throw a mommy’s party in there to cool off while the kids hang in the fabulous Bistro room with pizza oven and a door to the covered patio!
The spacious family room is showcased by a wood beamed vaulted ceiling and fireplace. There is a beautiful formal living room with towering wood coffered ceiling looking out over the sparkling pool! Also downstairs: a game room with walk-in wet bar, media room with tiered floor, guest suite with full bath and walk-in closet, pool bath, and luxuriously large master suite offering a sitting area, fireplace, and serene spa bath with infinity edge jetted tub, multi-head steam shower, and huge his/hers walk-in closets with custom built-ins.
There are no secondary bedrooms in this house, no sir, no secondary anything. The upstairs holds five mini-masters with handscraped hardwoods on the floor, two of which feature spiral staircases to private lofts. There is a second game room that completely closes off and leads to the balcony. Where is it?
Face it: you will probably need a roadmap or GPS to get around and find your way in this estate. But that’s OK. There are more living areas outside: one provides a fireplace, outdoor kitchen, several conversation-indusing seating areas, plus picturesque views of the huge grassy yard, mature trees and creek. The pool is simply divine! So is the tennis/sport court. Even the motor court is in pristine shape.
This home has parking bays for five cars plus an RV garage to hide the RV when your parents (or in-laws) come to visit!
Listed with Cindy O’Gorman, the O’Gorman Team, who always has the most fabulous listings. And I don’t think I’ve seen a pizza Bistro in a California mansion lately. This one truly takes the cake… or rather, pizza pie.