AVALON, Calif., July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Catalina Island's most discerning home buyers now have the opportunity to purchase one of the resort island's most dramatic properties.
Located on Beacon Street with commanding views of Avalon Harbor and the surrounding hillsides, this contemporary estate features an array of luxurious amenities, including a wine cellar, floor-to-ceiling glass walls and an infinity pool with breath-taking ocean views.
Commissioned by long-time island visitors, the home's custom touches include fossil-stone counter tops, mahogany cabinetry and curved glass walls. With 6,800 square feet under roof and an additional 2,000 square feet of decks, the home offers an expansive retreat with resort-like amenities such as an exercise room, sauna and spa. Additional outdoor features include a bocce ball court, horseshoe pit and a landscaped garden served by its own 800-gallon-a-day desalination system.
The home perfectly complements its surroundings on Santa Catalina, located just 26 miles and a world away from the Southern California mainland. It is uniquely situated to take advantage of Catalina's views and Avalon's small town charm. "We knew that the view from our home would be spectacular and yet our location allows you to walk into town and to the beach," the sellers said.
With previous custom home building experience, the sellers were able to achieve a new level of luxury for the island. "We have built numerous custom homes and loved the site and location," they said. "Building in Catalina was a bit of a challenge, but we enjoyed every minute of the process."
The home they commissioned includes six bathrooms and three bedrooms, including an expansive master suite with spa-style bath. Living spaces are divided among three floors, with two guest rooms and the exercise room on the lower level; an open floor plan on the second level with grand living room, formal dining area and gourmet kitchen; and the third level has a media room, full bar and private office. All three levels feature ocean views from every room and are served by a glass elevator with a skylight. A state-of-the-art home security system and a private safe room create a haven of security and sanctuary.
The home is represented by Kelly Nelson, of Catalina Island Real Estate. Nelson, the island's top real estate agent, is in the top three percent of the highly competitive Pacific West Multiple Listing Service of Southern California, which includes more than 11,000 agents. "A home like this comes along once in a lifetime," she said. "The original owners have crafted a truly magnificent house that offers a level of luxury unparalleled on Santa Catalina."
Avalon's most dramatic home is listed at $8.3 million and is shown by appointment only. For more information visit www.223beacon.com.
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