We all know and love many the hit songs like California Girls, Good Vibrations, and Kokomo that Mike Love and his fellow Beach Boys put out over the last 50 years. Love was a co-founder of the incredibly popular band and they reunited to tour and celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the band.
In addition to his stunning career as a Beach Boy and songwriter, he also has amazing taste in homes, as evidenced by his mansion that is currently for sale.
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As the lead singer, Love helped make the Beach Boys part of the California Sound and increased his hold on the state when he bought his mansion in Rancho Santa Fe, which is north of San Diego. This is a one of a kind estate being sold with a price tag of $8.65 million. This house is 17,515 square foot and is complete with three stories.
The property itself is 3.5 acres and sits high above the majestic California landscape. From its large and open windows, one can see mountains, ocean, city, and golf courses. Even with all of its open landscape, it is private and secure as it resides in the gated community of Fairbanks Ranch.
You will be amazed, just as I was by the stunning landscape around the entire property. There is a waterfall that cascades into a vanishing edge pool. In the middle of the pool is a stone sitting area with a bridge, so you do not even have to get wet if you do not want to.
The center area has a fire pit and jacuzzi. It also includes a swim-up bar and BBQ kitchen making this the perfect house for entertaining all of your friends. There is a tennis court complete with a locker room and bathroom and a detached guesthouse. This is all before you even get inside the house!
Before you make your way inside of the house, be sure to take a look at the three-tiered fountain built to remind you of the fountains in Italy. Then walk through the wrought iron doors leading to a grand foyer that has two curved staircases. The formal living room is expansive with fireplace and bar, as well as floor to ceiling windows.
The large eat-in kitchen provides enough room for many people to cook at one time and has a butler pantry, nook for breakfast, and the best appliances you can find. The family room includes saltwater aquariums and chandeliers. There are several outdoor terraces on each level.
This house contains eight bedrooms and nine bathrooms. The oversized primary has a dressing room that was custom built, wet bar, and a fireplace in the sitting area. The ensuite to the primary has a soaking tub, a wall of double-sided glass, and other spa-like amenities.
Also included in this estate is a wine cellar that is chilled, a meditation room, elevator, home theatre, and a game room with its own bar. The large windows throughout the house provide all the natural light you could need.
Photo credit: Scott Basile