Elegant French Provencal Estate With Ocean Views

Located in La Jolla, Calif., this stunning French Provencal estate boasts views of the Pacific Ocean from nearly every room. Dark wood beams and traditional upholstered furniture throughout add to the home's warm and welcoming nature.

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February 09, 2017

Photo By: Larny J. Mack

Photo By: Larny J. Mack

Photo By: Larny J. Mack

Photo By: Larny J. Mack

Photo By: Larny J. Mack

Photo By: Larny J. Mack

Photo By: Larny J. Mack

Photo By: Larny J. Mack

Photo By: Larny J. Mack

Photo By: Larny J. Mack

Photo By: Larny J. Mack

Photo By: Larny J. Mack

Photo By: Larny J. Mack

Photo By: Larny J. Mack

Photo By: Larny J. Mack

Photo By: Larny J. Mack

Photo By: Larny J. Mack

Photo By: Larny J. Mack

Photo By: Larny J. Mack

Photo By: Larny J. Mack

Photo By: Larny J. Mack

Photo By: Larny J. Mack

Photo By: Larny J. Mack

Photo By: Larny J. Mack

Photo By: Larny J. Mack

Photo By: Larny J. Mack

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Elegant French Provencal Home

This classically styled French Provençal home is situated on the high side of a La Jolla, Calif., lot with views of the Pacific Ocean from nearly every room. The home’s exterior is a composition of smooth Santa Barbara stucco, light tan-to-gold-colored rustic and carved stones, stained wood eaves, elegant Génoise roof eaves and rustic clay-tiled roof.

Old World Entryway With Dramatic Staircase

A beautiful arched front door opens to a two-story entryway with a tile-and-hardwood floor. Wrought iron railing and deep brown hardwood combine for an Old World-inspired staircase.

Open and Bright Family Room

The French Country-style family room features windows or French doors on three sides of the space that open up to the wraparound garden and ocean view. The garden is filled with edible plants and show flowers, including cutting beds and climbing roses, citrus trees and lavender bushes, grape vineyards and raised vegetable beds.

Rustic, French Country Kitchen

The farmhouse-inspired kitchen has a large irregular-shaped island with barstool seating at one end. Rustic stone, the same used on the house's exterior, creates a beautiful focal wall around the wood-fire oven.

Wood-Burning Pizza Oven

In this French Country kitchen, rustic stone is used to create a wood-burning pizza oven. The space is designed to be a family friendly space, perfect for small and big gatherings.

French Provencal Kitchen is Heart of Home

Upholstered barstools sit on one end of the long, irregularly shaped island for casual dining in the kitchen. The core of the kitchen is a highly functional "U" with easy access from the kitchen sink to the commercial-quality range and a pair of wall ovens. Exposed wood beams bring a rustic quality to the space, while dark brown cabinets lend to the classic feel.

Warm, Family-Friendly Features

Deep brown cabinets add warmth to this French Country kitchen and contrast against the creamy white tile backsplash. A large island provides extra prep space and much-needed storage.

Dining Room Boasts Bookshelves

The elegant dining room opens up through French doors to an outdoor door dining area with beautiful views of the La Jolla, Calif., coast. Exposed wood ceiling beams and an Old World-style chandelier bring a touch of rustic charm to the space, while bookshelves flanking the doors house the homeowners' collection of cookbooks.

Living Room With Floral Patterns

Arched French doors and windows bring in tons of natural light, as well as provides beautiful views of the California coast. Traditional furniture in floral upholstery pairs with a classic area rug and hardwood floors to create a comfortable living space.

Indoor-Outdoor Access

Floral armchairs flank a dramatic traditional fireplace for a welcoming living area. French doors open up to the elegant balcony that overlooks views of the La Jolla, Calif., coast.

Butler’s Pantry With French Country Style

The butler's pantry off the kitchen houses the homeowners' collection of dishes. A built-in desk provides an extra workspace, while open shelves above are the perfect spot to display pottery. Exposed wood beams and a stone backsplash add rustic style to the space.

Pantry Includes Farmhouse Sink

Every storage need is met with this walk-in butler's pantry. Neutral tile floors pair with warm wood cabinets and open shelves that house all the kitchen essentials and food items. A farmhouse sink provides an extra prep or clean up area that's hidden away from the main kitchen. A pane window allows natural light into the narrow space and provides pretty views of the yard.

Rustic Yet Sophisticated Wine Cellar

Hexagon terracotta tiles ground this rustic wine cellar, which features rows of wine racks for this avid collector. A bar area is perfect for entertaining and wine tastings.

Second Floor Home Office

Classic double doors open the hallway balcony up to a traditional home office. Open shelves and cabinets provide much-needed storage, while a comfortable leather chair is situated between the built-ins and a beautiful wooden desk. The office has a bird's eye view of the double chandelier above the entryway. 

Soft, Yet Sophisticated Sitting Room

A pair of elegant bergeres flank a beautiful table draped in a striped tablecloth. Built-in bookshelves provide storage, while a neutral area rug adds softness underfoot.

Serene Spa Bathroom

An expansive master bathroom with all the amenties is a spa-like retreat for the homeowners. The custom-designed double vanity and dressing table are clad in gorgeous marble countertops, while an archway leads to a relaxing soaker bathtub surrounded by the same marble.

Dark Wood Double Vanity

A custom-built double vanity is as functional as it is stylish in this traditional master bathroom. Multi-level marble countertops make a sophisticated statement, while creating plenty of surface space, and the cabinets provide essential storage.

Luxe Marble Tub

Marble flooring and tub surround create a sophisticated atmosphere in this French Country-inspired bathroom. A traditional black vanity with crystal knobs contrasts against the creamy countertop.

Fresh Floral Curtains

Pretty floral curtains pair with warm wood window trim, evoking the French Provencal style of the home. A large soaker bathtub is surrounded by gorgeous gray marble, which is also used for a sophisticated flooring.

Chrome Fixtures

Marble tile in a variety of sizes create an interesting and sophisticated surround to this large soaker bathtub. Chrome fixtures add a touch of glam, while simple striped window treatments evoke the home's French Provencal style.

Traditional and Elegant Guest Bathroom

A variety of marble tiles creates a visual interesting and sophisticated guest bathroom. Small rectangular tiles laid in a herringbone pattern create the stylish floor, while larger square ones make up the half walls and interior of the shower.

Walk-In Shower With Marble Tile

Marble makes a dramatic statement in this master bathroom's walk-in shower. Large tiles make up the walls, bench and ceiling, while small square tiles are used for the flooring.

Second Guest Bathroom

Neural tile is used from the floor throughout the shower walls and ceilings, creating a cohesive design. To add a punch of color, blue mosaic tiles accent through diamond patterns and simple borders.

Mosaic Tile Backsplash

Iridescent mosaic tiles add a glamorous touch to the elegant backsplash. Simple chrome fixtures contrast against the soft green countertops.

Sweeping Staircase to Backyard

Sweeping stairs with wrought iron railing lead up to a gorgeous French Provencal home. The interior living spaces open up through French doors to the welcoming porch, where homeowners and guests have views of the California coast.

Home Includes Views of Pacific Ocean

This classically styled French Provençal home is situated on the high side of a sloping lot with views to the Pacific Ocean. Terracing the hillside with stepped retaining walls help to create privacy from the road and also provided a place for the homeowners to garden.

Interior Courtyard With Sitting Area

The French Country home encloses a gravel and limestone courtyard on three sides, creating a stunning entry statement. The courtyard is flanked flanked by lavender, citrus and flower beds, evoking French Provencal palette.

French Country Estate With Gardens

To take advantage of the sloping hillside, the house has three primary levels with some mid-level elevation changes on each floor. This classically styled French Provençal home features Santa Barbara stucco, terracotta tile roof and a welcoming porch that overlooks the Pacific Ocean.

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