LA JOYA: ASKING $795,000 USD
The first thing you notice upon entering the wooden gates of La Joya, is the harmony created by a balance of nature and practicality. The house is almost hidden in the trees. The mature gardens are a lush and an impeccably maintained mix of exotic palms, cactus, granite boulders, flowers, bamboo and tropical fruit trees.
The main house features richly appointed open living spaces with large spans of glass windows that offer unobstructed views of the surrounding landscape. Beautiful wooden doors open onto a large palapa covered stone sitting terrace. The perfect place to sit and watch the sun set over the 2.5acres of organic vegetable gardens, orchards and farmland.
The 1st floor of the main house also includes an amazing Spanish tiled, full service kitchen with it’s own little fireplace for keeping warm on cool mornings. All cabinets, closets and built-ins throughout were hand made by local artisans. The attention to detail is self evident in every corner of the home… even the ample laundry/pantry is well thought out.
The spiraling staircase leads to the 2nd floor master suite, which presents ocean and mountain views, a fireplace, full bath, and private sunbathing terrace.
The guesthouse has one bedroom, full bath and kitchen. On warm days you can take a siesta on the garden terrace.
The stand alone office, if one wanted, could be converted into a 3rd bedroom. There are built-in wooden book shelves and plenty of space for meetings and creative projects.
A shaded terrace outside the kitchen presents a hardwood dining table and it’s own outdoor cooking area. A classic canter stone fountain imported from Guadalajara graces the garden.
The property also includes agricultural water, (natural steam passing through entire property), irrigation pond, and an automatic watering drip system. Also, there is a chicken coop, storage bodega, 2 car garage, walled and gated (motion sensor security lights), RV hook-up with septic, electric and water.
La Joya is the perfect family home, a verdant, park-like retreat with lots of room to expand and only a 10-minute walk down a country lane to white sand beaches and the Pacific Ocean. A 5-minute drive takes you to the restaurants and galleries of historic downtown Todos Santos. To borrow words from Georgia Okeeffe, this estate is the “faraway nearby.”