Constructed and owned by renowned San Diego builder Louis Shapiro III (Shapiro Design & Construction), this 5,323 sq. ft. Hacienda-style home features many unique "builder touches" throughout. Set on a 10-acre lot with panoramic views of the San Pasqual Valley.
"Louie" Shapiro worked closely with Architect Brad Burke of Studio E and Associates.
5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms
Private guest quarters w/separate entrance
Covered Outdoor Kitchen
Central Vac system
Workshop (approx. 2,000 sq. ft.)
RV storage and dumping station
Hand-planed Alder wood cabintry with soft close glides and hinges
Acid-stained concrete flooring on main level
Vein-cut Travertine on stairs and upstairs flooring
Double-framed construction creates appearance of a 1900's adobe hacienda
R30 insulation in walls and ceiling for extreme energy efficiency
Extensive wiring throughout for security monitoring, cable and sound systems
Individually mudded roof tiles with Copper rain gutters
Not only can you enjoy panoramic vistas from this secluded land, but you also have a small Avocado orchard that yields more than a ton of Avocados each year!
• Vineyard with Old Vine Zinfandel and Sangiovese grapes
• Dozens of varieties of Palms and succulents
• Hidden tee boxes and landing zones for golf practice
And all of this is dramatically illuminated with landscape lighting from the gate to the house
Turn-of-the-century charm inspired by architect Wallace Neff, this California mission-style hacienda features indoor-outdoor living on 10 acres of pristine and productive land. Take a short video tour to see the builder's craftsmanship and attention to detail, while keeping the integrity of a classic custom home.
A Custom Home Builder Tells The Story
Just one of the many things that make this a special property is the fact that the home (Hacienda) was built by the builder, FOR himself! That translates into designer touches and details that make this much more than a house. It is a hand-crafted, warm and comfortable family residence with many custom features.
Watch this "Long Form" video documenting the story of how Via Cascabel came into being.
"Louie" Shapiro is a builder's builder. As a teenager in woodworking class, he was always assigned the hardest jobs. This video documents just a few of the fine touches that are available in this amazing home. Details that include handmade rosets hammered and formed from Louie's Blacksmith forge.
This stunning property features a wonderful floorplan that flows from inside to the great outdoors. Covered porches surround the home, and a short walk leads to a fully outfitted, covered outdoor kitchen for entertaining the family or large groups.
From the veined Travertine stone laid out using a Japanese Ink Line, to the hand-planed Alder wood cabinetry and doors, this home has details and worksmanship that can't be found in production homes (or even most custom homes).
Aerial Via Cascabel
Enjoy these additional views of this spectacular property. You can't imagine a more lovely, quiet location for your new home. Close to town but with privacy and seclusion, this residence is a jewel.