Gini De Armas Properties
Gini De Armas Properties
  • 2317 Via Cascabel

    Discover Old California Style

    Turn of the century architecture with state of the art features. See more in this video.

    Cascabel Craftsmanship

    See impeccable finishing touches by this owner/builder. Truly one-of-kind.

    Custom Quality: Floor to Ceiling

    You may never see flooring finish work or details like this anywhere else.

    A Custom Home Like No Other

    One of a kind property

    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.

    The Stats

    5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms

    Private guest quarters w/separate entrance

    Covered Outdoor Kitchen

    Central Vac system

    Workshop (approx. 2,000 sq. ft.)

    Gated Entrance

    RV storage and dumping station

    The Builder's Touch

    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

    Productive Land

    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

    Video: Discover Old California Style

    Mission-Style Charm

    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.

    Video: A Builder's Vision

    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.

    Video: Cascabel Craftsmanship

    "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.

    Video: Indoor & Outdoor Living

    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.

    Video: Quality Floor to Ceiling

    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). 

    Taking Flight

    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. 

    Arrange a Private Showing

    Shown By Appointment Only

    Shown by appointment only.

    This special property may be shown at select hours. Let me know what time works best for your schedule.

    Gini De Armas • Your Luxury Home Specialist



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