The luxurious beachfront estate at 3299 Padaro Lane is truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Designed by legendary architect Barry Berkus in 2001, the 9,086-square-foot home is set on world-famous Padaro Lane’s most coveted knoll top, with direct access to the golden sands and sparkling coastline of Padaro Lane beach.
This visionary estate is the culmination of three legends: architect Barry Berkus, landscape architect Courtland Paul, and builder Paul Griffin II. Featuring 66 feet of prime ocean frontage and located on the original site of Major “Max” Fleischman’s 1920s Polo beach cabin, this site is regarded by many to be the absolute pinnacle of beachfront locations. This extraordinary residence embraces the full essence of oceanfront living, capturing jaw-dropping ocean and island views from the family room, kitchen, breakfast room, sunroom, primary suite and rooftop terrace.
The main living area features an open floor plan with 10-foot ceilings, sparkling ocean views, a grand fireplace and an enclosed sunroom with floor-to-ceiling ocean-view windows. It’s the perfect place to relax and experience the amazing sunsets on the ocean. The chef’s kitchen and dining area are sun-drenched with floor-to-ceiling ocean-view windows, professional appliances, and a large pantry.
Sweeping ocean views are enjoyed from the primary suite, complete with a sitting room, fireplace, workout room, his-and-her walk-in closets, and a spacious primary bath with beautiful custom tile work, walk-in shower, and soaking tub. The primary suite encompasses the full width of the second floor and feels like an oasis of its own, maximizing views up and down the coastline.
The open floor plan is designed for multigenerational family enjoyment, with three separate bedroom wings featuring six spacious en-suite bedrooms with beautifully designed spa-like attached baths and spacious closets. The two en-suite bedrooms located on the main level are designed to function as guest quarters with their own private entrances and doors that can separate the space from the rest of the house. Three more en-suite bedrooms are located upstairs. One offers a private entrance, balcony, fireplace, and all the amenities of a primary bedroom.
The pub/game room features an extraordinarily rare and unique feature—the Pauley Pavilion gymnasium floor on which the UCLA Bruins were coached to 10 NCAA championships under coach John Wooden (a gift from UCLA to the current owners). The bar area boasts beautiful tile and gold accents. At the basement level is a wine lover’s dream: a wine cellar complete with a tasting area, climate control, and beautiful wood and stone features.
The downstairs full bathroom has a separate entrance to easily rinse sandy feet before entering the home. The spacious laundry room with its separate exterior entrance allows easy renewal of towels and beachwear. Last but not least is a book lover’s dream library complete with 17-foot ceilings, two sliding ladders, a reading loft, and warm, natural lighting from the paneled windows.
The vast .61-acre oceanfront lot is gated, private, and beautifully designed by legendary landscape architect Courtland Paul, who designed landscapes for the Shah of Iran, the Sultan of Brunei, and Disney. This haven is complete with mature trees, an oceanfront spa, and a gentle, private pathway that leads you to the most exclusive and private, sandy beachfront location on Padaro Lane.
Sponsored by Jason Streatfeild of Douglas Elliman (DRE 01834496).