Location: 30738 Paseo Elegancia, San Juan Capistrano, CA
Joe Hardy, the founder of 84 lumber, had put this former mansion of his on the auction block. It was bought for a cool $3.5 million, which is considerably good considering the home’s value is $7 million. The 18,000 square foot mansion contains a magnificent 41 by 15 foot marble foyer with sweeping wrought iron staircase and a 7 foot wide Shoenbeck chandelier. The 10.5 acre estate contains 7 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms. The master bedroom contains a 15 foot by 14 foot master bath with 14-karat gold plated fixtures. There is also a formal parlor with baby grand piano, a 15 by 15 foot cherry wood library, sunroom, 455 square foot kitchen with breakfast room, and a family room with a wood burning fireplace. The 30 by 15 foot master bedroom includes a walk-in cedar closet that is accessed by a spiral staircase. The 3,580 square foot lower level includes a 6-seat home theater, a home gym, a laundry room, a home office with bath, a billiards room with bar, a cigar room, a 500 bottle wine cellar, and a children’s playroom. The estate’s grounds include a 50 by 20 foot swimming pool, a 4 stall barn with a riding area, and enough garage space for 7 cars.