This authentic Tuscan inspired mansion, dubbed “La Suvera” (derived from the French “Souveraine”, meaning Sovereign), is located at 72 Golden Eagle in the gated Shady Canyon community in Irvine, CA. It is situated on almost an acre of land and was built in 2008. It features approximately 10,777 square feet of living space with 6 bedrooms and 6 full and 3 half bathrooms. The 1st floor features an entry foyer with staircase, main hallway with archways and groin ceiling, formal living and dining rooms, gourmet kitchen plus a prep kitchen, breakfast room, family room, library, guest suite, 2nd master bedroom suite with private entrance and a 9-car garage. The 2nd floor features the master suite and 3 additional bedroom suites. The walk-out lower level features a game room, 2-story home office, gym, wine cellar and French doors leading to a courtyard garden. The backyard features shaded loggias and patios, outdoor fireplace and BBQ area and an infinity edge swimming pool with spa.
Most of the rooms feature multiple French doors opening up to the spacious terraces and patios. I love when homes are like this because it allows for a great flow throughout the home and creates an indoor/outdoor feel. It’s even better than floor-to-ceiling windows. The exterior is definitely authentic as well as the interior. However, the interior, although elegant and traditional, is a little too bland in my opinion. It could use more elaborate detailing.