Villa Matilija, Estate of the Day
Today's home in Los Gatos Hills in Northern California typifies the new wealthy Californian model. The huge 16,000 square foot home is new, modern and pseudo-Mediterranean in style but don't toss the McMansion sobriquet at this one yet. The home actually has quite a bit of style. It's money, no doubt about that, but the clean lines and open living spaces have a casual homey feel. It's a home that doesn't need to impress with a lot of fancy faux. The most impressive space might just be the master bedroom in which the bed faces curving windows and a fireplace so you can stay toasty warm while enjoying the view. There's no bedside television, who needs TV with a view like this. When you tire of the view you can retire to the spa-inspired bathroom with its curvilinear wall of mosaic glass tiles that hold two open showers with clerestory windows and embrace a circular whirlpool tub.The home has a large gym, downstairs media room and a gourmet kitchen with a blue kitchen island. The home includes a pool and spa and a guest house. It is listed at $16 million.
Gallery: Villa Matilija