Commanding prime gateway presence to California’s celebrated “River Road Wine Trail” and nestled within one of Monterey Peninsula’s delightful “sunbelts,” the elegant Hiram Corey Mansion was built in 1891 as the main residence of the Corey family who owned the vast and richly fertile 8,444 acres then known as Rancho Las Palmas. In 1978, the landmark estate was added to The National Register of Historic Places.
At the beginning of this century, the famed, four storey, 7,414 square foot Queen Anne became professionally restored to open as Chateau Coralini Resort and Spa, a luxury, European-style hospitality venue boasting nine oversized guest suites, state-of-the-art commercial kitchen, various conference, dining and business meeting rooms, full wine cellar with extra dining rooms and generous, separate entry owners’ quarters -- all within the main residence. Commercial elevators serve all four floors of the Mansion; a rear exterior ramped entry adds further ease of mobility by providing important handicap access.
Other detached, period-style structures also situated within the fully-gated, 1.59 acre parcel include an upscale day spa/salon, charming Princess Anne children’s playhouse, hidden garden shed and special events gazebo with separate gated entry. Towering ancient shade trees dominate the well-manicured verdant lawns that, along their western fronts, are framed and further protected by tall forests of dense evergreens. Over two dozen, off-street, “marked” guest parking spaces are tastefully grouped and interspersed throughout this retreat-like setting.
Interior amenities exude elegance, comfort and convenience. All bathrooms, including those found in the owners’ quarters, sport the latest in high-end fixtures, jet tubs, walk-in showers and TOTO water-conserving commodes. Each guest suite offers its own individual climate control panel and flat screen while many provide sunny, writing desks perfectly placed within sunny bay window alcoves. Regulation sprinklers and smoke detectors are installed throughout.
Yet, original period architectural details, such as turrets, decorative exterior siding, bay windows, fireplaces, door frames remain preserved throughout; wonderfully wavy window glass panes – always hallmarks of historic architectural integrity -- encased by original wood sash frames and “balances” also attest to respectful preservation.
Indeed, the Hiram Corey Mansion now offers the best of both worlds -- past historic charm and luxurious ambience of bygone eras blend subtlely with contemporary comfort and welcome luxury conveniences expected by today's most discerning guests.
This important landmark property further benefits from an ideal year-round temperate climate and coveted proximity to top Monterey "Wine Trail" vintners, celebrated Carmel-by-the-Sea shopping and dining, internationally-famed Silicon Valley and, of course, the entire San Francisco Bay Area. River Road (also known as the Monterey River Road Wine Trail and/or CA-68/Monterey Salinas Highway) offers a direct 25 minute drive to Carmel and is readily accessed from US-101, California’s major North/South Corridor, that, in turn, leads directly to both Silicon Valley (1.5 hour drive) and San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge (2 hour drive).
For competitive bank-financing information, please call Broker Johanna Welty at 925.708.4505 or email: BoutiqueHospitality@Hotmail.com
Broker of Record: Keller Williams