Pirates sure know how to decorate, even if they argh on dry land. This Spanish-style Hacienda estate in Riverside, California has a swashbuckling spirit, with five bedrooms, five bathrooms and a lagoon-style pool. The mansion is currently listed for $1.88 million and is rife with nautical decor.
Each room of the house opens onto a lush courtyard, with palm trees, seating areas and a fountain depicting a group of scantily-clad women raising a bucket of grapes above their heads. The formal living and dining areas are brimming with antiques, artwork and ornate chandeliers. The kitchen recently underwent a quarter-million dollar renovation and boasts custom cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops and a pair of wooden mermaids flanking the hood range.
The bar and games room is welcome to scallywags and scurvy dogs alike, with a billiard table, slot machines, poker table and a life-size figure of a pirate swinging from a rope. A nearby hallway is lined with antique liquor bottles — we’re guessing rum is the owner’s drink of choice. There’s also a 16-seat theatre and a wine cave that holds over 2,500 bottles.
The master suite is a bit less theatrical, with a flat screen TV, working fireplace, walk-in closet, gym and a newly installed “euro shower.” The guest bedroom, which the owner refers to as the Captain’s Quarters, features wood walls and a ceiling with exposed beams, stained glass windows, an elegant four-poster bed and a large desk for spreading out navigational charts.
Outside, there’s an expansive pool area with four waterfalls, a water slide, stream and private grottos. The barbecue and bar are covered by a shade structure, while the pool house provides extra seating, and yes, even more pirate memorabilia.
For those with an interest in celestial navigation, there is a rooftop observatory with a new 14” telescope, mini fridge, television and bunk beds. Other notable features include a G-Scale model railroad, koi ponds and a 10kw solar panel system.
Fancy a career as a buccaneer? The listing price has been reduced by $410,000 since it was first put up for sale in October of 2015. Check out more photos of the estate below: