Luginsland is a very special home located in Stockton,
California. The architectural elements have been very carefully selected from
some of the finest craftsmen in the world. Real slate roof from northern China.
Driveway is tumbled travertine marble from southern Spain. Stone balustrades and
detail work is from Haddonstone
in England. Pediment over front door was hand carved in limestone in central China
by China's Master Carver who did all the venues for the Beijing Olympics.
Luginsland (literal translation is "with a country
view"), designed by reknowned architect, the late John Colm of San Francisco,
was built in 1992. Surrounded 270 degrees by championship Robert Trent Jones golf
links, Brookside Country Club, the 5175 square foot estate home is designed in
early Georgian style (from a period around 1685) and incorporates objects d' art
from around the Globe, much as the marauders of 17th century England would have
done. Antique doors inside and out from the Castellon area north of Valencia,
Spain. Exterior lighting from Italy, stonework from England, Brazil, China, Malaysia,
Mexico, and Indonesia. Hardwood floors from Burma, fireplaces from Mexico and
The owner, a businessman in Stockton, has travelled worldwide
and brought together elements of dinstinction, both decorative and architectural.
One enters history at the front doors, hand-carved "in
or around the year 1650". The doors were traced through the Catholic church
in Valencia, and belonged to a family in Castellon de la Plana, north of Valencia,
Spain. Four meters in height, 3 inches thick, they are made from high elevation
pine from the Pyrenees Mountains of northern Spain. They were found during a demolition
of the estate in Castellon in 1990, and were restored by artisano, 90 year old
Senor Antonio Querrol. These doors were Sr. Querrol's final project before departing.
The home has 5 bedrooms and 4-1/2 baths, with 3-car carriage
house (garage). Gutters and all flashing are copper. The slate roof was installed
by 5th generation German roofer, Raymond Kroeck, and all ceremonial activities
were carried out during the roofs installation. Herr Kroeck signed his work, and
the owner pounded the official final ceremonial final slate on the roof's crest.