Del Dios Ranch: An Inside Look
It’s largely considered to be the premier property in all of San Diego, Del Dios Ranch. Located in the heart of Rancho Santa Fe, the home boasts more than 8,000 square feet and 210 acres along with a price tag of $85,000,0000.
This home is a spectacular one of a kind retreat. The foundation and framework are concrete and the other structures within the home are made of marble, glass or redwood trees. The architectural design came from Fred Briggs in 1969 and the interior design from Arthur Elrod. Many people have said this house is timeless because of its design.
The floors of Del Dios Ranch are all marble, the first floor is even radiant heated. It took over six months to lay the floor because there was no grout used. All of the details of the house are artisanal in nature. Custom-made pieces are littered throughout, many of them are white bronze. All of the glass in the house came from the same New Orleans manufacturer. It’s a focal point, especially in the living room, which was built to be cathedral-esque.
A pool and spa are encased in a 3,000 sq foot indoor pavilion. It’s a focal point of the ground floor and offers gorgeous views of the surrounding hills. Another area that draws your attention is the grand staircase, which leads to a master suite that can be best described as luxurious. It’s coupled with a private office.
The exterior grounds are extensive. There are over 40 acres of Valencia orange orchards alone. Additional highlights include a tennis court, detached guest house and top of the line equestrian facilities. The house is a horse owner’s dream, as it offers a six-stall barn and access to over 50 miles of horse trails throughout Rancho Sante Fe.
Another feature we adore is the long, private driveway. The house sits back on the property, the drive in offers a glimpse of the home’s ambiance to come. The surrounding grounds are well maintained and mature, making a visit to the Ranch a truly incredible experience.
For more on this subject read our recent blog “Details That Make a Home Luxurious”
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