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Del Dios Ranch // Rancho Santa Fe

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7 Full Baths, 2 Half Baths
  • 61.24 Acre Lot Situated on 3 Lush Parcels overlooking Rancho Santa Fe
  • 8,148 SqFt Residence + 920 SqFt Guest House Designed by Fred Briggs
  • 3,936 SqFt Spectacular Attached Indoor Pool & Spa Pavillion
  • 2,187 SqFt Barn was home to prize-winning thoroughbred Super Diamond
  • 6,080 SqFt Office Space & Property Maintenance Facilities

THE PROPERTY
Situated in the beautiful foothills of San Diego County, Del Dios Ranch represents an outstanding opportunity to own an expansive estate in the prestigious community of The Covenant in Rancho Santa Fe, California. Located on 61.24 acres (covenant & non-covenant) of manicured grounds, citrus groves, and orchards, this idyllic property was the inspiration of the patriarch of the family. In 1969, he and his wife purchased 50 acres in Rancho Santa Fe and engaged renowned Laguna Beach architect Fred Briggs to design a timeless, grand concrete and redwood contemporary main residence with a guest house. They then hired prominent interior designer Arthur Elrod to create the interiors. The property’s many amenities include an outdoor tennis court, a barn that houses 8 horses plus adjoining corrals and pastures, an oversized indoor swimming pool and spa, a lake and acres of Valencia Orange orchards. The estate is also ideal for equestrians, and was home to the prize-winning Thoroughbred stud Super Diamond. The grounds have played host to many social events and as a filming location for several motion pictures.

THE RESIDENCE
Completed in 1972, this grand contemporary home took more than three years to construct. It is distinguished by its vaulted interiors made of redwood that was hand selected in Northern California and then milled on the property; its foundations are of poured-in-place concrete. The floors are all of marble and took 4 artisans more than six months to lay without any grout; they are radiant-heated on the first floor. All stones used in the construction and existing walls came from the material original to the property, and many of the home’s custom-made fixtures are one-of-a-kind white bronze. All glass in the residence was manufactured in New Orleans. The cathedral-like living room is notable for its prominent floor-to-ceiling copper fireplace and concrete mantel, majestic glass skylight and soaring windows. Three en-suite bedrooms are located on a separate first floor wing, and the upper story with its’ grand circular staircase houses a private office and a luxurious master suite. Approached via a very long private driveway surrounded by mature landscaping and a brook, the residence is far removed from the main road and enjoys a hilltop prospect with commanding views. A magnificent indoor pool and spa occupies a large portion of the home’s ground floor.

THE COMMUNITY
Rancho Santa Fe has long been considered one of California’s most exclusive residential enclaves, and has consistently ranked on a short list of highest income communities in the United States. It is also known for its top ranking schools. Its residents have included many notable names in business, sports, entertainment, and music. Del Dios Ranch is just minutes away the Village of Rancho Santa Fe and its fine bistros, boutiques, and the exclusive Rancho Santa Fe Golf Course. The community is just a few miles inland from the Pacific Ocean and Del Mar Race Track. It is a hub for equestrians and golfers, and less than 20 minutes from La Jolla and 30 minutes from the metropolitan San Diego.

MLS #: 170044062

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