A well maintained country road winding through private orange groves will guide you to a remarkable hilltop estate in the exclusive Rancho Del Lago enclave located in Rancho Santa Fe, California. From the gated entry, a tree-lined drive winds up the hill to the magnificent custom-built manor that could be a setting for any European film. Before you ease your car through an arched tunnel leading to the garage compound, you'll encounter a two bedroom, self-contained guest home.
And, it only gets better.... Because of its stunning hillside location, a closer look reveals this exceptional villa becomes three levels in the back, where a series of French doors and round-top double windows open to airy terraces. From these balconies there are views of the countryside over the gorgeous swimming pool, patio area, detailed terraced Roman gardens, wide staircases, tiled rectangular reflecting pools, pool house, tree groves, rose beds all surrounded by aqueduct shaped walls.
Remodeled in 2006, the estate's sophisticated Old World interior features wrought-iron touches, extensive crown moulding and classic plaster ceiling/wall craftsmanship. Included are numerous fireplaces, en-suite bedrooms, walk-in closets, lobbies, staircases, a wine grotto, home theatre, elevator, dens, dining areas, and countless sitting areas. Vast windows in all shapes surround the estate allowing light to flood into the spacious bedrooms upstairs, the main level great rooms and the spacious lower level with three bedrooms, family gathering area with fireplace and a two room live-in quarters.
Listed at $7,995,000
For more information or to schedule a private showing contact Andrea Dougherty, Pacific Sotheby's International Realty, 858.204.8950 or email@example.com