Open House PREMIER Tour – January

With each issue we will take you room-by-room, from front door to back gate, through a luxury home currently on the market.


With each issue we will take you room-by-room, from front door to back gate, through a luxury home currently on the market. Detailing all of the amenities and unique features of each magnificent property including a particular type and cut of stone used in the foyer, kitchen, and baths, a one-of-a-kind chandelier in the dining room, custom designed cabinetry in the family room, and unique, cutting edge, or simply elegant design qualities and products used in the wine cellar, home theatre, outdoor entertaining areas, and more. From current trends reflected in the homes décor to larger elements like garage doors and entry gates, PREMIER will explore in detail what makes this home a stand-out. For those in the market this will inform you in your search and for those simply looking for ideas to improve their current residence it will inspire. Either way you won’t want to miss a single PREMIER Open House.


This elegant designed Villa, located in the gated enclave of Tuscan Estates of Rancho Santa Fe, California, has just been recently expanded and updated. Impressive custom designed gates offer privacy and hint of the grandeur within. From the moment you enter the residence through the impressive stoned front pavilion, you are surrounded by the highest quality craftsmanship, materials and amenities, all working together to create an atmosphere of pure elegance and drama. Inside, each spacious room reveals an artful eye for luxury. The property has been professionally decorated and all furnishings are negotiable. Set on over 2 flat acres completely walled and gated, the home includes over 16,000 sq ft of enclosed space. Ideal Rancho Santa Fe location offers award winning schools and easy travel to major highways, shopping and the coast.


Through the stoned front pavilion you are greeted by massive hand forged wrought iron doors that open to a light filled and elegant entry with soaring ceilings. Brilliant travertine stone flooring in a plush cream tone is finished with decorative borders and insets. The center of the space features a contrasting diamond patterned stone rug in a deeper hue surrounded by a detailed diamond border. A long graceful hall leads to the large public rooms through dramatic arched openings.


A grand gourmet kitchen off the great room features professional grade Viking and Sub-Zero appliances for the most discerning chef. The custom mahogany cabinetry with intricately detailed moldings blend seamlessly with the custom designed range hood. Large center island and counters, including eat-in bar, are covered in neutral and bright granite reflecting and complementing the deep colors of the wood and the rustic but luxurious Tuscan style. Life Source water purification systems service the entire home. Breakfast room off the kitchen is surrounded by windows overlooking the gorgeous landscape of your Tuscan retreat.


All guests will revel in the sumptuousness and drama of the large formal living and dining salons. A breathtaking fireplace forms the centerpiece of the living room. Created from travertine sandstone, the stunning architectural piece features 4 classic columns supporting a substantial and intricately carved mantel with a surround that extends high above. The large arched window artfully reflects the design of the arches inside and distressed rustic cherry wood flooring beautifully grounds the dramatic elegance of the room.


Fit for royalty, the formal dining room is the embodiment of Italian luxury. On one side large Tuscan wall columns are joined with an arched stringcourse visually transporting you to ancient Tuscany. Venetian plaster walls in earthy tones enhance the old world feel along with the distressed wood flooring. Custom drapes and wrought iron detailing frame another huge arched window overlooking the incredible grounds and landscaping. Opulence and nature meeting in perfect harmony.


There are five bedroom suites in the main house including the decadent master suite with large sitting area, stone fireplace, his and her dressing rooms, and private loggia. A true retreat the room is designed in soothing neutral colors with plush carpeting, textured faux painted walls, architectural molding, recessed lighting and plenty of space. Off the master bedroom is a private outdoor living pavilion with its own television and fireplace.


The master bedroom also enjoys an uber luxurious spa bathroom. His and her vanity areas designed with custom alder wood cabinetry reflect the homes Tuscan aesthetic of rustic luxury. Spa tub and shower feature top-of-the-line Grohe fixtures. Polished travertine floors are highlighted with a golden border around diamond pattern stone placement.


There will always be room for company. The home offers two lavish guest homes with all the comforts and amenities possible. A detached two-bedroom, two-bath guest casita has it’s own outdoor lanai with fireplace while the attached one-bedroom one-bath guesthouse offers full kitchen, living room, paneled office, and veranda with views of the pools, yard and beyond.


Imagine watching your favorite movies with truly top-of-the-line picture and sound from the comfort of the softest leather recliner, all under a beautiful starry sky. It may sound too good to be true but that experience has been captured here. With a Crestron control system at your fingertips, Titan 500 DLP projector and surround sound for the ultimate picture and sound, home theaters don’t come better than this. Fully upholstered and padded walls also ensure incredible sound proofing and acoustics.


Entertain in true Tuscan style in the custom wine cellar and tasting room. With storage for 1000 bottles in both horizontal and open diamond cube racks you can display and carefully store all your favorite vintages.


Sparkling sun filled days and romantic evenings by the pool are fully realized with the accompaniment of a state of art pool pavilion. The huge living room with rock fireplace and TV is perfect for a Sunday pool party, not to mention the full chef’s kitchen with top of the line appliances ideal for catering large groups of family and friends. With full laundry facilities and bath one never needs to leave the pool area.


The outdoor living/dining room that opens off of the great room is THE place for relaxed entertaining. Taking advantage of the gorgeous San Diego climate, everything you enjoy inside can be fully enjoyed outside as well. Casual dining and comfy sitting areas feature a bubbling stone fountain and colorful hand painted mural emanating vibrant Tuscan atmosphere. Ceiling mounted heaters ensure the room can be enjoyed even on those cooler evenings. The alfresco kitchen features a professional bar with BBQ, coffee bar, and refrigerator overlooking the beach entry to the pool…beachfront dining in your own backyard.


Lift and slide glass doors fold seamlessly into the walls and are featured throughout the property creating flawless transitions from the indoor and outdoor spaces. Enjoy the morning paper or wind down the day with a glass of wine from a comfortable perch in the homes charming sun room.


Lovely classically landscaped grounds with large lush grassy lawns, a fruit orchard, rose garden and mature tropical plantings envelop the residence. The enchanting gardens offer tranquil quiet and plenty of sustenance. Fruit trees on the property include avocado, grapefruit, orange, lemon, pomegranate, olive and Bartlett pear as well as seasonal vegetable gardens with tomato, bell pepper, cucumber, lettuce, Swiss chard, collard/mustard greens, and herbs.


For both sophisticated beauty and beach side fun the property offers two separate pool areas each with its own distinct flair. A true showplace, the formal pool is flanked by decorative sculptures and landscaped to perfection with swirled potted topiaries and mature canary, king, and queen palms. Draped in flagstone the pool offers a spa and multi-level fountains flow delightfully along one side. Across the stone covered bridge the resort-style pool whisks you away to a tropical paradise. With a beach entry, rock waterfalls, water slide, and blowing palms you would swear you had arrived on your own private island and never want to leave.


As you pass through the large, elegant iron entry gates onto the curved pavered driveway, the main drive circles a towering California oak then wraps around the home leading to garaging for 7 vehicles behind beautiful carriage doors. Driveways are large enough to accommodate up to 30 parked cars. Just as ancient Romans escaped to the glorious hills of Tuscany to enjoy the beauty, simplicity, and culture of nature away from the city, so to can you escape to this Grand Tuscan Estate.

Offered at $9,900,000
Presented by Linda Sansone of Willis Allen Real Estate
Call for Details: 858.775.6356
DRE # 01219378

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