Atop Bellvista Drive with breathtaking views of the fairways, lakes, and lush greens of the Del Mar Country Club sits this magnificent custom Mediterranean estate.
Atop Bellvista Drive with breathtaking views of the fairways, lakes, and lush greens of the Del Mar Country Club sits this magnificent custom Mediterranean estate. The views will captivate at the same time that the homes elegant design and flawless craftsmanship enchants, encompassing over 8,300 square feet with 6 bedrooms plus office/game room and 8 baths. Nearly an acre of pure privacy and bliss all within the award winning Del Mar Country Club–a private sanctuary of natural beauty offering a Joseph Lee-designed championship golf course, tennis, swimming and social events at one of Southern California’s most coveted Country Clubs. Amazing location, fantastic views, impeccable design, all found just three miles from the beach and Del Mar racetrack within a secluded valley in the prestigious community of Rancho Santa Fe.
As you approach the elegant front doors an arched entry framed by dual columns beckons you to enter and hints at the grandeur within. The doors then open to a majestic free-standing curved staircase swathed in stunning wrought iron forming the centerpiece to a breathtaking formal entry. As you pass further inside sunlight streams through soaring cathedral windows lighting the graceful polished travertine floors as you look around to notice a gallery of lighted art niches to display your most prized and precious works of art. From the sparkling chandelier to the carefully chosen crown molding no detail in this home has been overlooked.
The graciously open floor plan transitions impeccably from the grand elegance of the entry to a feeling of comfort and hospitality welcoming you into the heart of the home, its generous great room. The perfect place for relaxing with family or entertaining friends it feels both spacious and intimate. Warm walnut flooring and box beam ceilings surround a hearth and custom mantle that set the stage for fireside chats or pull up to the full service bar for more boisterous evenings. A wall of French doors open to the expansive patio and bring the homes gorgeous views in as part of the interior design.
Formal and informal dining
From the great room you can enter the formal and informal dining areas. Both have been carefully designed for ideal living and entertaining. In the formal dining room another custom fireplace provides ambiance while a wall of sliding glass doors disappear to offer indoor/outdoor dining, a coveted perk of the Southern California lifestyle.
Everyday family times spills from the kitchen to the roomy and sunny breakfast nook for informal meals. A circular box beam ceiling detail tops windows that take in the fairway and sunset views.
Picture yourself whipping up a gourmet meal in the bright and airy cook’s kitchen. With all of the amenities that a chef and hostess could desire, including Viking stove and refrigerator, wine fridge, huge center island with food prep sink, and large butler’s pantry for storage and serving preparation. The homes refined rustic Mediterranean style is captured in the custom blonde cabinetry with impeccable detailing and a distinctive copper apron sink that sits beautifully in expansive the granite countertops.
Upstairs you will be swept away to the ultimate retreat, a spacious romantic master suite offering sumptuous comfort complemented with dramatic views. Enjoy the nightly sunsets indoors from your private sitting area with wrap around windows or venture out onto your private balcony that overlooks the rolling hillsides, lake & golf course. No creature comfort has been overlooked including a huge dream closet with extensive custom built-ins.
The glorious master bath is truly a designers dream with polished travertine flooring, his and her private vanities, rich wood custom cabinetry and spacious steam shower with rain feature. The centerpiece is a glass-tile detailed bubbling spa tub surrounded by windows and topped with a chic chandelier. A skylight then floods the delightful space with more natural light.
Providing a setting like none other, the outdoor areas are a majestic wonderland with a beauty and magnificence on par with the breathtaking views beyond. An incomparable level of craftsmanship is evidenced in the artistic display of 3 rivers stone that drapes the backyard from the gorgeous patios to the wrought iron railed stairs that lead to down to the pool level. Birds of paradise stand watch over the custom pool and spa and look out over the homes hilltop domain.
On one side of the pool sits the small pool house with a pool bath and shower, kitchen and serving window for sunny and effortless San Diego pool parties. On the other side is a cozy outdoor fireplace and sitting area for romantic evenings taking in the stars and twinkling lights.
Front Drive and Sport Court
The semi-circular drive, surrounded by mature specimen palms and carefully designed landscape, leads to a 4-car garage with plenty of additional parking. The active family will adore games of 1 of 1 on the homes private sport court, an additional luxury of many offered by this incomparable estate.
This home is offered for sale by Mary Heon, Coldwell Banker.
Call her at 619.888.7663 for more details.