A MAGNIFICENT ESTATE IN A SOUGHT-AFTER LOCATION Del Dios Ranch presents an outstanding opportunity to acquire one of the most expansive tracts in coveted Rancho Santa Fe, California. Located in this affluent community, the property comprises some 210 acres, a large portion of which is available for development. The residence itself is a magnificent redwood, glass, and marble structure, with foundation and framework of poured-in-place concrete commanding 360-degree views from its private hilltop location. The property embraces 40 acres of producing Valencia orange groves and includes a lake, tennis court, and equestrian facilities.
A MAIN RESIDENCE UNLIKE ANY OTHER Noted architect Fred Briggs crafted the prominent home, which is distinguished by soaring, vaulted ceilings, with walls and beams of redwood that was milled on the property; radiant-heated marble floors; and glass skylights and windows . An entire wing of the house has been dedicated to a magnificent indoor pool and spa, while the master suite occupies a private second level. Three en suite bedrooms are located on a separate first-floor wing. The home's interiors were created by celebrated designer Arthur Elrod.
OUTSTANDING GROUNDS AND SETTING Completed in 1972, the main residence took more than three years to construct. Approached via a very long driveway surrounded by mature landscaping and a brook, the home is far removed from the main road. Situated in the prized section of Rancho Santa Fe known as The Covenant, the estate is one of the largest offerings available in the area. Long considered one of California's most exclusive residential enclaves, Rancho Santa Fe 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 exclusive golf course, and proximity to Del Mar Race Track and Pacific Ocean beaches, which are among the finest in the country. Rancho Santa Fe is a hub for equestrians and golfers, and is less than 20 minutes form La Jolla and 30 minutes from metropolitan San Diego.