Home Of The Week
18136 Via Ascenso
Rancho Santa Fe
Located in The Groves, a picturesque gated enclave in the hills of Rancho Santa Fe, this custom-built Italian villa showcases custom finishes, beautifully landscaped grounds and panoramic views of the nearby mountains and surrounding countryside.
Designed by Dena Gillespie, a European influence is evident throughout the two-level home, including Carrera marble flooring, four imported marble fireplaces, French doors and a remarkable Italian-inspired loggia.
Upon entering the residence, visitors are greeted with a grand two-story entry, featuring a curved staircase, exquisite chandelier and floor-to-ceiling windows, setting the tone for the rest of the home. A handsome wood-paneled library with built-in shelves and a marble fireplace and flooring is ideal for reading, relaxation or quiet reflection.
Upstairs, the spacious master bedroom suite offers a separate sitting area with a fireplace, balcony and bathroom with dual sinks and a tub. The approximately 4,944-square-foot residence also has three additional generously sized bedrooms, including two with en-suite baths, as well as a family room, formal dining room and formal living room. The inviting kitchen features an island, stone countertops and a breakfast room that opens to a private backyard oasis with palm trees, lush vegetation, a fountain and loggia.
The Groves’ amenities include two tennis courts, hiking trails, manicured common areas and more than 50 acres of open space.
Located just minutes from the quaint Village of Rancho Santa Fe, as well as Solano Beach and Del Mar, this lovely villa is truly in harmony with its idyllic natural setting and serene surroundings.