Home Of The Week
5570 San Elijo
Rancho Santa Fe
Nestled in the heart of Rancho Santa Fe, this stunning hilltop estate is both an entertainer’s dream and a comfortable private retreat, drawing inspiration from the grand villas of the Italian countryside.
Situated on a sun-drenched approximately 3.56-acre gently rolling property, the main residence invites indoor spaces to graciously open up to patios and park-like grounds, featuring lush vineyards and charming raised beds yielding year-round herbs and vegetables.
Vintage Spanish mission doors greet visitors to the approximately 8,304-square-foot home, which offers multiple indoor and outdoor areas ideal for large-scale entertaining or intimate gatherings. Showcasing antique Douglas fir wood plank and French limestone flooring, the home encompasses game and recreation rooms with fully equipped billiards and poker tables as well as seven TVs, living and family rooms with fireplaces, a den, an elegant formal dining room and an office, also with a fireplace.
Exuding warmth and style, the gourmet kitchen features cabinetry by Clive Christian of London, marble countertops, an island, chef’s station and butler’s pantry.
A fabulous master suite offers a breakfast bar, separate bathrooms with Perrin & Rowe nickel fixtures, walk-in closets, a fireplace and doors to the backyard. The sprawling grounds boast a classic natural-shaped pool and spa, an approximately 1,785-square-foot wine and spirits pavilion with quartz countertops and three-zone wine storage, and a rooftop pizza terrazzo, kitchen and bar. Overnight guests will find a tranquil retreat in the detached guesthouse with two bedrooms, a great room, kitchen and balcony.
Three separate vineyards grace the grounds: A meadow at the entry terrace has an outdoor kitchen area, a winding drive opens onto more rolling land and the second vineyard, and a third working vineyard is found at the top of the drive. There is also a four-car garage.
Experience a property like no other in this extraordinary Rancho Santa Fe estate.