Home Of The Week
1820 Horseman's Lane
Rancho Santa Fe
Perched atop a gated cul-de-sac with only eight estate homes in Rancho Santa Fe’s desirable West Side sits Fortezza di Pietra, an architectural masterpiece that exudes timeless charm.
An impressive entry leads to an exquisite dining room offering a refined place for gatherings. Both the dining room and great room feature custom coffered ceilings and slide-away doors, seamlessly blending indoor-outdoor living. The Tuscan-inspired courtyard ideal for grand-scale entertaining, with abundant seating, a fireplace and such flourishes as intimately strung Italian lights and Jasmine that perfectly frames a portrait view of the back patio while filling the air with its sweet scent.
The elegantly appointed living room is a perfect retreat for more intimate gatherings, with custom-tailored silk drapes offering a further statement of luxury and privacy.
The home also has two master retreats. The downstairs suite includes a cozy sitting area with a beautifully crafted stone fireplace and custom-designed his-and-her bathrooms with walk-in closets. The serene upstairs master suite has east-facing French doors that open to a private balcony and stand-alone Juliette balcony boasting views of lush nature settings. Rich hardwood flooring leads to custom-designed his-and-her baths with a large walk-in closet.
Chefs in the family will relish the expansive gourmet kitchen, with dual state-of-the-art stainless-steel appliances at every turn. It also has four ovens, a wine refrigerator, an oversized island and custom cabinetry. Family movie nights have never been more convenient and comfortable in this home. First, stock up on snacks in the concessions area before entering the generously sized custom-designed theater handsomely draped in red velvet.
Another highlight of this magnificent home is the beautifully appointed study, which combines functional luxury, style and design, including rich mahogany twin bookshelves. It also has an en-suite bathroom and French doors leading to a peaceful private balcony.
Other notable features of the property include a five-car garage, a motor court with ample guest parking and large backyard.