Home Of The Week
18486 Lago Vista
Rancho Santa Fe
A contemporary showpiece commanding panoramic vistas over hills and canyons, this magnificent residence invites both casual relaxation and sparkling indoor-outdoor entertaining. Designed by Batter Kay Associates on a vineyard- and orchard-clad property of approximately 3.93 acres, the two-story, open-concept home combines crisp geometry, high-volume spaces, extensive use of glass and slate, exquisite detailing, and sublime vistas onto the surrounding landscape and beyond.
The floor-to-ceiling glass entry opens onto a grand main-level gallery that includes dining room, living room with two-story fireplace, elegant bar, gorgeous chef’s kitchen, breakfast room, and family room, all with walls of glass opening to the private patios. The sleek and modern island kitchen features professional appliances and striking Jurassic green granite countertops. On the upper level, the master suite offers a fireplace, view, dual closets, and a large, serene bath adorned in marble. Additional interior spaces include four other bedrooms, a bonus/game room, and an office. There is an attached four-car garage as well as parking for six more vehicles.
The incomparable grounds, exquisitely maintained, feature a detached two-bedroom guest house; a 660-vine working vineyard that won a Gold Medal for its Bordeaux-style wine in 2011; a regulation-size tennis court with viewing area; lap pool; greenhouse; cutting garden; fruit orchard; organic vegetable garden; and blueberry patch. There are covered and open patios, multiple poolside seating areas, and a built-in barbecue. At the foot of the property, there is a half-acre labyrinth for tranquil contemplation and foot paths wind through the majestic grounds.
This Rancho Del Lago estate is a rare find, with its spectacular design, remarkable size, and the verdant privacy and beauty of a Mediterranean villa.