Home Of The Week
18330 Calle La Serra
Rancho Santa Fe
Grand and gracious, this palatial Mediterranean masterpiece is designed for luxury, comfort and sophisticated indoor-outdoor entertaining. Set amidst spectacular landscaping with views over the third fairway of The Bridges golf course, this very private and elegant residence is constructed and finished with exquisite care.
From the arched, carved-wood-and-leaded-glass entry door to the infinity pool, every detail contributes to the home’s tranquil atmosphere. Rich woods, exposed beams, high ceilings and majestic fireplaces complement the hand-finished surfaces of Venetian plaster, English black walnut and gold leaf. The grand scale living room with twin Juliet balconies has a spectacular fireplace and very high ceiling with sculpted beams, plus a window wall facing onto the verdant garden. Graceful archways separate the rooms for an ideal blend of intimacy and flow, and French doors lead to a private den/library/media room with a beautiful dark marble fireplace.
The gourmet eat-in kitchen with center island and breakfast bar adjoins the large family room, with a fireplace, that opens onto the patio and pool. There is also a gracious formal dining room and a separate bar with a built-in wine cooler. The main floor master suite is a sublime retreat, with fireplace, sitting area, gorgeous master bath, and easy access to the patio and pool. Three additional en-suite bedrooms are upstairs off the central gallery, which features a stunning hand-painted rotunda.
The back yard is peaceful and lovely, with beautiful trees, lawn, pool and spa, plus a shaded patio with a built-in fireplace for leisurely evenings beneath the stars. There is an attached three-car garage and the residence includes the many exclusive benefits of residence in The Bridges. Welcoming and serene, this is a home of distinction in an unrivaled community.