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A Soulful Statement

5956 San Elijo
Rancho Santa Fe, California 92067
For Sale

Price $12,987,000

For Sale

A lifetime of experiences and world-wide residences are brought together in this exceptional custom home artfully placed on a prime and elevated 5.69-acre site in the exclusive Covenant enclave of Rancho Santa Fe, California. The owners, in concert with the talents of architect Andrew Wright, builder Steve Sharratt and landscape architect, Teresa Clark, renowned locally as the area’s ultimate “dream-team,” have produced an incomparable, timeless masterpiece.  Built to exacting standards with no expense or amenity spared, this four-building compound in the heart of the community effortlessly accommodates daily living and entertaining on a grand scale. The drama and beauty of the main residence is highlighted with a central estancia and many seamless indoor/outdoor loggias and distinctive courtyards, several with fireplaces and understated fountains or water features. The common thread that is woven throughout the estate is one of refined, understated elegance, where Spanish Colonial architecture is further enriched with a long list of handsome materials. Embellishments include solid walnut floors, iron and wood doors, European and Mexican tiles and stone, a stunning collection of artful and antique light fixtures, and an abundance of skylights that welcome natural light into the home. The privacy and beauty of the master suite is enhanced by an outdoor retreat and spa, a glorious bath and built-in closets.  A full complement of professional-grade appliances is showcased in a chef’s kitchen and adjacent butler pantry, and the formal dining room provides an intimate setting open to one of the many courtyards. Two distinctive offices on the main floor are appointed with baths, and all three ensuite bedrooms on the upper level share a common gathering room. The detached fully appointed guest house with bedroom and loft and the multi-use party/exercise pavilion overlooking the tennis court provide ideal venues for many activities. The lower level is media room-ready and is presently a paradise for all ages with game room, snack bar and wine cellar. A magnificent pool and separate spa with expansive deck, a shady arbor and a fire pit with comfortable seating provide endless hours of enjoyment, relaxation and entertainment. In addition, equestrian facilities, such as a barn and riding and jumping rings, would be a welcome addition as the property borders more than 50 miles of the groomed Covenant trail system. Garage parking for 4+ vehicles with abundant storage and flexible space, a well-respected school district, and all of San Diego’s most popular attractions are within reach. Convenient to international and private airports.