The interiors of this balmy estate in Rancho Santa Fe, California, are the work of famed mid-century designer Arthur Elrod.
Located in the upmarket southern California community of Rancho Santa Fe, Del Dios Ranch occupies one of the largest acreages available in that area. In fact, the ranch sits within The Covenant, an even more exclusive enclave within Rancho Santa Fe, hence the eye-catching price. However, this gorgeous ranch-style estate, which radiates the rich cherry hue of Northern California redwood, does come with a pedigree worth its price. It was built in 1972 and designed by noted Laguna Beach architect Fred Briggs, while interior designer Arthur Elrod—famous for his Palm Springs aesthetic—magnified the mid-century look and feel inside the home's more than 8,000 square feet.
Although originally part of a 210-acre record listing in 2016 (for $92 million, the most expensive listing in San Diego County at the time), Del Dios Ranch has been "refined to include only the estate's prime assets on 50 acres." The new listing was originally offered at $30 million, and has now been reduced to $24 million. That buys you the mammoth modern residence and its surrounding orange groves, the private lake, outdoor tennis court, and six-stable horse barn, plus one more tantalizing feature: an opulent indoor pool and pavilion that covers nearly 4,000 square feet. Swimsuits not included, but don't let that detract you.
Rancho Santa Fe, California
50 acres | 8,000+ sqft.
7 bedrooms | 4 bathrooms | 2 half bathrooms
3,900+ sqft. indoor pool pavilion | tennis court | equestrian barn
Listed by Linda Daniels and Linda Sansone, Willis Allen Real Estate, a Christie’s International Real Estate affiliate, and Zack Wright, Christie’s International Real Estate
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Click on the image above to view the slideshow of the indoor pool pavilion.
PHOTOGRAPHY: Courtesy Christie’s International Real Estate