Sitting by the lush tropical lagoon at Casa Del Sol, it’s hard to believe that the estate is located in the heart of Rancho Santa Fe, nearby Palomar airport and everything that San Diego has to offer. By carefully selecting numerous specimen trees for the property’s approximately eight acres, which include a 200’ waterfall and a majestic palm court, the owners set out to create one of Southern California’s most extraordinary homes.
“The amount of time and passion that were applied to every inch of this property is amazing to me,” said Markus Canter, a Luxury Properties Director for Prudential California Realty, who has listed the home with his business partner Cristie St. James. “The views from the top of the waterfall are incredible,” adds St. James, also a Luxury Properties Director, “and the entire place feels like a private botanical garden.”
Truly a world unto itself, the estate offers a European-inspired spa pavilion, a two lane bowling alley, a tennis court and a poolside cabana. Designed as a grand venue for entertaining, the property features a six bedroom main residence and three guest homes, for a total of 11 bedrooms and 12.5 bathrooms.
The fact that the estate has hosted presidents and other notables is hardly surprising, since there is a security gate and it can easily accommodate 500 guests. “With all of the outdoor entertaining areas, this home takes full advantage of Rancho Santa Fe’s perfect weather and temperate climate,” added Canter. Offering solace and escape within its borders, the estate includes extensive parking areas and a garage with space for 10 cars.
“Casa Del Sol is the realization of a dream,” comments St. James, “because it’s only minutes away from everything but worlds apart in terms of its atmosphere and setting.”
The estate is being offered at $22,500,000. For more information, or to schedule a private tour, please contact Cristie St. James or Markus Canter, at 310-777-2888, or 310-248-6448, respectively; they may be reached via email at StJamesEst@aol.com or MarkusCanter@prula.com.