Set on over seven acres on the coastal side of the ultra-elite Covenant, this single-level compound at 4537 La Orilla is a master study in design and quality. Solar power and an excellent well with filtration system make the estate as efficient as it is beautiful.
The star of the estate is its high-end equestrian appointments, including a competition-sized, irrigated arena with sand and eurofelt footing, round pen, euro walker, plus five large pastures. The elegant 3,670 square foot custom barn holds stalls; tack room; cross tie, wash rack and storage areas; and a full laundry room. A clubhouse with patio overlooks the arena and grazing areas. Riders also enjoy direct access to miles of RSF’s best trails.
The very private main residence encompasses some 7,588 square feet of living space, highlighted by soaring vintage barn wood ceilings; custom French oak flooring; and walls of glass that fully open to the covered patio, pool and covered outdoor eat-in kitchen. A great room, formal dining room and family room welcome gatherings from intimate to grand, The stunning open kitchen features a cozy fireplace area and a huge prep island with seating; an adjacent “dirty kitchen” helps manage large event prep and cleanup. A spectacular window-wrapped office, second smaller office and dramatic floor-to-ceiling laddered library complete the public areas. Four bedroom suites with full baths are highlighted by a gorgeous primary suite with fireplace and freestanding soaking tub by a green view. Two powder rooms, a laundry room and an attached four-car garage complete the lavish amenities.
A charming detached guest house measuring some 1,150 square feet has two bedrooms, two baths, kitchen, living room, and private patio. The expansive pool house includes two large rooms suitable for gym, theatre and more, along with a full pool bath and a half bath.
The Covenant is home to the Rancho Santa Fe Riding and Saddle Club, with a myriad of the nation’s finest trainers. It’s also the site of one of the most prestigious US country clubs, the Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club, owned by the Rancho Santa Fe Association.
This incomparable new equestrian paradise is listed by Caren Kelley at $16,900,000.