UNITED STATES / CA / Rancho Santa Fe / Cielo

18441 Via Ambiente

Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

$11,975,000
PRICE
4
BEDS
4
FULL BATHS
7
PARTIAL BATHS


​​​​​​​MLS ID: selm

About 18441 Via Ambiente

As if woven from a romantic dream, this 15 th -Century French castle is tucked away on a beautiful hilltop promontory in Rancho Santa Fe. And while it may, at first glance, appear to have been transported from the past, it is very much a state-of-the-art 21 st -Century estate, with a computerized nerve center, fully automated Crestron smart home system, and a solar system that provides 100% of the estate’s power. Taking in panoramic ocean, hill, valley and city-light views from its unparalleled setting in the guard-gated community of Cielo, the expansive residence is carefully crafted down to every detail. A moat with fixed drawbridge, rustic exterior limestone, a signature gargoyle to ward off evil spirits, and artisan-finished wood, paint and hand-fired tiles lend a spectacular Old World ambiance inside and out. The estate features 4 bedrooms, 4 full baths, 7 half baths, a billiards room, workout room, office/library and an elaborate home theater with fabric wall panels, performance stage and lavish Austrian draperies that rise to reveal a wide screen. Massive wood entry doors with hand-forged hardware lead to a grand living room with a towering 25' ceiling, “biblical” stone flooring imported from Israel and incorporated throughout the home, and walls, fireplaces and archways of hand-carved limestone. Presenting pro-level appliances and magnificent wood cabinetry, the kitchen hosts reclaimed wood ceiling beams, an iron chandelier, and granite countertops edged with limestone. A Juliet balcony in the game room offers a view overlooking the great room below, fine art lamps illuminate hallways, and wood and imported stone floors are displayed throughout the estate, which encompasses approximately 12,000 square feet. A tower-shaped bedroom suite, stained-glass windows, barrel ceilings and custom tile detailing complete the home’s 15 th -Century French chateau ambiance. Over-scale furnishings, generous use of leather and wood, hand-knotted rugs and gorgeous tapestries grace varying areas of the estate. Hidden at the end of a gated 500' long driveway finished with hand-laid cobblestone, the expansive homesite—the largest building pad in Cielo—offers an ocean-view 1,200 s.f. guest house,11 car garage, elaborate pool with swim-up bar and ornate tile work, a 5-hole golf course, colorful French-influenced landscaping, a formal rose garden with fountain, a pond with water lilies and fish, and a pool house with built-in BBQ and bathroom. High-tech solar panels power the estate and heat the pool, and extra attention was paid throughout the property to minimize water use and maximize energy efficiency. Like its ancestors in France's romantic Loire Valley, this extraordinary castle is destined to bring enjoyment for years and generations to come.

K. Ann Brizolis
Rancho Santa Fe, CA
858.756.4328
Laurie McClain
Rancho Santa Fe, CA
858.361.5667

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Features

Age:
6-10 Years Old
Basement:
Full
Fireplace Description:
Fireplace
Garage Count:
5 + Car Garage
Garage Description:
Attached Garage
Water:
Municipal Water
Sewer:
Public
Appliances:
Dishwasher, Double Oven, Dryer, Garbage Disposal, Microwave, Range / Oven, Refrigerator, Trash Compactor, Washer
Fireplace Count:
4+ Fireplaces
Exterior:
Covered Terraces, Gardens, Guest House, Underground Lawn Sprinkler, Water Feature, Fire Pit
Exterior Living Space:
Patio, Deck, Terrace, Balcony / Lanai, Outdoor Kitchen
Fencing:
Fenced Yard
Kitchen Features:
Granite Countertops, Marble Countertop, Eat-in Kitchen, Gourmet Kitchen, Center Island, Catering kitchen, Butlers Pantry, Breakfast Bar
General:
Guard Gated, Security System, Skylight, Smoke Detector
Pool Description:
Inground, Pool
Interior:
Walk-in Closet, Exercise Area, Two-story Family Room, Wine Cellar, Wet Bar
Exterior Description:
Stone
Flooring:
Marble, Mixed
Roof:
Slate Roof
Rooms:
Casita, Library, Media Room / Home Theater, Staff Quarters, Billiards Room, Artist Studio
Views:
Mountain, Scenic, Water, Lake & Stream, Ocean, Pond, Golf
Area Description:
Suburban
Cooling:
Central A/C, Zoned A/C
Pre-Wiring:
Cable, Garage Door, Security System, Entertainment System
Property Description:
Acreage
Body of Water:
Lake, Ocean, Reservoir
Road Type:
Private Road
Special Market:
Vacation / Second Home, Luxury Properties, International Properties
Heating - Fuel Type:
Gas, Other, Solar
Bath Features:
Bidet, Jacuzzi Tub, Stall Shower
Location:
Backs to Park Land
Community Type:
Gated
Lot Description:
Open
Heating Type:
Multi-Zone Heat
Other:
Association Fee

Amenities

Caretaker House
Area Pool
Area Tennis
Golf
Outdoor Activities
Biking
Area Hiking

Location

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