Artfully blending the appeal of timeless European-inspired architecture with a hint of elegant contemporary flair, this exceptional custom estate occupies a sought-after West Side location in the Covenant of Rancho Santa Fe. Nestled on a peaceful and private 3+-acre homesite with mature landscaping, the handsomely crafted 5-bedroom main residence is joined by a separate self-contained guest house. Designed by the award-winning Island Architects team and expertly constructed by David Taylor, this estate represents an incomparable opportunity. A formal French Country-style entry garden accented with fragrant orange trees in terra-cotta pots and two symmetrically placed fountains introduces the gated residence, which is located at the end of a long driveway. Six handsome wood-burning fireplaces lend warmth and style to the home, which showcases a dramatic 2-story living room with views over the grounds, a formal dining room with access to the backyard veranda, a circular staircase, a 2-story library, 5 full and 3 half baths, and 5 bedroom suites including a luxurious 2-room master bedroom with oversized walk-in closet, stunning all white marble and stone bathroom, and a sitting room with cross-loin ceiling and patio. Generously accommodating meal preparation and entertaining, the kitchen displays a walk-in island, sleek cabinetry, Viking appliances, an adjacent bar and informal dining area, and 2 walk-in pantries, with one featuring an additional refrigerator and freezer. A spacious family room easily transforms into a home theater with drop-down screen, and an oversized upstairs game room with ½ bath and 2 additional spaces could be used as a home gym or yoga studio. The guest house reveals a living room, wet bar, fireplace, bedroom and bath. An attached 4-car garage with storage is joined by ample onsite parking. The backyard is home to a fireplace-warmed loggia with built-in BBQ and bar, an infinity-edge pool with spa, and a gas fireplace.