With state-of-the-art features and a tranquil setting, this exceptional estate in Rancho Santa Fe’s desirable Covenant is among the enclave’s most exciting residential opportunities and one of its finest values. Recently crafted in 2011, the gated single-level home is located on 3.06 acres, with 2 acres reserved as an ecological preserve that welcomes deer, hawks, egrets and colorful wild flowers. The remaining acre is an entertainer’s dream, complete with a pool and spa, loggia with fireplace, and low-maintenance drought-tolerant landscaping. Clean lines accentuate the sprawling hacienda, which encompasses approximately 5,915 square feet of uncompromisingly beautiful living space. Energy efficiency is evident throughout the open and airy design, including a solar power system, LED lighting, 12"-thick exterior walls, superior insulation, tankless water heaters and energy-saving HVAC systems. Panoramic countryside views enrich the estate, which showcases an impressive entry with 20' ceiling and custom wrought iron door, dramatic arches, 4 bedroom suites, and a large office that could become a 5thbedroom, theater or game room. A stunning picture window with trusses and wrought iron scroll detail distinguishes a great room that opens to a chef-caliber kitchen with nook, large island Novano marble countertops and high-end appliances. Elegance is the hallmark of a master suite that hosts a fireplace, patio access and opulent bath. Rich appointments are led by vaulted open-beam ceilings, distressed maple and travertine floors, crown molding and stained-wood doors and windows. The estate’s prime location is convenient to preferred shopping and dining, the Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club, superior public and private schools, and the sandy shores of Cardiff and Solana Beach.