Located in Rancho Santa Fe, California, the wonderful Del Dios Ranch estate was built in 1969 by a couple of philanthropists. Ramona and Roland Sahm enlisted the help of talented designer Fred Briggs, who created this lovely airy residence with a unique contemporary flair, while also keeping a timeless ranch-style charm.
Several decades later, the property has become the most expensive one in the San Diego area, with a prohibitive listing price of $92 million. The concrete, wood and glass building sits on a 210-acre estate and affords sweeping views of a nearby lake. The property also offers access to 40 acres of orange groves, top-notch equestrian facilities, a six-stall barn, a tennis court, and even biking and jogging trails.
Obviously, the offer would not have been complete without a proper luxury guest house and superb gardens to gaze at while drinking a hot morning coffee. But let us return to the actual main residence, which is a true dream house. It flaunts 8,000 square feet of space, heated marble floors, tall ceilings, and an entire wing dedicated to relaxation and holding a spa, an indoor swimming pool and a full bar.
The second floor is dedicated entirely to the plush master bedroom, while three additional bedrooms are located on the first floor. Other luxury amenities include an eye catching monolithic fireplace, a living room that looks much like an indoor arboretum, and an open-space kitchen with a huge island and generous skylights.