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5870 San Elijo Avenue

Rancho Santa Fe

The design objective was to create a residence that offered a contemporary aesthetic while subtly respecting the Mediterranean design influences encouraged in the Rancho Santa Fe Covenant.

All major living areas are exposed to the exceptional west-facing view, with fully opening bifold patio window systems in the master bedroom, great room and kitchen on the upper level, as well as in the bar and entertainment area on the lower level.

The design of 5870 San Elijo Avenue is based upon enhancing the indoor-outdoor lifestyle that is so popular in southern California.


Architectural Details

The numerous exceptional features of 5870 San Elijo Avenue include the following:


  • Architecture by award-winning SRA Design of Vancouver, BC
  • Landscape architecture by award-winning TCLA Studio of Capistrano Beach, CA
  • Paneled elevator in foyer
  • Matching casitas to accommodate two guest couples with complete privacy
  • Wine cellar with independent cooling and humidity control system
  • Alternate gym layouts offering potential for an additional child’s bedroom with ensuite bath, or an additional large guest suite
  • Highly programmable Lutron lighting system
  • State-of-the-art remote controlled security system
  • Over-sized four car garage with work-sink and kitchen-quality cabinetry
  • Built-in barbecue stations on both levels
  • Irrigation system with flow sensors and automatic fertilizer controls
  • Outdoor shower in pool area
  • Pool change room includes steam room with shower
  • Rough-in for solar energy system
  • Built in Queen-size Murphy bed in theater for overflow guest accommodation (or kid’s sleepovers!)
  • Sophisticated smart home / audiovisual infrastructure throughout the entire property


  • Ensuite bath opens to exceptional private garden with water feature
  • Indoor/outdoor shower finished in solid quartz slabs
  • Power in MBR vanities for appliances and charging electronics
  • Premium close-grained custom oak cabinetry in closet, with center island
  • Concealed storage area in closet


  • Clean contemporary lines throughout
  • Natural wood window frames and 18 foot high vaulted Douglas Fir beamed ceilings in primary living areas, adding architectural interest and warmth
  • Floors of Italian porcelain and oak
  • Exceptional details such as baseboards flush with wall surfaces and rounded feature walls, including a unique great room valence with rounded corners
  • Imported feature tile walls in powder rooms
  • Solid oak eight-foot doors throughout


  • Premium close-grained custom oak cabinetry
  • Wolf and Subzero Appliances
  • Dual Bosch dishwashers
  • Dual temperature zoned wine fridge
  • Center island with solid quartz surface and vegetable sink
  • Five-element Wolf gas range complemented by adjacent dual-element induction range
  • Adjacent butler’s pantry with separate fridge and third dishwasher
  • Power in pantry closet for rechargeable vacuum
  • Kitchen garden adjacent to butler’s pantry for garden-to-table cuisine


Room Summary

The following is a breakdown of rooms for the main house and the outdoor living areas.


  • Foyer
  • Great Room
  • Master Suite (Incl. Private Garden and Walk-In Closet)
  • Kitchen
  • Butler’s Pantry
  • Dining Room
  • Laundry (With Double Washers/Dryers)
  • Children’s Bedroom 1
  • Children’s Bedroom 2
  • Powder Room


  • Entertainment Room
  • Bar
  • Theatre
  • Gym
  • Wine Room
  • Pool Change Room / Steam Room
  • Office
  • Children’s Bedroom 3
  • Powder Room


  • 1,300 SF Covered Patio Adjacent to Pool with BBQ Station
  • 1,000 SF Pool Patio with Fire Pit
  • 1,600 SF Patio Adjacent to Primary Living Spaces with BBQ Station
  • Kitchen Garden Adjacent to Butler’s Pantry
  • Patios Adjacent to Both Casitas

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