Casa Del Sol, a master-planned family compound located on over eight pristine acres within the community of Rancho Santa Fe, will sell at auction on Feb. 26 through leading luxury real estate auction firm Concierge Auctions. Previously listed for $36.5 million, the stunning estate — comprised of four home structures, including a full Roman spa — will be sold to the highest bidder without reserve in cooperation with K. Ann Brizolis of Pacific Sotheby’s International and Markus Canter and Cristie St. James of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices.
“Set on eight acres of lush tropical landscape, and accented with waterfalls and fragrant fruit trees, Casa Del Sol is a oasis of tranquility and refinement,” Brizolis said. “Amenities overflow here, and its ornate details are equally as exquisite as they are unique. This auction presents an unprecedented opportunity to acquire a Rancho Santa Fe trophy property at your own bid price.”
The Casa Del Sol auction marks the third in the Rancho Santa Fe community for Concierge Auctions in less than six months. In August 2014, the firm sold El Milagro, a nine-acre estate with award-winning golf course access and private hiking and horseback riding trails, for $14.3 million. And in November 2014, Rancho Las Brisas, a 10,000-acre-plus, gated community residence, sold to the highest bidder for $5.032 million.
Located just four miles from Pacific Ocean beaches and 30 minutes from downtown San Diego, Casa Del Sol enables entertaining on a monumental scale. Disguised amidst lush palms, fruit tress and rose gardens are four unique structures: a 9,000-square-foot main residence; a 2,500-square-foot guest home; a 2,500-square-foot Roman spa and steam room; and a 1,500-square-foot staff residence, along with two pavilions housing a fitness center and loggia. All are designed in a perfect mix of elegant European grace and effortless indoor-outdoor living that defines the Rancho Santa Fe lifestyle.
In addition to floor-to-ceiling windows with panoramic views, soaring ceilings, multiple fireplaces and collapsing walls that truly bring the outdoors in, Casa Del Sol boasts a 13-seat movie theater, an entertainment room with a bowling alley, a fitness center and a dog grooming station. Outdoors, a pavilion awaits, complete with a resort-style pool and cabana, a kitchen, fire pit and Buddha bar and lounge. Two 1,000-foot-long driveways also lead way to a 10-car garage.
The compound was built to accommodate large parties, as evidenced by its live outdoor performance stage. The palm court lawn, which is surrounded by a rose garden, seats up to 500 guests, and, when tented, the north-south facing tennis court seats an additional 500, if needed. All of this in addition to elaborate gardens, lagoons, waterfalls and walking paths that can be found throughout the property.
Rancho Santa Fe, one of the wealthiest communities in the world, has been described as the definitive “best kept secret” of luxury residential areas – comparable to other beachside communities like the Hamptons and Malibu in quality of life, but without the crowds and temperamental weather. It is home to the top school district in the San Diego area, just miles from the beach, ocean and the world-renowned Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club, a par 72 course designed by master architect Max Behr. Residents also enjoy just a 10-minute drive to the world-famous Del Mar Race Track, and world-class shopping and restaurants that rest at the center of Rancho Santa Fe.
For those who prefer participating, Casa Del Sol is part of The Covenant, a private community within Rancho Santa Fe that has access to a riding club, garden club and 60 miles of horse trails that weave throughout the rolling hills of this community.
“Casa Del Sol is a one-of-a-kind — a true Southern California oasis. It’s sophisticated, grand, and nothing short of an entertainer’s paradise,” said Concierge Auctions Founder and President Laura Brady. “We pioneered the auction space for one-of-a-kind, ultra-luxury homes and are accustomed to identifying buyers at this price point. Plus, having sold two other Rancho Santa Fe homes in recent months, it’s clear that savvy clients in this market understand and trust our platform. We look forward to yet another success as we find the next owner of Casa Del Sol.”
The auction of Casa Del Sol, located at 15651 Puerta Del Sol Road, will be held live on Feb. 26. A 2 percent commission is offered to the buyer’s representing broker. The property will be open for preview daily from 2-4 p.m. and by appointment. See Auction Terms and Conditions for full details. For more information, call (212) 257-5018.