Natural Beauty, Modern Amenities
RANCHO SANTA FE, CALIFORNIA
When San Diego philanthropists Bill and Kathy Scripps decided to build their family home, it was no question where they would raise their children. Rancho Santa Fe was an easy choice! In addition to great schools, the town offers plenty of privacy, while still being advantageously located near beaches and the city.
Nestled on a sylvan hillside, the Scripps Equestrian Estate unveils its beauty in layers, revealing quality and convenience at every turn. The 12,417 SF home was custom designed for the iconic family and has since been freshly modernized to highlight the extraordinary architecture and seamless indoor/outdoor living.
The heart of the estate, the main home with seven bedrooms and ten baths, has been upgraded with state-of-the-art technology. The home features surround sound, radiant heated floors, Crestron Home Automation and a Lutron Home Lighting system. Encompassing a central courtyard for residents to enjoy the lush landscape around a cozy fire pit, the spacious floor plan separates family, guest and staff bedrooms into private wings. The sumptuous master retreat boasts an extra office, exercise room, and bath with dual closets and vanities, while resting in perfect proximity to the childrens’ rooms. The homes’ timeless design radiates elegance throughout with arched tresses and pinewood floors.
The private and prestigious 12-acre estate blends aspects of a tropical resort with the tranquility of ranch living. The grand game room, which accompanies a full bar and wine cellar on the first floor, opens to an infinityedge pool with entertainment patio and cabana replete with bar, sauna and kitchen. Equestrians will marvel at the beautiful barn equipped with six indoor-outdoor stalls, a tack room, and a spectacular rider’s lounge and saloon opening to a patio with barbecue and fireplace. A tennis court and sand volleyball court complete the estate.
Now, with their kids grown, the Scripps hope another family can enjoy the beauty and tranquility of this magnificent estate and make their own memories.