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Tour a stunning early California Spanish estate on the market in Rancho Santa Fe

Image Credits Intro Photo & outdoor bar: Photography by Christina Woods, all other photography by Shay Blechynden

Nestled on Las Colinas, one of the quietest streets in the Covenant of Rancho Santa Fe, sits a 10,504-square-foot resort-style estate designed and built by Tim Holcombe of Holcombe Homes Inc. Offering sophisticated flair and design at the highest level, five bedrooms, seven full and two half baths, a billiards room, breathtaking outdoor living room, and quaint guest house make the most of the 3.06 all-usable sprawling garden and lawn acres complete with verdant, park-like grounds. 

“This early California Spanish was custom built the way the Holcombes do it with the lath and plaster walls, and the very thoughtful room and ceiling transitions make it a uniquely warm and cozy home,” says listing agent Jason Barry of the Jason Barry Team at Barry Estates. “The way it was built around a courtyard gives it a magical setting with beautiful, mature landscaping.”

Inside, a grand curved staircase is complemented by arched doorways and hallway cutouts that bring softness and an element of romance into the spacious home. The bedrooms are thoughtfully oversized to allow for individual study or lounge areas, and inviting patios accompany all rooms. Additionally, there is a state-of-the-art media room, wine cellar, gym, office, pool, and multi-sport court. The oversized kitchen features top-of-the-line appliances and opens onto the magnificent family room with bi-fold doors that invite one to enjoy the many outdoor living spaces and abundant fireplaces throughout. The sumptuous master suite with his-and-her bathrooms and closets opens onto the expansive courtyard pool graced by fire bowls adjacent to a poolside bar. 

“The inspiration for Las Colinas was the outside living areas that surround the house,” says Holcombe. “Wherever possible, we tried to move the living areas out of the buildings. It was a little difficult since it was two levels, but that also gave us the opportunity to make each room totally unique.” 

As in all of his designs, Holcombe tried not to use anything that is on-the-shelf. “So, everything you see was either made in someone’s shop and brought to the house or actually built on-site during construction. Earth, fire, wood, iron — these are the basic materials we try to stick to,” he says.

“Earth, fire, wood, iron — these are the basic materials we try to stick to,” Holcombe says.

Incorporating his love for fireplaces, which Holcombe considers “mini vacations,” the home also boasts more than 20, including firepits and wood-fired ovens. “When we finished building the house, there were 23 fireplaces in and around the house — a record for us. I think Hearst Castle might have more,” he says. Whether it’s for ample cozy fireside nights, or the clean air and subtle aroma of citrus and flowers that permeate Rancho Santa Fe, this property no doubt has it all. The home is listed at $6,795,000. 858.756.4024, jasonbarryteam.com


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