17432 Calle Mayor
Perched like a castle high on a knoll in Rancho Santa Fe’s exclusive guard-gated community of Fairbanks Ranch, this enchanting French chateau offers a fresh, modern twist on timeless architectural style. Wonderment begins just beyond the entry gate, where a long, stone-lined driveway continues through a tunnel below the estate, reemerging at the private and inviting motorcourt. The residence showcases 6 ensuite bedrooms and 6 full and 2 half baths in a recently remodeled floorplan of approximately 7,174 square feet. A towering stone turret and slate roof retain the home’s French heritage, while bold colors, blonde wood floors and chic lighting lend contemporary flair throughout. The kitchen is a prime example, with an Old World-style brick range area complemented by a modern stone island, custom glossy cabinets in white and blue, a commercial-grade range and stainless steel appliances. Enjoy 6 fireplaces, numerous French doors leading to decks and patios, an attic bonus room, owned whole-house solar, theater with electric drop-down screen, and a separate guest house with sauna. Panoramic views complement a master suite with 2 walk-in closets, a stunning bath, fireplace, an office, and an exercise/sitting room with vaulted ceiling. Lush trees frame views and add privacy to grounds that span 1.1 acres and boast an infinity pool, spa, waterslide, fireplace and sport court. The estate is a short walking distance from boating on Fairbank Ranch’s lake, 5 lighted tennis courts, trails and equestrian facilities. Top public and private schools, miles of beaches, shopping, theaters and more are close at hand.