This newly built Mediterranean style estate, dubbed Villa Italco, is located at 18138 Pacifica Ranch Drive in the guard gated Rancho Belvedere community in Rancho Santa Fe, CA and is situated on 2 acres. As you ascend the winding driveway, you are greeted by a circular motor court with fountain. Steps lead up to the custom wrought iron front entry door. Inside, the house features approximately 12,000 square feet of living space spread over one story with 6 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, living room with fireplace and large picturesque window, dining room with access to the patio, gourmet kitchen with two islands and informal dining area, family room with fireplace and access to patio, home office with custom built-ins that can be used a theater room, courtyard with fountain, gym, game room, wine cellar and a 4-car attached and 3-car detached garages. The most amazing features of this estate are the generous outdoor living spaces. There is an outdoor living room with electronically controlled lift and glide doors and an even bigger outdoor recreation room with fireplace, dining and sitting areas and a full restaurant cooking facility with pizza oven, steamers, steak grill, salamander, bread machine, highest quality filtered water, commercial ovens, cooktop and more. The two detached buildings on the property are a 2+ bedroom guest house complete with kitchen and living room and a 2nd guest house. The resort-style swimming pool features waterfalls, water slides, lazy river, grotto spa, pool bath and underwater music. It is listed at $15,995,000.

WOW!! What a FANTASTIC entertaining estate. I mostly like 2-story homes, but this single story home is quite the stunner. The living spaces are massive and they did not skimp on the details in any of the rooms. The exterior/roof color is beautiful and definitely gives off that Mediterranean vibe. I personally love to entertain and the outdoor spaces of this estate are quite extensive. The outdoor kitchen is MASSIVE and even bigger than the main one inside! I like how it’s partially enclosed so you can entertain no matter what the weather’s like. All in all, this is an almost perfect estate <3

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  • Daniel

    These huge single-story Mediterraneans always look like clubhouses to me. I wouldn’t call it ugly, but it’s something that I wouldn’t build if given a choice. The interior overall reminds me of model homes we have done here for a tenth of the price. It just doesn’t feel special, and given the asking price, I think it should.

    Reference here for model home feel:

    http://www.glhomes.com/the-bridges/new-homes/empire/belvedere




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  • Chris

    Its a gorgeous house. Amazing Entertaining Spaces indeed. But I do see a model home feeling in it.




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  • ted

    wow. i usually dont go for this style, but this house is beautiful. the pool is awesome.




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  • BJ

    The kitchen…sigh. The man cave…sigh. I could live here. And live here. And live here some more.

    But damn you bankrupt California! I refuse. A platoon of Goldman Sachs tax attorneys can’t get me enough breaks to convince me buying there is a good thing. Evah.




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  • NOVA Ben

    Most of this looks waaaay too much like a hotel lobby and other public places found in hotels. And I maintain that square footage figures pushing into 5 digits are FAR too much for a one-story home.




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  • Grrrowler

    It’s nice, but it looks like thousands of other houses in RSF. Not that that’s a bad thing, but it’s definitely not anything groundbreaking. But it IS very RSF.

    The interior is uninspired in its current decorative state. The rooms are pretty much predictable all the way through, although they’re clearly staged. However, the built-in details seem very nice and with some better furniture, and some decent art, it could look really good.




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  • Bella Dunn

    Unless you have lived in RSF, then you don’t know about the custom cookie cutter track mansions there. I have toured most of them since I live there and I have been looking for a new and different home. I have found the same old thing all over RST, fake Tuscan with the same kitchens and baths. The same floor plans. This home although extremely overpriced is a step in the right direction. I found it to be refreshing and different.

    Also, as for one story, think about it. Would you really want to be trapped in a 2 or 3 story as in Newport Coast when the big one hits? If so, you’d better hope they dig deep and quick to find you. Bravo for the one story homes in Southern California.

    For a price comparison. Here’s a RSF home that sold for 16.5 million. Now it is being re-sold after a couple of years ownership. Still a little overpriced and sitting on the market. But yet more reasonable than the new home. The owner is taking a serious loss on this home.

    http://www.redfin.com/CA/SOLANA-BEACH/6896-POCO-LAGO-92075/home/7023765




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  • dan

    If I lived in a mansion, I would prefer ONE story. When I get old, I don’t want to take an elevator. I feel safer and in control with a single story. Yes RSF and Paradise Valley homes are very much alike. I like them and I really like this house. It has the features I value – like the roman tub and pizza oven! Also the construction looks like block instead of frame.




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  • Matt

    does anyone else know of a neighborhood that has a racetrack in it? lol




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