Contemporary Reflection

Water and glass mirror design and lifestyle in Rancho Santa Fe

With its angular design and distinct contemporary planes, this multi-million dollar Rancho Santa Fe estate welcomes guests with an incredible entry that brings the home’s luxurious size, surrounding foliage and expansive reflection pool into amazing focus. The 8,200-square-foot space keeps the outdoors a focal point and integrated component of the home’s architectural harmony. The foyer opens to a reflective wall of glass windows that easily slide open on warm days—a pleasant invitation to bring the outdoors in. And when you do, the lowered sitting room becomes an extension of the incredible view of the pool, patio and tennis court.


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The austere outside nuances traditional Santa Fe style design with a contemporary twist. Smooth round arches are substituted with strong angular lines that jet up to the sky or lead the eye away to the beauty of the natural surrounding. At mid-day, shadows cast new shades from walls that frame the outdoor living space. Deep alcoves trace the exterior, leading the reflection pool around the house like a river. The innovative design of the swimming pool is both functional and beautiful, used to create mirrored reflections of both sky and design. At dusk, the dining and sitting area are directly in front of a sun-setting spectacle that silhouettes the indigenous tree line into fading dark.


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A formal dining area appears to be floating—projecting into the reflection pool and surrounded by large glass windows that completely disappear for an alfresco evening. The roof in this space retracts to open the sky, revealing brilliant starry nights. The abundance of glass throughout the home’s main living areas allow several of the angular planes to appear and disappear while moving through the different rooms.


With every inch, the hand and skill of a thoughtful designer is evident—the alternative shapes and ultra-mod style allude to the home’s functionality without appearing pedestrian. The sophisticated architecture is a product of Fleetwood Joiner and Avalon Architecture, who built the estate in 2000. With five bedrooms, six bathrooms, guest quarters, a lighted tennis court and an eight-car garage, this single-family residence is a standard of luxury in Rancho Santa Fe.


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Fixed on two acres in one of the most sought after and luxurious residential communities in the country, the estate offers coastal breezes and nearly year-round sunshine to beam through the windows. Recreational activities including horseback riding, polo, golf, tennis and more highlight the community’s active and diverse interests.


This home represents both lifestyle and aesthetics, incorporating a distinct point of view within the community of Rancho Santa Fe.

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