A French Romance

5453 El Secreto | Rancho Santa Fe

4 Bedroom/4 Bathroom          3,583 SF         1.37 Acres

French Inspired Old World Charm

Follow the long picturesque drive up to your own private hilltop location surrounded by rich landscaping and mature shade trees. The beautiful motor court in front of the home welcomes you and guests to this charming cottage style exterior home and timeless interiors inspired by Olde World charm and rustic-modern French design sensibilities.

As you enter the French front doors you are greeted by an open and sunny living room and dining room with a dramatic stone fireplace. The DuChateau barn wood floors, handmade Artisan stone detailing on the walls and exposed beamed ceilings creating a perfect mix of warmth, sophistication and simplicity.

The intimate and welcoming kitchen with honed granite countertops, a Sub-Zero fridge and Dacor professional appliances is the perfect place to gather with friends seated at the curved bar while watching the wind in the trees just outside one of the many windows to the backyard. The kitchen also opens nicely to the great room and another stone mantled fireplace creating a wonderful flow for everyday living or entertaining.

With west facing views, the serene backyard offers plenty of options for relaxation – enjoy the pool and spa or cozy up in front of the quaint outdoor brick wood burning fireplace surrounded by lush greenery and large trees on one of the lovely brick patios. On the other side of the backyard is a completely fenced dog run for furry family and friends.

The romantic master retreat is large and peaceful with a spa like setting for the free standing soaking tub. The three separate bedrooms are also generous in size; one even has a loft allowing for much creative promise. Each bedroom boasting of more exposed beamed ceilings.

Resting upon 1.37 acres and close to the Rancho Santa Fe Golf Course, the RSF Village, walking and riding trails and schools, this is a Rancho Santa Fe Covenant gem.