Listed BELOW appraised value of $4,400,000 from last year! Incredible Tuscan Santa Fe villa in the guard gated River Estates. This compound impresses with its expansive one story layout w/ one suite on the second floor. Wood beams, stonework, and Venetian plastered walls give the home a warm and rich feel. The extensive chef's kitchen has a huge island, 3 ovens, and room to entertain. The great room has towering vaulted ceilings and it leads to the resort style back yard with custom pool. Priced below appraised value of $4,400,000! Motivated seller. They have their next home picked out already and want this one sold so they can move! Famed Rancho Santa Fe Builder Jim Ford built many of the homes on the street and this was his personal home! That's why there is so much more detail in this home than any of the other homes. From all of the custom solid hardwood alder door casings and window frames to the 16" alder crown molding, to the iron air vents, to the gigantic limestone fireplaces, this interior is done to the max. Outside there are 6 double level custom waterfalls that make it seem like you are in your own tropical paradise. Journey through this resort-style home located in an exclusive gated community the River Estates. Enter the expansive estate driveway and notice the lush landscaping with a huge custom waterfall and circular drive. Surrounded by nearly 2 acres of soaring trees this Tuscan Mediterranean Villa is a refined living experience inside and out. Enter through the grand front doors to the greeting foyer, soaring beamed ceilings and oversized windows lead your view toward a tropical paradise. Venture through the west wing of the home toward the executive library, perfect for curling up next to with a good book while enjoying the expansive window and designer fireplace. Enjoy the unbelievable great room with custom-built stone fireplace, 20’ beamed ceilings and wet bar. Make entertaining easy! Vanishing doors open wide from here to the outside covered entertainment area complete with fireplace and BBQ. The magnificent kitchen features a large island with granite countertops, walk-in pantry, the finest of high-end appliances and a full wine room for the enthusiast. The Venetian plastered walls, artesian stone and rich warm woodwork make this chef's kitchen absolutely exquisite. Four bedrooms including the master suite are situated down west wing complimented by elegant stone flooring and remarkable warm rich woodwork throughout. The oversized master suite features a classic fireplace, spacious dual walk-in closets with built-in cabinetry and an opulent bathroom. This bathroom is what dreams are made of with stand-alone sinks, detached shower and a luxurious spa tub with additional fireplace. All the generous bedroom suites come with their own attached private bathroom. The east side of the home contains another one bedroom guest suite with bath along with a separate powder room. Then wonder up to the second level which features a large private optional bedroom with private bath. This room could be used as an office or media room as well. Outside and you will find a tropical paradise! A resort-style pool with waterfalls and water slides will make Rancho Santa Fe living feel like a dream with a spectacular sport court, an outdoor living room with fireplace and BBQ for relaxing. This home is a one of a kind compound with approximately 1.85 acres of space to enjoy and play in. Looking for more? Rancho Santa Fe has so much to offer. Close to Del Mar Beach, The Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, and equestrian riding trails. Outdoor activities are only a step away. This neighborhood lifestyle is highly desirable, with must try restaurants, shopping and spas.