5596 San Elijo

Covenant - Rancho Santa Fe
  • Property size 5 Bdrms
  • Property size 7 Baths
  • Property size 6320 sq ft
  • Property size 3.73 Acres

More than 3 years in its creation, 15 shipping containers of materials from France for its finishes, and the keen educated vision of the owners has produced this winner of the coveted Lily Award–an authentic Provencal home set upon a perfect homesite in the heart of the Covenant! “Clos de Lavande” is serenely sited far off the road, up a long, gravel-covered cement driveway lined with olive groves, fruit orchards, a seasonal creek, masses of flowers in season, and a hillside of lavender.  Authenticity is the hallmark of this estate.  All floors are antique–terracotta floor tiles salvaged from100+ year old Provencal homes,  antique wood set in authentic pattern, and/or old Abbey stone flooring throughout. All windows, shutters, and interior doors were custom-made in France by the restorer of Versailles! Antique fireplaces (one from 1600),  antique locks, French lighting fixtures, antique trumeaux (mirror and painting) above fireplaces, antique roof tiles  laid in the “genoise” style (set upon a regulation roof) and myriad indoor and outdoor fixtures from France are gracefully woven throughout this exquisite property.  Hand forged wrought iron gates at the  entry open to a courtyard with a hexagonal stone fountain. Just past the fountain the home’s tall rustic  wooden entry door stands in the center of a massive stone surround dating to  1650. The Main House, formed as a “U” around the entry courtyard, offers 3 bedroom suites with sitting rooms, a hand made cherry wood library, a French country kitchen with butler’s pantry and linen/crystal closet, a breakfast room, a family room, both formal living and dining rooms, and an art studio (optional 4th bedroom in Main House). The Master Suite enjoys dual baths and dressing  rooms, and in addition to the secondary baths, there are 2 powder rooms. Additionally, the Main House offers a refrigerated wine room, flower room (with 18th century cabinet and zinc sink) and an oversized 3-car garage with attic above. The French country kitchen marries the charm of Provence with the efficiency of of today’s appliances and conveniences.


  • 17th Century French fireplace and stone door surround
  • Extremely antique finishes from France
  • Flower room with 18th Century cabinetry
  • Hand-forged wrought iron gates
  • Hand-made cherry wood library
  • Perfectly landscaped grounds
  • Provencal style home
  • Refrigerated wine room

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