Our stunning home is used frequently for entertaining, with a little over 5,000 square feet, and a fabulous back yard with large outdoor wrap-around bar/kitchen, surround sound, pool w/ spa, firepit, lush grass, fruit trees, and mountain views galore. From the upstairs balcony, you can see the ocean. Typical of the Southern California lifestyle, we live outside as much as inside and are very casual! Our home has wood floors throughout plus hand-made terra cotta floors in the foyer and laundry room, 2 staircases, custom lighting, formal dining room that seats 12, original art and antiques, and is impeccably maintained. (We also have an Xbox in the playroom for the kids!)
We live in Rancho Santa Fe, one of the most exclusive areas in Southern California and in the US, and have easy access to all of the amenities of San Diego (golf, beaches, world-famous San Diego Zoo, theme parks, professional sports, shopping, dining, night life) as well as quick access north to Orange County and/or Los Angeles. While our home has a fabulous pool and back yard, which most people never want to leave, our neighborhood does have a wonderful central clubhouse with state-of-the-art gym, jr. olympic sized pool, parks and outdoor kitchens. For peace of mind, we live in a guard-gated community. We have a gardener and housekeeper that come weekly, however the housekeeper may be available more frequently.
I (Kate) am a Sr. Executive with a large cap public company, and my husband (Dale) has the flexibility of staying home with our 3 kids: Grant (19, college freshman) Gavin (17) and Lael (14), while managing his own business. We take great pride in our home, as do our kids, and would treat another's home the same as we do ours.
We are interested in traveling to Europe or throughout the U.S. this summer. We are also open to travel to London, Western Europe, New York and ski locales (primarily during the school year around school holidays and depending on kids sports and school schedules).