Towering trees encircle this 5,358-square-foot Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., home, offering it the utmost privacy. The estate includes a six-bedroom home, detached guest house, private pool and tennis court on three acres of land.
Located a few minutes outside of Santa Fe, the fire pit at the Rancho Encantado celebrates the rustic beauty and splendor of the southwest. All of the rooms are casitas and feature fireplace butlers who will personally keep the flames going.
A stone patio frames the outdoor space at this Mediterranean-style villa in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. A sun-drenched pool sits just outside the detached guest house, and pergolas adorned with climbing vines offer a shady spot when respite from the sun is needed.
This home, as seen on HGTV's House Hunters, is nestled on ten acres in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, in Santa Fe, New Mexico. It is constructed entirely of adobe with traditional New Mexican elements, such as a wood-burning fireplace and hand-painted tiles. The unique blue dome also features a skylight and is a wonderful retreat for quiet meditation.
To create a smooth transition from the main road, the landscape architects opted for a gravel driveway instead of an asphalt one. Because the material is more natural than the alternative, it also thoughtfully complements the property's trees and shrubbery.
A gravel pathway gently winds through Santa Fe's historic Eastside neighborhood, leading guests through a wooden gate and to the front of "Casa Contenta." The property was built in the 1890s and features an adobe-style main house, guest house, guest apartment, office and lush green backyard.