The Details That Define a Luxury Rancho Santa Fe Home

“Luxury” is a word that’s thrown around a lot, especially in real estate. But what does luxury actually mean? Is luxury defined by the square footage or the price, or do other elements contribute as well? Here in Rancho Santa Fe, luxury goes far beyond what you pay for a home or how big it is. In fact, our community has its own kind of luxury that you won’t find anywhere else. These are the details that we think define a luxury home in Rancho Santa Fe.


No matter what kind of home you buy or sell, location is always important. But it’s even more so when it’s a luxury home. Luxury homes are in the most desirable locations. Fortunately, Rancho Santa Fe is one of the most coveted communities in Southern California — if not the country. Our mild year-round weather, our close proximity to the beach, our gorgeous natural landscapes, and our stunning architecture are just a few of the reasons that people love to live in Rancho Santa Fe.


Privacy is essential where luxury is concerned. Buyers of luxury homes want their homes to be a refuge. This is particularly true in Southern California, where high-end buyers include celebrities. Luxury homes in Rancho Santa Fe provide ample privacy, whether it’s through gated entrances, large estates, or lush landscaping.

Top-of-the-line amenities

Here’s where the fun really starts in Rancho Santa Fe. Luxury homes in our community come with some of the most spectacular amenities. Panoramic views are common here, as are incredible outdoor living spaces with spas, pools, and outdoor kitchens and dining areas. You’ll also find executive libraries, guest homes, professional theatres, and oversized garages, among many other top-of-the-line amenities.


Luxury homeowners desire convenience. While tech-enabled homes are becoming more common, ease of use is paramount. In a luxury home, tasks are streamlined and should happen with the touch of a button — nothing complicated or overly technical. Some are even creating “technology-free zones” within their homes. These serve as a “getaway” without having to leave home. Many of the luxury homes in Rancho Santa Fe feature the latest and easiest to use technology innovations.

One-of-a-kind design

Rancho Santa Fe is famous for its Spanish architecture. Lillian J. Rice was responsible for developing Rancho Santa Fe’s master plan with the idea that the buildings and the land should live in harmony. Her designs added to instead of dominated the natural landscape. Homes in Rancho Santa Fe are livable as she wanted the people who live in them to experience joy. Although Rice died in 1938, her legacy continues to be felt throughout the community. Rancho Santa Fe homes are some of the most beautiful and comfortable homes in the world. Although our homes are designed to give a cohesive look to the entire community, there is nothing cookie-cutter about them.


Finally, luxury Rancho Santa Fe homes offer something that many other high-end communities cannot – provenance. Many of our beautiful homes have a story or a history behind them. They may have been built by a prominent architect or were once the home of a Hollywood celebrity. 

Contact the Lucy Kelts Collection today

If you’re ready to explore what luxury means in Rancho Santa Fe, then contact the Lucy Kelts Collection today at 858-775-8843 or [email protected]. We are ready to sit down with you personally to discuss all your real estate needs. We cherish Rancho Santa Fe and are proud to serve this unique and wonderful community.

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