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Maravilla: Rancho Del Lago’s ultimate private estate

Stylish and elegant yet fun and inviting

“The property offers a playful magic that is inspiring and fulfilling.”
“The property offers a playful magic that is inspiring and fulfilling.”

In 2020, the median size of a new home was 2261 square feet, according to US Census data. In 1990, when the home at 6573 Primero Izquierdo in Rancho Santa Fe was constructed, that number was closer to 2060 square feet. Allow that to lend a sense of scale to the seven-bedroom, ten-bath estate we’re visiting today, which boasts a full 10,500 square feet of indoor living area. “No expense was spared in curating Maravilla, Rancho Del Lago’s ultimate private estate,” the home’s Zillow listing promises. “Stylish and elegant yet fun and inviting, the property offers a playful magic that is inspiring and fulfilling.”

The Maravilla-lous Olympic-sized pool.

Coming in from the street, the road curves along the edge of the four-acre lot, leading to a circular drive with a landscaped center island before continuing back to the four-car garage. Massive, arched double entry doors flanked by windows open to the entryway, hung with a unique icicle-like blue chandelier that we unfortunately don’t get a closer look at.

From there, it’s on to the living room, with soaring exposed wood ceilings that have sadly been painted and a wall of retractable glass that opens onto the patio. An open dining room has an array of bright blown-glass shells or flowers or something hanging down from the ceiling – these are colorful and good.

The kitchen isn’t as huge as some we’ve seen, but it’s open on all sides and the dark wood cabinetry contrasts nicely with the large-format tile flooring. An island with bar seating sports a thick slab of marble that cascades off one side of the countertop to the floor. Similar stonework covers one wall of the main bedroom, save for a gas fireplace. The en-suite bathroom features a walk-in shower and separate soaking tub with a large dressing area between dual vanities.

Treehouse

The home’s layout “is ideal for a family and includes an array of amenities that rival the world’s top resorts,” the listing brags. And once we get outside the main residence, the entertainment options really begin to present themselves. In a nod to sports and outdoor enthusiasts, the grounds include “an incredible Olympic size lap pool, multiple outdoor entertaining spaces” including an outdoor kitchen and poolside pergola, “a golf practice facility, a lighted tennis court with NBA-grade hoops on either end, a MLB-caliber covered batting cage, and quarter mile track” which is not pictured and so leaves the reader wondering whether this track is for cars, horses, go karts, or something else entirely. There’s even a custom two-story treehouse in back.

“Operationally efficient, the property includes a well and massive solar farm, allowing owners to live off the grid,” the listing continues, before adding that the main residence is “complemented by two detached casitas, one of which includes a media room, indoor swim-in-place pool, and expansive gym.”

Public records list Matthew and Jillian Focht as Maravilla’s owners, with the estate having last changed hands in 2013 for a reported $3.25 million – far less than a $4.15 million sale recorded in 2004 near the peak of the mid-2000s housing boom. Mr. Focht operates an art gallery in Rancho Santa Fe and features some photos of the pieces in his home on his website, including the interesting dining room and front entry sculptures.

Maravilla was listed for sale in early May – an offer appears to have been accepted in June, but the transaction was canceled and the home was re-listed in mid-June. The asking price of $12,995,000 remains unchanged to date.

  • 6573 Primero Izquierdo | Rancho Santa Fe, 92067
  • Current owner: Matthew & Jillian Focht | Listing price: $12,995,000 | Beds: 7 | Baths: 10 | House size: 10,500
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“The property offers a playful magic that is inspiring and fulfilling.”
“The property offers a playful magic that is inspiring and fulfilling.”

In 2020, the median size of a new home was 2261 square feet, according to US Census data. In 1990, when the home at 6573 Primero Izquierdo in Rancho Santa Fe was constructed, that number was closer to 2060 square feet. Allow that to lend a sense of scale to the seven-bedroom, ten-bath estate we’re visiting today, which boasts a full 10,500 square feet of indoor living area. “No expense was spared in curating Maravilla, Rancho Del Lago’s ultimate private estate,” the home’s Zillow listing promises. “Stylish and elegant yet fun and inviting, the property offers a playful magic that is inspiring and fulfilling.”

The Maravilla-lous Olympic-sized pool.

Coming in from the street, the road curves along the edge of the four-acre lot, leading to a circular drive with a landscaped center island before continuing back to the four-car garage. Massive, arched double entry doors flanked by windows open to the entryway, hung with a unique icicle-like blue chandelier that we unfortunately don’t get a closer look at.

From there, it’s on to the living room, with soaring exposed wood ceilings that have sadly been painted and a wall of retractable glass that opens onto the patio. An open dining room has an array of bright blown-glass shells or flowers or something hanging down from the ceiling – these are colorful and good.

The kitchen isn’t as huge as some we’ve seen, but it’s open on all sides and the dark wood cabinetry contrasts nicely with the large-format tile flooring. An island with bar seating sports a thick slab of marble that cascades off one side of the countertop to the floor. Similar stonework covers one wall of the main bedroom, save for a gas fireplace. The en-suite bathroom features a walk-in shower and separate soaking tub with a large dressing area between dual vanities.

Treehouse

The home’s layout “is ideal for a family and includes an array of amenities that rival the world’s top resorts,” the listing brags. And once we get outside the main residence, the entertainment options really begin to present themselves. In a nod to sports and outdoor enthusiasts, the grounds include “an incredible Olympic size lap pool, multiple outdoor entertaining spaces” including an outdoor kitchen and poolside pergola, “a golf practice facility, a lighted tennis court with NBA-grade hoops on either end, a MLB-caliber covered batting cage, and quarter mile track” which is not pictured and so leaves the reader wondering whether this track is for cars, horses, go karts, or something else entirely. There’s even a custom two-story treehouse in back.

“Operationally efficient, the property includes a well and massive solar farm, allowing owners to live off the grid,” the listing continues, before adding that the main residence is “complemented by two detached casitas, one of which includes a media room, indoor swim-in-place pool, and expansive gym.”

Public records list Matthew and Jillian Focht as Maravilla’s owners, with the estate having last changed hands in 2013 for a reported $3.25 million – far less than a $4.15 million sale recorded in 2004 near the peak of the mid-2000s housing boom. Mr. Focht operates an art gallery in Rancho Santa Fe and features some photos of the pieces in his home on his website, including the interesting dining room and front entry sculptures.

Maravilla was listed for sale in early May – an offer appears to have been accepted in June, but the transaction was canceled and the home was re-listed in mid-June. The asking price of $12,995,000 remains unchanged to date.

  • 6573 Primero Izquierdo | Rancho Santa Fe, 92067
  • Current owner: Matthew & Jillian Focht | Listing price: $12,995,000 | Beds: 7 | Baths: 10 | House size: 10,500
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