Iconic Scripps’ Equestrian Estate Just Sold
Written by CRM
Thursday, 18 June 2020 03:40

Realtor Cathy Gilchrist-Colmar Reins in Another Sale

Resort-style living and ranch life blend beautifully in the elite Southern California community of Rancho Santa Fe. No home represents this better than the iconic Scripps’ equestrian estate just sold with the help of Realtor Cathy Gilchrist-Colmar. The extraordinary 12-acre property, centering around the custom-designed home, 6-stall barn, and verdant pastures, embodies the spirit of the community, which despite its rural ambiance lies only a short drive to the beach in San Diego County.

A brilliant culmination of superior workmanship and unrivaled quality, the 12,417 sf home at the heart of the estate offers a spacious floor plan designed with separate wings for family, guests and staff. The timeless classic, where philanthropists Bill and Kathy Scripps raised their family, was freshly modernized to highlight the exquisite architecture and seamless indoor-outdoor living. Integrating the perfect balance of fun and relaxation, the home extends effortlessly from the lower level media and recreation room to the outdoor entertaining area featuring a disappearing edge pool with spa and waterslide, a cabana with bar, kitchen and sauna, and a tennis court. Many friends and neighbors have shared their fond memories of the idyllic, tropical setting, citing it as the perfect backdrop for gatherings.

Real estate agent Gilchrist-Colmar, an avid equestrian, confides that her favorite part of the one-of-a-kind property is its state-of-the art barn. The luxurious stables boast both beauty and practicality. The spacious in-and-out stalls are equipped with auto-fill troughs and electronic meters, while the building’s interior is finished with glossy mahogany-hued wood, clerestory windows, and classic light fixtures. The barn’s exterior matches the craftsman-style of the main home with its apache stonework set against the dark wood, complementing the natural setting of the gorgeous award-winning landscaping. Lift-and-slide doors off an authentic Old West-style saloon and kitchen open to a covered patio with fireplace and barbecue overlooking the beach volleyball court - the ultimate place to wind down after training in the property’s riding ring or hacking the Rancho Santa Fe Covenant’s trail system. The area’s beautiful rolling topography with 68 acres of open space and more than 50 miles of groomed equestrian and hiking trails has long drawn equestrians and notable personalities to the unique getaway.

A love of riding horses brought Gilchrist-Colmar to Rancho Santa Fe 28 years ago. Combining her equestrian and real estate expertise, she quickly became one of the best Realtors in the area. Recognized by Real Estate Executive Magazine as one of the “100 Most Influential Real Estate Agents,” she has over 30 years of experience in all phases of the industry. In 2019, The Cathy

Gilchrist-Colmar Team was involved in over $64 million in sales from the ranch to the coast throughout the northern part of San Diego County.


For more information, contact:
Cathy Gilchrist-Colmar, DRE #00517562
Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty, DRE #01767484
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