Perched at the top of Paint Mountain in Elfin Forest is one of the most unique and talked about homes in San Diego. Grand and classic in design, the estate is the ultimate in seclusion, privacy and jaw-dropping Southern California coastline views from every room.


Address: 19101 Fortuna Del Este, Escondido

Listing Price: $12.5 million in June 2014

Original list price: $16.5 million in August 2012

Listing Agent: K. Ann Brizolis of

Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty

Built: 1995

Square Feet: 23,787

Lot Size: 18.21 acres

Beds: Eight

Baths: 11

Extras: The home is built around a large swimming pool where massive walls of glass open from the main living areas to allow a seamless transition of indoor/outdoor living. There are two living rooms, game/media room, revolving formal dining room, dedicated theater, gym, executive office and a restaurant-quality kitchen with a separate informal dining room, teppanyaki station and wine cellar. Eight en-suite bedrooms including a multiroom master suite with spalike appointments opening to a roof-top deck with a 360-degree view. Garage parking on the lower level will accommodate more than 20 cars. The property is located in the Rancho Santa Fe School District.