The Rancho Santa Fe estate of Beach Boys founding member Mike Love is back on the market this winter with a price chop. The property is now asking $8 million, down from $8.7 million.
The property spans about 3.5 acres in the Fairbanks Ranch community, and is positioned on a hilltop, which provides panoramic views of the mountains and ocean that are its backdrop. It absolutely qualifies as a trophy estate, and begins with a set of ornate gates and a long, leisurely drive.
The main house packs as many luxe archetypes into its architecture as it possibly can—the home’s interiors measure 17,500 sq. ft. so the list is a long one. A porte-cochere is the last word of one wing of the home, a double-staircase foyer launches the living spaces, and the varied secondary details include a limestone fireplace in the Gothic style, stone accents, and North African design flourishes.
The acreage is a tree-dotted fantasy. The grounds feature a pool with an arched footbridge and center spa, a wet bar, multi-level terrace space, a tennis court, and multiple outdoor staircases.
Love co-founded the Beach Boys. The band has sold over 100 million records worldwide.