The Coast News Group

Rancho retreat up for auction

RANCHO SANTA FE — A 10,390-square-foot residence, owned by one of the earliest members of Microsoft, Mark Zbikowski, is up for sale in Rancho Santa Fe.

The home was built by architect Greg Agee, with an interior conceived by designer Susan Spath. Concierge Auctions will sell Rancho Las Brisas Nov. 8. The property was previously offered for $6.695 million and will sell to the highest bidder without reserve in cooperation with Laura Barry of Barry Estates.

Rancho Las Brisas includes:

—     A 10,390-square-foot residence featuring six bedrooms, five full and one half-bathrooms in a gated community

—     A secluded and private position among five other homes, and a view overlooking 400 rolling acres of open space

—     Removable walls for effortless indoor-outdoor living

—     An infinity edge pool with spa surrounded by an outdoor kitchen and multiple private terraces featuring integrated heaters and fireplaces

—    Access to Rancho Santa Fe area amenities including the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, Fairbanks Ranch Country Club and Rancho Santa Fe Polo Club

Zbikowski said, “Rancho Las Brisas has served as the ultimate retreat. When I fly in from Seattle, I find my entire demeanor changes with the sun and gentle ocean breeze. Better yet are the opportunities the home offers to entertain friends and loved ones – I can’t count how many wonderful dinner parties and barbecue cookouts I’ve hosted here. I’ll miss this paradise, but am looking forward to passing Rancho Las Brisas on to a new owner who will take advantage of all its incredible amenities.”

The auction of Rancho Las Brisas, 4215 Rancho Las Brisas Trail in Rancho Santa Fe, will be held live on Nov. 8. A 2.5-percent commission is offered to the buyer’s representing broker. For more information, call (212) 257-5067.