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Sum was born and raised in Hong Kong and due to the upbringing of this family, he has been in touch with the real estate business since he was young, immersed in an environment in which real estate transaction and interior design is a significant part of family life, and thus triggered his interest in the industry. Sum started living in Southern California since 1996 and have spent most of his time in Los Angeles, giving him the knowledge of various areas.
Sum graduated from UCLA with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and had been involved in scientific research. During when, he further developed his interest in the industry through investments. His attention to details in science translate into professionalism in the real estate business and your transaction is sure to be well taken care of.
In an investment opportunity, Sum met the branch manager of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices at Beverly Hills and the professional and friendly environment of this office compelled him to join the industry as a licensed REALTOR®. He was drawn deeply by the immense real estate knowledge and passion of Sheila Rose, who has been a in the high-end real estate business for about 40 years, and decided to join the team of Sheila Rose and Associate to further advance his career.
Sum is fluent in English and in both Mandarin and Cantonese Chinese. His work covers Los Angeles from Malibu to the San Gabriel Valley, but also have professional partners in major Southern Californian cities such as San Diego, Arcadia, Irvine, and Newport Beach.
17608 Calle Mayor, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067, U.S.A.
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This estate home has over 8,300 square feet of gracious living space with architectural features including a dramatic curving staircase, myriad of arched windows, soaring ceilings and numerous skylights that bathe the interior in natural light! The formal living and dining rooms are perfect for entertaining on a grand scale while the kitchen, breakfast nook and generous family room with wet bar make up the heart of the home.
The freshly remodeled kitchen boasts branch new hardwood floors, limestone counter tops, high-end stainless steel appliances. The sellers used an adjacent room, already plumbed with gas and vent, for the more intensive cooking jobs. An inviting office, spacious guest suite, sun room, guest powder room, and a maid’s bedroom and bath complete the main level. Upstairs is an expansive master with fireplace, large his-and-her closets. Opposite the master are two secondary bedroom suites which share a bonus area perfect as a study or play room.
The spacious backyard is equipped with a barbecue island and a sizable swimming pool. Your guests will be well entertained. There is plenty of lush garden areas for frolicking kids and pets alike. The gorgeous in-home theater with 105″ screen, ceiling-mounted projector and built-in speakers for surround sound offers another perfect place for gathering.
The sun room on the main floor could be used as an exercise room or a rest area in which residents or guest can enjoy the view of the vast garden while shielded from the elements. The adjacent suite has been carefully designed to enhance accessibility and is ideal for family with such needs or multi-generational living. When you are done for the day, you can relax in your personal sauna or bathe in the grand tub in the master suite.
Rancho Santa Fe has consistently been ranked one of the wealthiest places in the United States and has taken the top spot numerous times. This home is set within the prestigious gate community of Fairbanks Ranch, the largest within Rancho Santa Fe, and is stationed and patrolled by armed guards 24 hours a day.
Fairbanks Ranch is lushly landscaped and close to the Pacific coast, offering near coastal climate that acts as the nature’s air conditioning and strikes the right balance between temperature and humidity year round. This stunning estate home is located on the coveted north side of Fairbanks Ranch and is only a short stroll way from the clubhouse, swan-inhabited lake, and tennis courts.
The community also offers a private park, walking trails, and a top-notch equestrian center. Residents have access to excellent public schools, and younger children can walk to the back gate of the Solana Santa Fe School (K-6) without leaving the safety of the gated community! The Canyon Crest Academy (9-12) has been highly ranked among all Californian high schools. It is only 20 minutes away from UC, San Diego.