16506 LOS MORROS, RANCHO SANTA FE

Historic single level within the prestigious Rancho Santa Fe covenant

This 5 bedroom, 5 bath, 3,570 sq ft home is the epitome of French country elegance & architecture complete with private guest house & pool!

Listed at

$2,195,000

5

Bedrooms

5

Bathrooms

3,574

sqft

2.2M

Offered at

ABOUT THE PROPERTY

Welcome to the home of your dreams

“The Shipway House” or “House on the Knoll”, is perched atop lovely, lush grounds on the west side of the ranch. This charming french country home was designed and built by one of America’s first successful female architects, Verna Cook Shipway. It became the home for her and her husband Warren Shipway in 1947. This home embodies  the unique qualities that are trademarks of Verna Shipway’s designs. Delicate colors, artistic door designs, ceiling detail, stonework, and multiple exterior patios underlie the charm and character of this home that transcends softness and harmony of materials and design.

 

Shipway was the first woman to study architecture at Columbia University in 1914. She also attended the Prestige Ecole Speciale D’Architecture in Paris where she was the only female among 126 students. She designed numerous homes in New York suburbs including Berkeley and Scarsdale. In 1936, she was selected to design the first “Ideal House” for HOUSE AND GARDEN. In 1939, Shipway designed a model home for the New York World’s Fair. She was the only female architect invited to design this example of new thinking of architecture designed to reflect the female desires of a home.

 

At the Mandeville Special Collections Library at UCSD there are over 1300 files on Verna Cook Shipway. They include sketches, architectural plans, photographs of her homes, details of interiors, measured drawings, furniture details, manuscript materials, and travel diaries. The current owner, Penelope Voisen, purchased the home in 1986. She has substantially remodeled and updated the home, yet has preserved the original representation of style and detail created by Verna Cook Shipway.

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Within the prestigious Rancho Santa Fe covenant, this historic home is the epitome of French country elegance & architecture

Known as “The Shipway House” it was designed and built by one of America’s first female architects, Verna Cook Shipway. With delicate colors, artistic doors, stonework, and exterior patios, this home embodies the design and charm of the era in which it was built
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PRIVATE GUEST HOUSE, POOL & OUTDOOR AREAS CREATE A PERFECT SPACE FOR ENTERTAINING & RELAXING

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THIS CHARMING FRENCH COUNTRY HOME IS PERCHED ATOP LOVELY, LUSH GROUNDS

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Chad Voisen

Chad specializes in representing sellers, luxury real estate, investment property, first time home buyers, and property management consulting. Being born and raised in San Diego, Chad is the epitome of a local, and is very familiar with all areas of America’s Finest City. As a previous property manager, managing over 300 Million dollars worth of personal assets, Chad brought it all under one roof  and started Chad Voisen Homes & Estates, a division of Coldwell Banker Global Luxury in Carlsbad. Chad’s ability to effectively communicate with others, and educate his clients during the home buying or selling process makes him the unrivaled choice when it comes to selecting a realtor. Chad has phenomenal reviews, and always comes highly recommended from others which is the basis for his success.

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Chad Voisen

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

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