2632 Via Del Roblesm, Fallbrook, 92028
Current Owner: Shmily Land Trust (Dave & Pamela Mustaine)
List Price: $5,375,000
The whimsically named Le Rêve Fallbrook is an “English garden style home with Old California influences” that listing materials promise “will captivate you the minute you enter the first gate.”
The estate, tucked deep in the hills between Temecula and Camp Pendleton, is set on “9.5 lushly landscaped acres” and includes a main residence containing five bedrooms and over 5300 square feet of living area in addition to an attached guest apartment, gym, detached guest house, and a pool house that’s been converted into a “state of the art sound and recording studio with SSL AWS900+SE hybrid console , sound proof curtains, control room window and door, reception room, producers boarding room, and full bath.”
The residence, “with its romantic sense of tranquility,” features “evocative interior paint concepts” designed by Lisa Ortiz that “ harmoniously blend with the rock and stone appointments by Rock Solid Stone and wood cabinetry designed and built by Dave Lauder Cabinets, creating a harmony from a diversity of textures and colors.
“Hand-picked materials and unique finishes add to this home’s overflowing regal interior,” which includes ten custom rock-and-stone fireplaces, exposed-beam ceilings, leaded glass windows, “wrought iron touches, slate, tumbled stone or wood floors, Jefferson doors, extensive crown molding and classic plaster ceiling and wall craftsmanship.”
Other interior features include “a striking formal dining room with massive stone fireplace and outside covered cigar patio,” chef’s kitchen with “Thermador 6-burner stove and griddle, Sub Zero refrigerator and freezer, two Bosch dishwashers, fireplace, Butler’s pantry, Mahogany island, and breakfast nook,” and an “old world bar with fireplace, wine cooler and gentleman’s private sitting room.”
The 640-square-foot master suite includes a “sumptuous bath, fireplace, private balcony overlooking the labyrinth style garden.”
Outside, a gated, “private country road” leads through a vineyard and over a bridge crossing a pond, year-round stream, and horse pasture. Also included are stables, a riding arena, “lagoon-style pool and spa with outside fireplace, waterfall, and bath house,” and a well that waters all of the estate’s landscaping.
Tax records indicate current ownership of the property resides with the Shmily Land Trust, an Encino, California-based holding company established by David Weise & Associates, a “business management firm” whose clients “are from all realms of the entertainment industry, including a wide variety of musicians, actors, athletes, writers, directors, producers and other entertainment-related companies and executives.”
Shmily/Weise acquired Le Rêve Fallbrook in December 2012 via a grant deed executed by David and Pamela Mustaine. Mr. Mustaine, better known as Dave, grew up in La Mesa and achieved fame as the front man for thrash metal band Megadeth after a brief stint as the first lead guitarist for then-fledgling Metallica.
The estate was last sold via an apparent short sale (where the lender accepts a payoff lower than what’s owed) in 2012, when the Mustaines acquired the home for $995,000. It was re-listed for sale in October 2015 with a solicitation for offers ranging from $4,625,000 to $5,375,000. The price remains unchanged to date.