#1: ‘Rancho Arroyo Grande Vineyard’
Critics rave about the wines coming from the “Rancho Arroyo Grande Vineyard.” Located in the Central Coast of California, the premium vineyard estate is comprised of approximately 3,467 acres of rolling vineyards, olive orchards, cattle grazing, and hay production. The estate improvements offer an approximately 9,800-square-foot classic Mediterranean-style home with a pool, a pool house, guest suites, ponds, a wine cave, and a winery complex, plus a equestrian development. Surrounded by large cattle ranches and national forest land and fed by numerous wells and live creeks, this property, currently priced at $16,900,000, has unmatched potential for the winery and events or a corporate retreat.
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#2: ‘Rana Creek Ranch’
Seven miles east of Carmel Valley Village, this 12-parcel historic ranch encompasses more than 14,000 acres and features owner’s, manager’s, and staff residences; cattle grazing (400-450 head); operations and agricultural buildings; and a private air strip. It runs from the Tularcitos Mountains to the south to the Salinas Valley to the north.
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#3: ‘Rancho Latigo’
The finest ranch estate on the West Coast, “Rancho Latigo” encompasses approximately 4,600 pristine acres in California’s spectacular Santa Ynez Valley. Miles of horse trails and views of untrammeled mountains are given a human scale by the pristine equine landscape, in which paddocks, riding arenas, and shady arbors with field stone watering pools celebrate the unique relationship between man and horse. Approximately one half hour from the Pacific Ocean, Santa Barbara, and the American Riviera, this magnificent property hosts an approximately 12,000-square-foot home––which was featured in the October 2009 edition of Architectural Digest––as well as guest and manager residences and superlative equine facilities. Add a temperate year-round climate, privacy and security, and ease of access in a prime location in combination with close proximity to fine dining and upscale amenities, and Rancho Latigo is unsurpassed. The listing agent is Carey Kendall of Village Properties Realtor.
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#4: ‘Gentleman’s Ranch Estate’
Very seldom does one find quality at this level in the rural country setting that is the magnificent Santa Ynez Valley. Here, set amid California’s famous wine region and vast cattle ranches scattered throughout the valley floor and rolling oak savannah, no expense was spared in the creation of a landmark ranch estate, satisfying every requirement for utmost privacy, amenities, and good taste, while inviting all who visit to relax in the comfort of a unique and welcoming oasis.
Arriving up a long meandering drive bordered by manicured lawns and framed in oaks, the style and grace of the American South is revealed by the plantation-style manor house commanding its knoll-top location. Stylish, relaxed interiors by the renowned Michael Smith extend through numerous French doors to a broad and sumptuous wrap-around Veranda at both ground level and the second floor. The formality of a grand entrance foyer and formal dining room quickly surrenders to the casual open billiard room, family room with integrated theater/media room, large open country kitchen, and the ubiquitous covered porch.
Immersed in a magical world of endless manicured lawns, serene waterscapes, and majestic native oaks, the great outdoors invite guests to bask in the tranquil silence or indulge in the many activities and diversions. Full equestrian facilities include an eight-stall barn, tack room complex, and event style arena. The enormous swimming pool is flanked by a large hydro-spa, sun terrace, barbecue, and pizza oven. The garage workshop complex will accommodate a vast array of vehicles, hobbies, and storage needs. The entire property is accessed by pathways, roads, and trails affording long hikes, rides, and other vehicle adventures one might enjoy.
After a long day of hiking, riding, swimming, and meditation, indulge yourself in the fully-equipped private spa with a full gym, sauna, steam room, therapeutic spa, and massage room. With this, one can return to the comfort of the home for a glass of wine on the veranda before dinner and a movie in the professional, media-equipped family room. The listing agent is Randy Solakian of Coldwell Banker Previews International.
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#5: Picturesque ‘Gentleman’s Farm’
Sited on more than 59 acres of private land, this “Gentleman’s Farm” features 5,200-square-feet of quality craftsmanship and boasts a beautiful floor plan with entertainer’s kitchen and dining room. This exceptional property also features two barns with 12 stalls, a tack room, a wash bay, a feed room, and caretaker’s quarters.
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