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 the landmark “Gentleman’s 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, 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, barbeque, 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.
It will be a splendid day in the California countryside, indeed!