Courtesy of Thomas Schultheis, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties
Located on one of the most desirable streets in Hope Ranch, this magnificent 2.54-acre estate offers serene & picturesque surroundings with stunning ocean & island views. The Spanish-style compound, designed by Don Nulty, stands as a true masterpiece & rivals some of the most exclusive estates.
The property has undergone extensive renovations & expansion completed in 2015 with Don Nulty & interiors by the internationally acclaimed design & architecture firm Ingrao Inc.
These updates have elevated the property to a level of grandeur that caters to those who appreciate a luxurious & sophisticated lifestyle. Main Residence (7,803sf - 4 bed, 4 Full & 2 half baths)- This stunning home boasts a well-designed entry level featuring a formal entry hall, living and dining rooms, family room, two kitchens (one for entertaining and one for service & meal prep), laundry center, full and half baths, private & separate office, and garages, all thoughtfully arranged for comfortable living and entertaining.
Ascend the elegant helical staircase to the second level, where the guest wing awaits with 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, a flex/play room, and a dedicated laundry room. Beyond the guest wing lies the expansive primary suite, offering over 1,000 square feet of private living space with a spacious bedroom, wet bar, gas fireplace, breathtaking ocean views and an adjoining sitting room. A private 740sf balcony with panoramic views completes this luxurious primary suite.
The primary bath is equally impressive, with dual sinks, mirrored hidden medicine cabinets, a separate vanity area, a sauna, stand-alone soaking tub, shower, water closet, and large dual-section walk-in closet for more than one occupant. Every inch of this home has been thoughtfully designed to maximize its intended use and ensure comfortable living.
Guest House (964sf - 2 Bed, 1 Bath)- Nestled amidst the idyllic outdoor dining and entertainment area of the main residence, beyond the family room, sits generous standalone guest house with beautiful ocean views. Boasting two spacious bedrooms, a cozy living room, a full bath, a kitchenette, and a laundry, this guest house ensures your guests' comfort and privacy, while affording you ample personal space in the main residence.
Pool House (417 sf, 1 full bath) - Situated in close proximity to the pristine pool and verdant tennis court, this elegantly positioned structure is the quintessential complement to your leisurely pursuits. Complete with an indoor seating area, attached pergola patio, and a full bath accessible from both interior and exterior, this oasis also features a bar sink, counter space, refrigerator, and laundry - all essential amenities for a delightful day spent basking by the pool or engaged in an lively tennis match.
Exercise Center (816sf) - A stone's throw away from the pristine pool lies the exercise center - an impeccable haven for the health-conscious. Boasting mirrored walls, a refreshing water station, a Ballet barre, and 3 mini-split systems, this center ensures optimal comfort and full climate control, no matter the intensity of your workout. With overhead fans and 2 sets of bi-folding patio doors, this space is thoughtfully designed to accommodate an array of workouts and offer an immersive exercise experience.
Grounds - A property of unrivaled splendor, this estate is approached via two designed driveways. The primary driveway, accessed through bespoke wrought iron entry gates, ensuring privacy, leads to guest parking and the formal entry of the main residence. Beyond this lies additional guest parking and an elegant motor court with garages reserved for the owner's exclusive parking and easy access to the main residence.
The secondary service driveway, carefully positioned to minimize any intrusion, leads to a discreet area behind the guest house, ideal for staff and maintenance vehicles.
A true haven for outdoor enthusiasts, this property boasts an array of delightful entertainment areas. The jewel in the crown is an elegant ocean-view outdoor dining space, complemented by a covered patio with overhead heaters, outdoor grill, bar area, secluded spa, pool, and a north-south-oriented tennis court.
This breathtaking oasis also includes a remarkable tree house, slide, expansive lawn area for play, chicken coop, and planter beds for a vegetable garden.
Thoughtfully designed, the estate's A/C condensers, solar heating for the pool, and pump equipment are all discreetly placed, ensuring that you can indulge in the ultimate resort-style living experience without interruption.
Hope Ranch - Comprised of 773 lots encompassing 1,863 acres Hope Ranch exudes unparalleled beauty and tranquility. The panoramic views showcase the majestic purple mountains of the Santa Ynez range, lush foothills, and an expansive valley adorned by the iconic Santa Barbara mission. Looking seaward, one can appreciate the vastness of the Santa Barbara channel, the Channel Islands, and the stunning Pacific.
Hope Ranch and Santa Barbara are renowned worldwide for their predictable and pleasant climate, with a perpetual summer lasting 250 days each year. The sun shines brightly, while nights remain refreshingly cool. This idyllic setting is surrounded by picturesque and pleasing scenery.
Hope Ranch amenities include:
Private & gated beach access where you will find ample parking, picnic areas, kayak/SUP storage, bathrooms and a drop off area mere steps from the sand.
Over 20 Miles of walking/equestrian trails
Private Tennis courts
Hope Ranch Security Patrol
Direct access to More Mesa (300 acre open space)