Located on the coast 30 miles north of Santa Barbara, The Hollister Ranch consists of 14,000 acres extending from Gaviota on the east to Point Conception on the west. The dividing line between Northern and Southern California, with some 8.5 miles of coastline, the land extends inland 2 miles from the beach to an elevation of 1,800 feet in the coastal hills. Wildlife abounds on the land and adjacent sea. Exceptional surfing and bathing beaches, horseback riding and hiking trail easement network covering the entire Ranch, and spreads of varying coastal terrain with unspoiled oak groves, natural arroyos and rock ridges, make up the captivating topography. For a hundred years the land had been a working cattle ranch under single-family ownership. With the division of the entire coastal frontage into 135 parcels, each over 100 acres in size, The Hollister Ranch became one of the last large coastal ranches available for private ownership.
Extraordinary opportunity to purchase a beautifully completed main house, on a ~115 acre parcel in a prime East end location, up the beautifully wooded canyon, Agua Caliente. 1/3 interest includes all agricultural project rights and the option to build an employee house. Newly constructed ~4,200 sq ft 4 bedroom, 4 bath home, and separate ~1500 sq ft garage / multi-use structure with bath, of impeccable quality. Features include vaulted ceilings, French oak floors, 2 fireplaces, gourmet kitchen, high end finishes throughout, decks and stone terraces, mountain and canyon views, with a peek of the ocean. Incredibly picturesque private coastal property, abundant amenities and unspoiled natural beauty. High quality infrastructure in place including 2 high producing wells with ~40,000 gallons in storage, Edison power, high speed Internet, fencing and gates. Perfect opportunity for horses with ~20-40 acres of private horse pasture, flat meadow and gently rolling hills.
Entering this incredibly picturesque property through a private gate, the driveway, lined by newly planted olive trees and indigenous flowering shrubs, leads to a motor court for guest parking above, and to a second courtyard, complete with horse ties and corral set among coastal live Oaks. With plenty of room to entertain, the open design of the floor plan creates an easy flow, enhancing the sought after indoor / outdoor lifestyle the temperate climate affords. Design elements including high-pitched open beam ceilings, French Oak engineered floors, iron scrollwork vents, custom chandeliers, ceiling fans and pendant lighting, add to the flavor of the rustic environs, while modern amenities including Sonos sound system, 3 air temperature control systems, and radiant honed slate bathroom floors regulate the comfortably luxurious interior space.
A wall of glass invites natural light and idyllic countryside views into the main areas of the home. The living room, with a large wood-burning fireplace, enchanting built in bench and window seat, and open wood plank shelving, offers doors which open onto a partially covered porch running the full length of the great room. The gourmet kitchen centers around a breakfast bar with honed quartzite stone counter, farmhouse sink and Bosch dishwasher, top-of-the-line appliances including a Wolf stove and Sub-zero refrigerator, custom cabinetry, subway tile backsplash, and built-in dining area buffet. The romantic master bedroom suite features a fireplace, private covered deck, built-in cabinetry, walk-in closet, and a delightful ensuite bath with double vanity, water closet, large tile shower, and deep soaking tub. Three lower level bedrooms and bath open directly onto a sunny south facing flagstone patio with garden and valley views. This terrace has convenient access to the main level by sandstone stairways on both ends, as well as open invitation to the beautiful pastoral grounds beyond.
The Hollister Ranch Owners' Association is responsible for the road system, the common areas, fire protection, and ranch security. Abundant lifestyle amenities and the colorful backdrop of mountain ranges paralleling the Pacific coast is an opportune place where owners can embrace the best of countryside living, yet from a modern vantage point. Unique in the value of acquiring this move-in ready casually elegant home, a second home buyer or a permanent resident who wishes to own land in an area of unequalled, unspoiled, natural beauty under strict security and privacy, The Hollister Ranch provides the permanency of enjoyment and investment for oneself and their legacy.
Offered at $5,395,000
The seller’s listing agent, Sally Hanseth of Coldwell Banker, has graciously permitted us to reprint her thorough description of this excellent property.