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Dynamic Team Celebrates Successful Sale of Rancho San Marcos

Cheers in celebration of an incredible group of people!

The two dynamic listing agents, Suzanne Perkins of Compass and Mike Brady, of the Brady Group with Sotheby’s International Realty, along with their steadfast colleagues, the dedicated Odell family, and their long-time ranch manager, made for a tenacious team that persevered through complex challenges that resulted in the successful sale of the historic Rancho San Marcos in August 2022.

Rancho San Marcos has a deep-rooted history in the region. Archeological evidence discovered at Rancho San Marcos indicates that Prehistoric Hunters and Gatherers occupied this region for more than 9,000 years. Originally comprising 35,573 acres, RSM was established by the Santa Barbara Mission as an outpost and eventually became a cattle operation in 1868. It was also a stagecoach route from 1869 to 1901 connecting San Francisco and Los Angeles.

In 1938 Dwight Murphy, a noted breeder of Palomino horses, acquired 7,000 acres of RSM. In1948, he sold the majority of the land but retained approx. 700 acres. Murphy’s Palominos were showcased in the Rose Bowl Parades in Pasadena and Fiesta Parades in Santa Barbara.

In 1955, Murphy retired from his breeding program and sold RSM to Robert S. Odell, whose Allied Properties company also owned the Santa Barbara Biltmore and the Clift Hotel in San Francisco. The Odell family bred and grazed cattle and farmed alfalfa, barley, and oat hay on the ranch for over 40 years until the Rancho San Marcos Golf Course was established in 1988.

It was a top-rated destination with a reputation for awe-inspiring, tranquil beauty. Designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr, the course often enjoyed Top 10 rankings as one of the best golf courses in America until it was eventually closed due to ongoing drought conditions.

We sincerely wish the new owners of this historical piece of property all the best in their future endeavors!

Just Sold! Rancho San Marcos in Santa Barbara | Offered at $12,000,000



Congratulations to our Sellers and the new Buyers of the beautiful Rancho San Marcos! Located just minutes from Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez Valley wine country, the former Rancho San Marcos Golf Course is a rare versatile site ready for creative reimagining.

A very special thank you to these amazing people that helped make this sale possible…

Thank you to The Sellers!

  • Brady Group – Mike, Micah & Jennifer at Sotheby’s International Realty
  • Salvador Avila, Ranch Foreman
  • Joe Billings, Allen & Kimbell LLP
  • Eva Turenchalk, Turenchalk Planning Services
  • Adam Simmons, Geologist
  • Ben Giordano, Cascade Well & Pump
  • Dennis Dodson, WW Surveying
  • Trisha Kenney, Chicago Title

4515 Hwy 154, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Offered at $12,000,000
FIVE APNs COMBINED: 297.62 ± Acres 



Suzanne Perkins DRE#01106512 | Mike Brady DRE#00825140

PerkinsGroupRE.com + Compass Real Estate

Brady Group + Sotheby’s International Realty

Perkins Group is Ranked #322 for WSJ Real Trends America’s Best Small Teams in California

We’re honored to be included in this year’s Wall Street Journal Real Trends America’s Best Real Estate Professionals List.

R A N K E D  #322
for Small Team by Sales Volume in California

A   W I N N I N G   C O M B I N A T I O N

Compass has also ranked as the #1 brokerage in America in this year’s Real Trends 500 by 2021 Closed Sales Volume.

We’re proud to connect you to an unmatched referral network of 26,000+ of the nation’s top agents. With our recent growth into 14 new markets, we now serve over 50% of the US population. No matter where you are, we can guide you on your real estate journey.

Thank you to our valued clients for propelling us to this milestone.

Suzanne Perkins Real Estate
Perkins Group Real Estate
DRE #01106512

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Perkins Group is Ranked #44 for WSJ Real Trends 2001 America’s Best Small Teams in California


The Perkins Group is honored to be included on the 2021 WSJ REAL Trends + Tom Ferry ‘America’s Best’ list for Small Team by Volume! Thank you to all of our amazing clients for helping us rank #44 in California!

Just Sold! Hope Ranch Contemporary in Santa Barbara Listed at $27,500,000

Just Sold! Hope Ranch Contemporary in Santa Barbara Listed at $27,500,000



Marina Drive in Hope Ranch

Offered at $27,500,000



SANTA BARBARA, CA, Jan. 15, 2021 — Suzanne Perkins would like to congratulate the Sellers and the new Buyers of this coveted Hope Ranch estate located in Santa Barbara, California. A special thank you to Nancy Kogevinas, of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, and her incredible team for a smooth transaction and a truly fun marketing and co-listing partnership!

Where the mountains meet the sea is on full display at this Hope Ranch masterpiece. A magnificent 3.7-acre bluff-top estate with 204’ of ocean frontage is the awe-inspiring setting for this striking contemporary compound overflowing with visual and sensory appeal at every turn. Combining both sophisticated architectural and landscape designs, the result is a residence of incredible luxury, comfort, ease, and elegance. Designed by the Warner Group of Montecito, the architectural integrity of this sleek and innovative estate is without peer.

02-4305 Marina Dr_41

03-4305 Marina Dr_39

42-4305 Marina Dr_32

Co-Listed with Suzanne Perkins, DRE#01106512 | Compass; & Nancy Kogevinas, DRE#01106512 | Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices.