South Santa Barbara County Sales Year-to-Date for Residential Real Estate Sales 2019
YTD 8 Sales Over $10 Million
The magnificent Rancho San Carlos is newly offered at $75,000,000.
For more information and a video, please visit TheRanchoSanCarlos.com.
The approx. 237-acre estate property that for nearly 100 years has been under the ownership of one family. A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to acquire a unique property of unprecedented grand scale, exceptional architecture, and prestigious historical significance. The sprawling hilltop Monterey Colonial manor was designed by noted architect Reginald Johnson in 1931 with an approx. 29,483-sq.ft. exquisite main residence comprised of over 30 rooms. Infused with an atmosphere of sophistication and refinement, the grand home is astutely sited on two natural terraces, and by planning the formal living rooms around a central courtyard and placing the master and family bedroom wings on the upper terrace, he effectively created a spatial separation that afforded serene, calm and exceptional views. Additional features include 10 residential cottages, an office, producing orchards, and extensive equestrian facilities.
One of the most important features of the property is its continuous, uninterrupted access to water via seven agricultural water meters: four – 2” meters, one – 1.5” meter, and two – 1” meters, plus three water storage reservoirs. The property also receives 50% of a water diversion system from adjacent Romero Creek that is piped into above ground storage tanks. The ability to obtain water during times of periodic drought is of immeasurable value.
Rancho San Carlos is without question one of the most historic period homes still in private hands; one that has remained untouched by the passing of time. Situated in idyllic Montecito, a highly exclusive community that offers a delightful yearlong Mediterranean climate and a quality and pace of life without equal, this trophy property offers the ultimate in privacy, security, beauty and calm. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to acquire a unique property of unprecedented grand scale, exceptional architecture, and prestigious historical significance…the Crown Jewel of Montecito.
JUST SOLD! This magnificent ocean view Montecito home just closed on Friday, April 19 after only 9 days on the market. Congratulations to our sellers and the new buyers!
The home was newly constructed when it was purchased in 2016. The buyers paid $16 million with multiple offers, and then began a three-year remodel spending over $8 million. The property was offered as is in its current renovated condition for $12,500,000.
The single-level contemporary home is situated on approximately 2.73 acres with panoramic ocean views. Take advantage of Santa Barbara’s unique climate and quintessential indoor/outdoor living as this home brings the outdoors in through expansive living spaces, soaring ceilings, and large floor-to-ceiling French doors that open to panoramic views, modern loggias, an outside lounge with a pool retreat, and a private well.
There is an approx. 2,335 sq. ft. master bedroom suite with two baths, two closets, and an ocean view exercise room and office. There’s a second office nearby and two additional guest suites. The grand living room, club room with dining area, kitchen and breakfast room all enjoy panoramic ocean views.
The property was co-listed by Suzanne Perkins (DRE#01106512) and Ron Brand (DRE#01466064) of Compass in Montecito.
The Montecito Trails Foundation March 2019 Newsletter brought welcome news to our community. The foundation is pleased with the incredible regrowth that the heavy rains have brought to the Thomas Fire burn and debris flow areas. They have begun brushing the community trails and will soon address the extreme creek crossings in some areas as soon as the April showers subside.
According to the newsletter, “Positive developments since February have been the re-opening of West Fork Cold Spring from the Gibraltar Trailhead and improvements to Romero. A safety bypass trail was put in around the slide with the cooperation of the Forest Service, City, and County of Santa Barbara implemented for us by Los Padres Forest Association and Doug Hulett of Trailscape, Inc. The rocks of Romero were single-handedly wrangled by Dave Everrett and his volunteers. A very impressive feat. Both trails are high priorities for us, with longer-term solutions and improvements hopefully coming soon.”
The foundation hosts weekly hikes every Wednesday at 8:30 am. This Wednesday, you’re invited to join the community at the Romero trailhead for a fun hike.
Visit www.montecitotrailsfoundation.info for more information on trail restoration status.
One of Suzanne’s most talked about new listings in 2019 is Sycamore Valley Ranch “Neverland” that returned to the market late February for $31,000,000. On Feb. 27, “The Wall Street Journal” broke the story of “Michael Jackson’s Neverland Relists for $31 Million—Or 70% Off” and the global media began inundating the office of Team Perkins for several weeks.
Approximately 107 articles were written about Sycamore Valley Ranch “Neverland” that mentioned Suzanne and her co-listing agent, Kyle Forsyth, of Compass (DRE#01705093), with a staggering 1,879,356,387 impressions. In Suzanne’s 27 years in real estate, she’s never seen a property receive nearly 2 billion impressions before!
All of this online activity led to a tremendous number of visitors to SuzannePerkins.com. From February 20th to March 28th, Suzanne had 67,839 page views, and 44,884 unique entrances (visitors). Neverland received over 34,476 views during this time. Suzanne’s Featured Properties page with all of her listings received 4,917 page views. All this ongoing publicity is great for Suzanne’s other listings who are all receiving a dramatic increase in traffic.
Sycamore Valley Ranch “Neverland” was also on Compass.com which feeds to other sites like Zillow.com and Realtor.com and tracks the unique page views for all Compass listings. Sycamore Valley Ranch received 36,798 views in the last 90-days, which is amazing!
Suzanne’s Compass.com/SuzannePerkins agent page has received 92,321 total views in the last 90-days. The fantastic analytics generated is great news, not just for Sycamore Valley Ranch, but for all of Suzanne’s clients.
Each of your listings benefits from the increased online traffic derived from her notable and press-worthy real estate offerings.
NEW LISTING | El Mirador Estate Land Parcel New
on the Market for the First Time in a Century
ElMiradorEstate.com | Offered at $15,000,000
Set on approximately 13.75-acres, this is the last remaining parcel of a magical garden oasis that has been in the same family since 1916. It was originally part of the beloved 70-acre Lolita Armour estate known as El Mirador. Today, you can cultivate your own piece of Montecito history with this exceptional jewel. There’s a 1918 Gate House, and an approx. 3-acre building site suited for a grand custom-designed estate with abundant private water, and stunning garden and Santa Ynez Mountain views. Once known as one of Montecito’s most legendary estate gardens, this peaceful paradise radiates beauty, wonder, and enchantment among its palm-lined driveway with towering 50-foot palms, verdant Japanese gardens, tranquil lagoons, long meandering paths lined with century-old exotic plant species.
NEW LISTING | A Home For Generations Has it All
Home4Generations.com | Offered at $16,500,000
Designed as the ultimate family retreat by renowned local architect Don Nulty, this East Coast meets West Coast styled compound is sited on 2+ acres of breathtaking Montecito scenery with ocean & harbor views. Offering a 12,000+ sf main house, Guest House, Pool House, and two 3-car garages, this 7 bed/13 bath estate includes a multitude of gathering spaces and features luxurious indoor and outdoor amenities. With private balconies, open-air terraces and patios, it is easy to find the perfect vantage point to soak in the incredible vistas. A 65-foot saltwater pool & spa, sports court, putting green, seasonal creek, craft room, music room, gym, & theater afford everyone, of all ages, irresistible experiences in the ideal setting for generations to come.
990Mariposa.com | Offered at $12,500,000
This home was newly constructed when it was purchased in 2016. The buyers paid $16 million with multiple offers and began a 3-year remodel spending over $8 million. The property is offered as is in its current renovated condition. The contemporary home on 2.73± acres offers panoramic ocean views with expansive living spaces, soaring ceilings, and floor-to-ceiling French doors that open to modern loggias, a lounge and pool retreat, and private well. A 2,335± sq. ft. master bedroom suite has 2-baths, 2-closets, exercise room, and office. There’s a second office, and the living room, club room, kitchen, and breakfast room all enjoy panoramic ocean views.
Co-Listed with Ron Brand of Compass DRE#01466064
COMING SOON | Rancho San Leandro
Receives Stunning Updates by Lance Lentz, Builder to the Stars
308EnnisbrookDr.com | Offered at $14,995,000
This beautiful property is undergoing a complete renovation by the renowned custom home builder to the stars, Lance D. Lentz, of LDL General Contractors and Pacific View Developers, Inc. The photos shown were taken before the renovation and are not an accurate representation of the updated amenities. This a unique opportunity to acquire this approximate six-acre family compound with a beautiful historic adobe in the gated community of Ennisbrook. An approx. 3,129 sf Adobe House offers a large master suite, a gourmet kitchen, breakfast room, subterranean wine cellar, and game room. The Monterey House is a separate guest wing of approx. 3,635 sf with a living room, kitchen, 3-bedrooms, 3.5 baths, and a fantastic outdoor entertainment terrace with a fireplace and dining areas, with an adjacent formal library, exercise studio, and a 3-car garage. There’s also a large stable with 4 stalls, and a tack room that overlooks a fenced dressage arena and paddocks.
Co-Listed with Kevin Booker DRE#01869691 and Kurt Rappaport DRE#01036061
of WEA Homes located in Beverly Hills, California
Price Reduction Montecito Contemporary Ranch-style
1158DulzuraDr.com | Newly Offered at $5,695,000
Live a peaceful, totally functional modern lifestyle in this stunning contemporary ranch-style home that has undergone a complete, 360º renovation by the renowned custom home builder to the stars, Lance D. Lentz, of LDL General Contractors and Pacific View Developers, Inc. This distinctive dream home offers luxurious destinations and amenities in its approximate 4,000 sq. ft, including a 3-car cabinet-enriched garage, (4) sizable bedrooms (3 ½) 21st-century baths, gourmet kitchen, family room with a hide-a-bar console, expansive living room, luxurious master suite with spa-like master bath. Dramatic outdoor living spaces are adorned by the majestic mountains, gardens, ocean view terrace, and include an outdoor kitchen, pool, Bocce ball court, and fire pit area.
Price Reduction at Artist’s Dream Contemporary
2694SycamoreCanyonRd.com | Newly Offered at $4,700,000
OakviewMontecitoEstate.com | Offered at $47,000,000
815-807 CIMA DEL MUNDO | Make an Offer!
Call Suzanne for Details (805) 895-2138
The Ultimate Equestrian Estate or
Executive Retreat on 237-Acres
TheRanchoSanCarlos.com | Offered at $85,000,000
The historical Rancho San Carlos is an approx. 237-acre estate that for 100 years has been under the ownership of one family. The main residence, designed by Reginald Johnson in 1931, is approx. 29,483-sq.ft. comprised of over 30 rooms. Additional features include 10 residential cottages, an office, producing orchards, and extensive equestrian facilities.
Co-Listed with Harry Kolb, Sotheby’s International Realty DRE#00714226
–LAND & VINE OPPORTUNITIES–
Create an Exceptional Estate in a World-class
Location Near San Ysidro Ranch
860SanYsidroRd.com | $6,950,000
Located on one of the most coveted streets in Montecito near the world-famous San Ysidro Ranch, this approximately 3-acre property is a rare find in the heart of Montecito’s Golden Quadrangle. This extraordinary property presents the perfect opportunity to build the home of your dreams. One could simply start from scratch, take over the currently approved plans and modify, or refurbish the existing 1954 ranch-style Chester Carjola three-bedroom home with a pool. There is ample room for an N/S championship tennis court, and there’s also a drilled well.
9-Acre Ocean View Parcel in Carpinteria
MonteAlegreDr.com | Offered at $4,000,000
This incredible 9-acre level parcel in the gated and exclusive Rancho Monte Alegre offers expansive ocean and mountain views and is ready to build your dream home. The proposed house and barn have been designed by Shubin + Donaldson with the building pad for the primary residence and for the barn having been cleared and designated. A new 50-gallon-per-minute well has been installed, along with a 1.5-inch domestic water meter from Carpinteria Water District. The fire hydrant is in place, and the conduit for electrical, cable and telephone have been brought to the property line. The property is planted with approximately 6-acres of Avocados that are three-years-old and are flourishing under watchful eyes. This is an incredible opportunity!
–READY FOR RENT–
Idyllic Hope Ranch Bluff Estate for Rent
4151CrecienteDr.com | Offered at $75,000 per month
A stunning newly remodeled 2-story 1928 James Plunkett Italianate Villa with 4-bedroom, 5 ½-bath home with approx. 6,131 sq. ft. set on approx. 1.24-acres with lush landscaping and spectacular ocean views. Venetian plaster walls, walnut plank flooring, and wrought iron fixtures. The magnificent gardens and terraces include an infinity pool, spa, and a sunken outdoor seating area on the bluff’s edge. There’s also an attached 1 bd/1 ba Guest Suite with separate entrance above the 3-car garage.
Co-Listed with Ron Brand of Compass DRE#01466064