The magnificent Rancho San Carlos is newly offered at $75,000,000.
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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.