Sotheby's International Realty - Santa Ynez, CA

A rare and spectacular approx. 101 acre ranch in Happy Canyon offers one of the most usable and gentle parcels available. Vast open fields, gentle slopes are dotted with ancient oaks. Without sacrificing open space, one can enjoy inspiring views and dramatic vistas from every edge of the property. The primary residence has big shoulders and spacious light filled rooms. With both formal entertaining spaces as well as cozy family rooms, this lovely estate is the perfect ranch home for lavish parties or casual living. The colorful gourmet kitchen is an excellent place for family and friends to gather and cook together while enjoying a glass of wine and a beautiful Santa Ynez sunset. With 5 bedrooms and 2 offices, there is plenty of room for everyone to have their own bit of privacy. The spacious master suite and bath features a work-out room and additional bath located in a separate wing of the house. Boot and spur friendly Saltillo tile is used throughout the home and is particularly popular for pet lovers. From the salt water pool, just beyond the kitchen and living areas, the surrounding vineyards, Thoroughbred Farms and mountains can be seen in the distance including a mature grove of organic olive trees historically producing a lovely quality oil. With a high entertainment value, the residential improvements include a recently resurfaced tennis court, large irrigated pastures for horses including approx. 20 acres perfect for a new vineyard or arena and an 8 stall barn with room to store your ATV's and boats. The barn includes a guest quarters with beautiful vaulted ceilings, kitchen, 2 bedrooms and a full bath plus laundry. Zoned AG II and benefiting from a Williamson Act contract, the property tax savings are spectacular and the ranch is served by a large well with abundant water for agricultural and domestic use. This is the most opportunistic ranch offering in the Valley today. Only 30 minutes from Santa Barbara and 15 minutes to fine dining and world class vineyards.