Hillside Equestrian Ranch

Santa Ynez, CA

Auction Date & Time

Anticipated Fall-Winter 2020

Registered bidders only. Contact Platinum to obtain registration information.

Property Specs

3 BD / 4 BA / 1 Half BA
4,393 sq. ft. (main residence)

1 BD/ 1 BA (guest house)

1 BD/ 1 BA / 1 Half BA; 5 stalls (barn)

Built: 2010 / Renovated: 2016-2017

Lot Size: 40.56 acres (total);
20.52 acres (developed parcel)
20.04 acres (adjacent, vacant parcel)

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The Property

PREVIOUSLY OFFERED FOR $5.5 MILLION. NOW SELLING WITHOUT RESERVE! This sophisticated hillside estate in the gated Santa Ynez community of Rancho Ynecita is sure to impress! An appealing blend of traditional hacienda-style architecture and modern elegance, the +/- 40-acre, multi-structure estate includes a +/- 4,400-sf main residence, guest house, and a two-story barn with living quarters.

Built in 2010 and extensively renovated from 2016-2017, the main residence boasts beautiful stonework, gleaming walnut floors, vaulted ceilings with exposed beams, and custom cabinetry (including a 600-bottle wine closet). A brand-new master wing and outdoor oasis featuring a pool, spa and outdoor lounge with fireplace complete the residence, and the entire estate offers incredible views of the surrounding hills of the Santa Ynez Valley.

The guest house offers an open-concept living area and bedroom with one full bath, and is located adjacent to the two-car garage. The five-stall barn offers additional living area for grooms or caretakers, with 1 bedroom, 1 full and one half bath located within. Full kitchen, laundry and office facilities are also included.

The property offers extensive gardens of drought-tolerant and an organic, 50-tree orchard, as well as a formal garden featuring fragrant roses, lavender, and ornamental grasses.


Paddocks and paths are newly horse fenced, and the Property is also equipped with covered and uncovered paddocks to accommodate horses and livestock kept on the estate.

More information on this exciting luxury auction® opportunity is available in the online Document Portal above.

The Community

RANCHO YNECITA, CA. A collection of equestrian estates moments from Los Olivos, Rancho Ynecita offers an exceptional amenity: space. With an average lot size of 20 acres and a private water system, each homeowner in this gated enclave has the opportunity to develop a home uniquely suited to their needs, and the spacious estates within the community have barns, guest houses, and even private vineyards according to their tastes. Traversed by private riding trails and surrounded by equestrian boarding facilities, riding schools and even breeding services, Rancho Ynecita is ideally situated to satisfy the needs of equestrian enthusiasts.

Shopping, dining, and – of course – the tasting rooms of California’s Central Coast are just minutes away from Rancho Ynecita in Los Olivos and Santa Ynez. Small wineries crushing local grapes are the norm here, with Fess Parker Winery, Waylan Wine Co., and the highly-acclaimed Andrew Murray Vineyards offering Burgundian, Rhône, and Loire Valley varietals with a uniquely Californian spin. Family-owned stores selling gifts, equestrian apparel and wine-themed treats dot the streets, and restaurants utilize the bounty of local fruits and vegetables grown moments from their doors to delight residents and visitors alike.

The Location

SANTA YNEZ VALLEY, CA. Comprised of six communities just two hours by auto from Los Angeles, the picturesque Santa Ynez Valley offers an array of activities and atmospheres in California’s Central Coast region. The charm of rural and “vintage western” towns like Los Alamos, Ballard and Buellton is expressed in their history – indeed, Ballard is the oldest community in the Santa Ynez Valley – and architecture. Buildings dating to the 1880s are still in use today, but these communities are also desirable residential areas due to their beauty and location.

Buellton’s claim to fame is its exceptional restaurants, as well as being a filming location for the 2004 movie Sideways alongside the unusual city of Solvang, its neighbor to the east. Solvang was founded by Danish immigrants in 1911 and looks as if a Northern European city were dropped into Southern California, complete with windmills. Wine-centric Los Olivos and Santa Ynez complete the Valley’s attractions, and the shopping, dining and natural beauty of these six communities all combine to create an exceptional place to work and play.

Property listed and offered for sale by Kerry Mormann & Associates, an affiliate of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties (Lic01317331). Listing agents Kerry L. Mormann (Lic00598625), Joseph Robert Ramos Jr. (Lic02040488), and Mary M. Elliott (Lic01975165). Platinum Luxury Auctions LLC (“Platinum”) is a registered Foreign LLC with the state of California (Entity No. 201720610006), and a licensed California Auction Firm (CA Bond 750521) performing auction and auction-marketing services as part of this transaction. Platinum is not performing real estate brokerage services where prohibited. © 2020 BHH Affiliates, LLC. An independently owned and operated franchisee of BHH Affiliates, LLC. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices and the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices symbol are registered service marks of Columbia Insurance Company, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate.  Equal Housing Opportunity.


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