Perfectly situated in the Santa Monica Mountains minutes to Malibu Beach lies this Multi-Published private gated 20 acre 2 parcel Trophy Ranch acclaimed for its â€œartistic portrait of a bygone eraâ€. This unique Historical status Santa Barbara Mission-Style Ranch was restored by nationally recognized Architect Carl Day. Entering the compound from the private road and gates you immediately feel the ranch exuding the charm of the old Hollywood era gone by, with its long private estate driveway to the motor court, the abundance of land, the European-style thick stone walls, the open and private courtyards and lanais, the abundance of flora laden garden paths meandering through the 9.41 acres that house the main residence all encompassed by 360 degree vistas and landmark views of historic Ballard Mountain.
Featured in design books such as Casa California and Reflections on a Pool, the entire mission-style ranch is adorned by architectural and museum quality fixtures and furnishings, original Malibu tile, Antique French tile, vertical grained fir and hardwood floors. Hand wrought iron balconies overlook the pool, spa and spectacular vistas. Every room opens to an enclosed private courtyard with stone fireplace and botanical fish pond or an open air balcony or patio.
The Main House features an Architectural stone rotunda entry, European-style thick stone or lath and plaster walls, 3 bedrooms with Master Bedroom on the main level, original Malibu and custom tile baths, a top-of-the-line Kitchen and dining area with Beamed Fir ceilings, herb garden, 2 stone fireplaces, expansive Great Room featuring beamed fir ceilings, antique French pavers, office/library, a huge â€œsleeping porchâ€, or entertainment/dining room all surrounding an expansive private stone and used brick courtyard with magnificent stone fireplace and trickling waterfall fish pond.
The Pool House boasts an expansive Great Room/screening room with spruce beamed ceilings, unparalleled views of landmark Ballard Mountain, a beautiful stone fireplace, second large granite gourmet Kitchen, huge dining area with Stone Fireplace and gallery all surrounded by walls that open for the ultimate in California living. The pool house also features a spectacular view reflection pool and large spa with rock waterfall, a private wine tasting room, and a separate gym with sauna that could be turned into a recording studio. In addition, there is a separate one bedroom Garden Home, 3 car garage, Multi-Horse stall barn, feed/tack-room + corrals, riding and hiking trails, seasonal creeks, seasonal waterfalls, caves, a WWII monument, and pathways with awe inspiring views.
For showings call Andrea Yates: 310-456-1776
Country Home, Equestrian, Historic, Mountain View, Skyline View, Wine Country.