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Location: Santa Barbara, California
Robledal Ranch in Santa Barbara, California, is the stuff dreams are made of. Built in the 1920s by the original developers of Hope Ranch and designed by George Washington Smith, the Spanish Revival residence exemplifies the best of Southern Californian living with its 16-acre site, gorgeous architectural details, numerous entertaining spaces, and incredible outdoor living opportunities.
The historic property is ideal for multi-generational living, as it includes a five-bedroom-seven-bath main house, two guest apartments, staff quarters, and a separate guest house—not to mention a five-car garage, huge pool with spa and terrace, a tennis court, as well as a horse pasture and trails to the mountains and beach.
Exuding Old Santa Barbara charm, the estate boasts charming details throughout, like arched entryways, beamed and coffered ceilings, carved millwork, thick ivy-covered walls, wrought iron grills, a terra-cotta roof, brick and tiled flooring, and other colorful tiling, to name but a few of its many features.
Beautiful gardens, hedges, landscaped lawns, oak groves and more set the scene for the surrounding mountain and coastline views, while a path leads to the private Hope Ranch beach, making Robledal the quintessential Southern California property. Located at 4455 Via Bendita, it’s offered at a cool $17.9 million. Have a look.