A stitch in time saves nine.
You’re on cloud nine.
The whole nine yards.
It’s no wonder there are so many sayings with the number nine in them. Nine is…mighty fine, especially when it comes to real estate. If nine—followed by six zeroes—is your budget for a new home, you’ve got options. On the west coast, you can choose an architectural wonder in Santa Barbara or head further up the state to a Napa spread that you’ll never want to leave.
Log home living goes high class in Angel Fire, NM. The harmony of home reaches new heights near Puerto Vallarta, MX. And newer construction in a highly sought after setting creates an urban retreat in Minneapolis, MN. We’re dressed to the nines, in this edition of Five Homes.
5 Baths and 1 Partial
6,248 Square Feet
Experience a unique embrace of Napa living with all the serenity and space you would expect, spread out over more than 34 private acres. Add in incredible 360-degree vistas that extend to San Francisco’s twinkling city lights and you have this one-of-a-kind legacy estate. Take in the bucolic landscape through walls of glass that tumble out to numerous terraces overlooking rolling green hills, mature oaks, olive trees, gardens, a pool and infinity-edge spa, outdoor kitchen, and a two-acre boutique vineyard. The starry sky will make you feel like you’re way out in the country, yet you’re just 10 minutes to Main Street and a general aviation airport.
9,411 Square Feet
The work of famed American architect Barry Berkus is on display in the celebrity-laden Santa Barbara enclave of Hope Ranch. Architecturally distinct details include a stately portico entrance, columns, domed ceilings, and millwork, creating upscale elegance within a classic framework and blending contemporary touches and an inviting sense of warmth. Perfectly sited on its 2.46 acres, the property features panoramic views of the ocean from almost every room, together with a pool, vibrant gardens, and a tennis court.
This property is listed for $9,000,000 by Keith C. Berry of Coldwell Banker Realty in Santa Barbara.
Behold Los Cielos Ranch, spectacularly private in the north central mountains of New Mexico yet just minutes from Angel Fire Resort’s skiing, PGA golf, and country club, a full-service airport, and 35 miles from the allure of Taos. This upscale recreational retreat rambles on for nearly 300 acres, with a luxury log home built with timbers from British Columbia at the center and breathtaking views spanning Pecos Wilderness to the Wheeler Peak Wilderness. Indulge your every sporting and entertaining fantasy, with trout fishing, snowmobiling and ATV riding, and elk hunting. The property also features two home offices, a wine cellar with tasting area, a fitness area, extensive landscape and hardscape, a waterfall, creek, and pond, and a restored barn that is now a guest house.
This property is listed for $9,000,000 by Stan Harrell and Lisa Sutton of Coldwell Banker Mountain Properties in Angel Fire.
27,319 Square feet
Villa Armonia means House of Harmony, and the name is certainly fitting. From the expansive interiors with their lavish public spaces and sumptuous sleeping quarters to the lush grounds, this oceanfront property creates the ideal Mexican retreat. Whether used for a family getaway spanning generations or a private corporate haven or training facility, you’ll love the resort-style design and details over every square inch. Enjoy the compound’s grand terraces, peaceful Zen Gardens, sparkling rivers and waterfalls, deluxe custom pools, and palm-encircled spa, all overlooking the majestic Sierra Madre Mountains, the charming beach town of Boca de Tomatlan, and the deep blue Pacific waters.
This property is listed for $9,000,000 by Brock Squire of Coldwell Banker Olas Atlas in Puerto Vallarta.
8930 Square Feet
The picturesque locale of Lake of the Isles draws visitors to its natural beauty, and a fortunate few get to live among these idyllic surroundings. Built in 2018, this private urban estate brings new modern elegance to the lakefront, with walls of glass and skylights creating spectacular sightlines throughout the residence. The elevated lakeside terrace and private courtyard with fireplace, fountains, and grilling station take the allure outdoors. This single-level home also features a solar array and Tesla Powerwall, a sport court, and exercise room.
This property is listed for $8,900,000 by Josh Zuehlke of Coldwell Banker Realty Minneapolis Lakes.