Mother Nature has often served as muse for some of our greatest architectural wonders. When your muse just so happens to be 3,500 largely undeveloped acres along Santa Barbara’s majestic Gaviota Coast? You pay tribute to the land and create a rare breed of ranch estate inspired by the great haciendas of the past.
Offered at $110 million and represented by Randy Solakian of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Montecito, El Rancho Tajiguas is an estate like no other. Because development is heavily regulated along the Gaviota Coast, the sprawling compound encompasses two of the finest estates found anywhere.
The estates not only honor the history of the land through artful nods to nature found in the hand-carved wood beams and arched windows and glass doors opening to the outdoors, but also in the Spanish-style architecture. The history of the land can be traced back to the King of Spain, Carlos III.
The unparalleled ranch presents the perfect marriage of utmost luxury and natural beauty. Two ocean-facing hilltop estates, surrounded by complete serenity on stunning coastal land with extensive cultivated agricultural land, hundreds of acres of orchards, active cattle range and vast areas of open space.
Ten bedrooms and 18 bathrooms, plus several grand entertaining spaces for gathering friends and family, speak to the scale and magnitude of El Rancho Tajiguas.
The sheer awe-inspiring scale of this land is surprising so near the culture centers of Santa Barbara and Montecito.