Hollister Ranch's "Tranquility Base"

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SOLD - MAY 2024

Tranquility Base - A Slice of Coastal Paradise in Santa Barbara County, California

Wall Street Journal: July 6th - "James Cameron's 100-Acre California Ranch Lists . . ."

"One of the "Eight Golden Parcels at Hollister Ranch is now available." — Rick Sawyer

Set amid the historical community of Hollister Ranch, the "Tranquility Base" presents a rare opportunity to acquire a legacy estate. This front row parcel expands over an impressive 102± acres and includes a generously sized main estate home, complete with a swimming pool and tennis court. Additionally, the property features a charming guest house, two expansive barns, equestrian facilities, and a ranch office. This extraordinary estate is unrivaled in its privacy and security, representing an elite class of compounds along the Southern California Coast.

The estate caters to an unparalleled ranch lifestyle, offering vast pastures, horse stalls, trails, gardens, and its own private well. It provides an idyllic retreat, boasting uncompromised serenity and captivating views of the ocean, islands, and the rolling hills of Hollister Ranch. Embrace the beauty of native vegetation, wildlife, and the unique natural resources that this unparalleled location offers.

The property also touts environmentally friendly features such as a solar power system and a wind generator. For leisure and entertainment, it houses a home theater and a spacious gym. Situated just a few steps from Drake's Beach, Tranquility Base is proximate to the picturesque "Hollister Ranch Shoreline Preserve." Here, you can enjoy world-class surfing, fishing, diving, paddling, beachcombing, and a multitude of ocean-related activities.

Main Residence - Exterior

Equestrian enthusiasts will appreciate the ability to ride their horse directly to the beach and along the beautiful coastline. This offers an immersive experience into the stunning natural landscape, complemented by the roughly 125 miles of roads and trails provided by the Hollister Ranch common area. The "Tranquility Base" truly is an exceptional offering that delivers a unique, luxurious, and serene ranch living experience.

At the heart of Hollister Ranch lies an impeccably landscaped 8,000± sq ft principal residence, a fusion of wood and glass architecture, boasting five bedrooms and seven bathrooms. Additional features include two executive offices, an exercise room, media room, and game room. Embrace ocean views from the luxurious lagoon-style pool and spa.

The ocean view great room, with its vaulted ceilings and robust stone fireplace, is the epitome of grandeur. Its extensive glass walls provide seamless indoor/outdoor living, ideal for grand-scale entertaining or intimate gatherings. The heart of the home, the kitchen/dining room, marries aesthetics and practicality, featuring custom lighting and cabinetry, a Wolf Range, and a Sub-Zero refrigerator. Expansive ranch estate views from the dining room include glimpses of the vegetable garden and tennis court, making it an idyllic space for any meal or refreshment.

The property, developed with sustainability in mind, is solar-powered with ample energy storage, although Southern California Edison is available. A bountiful vegetable garden and a diverse array of fruit trees contribute to its self-sufficiency.  (2013 L.A. Times article about the garden.)

Water for irrigation is supplied by a well on the property, while domestic water is provided by the Santa Anita Mutual Water Company, which also serves nearby Hollister Ranch properties.

Overlooking the entire estate with panoramic white-water views of Drake’s Beach is a privately located ocean view guest house. It offers its own terrace, drought-tolerant landscape, driveway, and parking area, ensuring comfort and privacy for guests and loved ones.

The estate includes two well-equipped barns, one with equestrian facilities. The 24,000± sq ft equestrian barn boasts nearby paddocks, a workshop, other maintenance facilities, and 4± acres of flat, usable land. The other 4,795± sq ft facility, located next to the Ranch offices, includes caretaker’s quarters with four apartments, featuring six bedrooms and six bathrooms, horse stalls, and ample storage.

Additional amenities include a ranch office, sheds, an extensive vegetable garden, and easy access to Drake’s Beach and the 8.5± mile “Hollister Ranch Shoreline Preserve” through a private Hollister Ranch road. The preserve offers a beach cabaña with showers, restrooms, and BBQ facilities, along with opportunities for fishing, diving, and boating. There are two other beach cabañas available within Hollister Ranch, providing ample areas for exploration.

This magnificent property, historically celebrated for its respect for the land and natural environment, now opens its doors to the next steward, offering a wealth of opportunities and a lifetime of memories.  This property is co-listed by Jeff Kruthers, Hollister Ranch Realty and Emily Kellenberger & Associates, Village Properties.  Photos courtesy. SB  MLS #23-1965

Main Residence - Interior

Guest Residence

Lower Barn & Upper Barn

Grounds, Garden & Landscape

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