This Hope Ranch estate is on a mission to prove you really can have it all. Can’t decide between a fancy hilltop mansion with an infinity pool or a bucolic equestrian ranch with stables and a horse turnout? The 2.5-acre property has both, plus a stupendously scenic location with easy access to the beach, mountains, communal tennis courts and downtown Santa Barbara.
Records show the current owners are members of the Steele family, of the Pasadena-based company Boggs & Steele, which owns and manages trailer park communities in 25 states nationwide. The Steeles acquired the estate only last summer for about $11.9 million, but appear to have quickly changed their minds about the place, flipping it back up for sale with a $12 million price tag.
Hidden from street view behind a row of ancient oak trees, the Spanish Colonial-style main house is accessed via a long brick driveway. From there, a lighted stairway grants guests access to the mansion-sized structure, which features hardwood floors and vaulted wood beam ceilings throughout. A double-height great room features multiple sets of French doors opening to an outdoor living room, and there are multiple fountains, al fresco dining patios and both indoor and outdoor kitchens on the premises.
Out back, the swimming pool boasts stunning views of Hope Ranch, the surrounding mountains and California sunsets, and it adjoins an entertainment pavilion with an outdoor fireplace, wet bar and TV. Also on tap is a two-bedroom guesthouse, complete with its own full kitchen, laundry room and spacious living areas.
At-home horsey amenities are not limited to a 4-stall barn with a tack room and turnout area. And the Hope Ranch neighborhood is fabled for its equestrian-friendly nature; there are 32 miles of pastoral horse trails that lace the laid-back community, per the listing. Residents are also afforded private access to a public beach with a swim dock and kayak storage.
Team Scarborough at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California holds the listing.