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Figueroa Farms

 

Offered at $14,500,000


Figueroa Farms
Santa Ynez Valley CA

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“Figueroa Farms” transports you to a Mediterranean countryside surrounded by rolling golden hills, orchards of olive trees, and vineyards as far as the eye can see.…

 

SANTA YNEZ VALLEY
A mere two hours north of Los Angeles, 4 hours from the Silicon Valley, and only 30 minutes from Santa Barbara, one is enveloped in a landscape of vineyards, horse ranches, farms and schoolhouses. You travel back in time where simple pleasures, open spaces, mossy oaks, grassy fields, seas of purple lupine, bright orange poppies and warm sunny days are found. It seems impossible that such a place still exists in 21st Century California. The Santa Ynez Valley has become the best kept secret of the celebrity crowd. Silicon Valley and the Bay Area have also found this magical Valley a best kept secret alternative to Napa. The geography is more wide open, has a coastal influence and offers a buyer much better land value than the Napa Area. All who are fortunate enough to live in Santa Ynez seem to closely guard its quiet serenity.

Within this very special valley is a sublime area known as Happy Canyon, recently awarded its own AVA (American Viticultrual Area) known for its sublime Rhone and Bordeaux varietal grapes as well as its ability to grow fine olives…..home to 100 acre or more ranch and vineyard estates owned by a select few who were savvy enough to discover this area of incredible beauty.

A couple of the early educational school systems are ranked as some of the top in the State; the medical care system is part of the larger Cottage Hospital Network, one of the finest in the country.

The area is also known for a variety of equine disciplines and combined with Veterinary care that is ranked as one of the top in the whole country, the valley is one of the last bastions for those wanting to pursue their love of the equine world. Hiking, cycling, fabulous golf and restaurants, farm to table eateries, unique shops…. What else could one possibly want!

 

THE PROPERTY
Situated in prestigious Happy Canyon is one of the Valley’s most coveted estates offering a lifestyle that would be hard to duplicate here in the states. The 106 +/- acre “Figueroa Farms” transports you to a Mediterranean countryside surrounded by rolling golden hills, orchards of olive trees, and vineyards as far as the eye can see.

Winding past exquisite neighboring vineyards, enter through iron gates and up a tree lined drive which curves past stunning countryside and arrive at a Mediterranean style home that is surrounded by acres of olive orchards.

Inspired by the country homes of the Mediterranean region, this magnificent residence displays fine craftsmanship and attention to detail at every turn; from custom solid walnut doors and windows, stone window sills, custom made floor tiles, 12” to 18” plaster walls, and custom lighting and iron work throughout, every inch was carefully thought out and no expense spared.

 

 

 

MAIN FLOOR

Great Room: Large scale custom designed and built walnut front doors open to a grand room with 25 foot high beamed ceilings and two walk in fireplaces on each end. This great room allows gracious dining and spectacular entertaining while French doors open to the outside patios. Just beyond, an infinity swimming pool overlooks your own piece of paradise. Southerly vistas of mountains and vineyards are spell binding.

 

 

 
Kitchen: Off the great room is a chef’s kitchen. Viking and Miele appliances, a large center island with sink and bar stool sitting, granite countertops, custom walnut cabinetry throughout; a fireplace and cozy eating area for informal dining. The room also opens out to the outside patio and pool area.

 

 

 
Master Suite: On the east end of the house is a luxurious master suite; a large scale bedroom with relaxing spaces enwrapped in walnut bookcases and a cozy fireplace; a front closet arrangement with walnut wood in beautiful design for displaying clothes which leads to a walk in closet. The master bath is dressed in custom tile and stone and luxurious finishes.

The master bath is dressed in custom tile and stone and luxurious finishes.

 

 

 

 
GUEST BEDROOM SUITE
 
A Guest Suite is also on this main floor on the east side of the house. It contains large scale bed suite, custom closet and an attached bathroom.
 

 

 
Second Floor

 

BEDROOM SUITES / OFFICES
 
Two curved staircases, with walnut steps and faced with custom tiles lead upstairs. An open walkway connects the two sides of the house.

Two bedroom suites / offices flank each side of the upstairs. Each has a fireplace and a door leading to an outside balcony overlooking the pool and vistas beyond. Currently used as offices, these rooms both have en-suite bathrooms and closets and could be used as additional bedroom suites.

 

Guest powder bath with an artful custom glass sink.

Mud Room with custom walnut cubby holes cabinetry; perfect for coming in, taking off your boots and hanging up coats!

Garage: oversized 2-car garage that opens into the mud room.

 

BASEMENT:

 
A staircase leads downstairs to a basement area that encompasses:
  • A storage room
  • a wine cooler
  • an equipment room
  • a laundry room and
  • a steel reinforced walk in vault with 12” thick concrete walls and ceiling with double locking steel doors.
 
GUEST HOUSE
Impeccable construction continues throughout the property and on to the one bedroom one bath guest house with an extended one car garage. The guest quarters has a charming sitting room with fireplace and a kitchenette along with a comfortable bedroom and bathroom. A trellis covered patio enlarges the living space and looks out on to the olive orchard and beyond, to the hills. The guest quarters is located just far enough from the main house to ensure privacy yet is close enough for dear family and friends. These homes are exceptionally constructed with amazing detail hard to recreate in today's world.

 
MANAGER'S HOUSE
Two bedrooms / two bathrooms manager house is approximately 1750 square feet and features tongue and groove wood beamed ceiling, kitchen, dining and an en-suite master bedroom. There is also a swimming pool and Jacuzzi in the central courtyard for this house.

 
OLIVE ORCHARD

 
 
 
Comprising approximately 4300 certified organic trees, all under a drip irrigation system that is fed by the property’s well.

The olive orchard varietals include: Frantoio, Itrana, Leccino, San Felice, Maurino, Grappolo, Pendolino, Manzanillo, and Sevillano.

 
 

THE MILL BUILDING
Specifically constructed to house a state of the art, certified organic Italian made olive mill that can process about 1 ton of olives per hour. The building was designed with drainage and 3 phase 480 volt power.

Agricultural Office, Storage and Garage building of approximately 1160 square feet is adjacent but detached from the Mill building to house equipment, bottled olive oil case storage and a farm office. There are also four fenced paddocks.

Additional land for planting: Figueroa Farms is located in the prestigious Santa Ynez Valley Happy Canyon AVA. This was the region’s third federally recognized growing region and produces sublime Rhone and Bordeaux varietal fruits. A new owner might explore the potential for utilizing all the additional land for planting a vineyard, increasing olive orchard, or pursuing equestrian interests!

 

 

 

 
UTILITIES
  • Solar: A wholly owned solar 12.5 KW energy panel array system is installed that feeds back into the PG&E grid system
  • PG&E supplies the balance of power needs
  • Water: Private water from a water well on the subject property, approximately 500 feet deep, and is currently pumping approximately 200 Gallons a minute
  • Gas: Propane bottled gas
  • Internet via regular phone company
 

1833 Fletcher Way, Santa Ynez Valley, California

Offered at $14,500,000

 

Carey Kendall
Associate Broker
805.689.6262

carey@clkre.com
www.CareyKendall.com

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Santa Ynez, CA 93460

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