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Happy Canyon, Santa Ynez Valley, California


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Son Sereno, Santa Ynez Valley CA

This elegant and secluded 116-acre contemporary estate located in Santa Barbara County’s tranquil Santa Ynez Valley is about 30 minutes from Santa Barbara…


Spectacular 116+/- acre Estate in the heart of the
Santa Barbara wine country.

Overview: Distinguished by an architecturally significant modernist house and horse facilities.

This elegant, secluded and unique 116+/- acre estate is located in the wine country of the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley. Known for its bucolic scenery, equestrian farms, vineyards, and quality of life, Santa Ynez is a short drive from Santa Barbara and only 2 hours from Los Angeles.

The main home, with dramatic views in every direction, has 5 bedrooms, 5 baths, a guest suite and 2 powder rooms. There is a fully appointed eat-in-kitchen, a living room, dining room, family room, private sitting room, office, exercise room, and solar-heated salt water pool.

The estate's horse facilities include an 8 stall center aisle barn set away from the main home and fully equipped with a bathing and grooming area, tack room, and a laundry room and bath. In addition, there is a large hay and equipment barn, an arena, track, paddocks, irrigated pastures and a ranch manager's home. The estate has beautiful riding trails throughout so one can truly enjoy and appreciate the surrounding beauty.

In an area known for its quality wine production, this property has vineyard potential.

Main Floor:

Entry with powder room and coat closet.



Living Room with wood burning fireplace, opens to west side verandah and east side courtyard which also has a wood burning fireplace.




Dining Room opens to west side verandah.


Family Room with wood burning fireplace opens to an outdoor eating area with built in barbecue.


Kitchen with large cooking island, walk in commercial grade refrigerator, Sub Zero refrigerator drawers and freezer and top of the line appliances, butler pantry/ prep kitchen.

Informal dining area and outside deck.

Adjacent to the kitchen is a laundry room and a bathroom.

Library Galleria


Main office with extensive built-ins.

Master Suite Area:
  • Two master bedrooms, with adjoining master bathroom, his and her commodes, his and her walk in closets. Additionally there is a sitting room that is part office and part media/reading space – with a wood burning fireplace.
  • North side bedroom with bathroom.

First Master



Second Master


Lower Level ~ South Side
A Guest Suite includes bedroom, bathroom and  separate sitting room that opens to the pool

Guest Bedroom

Guest Suite Sitting Room

Pool : salt water and solar heated

Separate Pool bathroom


Exercise Room

Lower Level ~ North Side
  • Two bedrooms

  • Two bathrooms

  • Two separate entries


116 Total Acres:

  • APN 141 - 080 - 042 (18 Acres)
  • APN 141 - 090 - 008 (98 Acres)


The current owners commissioned Michael Palladino, senior partner and design architect in Richard Meier's Los Angeles office to create a contemporary home in keeping with the materials, colors and context of the natural landscape. The result is a sophisticated house grounded in the western architectural vernacular that exemplifies modernist principles of form following function. It achieves the ideal of architecture that is comfortable to live in and architecture as art. The two-year building process required an unusual precision and workmanship from both contractor and crew.

Nestled into a hill, the main house commands outstanding views of the surrounding countryside. It is characterized by the harmonious scale of its rooms in a layout that provides both privacy and inviting social spaces - all suffused with natural light from windows designed to frame the spectacular views. One of the unique architectural features is the custom designed curved ceiling of the living, dining and family rooms, shaped as a wave from 14 feet at the highest point ending in clear- story windows, motorized to open. Clear- story is a design element that reappears throughout the house providing exceptional indirect light. UV glass is used in all windows as well as in the French and custom sliding doors opening to gracious outdoor living spaces.



The landscaping was conceived to provide a transition from the surrounding hills to a more cultivated environment. In addition to oaks and sycamores, a large olive orchard leads up to and surrounds the house and extensive grounds in which drought tolerant Mediterranean and native plants give way to the refinement of roses and lawn in the gardens closest to the house.


Water and Utilities:

  • Private Wells -- house and barn
  • Cisterns 30,000 gallon - house, 5,000 gallons - barn
  • Electric: PG&E
  • Gas: Propane
  • Septic systems
  • Generator





Heating / AC and Other Features:

  • There are 10 zones throughout the house which are individually thermostatically controlled.
  • Central  vacuum
  • Central audio system with speakers indoors and out



Secluded Contemporary Estate and Santa Ynez Valley Equestrian Facility

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Santa Ynez Real Estate Represented by:


Carey Kendall
Associate Broker

Cal BRE License # 00753349

Village Properties Office
3615 Sagunto Street, Suite A,
Santa Ynez, CA 93460

From Santa Barbara to Santa Ynez
Selling Legacy Properties for Over 30 Years


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