4191 Mariposa Drive, Hope Ranch - offered at $9,350,000
4191 Mariposa Drive, Hope Ranch - offered at $9,350,000
*all sq ft are approximate and per architectural plans
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Designed in 1933 by Alexander Bertrard Harmer, this Spanish Colonial Revival hacienda is one of Hope Ranch’s original 13 estates. In 2011, the legendary architect, Peter Becker, completely transformed the property; it is now defined by the simple yet elegant aura of an Andalusian farmhouse with reverence to the original design and reimagined for how we live today. This historic home, reanimated and filled with palpable energy that can only be found through good design, has taken on a new persona for the 21st century.
Enter the gates to meander down a long hedge-lined passage. The verdant chaperone effortlessly balances the estate’s unmistakable ease with a timeless nature. Once in the main motor court, guests are further lauded by the soothing sounds of a fountain.
Unassuming yet full of character, the single level, red-tiled roof and stucco residence is a classic study of Santa Barbara’s iconic architecture.
The south-facing living room opens to a vast lawn and views of the Pacific Ocean beyond. Gleaming hardwood grounds the floor while stately beams crown the ceiling.
Crisp white walls are an ideal backdrop for an impressive art collection or simply a meditative counterpoint to the wood elements in the room. An impressive fireplace anchors the room and fills the space with a warm glow. French doors lead to a terrace where all daydreams await and outdoor adventures begin.
Glossy, ebony stained floors beautifully complement rich wood built-ins, and give the den an air of academia yet with an accessible twist. Ample shelving hosts your personal library or showcases trinkets from a life well traveled. Two sets of French doors open to fill the room with light and expand the space well beyond the footprint of the room.
The southeastern wing of the home is solely devoted to an ocean view kitchen and great room. Chefs of all sizes and skills will delight in everything from making morning espresso to planning holiday celebrations with loved ones.
A wall of stainless steel appliances and cabinets pairs beautifully with dual marble islands and two sinks.
The adjacent great room is currently set for extended dining, though it could easily shine as a family room as well. As a wonderful space to gather, the great room effortlessly fosters a sense of community.
Two sets of French doors lead to an outdoor dining terrace, built-in barbeque, and the ocean-view, south facing lawns. As a natural extension of the kitchen and great room, this outdoor space embodies Santa Barbara’s indoor/outdoor lifestyle.
Sets of French doors open from the bedroom and let in the cool ocean breeze and temper the warmth from the fireplace.
The luxe master bath, awash in white marble and hand troweled plaster, is an elegant place to get ready for a busy day. Wind down after a long night and enjoy a soak in the oversized bathtub which sits near the suite’s second fireplace. A pair of walk-in closets are wonderful for privacy and give a reason to indulge your urge to shop.
Two en-suite bedrooms frame a second family room—an ideal place for homework, play, or contained chaos. Real life requires real spaces that expand effortlessly to fit evolving needs. The footprint of the bedrooms and adjoining bonus area is a genius configuration for everyday living.
Off the main entry, an exterior staircase, adorned in black, white, and Andalusian blue tiles, leads to an ocean view office. Secluded and private, yet just steps away, this inspiring office is a welcome retreat and wonderful place to take meetings with clients.
Rolling lawns, multiple destinations to explore, and ample ways to stay fit make the grounds of this idyllic compound a delight.
The north westerly section of the grounds is home to a glass greenhouse which is currently used as a romantic dining pavilion.
The neighboring studio/gym is ideal for private Pilates and personal training. Both structures overlook the site of a former avocado orchard that is now a blank canvas and holds a promising future for a possible equestrian facility or whatever your heart desires.
Tennis, anyone? A north/south facing court is perfect for private lessons, working on your serve, or a friendly game of pickleball. Your cheering section will love watching from the shade of a wisteria covered trellis.
Adjacent to the tennis court, a former storeroom is reimagined as a charming bunk house. Perfect for sleepovers and shenanigans, this space has a vaulted, beamed ceiling, radiant-heat stone floors, and opens to a lush private courtyard.
The swimmers’ pool and adjacent pavilion act as a portal to another world and will quickly become a daily surrogate for your favorite resort. Cool, azule colored tiles line the pool and lush emerald palm leaves sway gently in the morning breeze.
Should you prefer your afternoons poolside, the ultimate pavilion with built in seating is perfect for whiling away in the shade whilst others go for a dip. Come night time, enjoy a starlit splash before warming up in front of the pavilion’s fireplace.
Near the entry, the former gatehouse enjoys its second act as a chic one-bedroom guest house. Private and perfect, this on-site oasis has a living room, Bulthaup kitchen, bedroom with a full bath, and ample parking.
Hope Ranch offers residents an idyllic lifestyle with a private beach, award-winning schools, miles of equestrian trails, and gorgeous ocean views. Located only mere moments away from Santa Barbara’s restaurants, shops and gourmet grocery stores, this is the perfect place to fulfill your version of the California Dream. This timeless and iconic property, rooted in the past and with a reverence for design and an eye towards the future, is sure to delight for generations to come.