116 acres Main House: 6bd/7ba
Son Soreno - an elegant and secluded 116 acre contemporary estate 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.
Award winning architect Michael Palladino, best known for his work at The Getty Center in Los Angeles, was commissioned to create a sophisticated, contemporary estate in keeping with the materials, colors and context of the natural landscape.
The estate 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. The result is a sophisticated house grounded in the western architectural vernacular that exemplifies modernist principles of form following function.
The custom designed curved ceiling of the living, dining and family rooms is shaped as a wave from 14 feet at the highest point ending in clear-story windows.
Floor-to-ceiling windows along the galleria capture the long views to create a wall of scenery with forms and colors not unlike a painting.
The formal dining room opens to a west side verandah. The home's design was twofold - architecture comfortable to live in, and architecture as art.
The gracious chef's kitchen features a large cooking island, walk in commercial grade refrigerator, butler's pantry or prep kitchen, informal dining area and outdoor deck.
An adjacent family room with wood burning fireplace opens to an outdoor dining space with built in barbecue.