Tranquility Awaits in this Sprawling Estate in California’s Santa Ynez Valley

Mediterranean style and country charm beckon at this exclusive property
By Phil Butler
Phil Butler
Phil Butler
Phil Butler is a publisher, editor, author, and analyst who is a widely cited expert on subjects from digital and social media to travel technology. He's covered the spectrum of writing assignments for The Epoch Times, The Huffington Post, Travel Daily News, HospitalityNet, and many others worldwide.
December 21, 2021 Updated: December 21, 2021

A sprawling 60-acre Santa Ynez Valley estate in the heart of Southern California’s Santa Barbara County is the ideal domain for someone who has a laid-back, but dignified lifestyle. Situated in the fertile Santa Ynez Valley at the foot of the San Rafael Mountains, 4801 Baseline offers classic Mediterranean aesthetics and country charm galore.

Sanger Residence, Santa Ynez, California
The redesign of the home shows off a traditional Mediterranean style with chic modern accents. For the visitor, the tastefully done hallways entice with a generous use of fine stone, and rare wood throughout the residence. (Matthew Walla/Jade Mills)

Listed for $34,500,000, this exclusive property, which has been transformed by renowned designer Mark Weaver, is a showplace for his time-tested classic style. Sitting behind sculpted gates and down a winding private drive, lies the result of his efforts: an estate blessed with abundant nature, punctuated by a majestic residence. The main house has four elegant bedrooms, or possibly apartments, each with its own private bath. There are also two kitchens, dining areas, an immense 3,000 square-foot wine cellar, and a maze of quaint corridors, porticos, and enticing entryways.

Sanger Residence, Santa Ynez, California
The living spaces are beautifully appointed, inviting and warm, and they reflect a Mediterranean style well suited for this region of California. (Matthew Walla/Jade Mills)

The wine cellar, which is one of the dominant features of the property, is nothing short of spectacular. The entrance to the cellar is visible beneath a unique transparent floor at the home’s main entry. The cavernous space has its own kitchen, dining areas, and tasting enclaves, as well as seemingly endless wine storage space. Another unique feature of the estate is an old water tower adjacent to the main house, which has been converted into an observation platform for taking in glorious sunrises and sunsets over the valley.

Sanger Residence, Santa Ynez, California
The bedroom suites reveal that nothing has been spared to create a sense of intimate luxury. The primary suite has its own fireplace, and each apartment has a luxuriant bath. (Matthew Walla/Jade Mills)

Surrounded by wineries and equestrian farms in one of California’s most sanguine regions, the estate is blessed with a 10-acre olive grove, a 40-acre vineyard with 48,000 vines, and its own private lake. There’s also a three-car garage, an in-ground pool, tennis and bocce courts, a fantastic viewing pavilion, a barn, an English rose garden, and a guesthouse. The grounds are punctuated by idyllic fountains, fruit trees, and manicured lawns.

Sanger Residence, Santa Ynez, California
The in-suite bath here further illustrates the tasteful harmony of fine wood, perfect textures, and subdued earthy colors. (Matthew Walla/Jade Mills)

Even though the estate offers seclusion in one of the region’s best-known agricultural areas, the shops, art galleries, antique shops, classy restaurants, and other conveniences are less than 10 minutes away in historic Santa Ynez. The town is famous for its 1880s-era building facades, wine tasting, and its country-style feasting venues. Complementing the fantastic winery experiences nearby, the new owners will also find a five-star dining experience at S.Y. Kitchen, the Chumash Casino Resort, and the Pacific Conservatory Theatre close by.

Santa Ynez Valley Estate
Santa Barbara County, California
$34,500,000

4 bedrooms/apartments
14,205 square feet
59.9 acres
A wine cavern

Agent:
Jade Mills Estates
Stephanie Zebik, Managing Director
310-285-7508

Sanger Residence, Santa Ynez, California
The main kitchen of the residence is another tastefully done space that blends warm aesthetics with utility. A second kitchen beneath this floor serves guests in the estate’s exquisite wine cellar. (Matthew Walla/Jade Mills)
Sanger Residence, Santa Ynez, California
Beneath the entry foyer, a wine gallery leads to the entrance to what is best described as a “wine cave,” given the immensity of the estate’s cellar. Again, the generous use of stone and warm wood exude a sense of welcoming. (Matthew Walla/Jade Mills)
Sanger Residence, Santa Ynez, California
Befitting the estate’s location in a key wine region, the cavernous wine cellar has its own kitchen, dining areas, wine tasting lounge, and plenty of space for wines from the 18 varietals grown on the estate. (Matthew Walla/Jade Mills)
Santa Ynez Residence
Each room possesses its own character, while at the same time extending the charm of Santa Barbara style. Here is a welcoming sitting area with soft leather chairs and warm light. (Matthew Walla/Jade Mills)
Sanger Residence, Santa Ynez, California
The wine cellar’s kitchen glows with the use of fine wood, polished stone, and classy accents. (Matthew Walla/Jade Mills)
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The other dominant feature of this property is, of course, the natural surroundings. These quiet acres sit in a beautiful valley sheltered by two mountain ranges. The climate here is perfect, and the atmosphere matches it. (Matthew Walla/Jade Mills)
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The large swimming pool and spa. (Matthew Walla/Jade Mills)
Phil Butler
Phil Butler is a publisher, editor, author, and analyst who is a widely cited expert on subjects from digital and social media to travel technology. He's covered the spectrum of writing assignments for The Epoch Times, The Huffington Post, Travel Daily News, HospitalityNet, and many others worldwide.