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.
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.
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.
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.
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
14,205 square feet
A wine cavern
Jade Mills Estates
Stephanie Zebik, Managing Director