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    Quail H Ranch

    Santa Ynez Valley, California

    Price Upon Request

    An early 20th Century cattle ranch completely restored with a 8000+/- square foot main house, the 296+/- Quail H Ranch is in the Happy Canyon AVA with the land and water for premium Rhone variety wine grapes.

    Ranch and Valley Overview

    The tradition of the grand cattle ranches of the early 20th Century lives on in classic style at Quail H Ranch.

    This 296+/- acres of rolling grasslands spotted with mature Valley oaks and hillside oak tree forests is in the heart of the Happy Canyon AVA (American Viticulture Area). There is ideal terroir, and the water, for growing premium Rhone varietal wine grapes.

    The Santa Ynez Valley, in California's Central Coast, is internationally known for its pastoral landscape, horse farms, premium vineyards and wineries. Quaint towns throughout the Valley offer many fine dining experiences, refined amenities and convenient access to services. The ranch is less than an hour from the "American Riviera" city of Santa Barbara and a 10 minute drive to the Santa Ynez Valley Airport which accommodates smaller Citation jets. The Valley enjoys a moderate, or "Mediterranean," climate perfect for enjoying outdoor activities. Annual rain fall averages about 16-17 inches per year.

    A country lifestyle along with ease of access and sophisticated amenities makes Quail H Ranch the best of all worlds.

    At the ranch headquarters, there is a quaint 1920s 2 bedroom, 1 bath house and a 2 bedroom, 1 bath "bunk house." A charming turn-of-the-20th century barn has been completely restored and now has 3 horse stalls and equipment storage bays. It also features an entertainment and dining facility with a bar that opens to lawns dominated by a gigantic historic oak. The setting is idyllic, scenic and perfect for family get-togethers, picnics or events. A tree house (not permitted!) overlooks the area from a nearby hill.

    Additional ranch improvements include fencing and cross fencing, irrigated paddocks, watered roping and dressage arenas, a hot walker and complete equine facilities. The horse barn has four stalls, tack and feed rooms and wash rack.

    Main Residence

    A blend of captivating early 20th Century gentrified ranch house design with modern amenities, the 8000+/- square foot main residence hosts elegant formal living and dining rooms, a library with a bar and refrigerated wine room, and a kitchen and family room. All flow to a covered porch featuring outdoor dining areas and a cozy living space surrounding a fireplace.

    Charming upscale accoutrements include weathered plank oak floors, five fireplaces, subtle yet luxurious draperies, fine finishes such as the faux finished cabinets with antiqued silver detailing in the library and the rich patina of a mahogany bar top. For guests there are 3 powder rooms and a full bath off the mud room.

    Windows and French doors extend the length of the home, creating a gallery bathed in light softened by limestone floors. The gallery's light warms the living and dining rooms, library and bar. Through the French doors, Fruitless Mulberry trees form an arbor over an outdoor dining area. The gallery centers the home and is the inviting focal point for family, grand scale entertaining or a sunny spot for coffee on a chilly morning.

    The kitchen and family room are ideal for comfortable living. The kitchen hosts a walnut center island, and spacious windows over the farm sink looking out across the ranch. Gourmet culinary features include a professional Sub Zero refrigerator, a Wolf 6 burner and double oven range and other top end Wolf and Meile appliances. An adjoining caterer's kitchen has stainless steel counter tops, prep areas, dry goods storage, a powder room, 2 Wolf warming drawers and a Wolf microwave. The butler's pantry is completely fitted with cabinets for serving ware and has a room for linens, dishes and dry goods. The family room, centered on a fireplace, is wrapped in cabinets with antique glass-paneled doors and comfy window seats. The breakfast room is cheerful and bright.

    The master suite opens to the covered porch via French doors. The luxurious bathroom offers a vintage ambience with two elegant marble-topped vanities, a soaking tub set in a windowed alcove, a shower and two walk-in closets with built-in shelving and cabinetry, and access to a private study and a south facing sunning porch.

    A guest wing provides two bedrooms with bathrooms en suite. Guests have access to the pool and spa via a sun porch; an ideal spot to gather in the afternoon to play board games. There is an additional charming guest area with a bathroom, sitting room and loft bedroom. The mud room is adjacent to the laundry room and accesses the oversized garage via covered porch.

    The quality of this ranch speaks for itself. It is a premium location to experience the finest of country living.

    Details and Amenities

    Address 1156 Alisos Road , Santa Ynez, CA 93460
    County Santa Barbara
    Location Happy Canyon at Alisos Road, Santa Ynez Valley, California
    Viticulture Area Happy Canyon AVA/Appellation
    Acres 296+/- Acres
    Legal Parcels 103.72+/- Acres
    192.71+/- Acres
    ( Subject to Lot Line Adjustment finalization )
    APN's 141-250-027
    Water Well #1
    • Permit Date: 10/24/05
    • Depth: 430 feet
    • Internal Casing: 8 inches
    • Estimated Yield: 200 G.P.M.
    Well #2
    • Permit Date: 12/04/07
    • Depth: 410 feet
    • Cased Outside Diameter: 16 inches
    • Estimated Yield: 600 – 1000 G.P.M. (per owner's recollection)

    Main Residence

    • Amenities include

      • Limestone, oak, carpet and tile floors

      • 5 fireplaces (Family & Dining Rooms, Library, Gallery, Porch)

      • 3 Powder Rooms

      • 4 Full Bathrooms

    • Living Areas and Rooms

      • Gallery

        • Bathed in light by windows and French doors

        • Opens to;

          • Public rooms

          • Courtyard with a Fruitless Mulberry tree arbor dining area

        • Sitting area around fireplace

      • Covered Back Porch

        • French door access from Kitchen, Breakfast Room, Living Room, Library and Master Bedroom

        • Fireplace and living area

        • Dining areas

        • Vistas looking over ranchs rolling oak tree spotted land

      • Interior Courtyard

        • Fruitless Mulberry arbor covered outdoor dining area

        • Pool and spa

      • Formal Living Room

      • Library

        • Fireplace

      • Bar

        • Mahogany counters

        • Sink

        • 2 Refrigerator Drawers

        • Wine Storage;

          • Adjacent to Bar

          • Fitted for 1000+/- bottle capacity

      • Epicurean Area

        • Kitchen

          • Open to the Family Room

          • Walnut Center Island

          • Appliances

            • Wolf Range - 6 burners, griddle, double oven

            • Wolf Built in oven, convection microwave, warming drawer

            • Sub Zero Professional refrigerator and freezer

            • Meile Dishwasher

        • Adjacent Caterer’s Kitchen

          • Double Sink

          • Stainless Steel Counters

          • Meile Dishwasher

          • Wolf Double Warming Drawer

          • Wolf Microwave

          • Dry Goods Pantry

          • Powder Room

        • Butler’s Pantry

          1. Additional storage room;

            • Linens

            • Serving Ware

            • Dry Goods

      • Formal Dining Room

        • Fireplace

      • Breakfast Room

        • Fitted cabinetry

        • Sun filled morning light

      • Master Suite

        • French doors to porch

        • Two fitted walk-in closets

        • Bathroom with;

        • Master Bath

          • Two vanities

          • Shower

          • Tub

          • Tile and marble finishes

          • Fully fitted separate Hisand Herswalk-in closets

          • Vestibule with linen storage

        • Study

          • South facing Sunning Porch

      • Guest Wing

        • Sunroom Gallery

          • Overlooks pool and courtyard

        • Two en suite bedrooms

      • Additional In-house Guest Suite

        • Media Room, bedroom, adjacent bathroom

      • Mud & Laundry Rooms

        • Access to raised bed kitchengarden

        • Storage for pool supplies and towels

        • Covered porch for garage access

          • 3 bays with 10' tall automatically controlled roll up doors


    Additional Residential Structures

    • 2nd Residence

      • Living room with fireplace

        • Porch via French doors

      • Dining Room

      • Kitchen with breakfast nook

      • Two bedrooms

      • One bathroom

    • "Bunk House

      Living room

    • Kitchenette (microwave and sink only)

    • Two bedrooms

    • One bathroom



    • "Old Hay Barn- Events Area

      Dining and Ball Room Finished Center Corridor

    • Bar with siding door opening to lawns and historic oak for outdoor entertaining

    • Three horse stalls

    • Equipment storage bays

    • Center-isle Horse Barn

      • Four stalls with turn outs

      • Feed and tack rooms

      • Wash rack

    • Hot Walker

    • 250’ x 125’

      Roping Arena with complete setup

      • 300’ x 100’

        Three Irrigated Horse Pastures

      • Fenced and cross fenced pastureland

    All Information Deemed Reliable, But Not Guaranteed


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