May 6, 2020
May 6, 2020


Three Hawks Ranch or the Garden of Eden? Adam and Eve would have had a lot more temptation among orange, lemon, lime, plum, peach, nectarine, pear, fig, olive, avocado, pomegranate and raspberries than they did with a measly apple tree! But that’s just a small part of a 106-acre coastal ranch with views to the Channel Islands, part of the original land grant made by the King of Spain to Jose Francisco Ortega in 1794. Located next door to the historic Ronald Reagan ranch, Three Hawks Ranch is for sale at $13.9 million.

Carpeted with 100-year-old oak trees and open space, the ranch lies 95 miles north of Los Angeles and 15 miles above the coast with everything imaginable from its 1920’s-original-sandstone main house to a 60-tree orchard, two barns, safari-themed yurts and startling views over the Pacific Ocean. Structures include the six-bedroom, six-bath home which has been enlarged to accommodate family members and friends. There is a pool and sandstone cabana with fireplace and lots of entertaining space, a large dining terrace with loggia and two barns housing land-maintenance equipment and four-wheel rides for exploring. There is also the orchard with an amazing wide variety of fruit, herbs and roses. Near the large barn is a newly-constructed staff house containing two bedrooms and a spacious living room, kitchen and herb garden. A surprise bonus are the two safari-themed yurts with heat, air and plumbing. Each can accommodate a family of five as vacation rentals or for guest spillover from the main house.

Built from local sandstone boulders, the main house architecture is a well-balanced mix of earthy rusticity and elegance. Rooms are sized for guests to easily take part whether it’s cooking in the kitchen with sandstone walls, beamed ceilings, top appliances and travertine counters, or enjoying a meal in front of a roaring fire, gathering in conversation groups for playing a board game or just conversing in front of a fire while surrounded by glass walls with the ocean views.

Located in the most historically significant section of the Gaviota Coast in Santa Barbara, many celebrities enjoy escaping to the peace and rugged beauty of the area including Dolly Parton, David Crosby, Bo Derek and Steven Seagal. The ranch is convenient to shopping and dining in Santa Barbara and is only 20 miles to the Santa Ynez wine country.

Offering endless hiking trails, horseback riding trails, open fields for skeet shooting or frisby, Three Hawks Ranch is a serene respite from the hustle and bustle of city life and a paradise for children . . or Adam and Eve, who could be found overwhelmed by choices in the orchard.. Priced at $13.9 million, the listing agent is Billy Rose of The Agency, Beverly Hills.

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