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The Little Woods – Third Quarter Sales Report

Architectural Digest, “20 of the Largest Homes for Sale in America”

 

AD includes Rancho San Carlos among 20 of the largest homes for sale in America.

2017 First Quarter Estate Sales Results

Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi Post Santa Barbara Estate for Sale at $45M

Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi have listed their Santa Barbara home for sale. The couple is asking $45 million for the property, which is comprised of three parcels purchased in two 2013 transactions totaling $28.8 million.

Dating to the 1930’s, the rustic house measures 10,500 square feet, and contains six bedrooms and eight full or partial baths. The sandstone and raw timber home features a rambling layout around a center courtyard.

It’s a substantial look, and it doesn’t ever pass into the vague indecision of many higher end period residences that have been renovated; it achieves a strong sense of authenticity by never really appearing to question its identity. Modernizations and elements of cross-cultural layering are nicely incorporated, and do not topple the composition.

DeGeneres has suggested that the house seems to be an expression of its landscape, and that’s pretty accurate. It doesn’t impose, and it does not dominate; a neat trick for a home built from rusticated stone. And, even though the home is the product of a very assertive European design aesthetic located in Southern California, it doesn’t feel contrived. Part of that effect is the countryside of Montecito, which perhaps more than any other SoCal locale resembles the Riviera.

The house features nine fireplaces, libraries and reading rooms. Ceilings are vaulted, sometimes open trussed, and floors are generally tile or stone. Windows and French doors are pleasingly plain, steel-framed affairs, and do not distract from the overall style. The overall look is heavy-handed, packed to bursting with charming detail, but it never comes off as ponderous. Frequently, skylights lend a little liberation to the proceedings, and balance things out nicely with a dash of the ethereal.

The nearly seventeen acres of grounds are filled with gardens and quiet alcoves. An additional pavilion structure was constructed by the couple, and features a wet bar and catering kitchen, and entertaining space under a high vaulted ceiling.

DeGeneres—a legendarily restless house-hunter—and spouse de Rossi have owned several homes in their time together: buying, renovating and selling. The couple’s latest real-estate acquisition may lead them to Australia, de Rossi’s home country.

 

NEW LISTING! Sycamore Valley Ranch Listed at $100,000,000

 

PHOTOS BY JIM BARTSCH

PHOTOS BY JIM BARTSCH

SYCAMORE VALLEY RANCH LISTED BY SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY

Read the Wall Street Journal Article by Candace Taylor – May 28, 2015

Los Olivos, California
$100,000,000

Style: French Normandy-Style
Square Footage: 12,598± sq.ft.
Year Built: 1982
Main Home: Bedrooms/Baths:   6  / 7 full, 2 powder
Lot Size:  2,698± Acres
Architect: Robert Altevers

Sycamore Valley Ranch is the ultimate ranch retreat and gated estate of approx. 2,698 acres located 5 miles north of the town of Los Olivos. The main residence of approximately 12,598 sq. ft. offers six-bedrooms, including a large first floor master suite with a private loft and two master baths. The home was designed by Robert Altevers for William Bone in a French Normandy-style and meticulously crafted to perfection in 1982.  The home is nestled between extensively landscaped gardens and a four-acre lake complete with a waterfall, incredible pastoral views to the south and majestic mountain views to the north.  An expansive covered outdoor barbeque area is perfect for entertaining and is located adjacent to the inviting pool and nearby pool house and tennis court.  There are multiple structures on the property including three separate guest homes, a 5,500 sq.ft. movie theater with stage, several barns, animal shelter facilities, corrals and a maintenance shop. 

Call Harry Kolb at 805-452-2500 for further information.

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SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY SIGNIFICANT SALES VOLUME 11/2014

 

This issue features top sales from various locations, beginning with a $58 million home in Hong Kong.  Also featured are properties from a diverse range of locations including California, Colorado, Florida, New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Utah. The strength of the Sotheby’s International Realty brand is on display in this issue, featuring some of the world’s most significant sales.

Significant Sales Volume 11 >

sotheby's_nov-14-significant-sale-hong-kong-$450m
$450,000,000 (HKD) | Hong Kong | Hong Kong Sotheby’s International Realty

Hong Kong – This luxuriously presented, free-standing detached house is located in a prestigious area surrounded by rolling hills and overlooking the city. The home has a well-appointed contemporary interior and amazing outdoor space on the rooftop terrace. It also has a huge private garden with attached swimming pool. This spacious, light-filled home features high ceilings to accentuate the elegant overall design. The house is also refurbished in white marble walls and flooring throughout, with every level in the home constructed with a separate open staircase and a private elevator with access to every level. There is a dome-shaped skylight window ceiling which completes the overall luxurious design

sotheby's_nov-14-significant-sale-california-$15,995,000
$15,995,000 (USD) | California, USA | Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty

California – From the Sandy Shores of Del Mar, California, this family compound sits behind private gates in a small beach enclave known as Sandy Lane. It offers a unique opportunity to refresh or rebuild an original Russell Forester built in 1950 and yet still relevant for today’s beach front living. Rarely seen at the ocean front, this home features a large beach side patio, three bedroom main residence, pool, cabana/guest house, private green courtyards and ample guest parking all from just a few steps to the sand.

sotheby's_nov-14-significant-sale-aspen-snowmass-colorado-$15.8m
$15,800,000 (USD) | Colorado, USA | Aspen Snowmass Sotheby’s International Realty

Colorado – Enlisting the talents of architects Ike Kligerman Barkley, the design team of the Muse Building left no detail to chance. Adorned with exquisite finishes and furnishings, the practical and inviting floor plan flows from opulent living spaces to an inviting roof top deck and back again, all while solely focused on enhancing the sublime living experience through meticulous attention to detail. The Muse Penthouse features 5,053 livable heated square feet with four bedrooms and four-and-a-half baths, as well as 4,451 square feet of decks and patios. There is a rooftop deck with heated pool and unobstructed views of Aspen Mountain, private patio and deck on the main level capturing the sights and sounds of downtown. The latest Savant technology controls security, climate, window coverings, lights, audio and video. There is 5,235 square feet of commercial space on the second level.

sotheby's_nov-14-significant-sale-florida-$15.25m
$15,250,000 (USD) | Florida, USA | One Sotheby’s International Realty

Florida – This private compound is ideal for the end user, investor or developer planning to build a new, large luxury waterfront estate on prestigious upper North Bay Road in Miami Beach. This one- of-a-kind opportunity offers 37,895 square feet, 191 linear feet of water frontage, with incredible unobstructed panoramic views of the Downtown Miami skyline amidst breathtaking sunsets.

sotheby's_nov-14-significant-sale-massachusets-$14.25m
$14,250,000 (USD) | Massachusetts, USA | Maury People Sotheby’s International Realty

A Belgian block drive welcomes one to this impressive five-bedroom home, which sits grandly on the prestigious and highly coveted Lincoln Circle. Sweeping views of Nantucket Harbor are sure to be enjoyed from the first and second floor of both the house and cottage or from the beautifully landscaped lawns and multiple decks accented by surrounding gardens and manicured grounds. The beauty and sandy shoreline of Steps Beach is moments away or enjoy an aerial view from the impressive roof walk.

 

 

Making Headlines Around the World: Rancho San Carlos Estate in Montecito, California

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The Rancho San Carlos Estate listed by Harry Kolb & Suzanne Perkins of Sotheby’s International Realty in Montecito is offered at $125 Million. Photography by Jim Bartsch

A Large Montecito Estate Lists For $125 Million Wall Street Journal

“It’s like a small city’: California super-mansion with 10 cottages and an English-style

pub on its grounds goes on the market for an eye-watering $125 Million – The Daily Mail

Sotheby’s International Realty Announces Exclusive $125 Million Listing of Historic

Santa Barbara Estate – PR Newswire

Montecito Ranch on 238 Acres Lists For $125 MillionForbes

Equestrian estate in Montecito asking $125 millionLA Times Hot Property

“http://www.latimes.com/business/realestate/hot-property/la-fi-hotprop-montecito-estate-20140905-story.html?track=rss” target=”_blank”>Equestrian estate in Montecito asking $125 million – LA Times Hot Property

California estate hits the market for $125MThe Real Deal

California estate with equestrian facilities on market for $US125 millionHorsetalk.co.nz

Montecito Ranch On 238 Acres Lists For $125 MillionForbes

HOT PROPERTY: Equestrian estate in Montecito asking $125 millionLA Times

HOUSE OF THE DAY: A 237-Acre California Estate With A Secret Underground Pub Is On The Market For $125 Million  – Business Insider

Gorgeous 237-Acre Estate Just Casually Listed for $125MCurbed National

Massive, Lavish Montecito Estate With Secret Pub Asks $125MMCurbed LA

9/5/14 – HOUSE OF THE DAY: A 237-Acre California Estate With A Secret Underground Pub Is On The Market For $125 MillionHouston Chronicle

HOUSE OF THE DAY: A 237-Acre California Estate With A Secret Underground Pub Is On The Market For $125 MillionSeattle Pi

 

Click here for more information on the Rancho San Carlos Estate

TheRanchoSanCarlos.com

www.harrykolb.com

 

 

Villa de Solana is featured in Forbes Magazine and Wall Street Journal

Villa de Solana, Santa Barbara, California

Villa de Solana, Santa Barbara, California

 

Luxury Home Rehab: Inside the $49 Million Peabody Estate, Villa Solana – Forbes.com

WSJ.com – House of the Day: Restored Neoclassical Mansion – Wall Street Journal