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The perfect marriage of utmost luxury and natural beauty, El Rancho Tajiguas comprises two ocean-facing hilltop villas set amid scenic cultivated agricultural land, hundreds of acres of orchards, an active cattle range and vast areas of open space. With unobstructed views of the Santa Ynez Mountains, the undeveloped Gaviota Coast shoreline, the Pacific Ocean and the Channel Islands, the approximately 3,500-acre property is remote, pastoral and exceedingly private, while easily accessible to the cultural centers of Santa Barbara and Montecito.
The LEED-certified residences offer a total of 10 bedrooms, 18 full bathrooms and three partial bathrooms. Villa Della Costa and Villa Del Mare were designed by architect J.M. Sewall & Associates and completed in 2014 and 2016 respectively, with interior finishes by Mark Weaver & Associates. Realized by Kitchell with unsurpassed quality, the two early-California-style estates are infused with classic details, such as antique roof tiles from Spain and Portugal, wide archways, high ceilings with exposed wood beams, tile and hand-hewn herringbone walnut floors, wrought iron work, multiple fireplaces, spacious loggias, large steel-frame windows and generously sized doors with Sun Valley bronze door hardware. Each residence has a long, private, gated drive, circular motor court, pool and spa, separate guest house, cabana, private water, solar system, shaded and open patio areas, fountains, expansive lawns and draught-tolerant landscaping in a setting of soft rolling coastal hills.
These are estates created for a lifestyle of relaxing privacy and sparkling entertaining, with easy flow between indoor and outdoor spaces, and ample room for grand celebrations amidst breathtaking panoramas of the last remaining stretch of unspoiled California coastline.