Hope Ranch in Santa Barbara, California is for sale and it has salt water aquariums built right into the wall. And yes, that’s plural – three of them. Right on the ocean, with pool to boot. Over 200 feet of glorious California waterfront and almost four acres of property on a bluff make this home a private oasis with views that don’t stop. And there’s a magical third floor tower for viewing the stars (accessed from a spiral staircase in the master). And it has a Jacuzzi. An ice bucket with a nice little bottle of French champagne, and we can’t imagine a more romantic evening. There’s a work out room, tennis courts, a rose garden, an organic vegetable garden. And inside, this house is 10,000+ sf of pure luxury and style, from the artistic fireplace in the formal living area to the in-wall aquariums. This kind of property, with these unique touches, doesn’t come cheap. But we’ve always said: you get what you pay for.
The star viewing atrium is accessed from the master bedroom. It’s the top room in the round tower. Isn’t that just the coolest?
There’s a fire-pit sitting area just beyond the pool.
The entrance has lots of parking.
This is one of the most incredible fireplaces we’ve ever seen. The living room opens onto the ocean.
The great room is a fantastic gathering spot for the family, everything is so open. Do you see the aquarium? Don’t worry, you’ll get a better view later.
There are commercial grade appliances in the chef’s kitchen and plenty of stainless steel.
And a cozy little breakfast bar so you can have a glass of wine with the cook while they fuss about.
There’s a dining room for more formal meals.
Ocean views from almost every room.
There’s also a dining terrace overlooking the ocean.
The master bedroom has a view, of course.
And a deck.
And a spiral staircase to the roof to view the stars.
The master bath is divine.
And it leads to one of the most incredible walk in closets we’ve ever seen.
The guest rooms are inviting.
And so are the guest baths.
Lots of room for company – the house has four bedrooms and seven bathrooms.
Each bedroom comes with its own ensuite.
There’s a home office with its own deck.
What a great place to work from. There’s another aquarium!
And to work out from!
There are salt water aquariums in the wall, in three places. Quite the house. Between the lovely art installation around the fireplace and these quirky aquariums, we love the place.