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Tuscany Oaks Farm

Lavish & Sophisticated Mediterranean Estate

A majestic residence, inspired by the Italian countryside, Tuscany Oaks Farm combines magnificent vision with seductive beauty in an irresistible coastal setting. Perched above the sea on a wide bluff of over 18 acres, this serene equestrian estate embraces pastoral privacy and panoramic views. Designed by Don Nulty, AIA, this impeccable property is superbly constructed with materials hand-selected, custom-made and personally imported from France, Italy and elsewhere in Europe. Through double gates, up a private drive flanked by stately trees and manicured grounds, a grand motor court sets a tone of gracious elegance, and the entrance galleria’s soaring arches welcome guests with classic proportions and tranquil warmth. Within, this five ensuite-bedroom residence combines strength and spaciousness with gem-like beauty, every material, fitting and detail chosen and placed to accommodate the most cordial – and comfortable – lifestyle.

Built on a scale to offer both intimacy and expansive entertaining, life at Tuscany Oaks takes in sublime views stretching from the Santa Ynez Mountains to the Channel Islands, and from Santa Barbara to Malibu. This is an estate that celebrates the equestrian life, whether it takes the form of thoroughbreds, polo ponies, dressage or casual trail riding along the nearby beach and bluffs.

The 18-stall barn includes an office, tack room and two-bedroom ranch manager’s apartment.

There is a hot walker, fenced corrals and acres of laser-leveled pasture for grazing, polo or helicopter parking.

 

Additional features include a spectacular outdoor entertainment compound with swimming pool,

loggia pavilion and an adjacent cabana with a bedroom, bath, exercise room and full kitchen;

security cameras throughout the property;

top-of-the-line audiophile electronics;

and a very private guest suite above a two-car garage.

 

This exquisite estate is a jewel on California’s most desirable Santa Barbara coast

– refined living, dramatic vistas and plenty of space to realize one’s most enchanted dreams.

9 bedrooms

10 bathrooms  

main +/-8,438 sq.ft

cabana +/-800 sq.ft 

guest +/-744 sq.ft

barn +-10,000 sq.ft

 

*square footage is an estimate and would need to be verified 

Price Upon Request

$26,500,000

 
 

Article by: Katy McLaughlin | The Wall Street Journal

The property of more than 18 acres is owned by investor Robert Fell and includes an 8,000-square-foot mansion

and a 10,000-square-foot horse barn.

An equestrian estate about 7 miles south of Santa Barbara, Calif., is listing for $26.5 million. The property, more than 18 acres, is owned by Robert Fell, an entrepreneur and venture investor who was an avid polo player.

The estate, completed in 2001, includes an 8,000-square-foot, five-bedroom mansion inspired by French and Italian architecture, Mr. Fell said. There is also a guesthouse atop a separate two-car garage, plus an 800-square-foot pool house with a gym and one bedroom apartment. The property features views of the Pacific Ocean, and sits about a 5-minute walk or horse ride down to the beach, said Mr. Fell.

Mr. Fell, who at one point had 48 horses on the property, also built a 10,000-square-foot, 18-stall barn with an apartment. “It would be fabulous for a car collection or an art collection,” said Joyce Rey of Coldwell Banker Global Luxury, who is co-listing the property with Emily Kellenberger of Village Properties/Christie’s International Real Estate.

Mr. Fell, 74, in 2006 co-founded Pricelock, a firm that enables small and medium-sized companies to hedge fuel prices. He played polo for 31 years and sponsored a team called Aloha, which won the U.S. Open in 1987. He later changed the team’s name to Tuscany Oaks, after the property, which he calls Tuscany Oaks Farms.

He is selling because “the kids will be going off to school soon and I don’t play polo anymore,” he said. He and his wife plan to build another home nearby, he said.

 

Property

Estate: Very private, 18.5+/- acre parcel located on a private road. Designed by Don Nulty, AIA, and custom built in 2005.

Traditional Tuscan style and expert craftsmanship with authentic European materials personally selected and imported by the owner.


Access: Grand, double gated, private road lined with specimen trees leads to an expansive, formal, walled motor court.

Views: Spectacular panoramic views sweeping across the mountains, foothills, coastline and the Pacific Ocean.

Equestrian Facilities

Full equestrian facilities include 18-stall barn with groom’s apartment, tack rooms, 18 semi-covered pipe stalls,

24 corrals, numerous irrigated paddocks.  More than six acres laser leveled for grazing or polo.

Guest House

30' x 13' – Two-bedroom guest apartment above two-car garage with golf cart;

reclaimed French terracotta tile floors; walk-in closet; full bath;

flooded with light and views; very private.

Pool & Cabana

Swimming pool with large, open 27' x 20' loggia pavilion with marble bar and French limestone trumeau fireplace; service bar flanked by a

17' x 14' guest bedroom and bath on the north side and a 20' x 14' exercise room and full kitchen on the south side, all opening to the pool;

ideal for entertaining. All exterior patio surfaces hand-picked French limestone.

Garage

Three-car main garage has direct access to residence.

Separate two-car garage is below guest house.

Additional Features

State-of-the-art systems include built-in audiophile sound system throughout and programmable lighting.

Laundry room. Security cameras throughout property.

Additional materials/fittings:  All materials individually hand-selected and shipped direct. French oak wood doors custom designed and carved by Boiseries et décorations, Paris, France. Solid brass door, bath and cabinet hardware by H. Phanstiel. Bar and powder room faucets by Herbeau. Iron-framed glass galleria doors by Rocky Mountain Hardware. Century-old French antique doors to spiral staircase.

 

Entry Galleria: 40' x 10' – 14’ ceilings; limestone floors with tumbled black marble cabochon inlays; tall, fan-transom French doors;

Corinthian columns; imported French oak doors; opens to library and dining room and, through living room, to expansive stone terrace,

swimming pool and pool house/cabana.

Living Room: 38' x 20' – Versailles-pattern French oak parquet floors;

Limestone trumeau fireplace from Burgundy, France; wet-bar basin of French limestone.

Dining Room: 29' x 22' - Seats 26; chevron-pattern French oak floors;

Limestone trumeau fireplace from Burgundy, France; French doors; garden views.

Library: 28' x 21' – 11’ ceilings; fully paneled in finely milled oak; chevron/herringbone French oak floors;

French marble fireplace; views; computer/filing room; attached quarter bath with French marble pedestal basin.

Family Room: 35' x 23' (dimensions include kitchen) – Opens to kitchen and breakfast room; hand- chiseled Santa Barbara stone walls;

antique ceiling beams from early-American Pennsylvania barn; built-in stone and glass display shelves; built-in TV/media cabinet with carved French oak doors; stone fireplace mantel.

Powder Room: Antique Italian sink cabinet; faucets by Herbeau.

Kitchen: 35' x 23' (dimensions include family room) – French-style country kitchen opens to large family room and breakfast room;

custom cabinetry; French oak plank floors; Jerusalem limestone countertops; quality appliances include Thermador double ovens,

separate cook-top, Sub-Zero refrigerator/freezer, two dishwashers, warming drawers.

Breakfast Room: 19' x 17' – Large dining pavilion opens to kitchen and family room;

surrounded by semi-circular wall of French doors that open to garden terrace and dramatic mountain views.

Butler’s Pantry: Full wall of lined silver drawers; Bosch dishwasher; double sink.

Master Suite: 22' x 20' – Opens to south terrace with views of the ocean and gardens;

flooded with natural light; French oak plank floors; French limestone fireplace; spacious,

bright marble and limestone master bathroom with soaking tub overlooking the grounds; spacious walk-in closets.

Bedroom #2: 20' x 15' – Opens to south gardens; French oak plank floors; ensuite bath with reclaimed French terra cotta tile floor.

Bedroom #3: 20' x 16' – Opens to south gardens; French oak plank floors; ensuite bath with reclaimed French terra cotta tile floor.

Bedroom #4: 20' x 15' – Opens to south gardens; French oak plank floors; ensuite bath with reclaimed French terra cotta tile floor.

Bedroom #5: 12' x 11' – Lower level; French oak plank floors; ensuite bath with reclaimed French terra cotta tile floor.

Rumpus Room: 36' x 22' – Large basement room for multi-purpose game room, playroom, etc.

Upper Terrace: Expansive 40-foot roof terrace accessed through circular staircase off living room;

panoramic views of Santa Ynez Mountains, ocean, Channel Islands and coastline.

Room Dimensions

9 bedrooms

10 bathrooms  

main +/-8,550 sq.ft

cabana +/-800 sq.ft 

guest +/-744 sq.ft

barn +-10,000 sq.ft

Offered at:

$26,500,000

 

Property

Estate: Very private, 18.5+/- acre parcel located on a private road. Designed by Don Nulty, AIA, and custom built in 2001.

Traditional Tuscan style and expert craftsmanship with authentic European materials personally selected and imported by the owner.


Access: Grand, double gated, private road lined with specimen trees leads to an expansive, formal, walled motor court.

Views: Spectacular panoramic views sweeping across the mountains, foothills, coastline and the Pacific Ocean.

Equestrian Facilities

Full equestrian facilities include 18-stall barn with groom’s apartment, tack rooms, 18 semi-covered pipe stalls,

24 corrals, numerous irrigated paddocks.  More than six acres laser leveled for grazing or polo. Barn could also potentially be converted to a private art museum - click here to learn more.

Guest House

30' x 13' – Two-bedroom guest apartment above two-car garage with golf cart;

reclaimed French terracotta tile floors; walk-in closet; full bath;

flooded with light and views; very private.

Pool & Cabana

Swimming pool with large, open 27' x 20' loggia pavilion with marble bar and French limestone trumeau fireplace; service bar flanked by a

17' x 14' guest bedroom and bath on the north side and a 20' x 14' exercise room and full kitchen on the south side, all opening to the pool;

ideal for entertaining. All exterior patio surfaces hand-picked French limestone.

Garage

Three-car main garage has direct access to residence.

Separate two-car garage is below guest house.

Additional Features

State-of-the-art systems include built-in audiophile sound system throughout and programmable lighting.

Laundry room. Security cameras throughout property.

Additional materials/fittings:  All materials individually hand-selected and shipped direct. French oak wood doors custom designed and carved by Boiseries et décorations, Paris, France. Solid brass door, bath and cabinet hardware by H. Phanstiel. Bar and powder room faucets by Herbeau. Iron-framed glass galleria doors by Rocky Mountain Hardware. Century-old French antique doors to spiral staircase.

 

Entry Galleria: 40' x 10' – 14’ ceilings; limestone floors with tumbled black marble cabochon inlays; tall, fan-transom French doors;

Corinthian columns; imported French oak doors; opens to library and dining room and, through living room, to expansive stone terrace,

swimming pool and pool house/cabana.

Living Room: 38' x 20' – Versailles-pattern French oak parquet floors;

Limestone trumeau fireplace from Burgundy, France; wet-bar basin of French limestone.

Dining Room: 29' x 22' - Seats 26; chevron-pattern French oak floors;

Limestone trumeau fireplace from Burgundy, France; French doors; garden views.

Library: 28' x 21' – 11’ ceilings; fully paneled in finely milled oak; chevron/herringbone French oak floors;

French marble fireplace; views; computer/filing room; attached quarter bath with French marble pedestal basin.

Family Room: 35' x 23' (dimensions include kitchen) – Opens to kitchen and breakfast room; hand- chiseled Santa Barbara stone walls;

antique ceiling beams from early-American Pennsylvania barn; built-in stone and glass display shelves; built-in TV/media cabinet with carved French oak doors; stone fireplace mantel.

Powder Room: Antique Italian sink cabinet; faucets by Herbeau.

Kitchen: 35' x 23' (dimensions include family room) – French-style country kitchen opens to large family room and breakfast room;

custom cabinetry; French oak plank floors; Jerusalem limestone countertops; quality appliances include Thermador double ovens,

separate cook-top, Sub-Zero refrigerator/freezer, two dishwashers, warming drawers.

Breakfast Room: 19' x 17' – Large dining pavilion opens to kitchen and family room;

surrounded by semi-circular wall of French doors that open to garden terrace and dramatic mountain views.

Butler’s Pantry: Full wall of lined silver drawers; Bosch dishwasher; double sink.

Master Suite: 22' x 20' – Opens to south terrace with views of the ocean and gardens;

flooded with natural light; French oak plank floors; French limestone fireplace; spacious,

bright marble and limestone master bathroom with soaking tub overlooking the grounds; spacious walk-in closets.

Bedroom #2: 20' x 15' – Opens to south gardens; French oak plank floors; ensuite bath with reclaimed French terra cotta tile floor.

Bedroom #3: 20' x 16' – Opens to south gardens; French oak plank floors; ensuite bath with reclaimed French terra cotta tile floor.

Bedroom #4: 20' x 15' – Opens to south gardens; French oak plank floors; ensuite bath with reclaimed French terra cotta tile floor.

Bedroom #5: 12' x 11' – Lower level; French oak plank floors; ensuite bath with reclaimed French terra cotta tile floor.

Rumpus Room: 36' x 22' – Large basement room for multi-purpose game room, playroom, etc.

Upper Terrace: Expansive 40-foot roof terrace accessed through circular staircase off living room;

panoramic views of Santa Ynez Mountains, ocean, Channel Islands and coastline.

Room Dimensions

9 bedrooms

10 bathrooms  

main +/-8,438 sq.ft

cabana +/-800 sq.ft 

guest +/-744 sq.ft

barn +-10,000 sq.ft

*square footage is an estimate and would need to be verified 

Price Upon Request

$26,500,000

Emily Kellenberger