RARE OFFERING! NEARLY 5-ACRES OF USEABLE LAND WITH OCEAN VIEWS IN THE COLD SPRING SCHOOL DISTRICT! Imagine your own piece of paradise, where freshly cut blooms and a homegrown meal are arranged on a spacious dining terrace overlooking the valleys of Montecito and the glistening ocean beyond. Such conveys the bucolic lifestyle at Rancho La Collina Verde (''The Green Hill Ranch''), a one-of-a-kind agricultural residence spanning nearly five acres in the outlying hills of Santa Barbara. With one of the owners having authored a farm-to-table cookbook and the other having a degree in agriculture, the property and its proprietors emphasize the nourishment of a culinary connection to nature. Hundreds of mature, fruit-bearing lime and avocado trees -- which were precisely and carefully hand planted by the owners -- don the relatively level terrain, along with a lovely rose garden and plenty of usable land for additional crops or expansion of the residences and facilities, all of which are supplied by an AG meter for reduced water consumption rates.
Thanks to a sequestered location with a private approach and natural barriers, the residential portion remains quiet and secluded without compromising valley, mountain, ocean, harbor, and island vistas. The circa-1911, 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom main residence of 1,330 square feet sits atop a circular driveway and embraces such country-chic accents as tile counters and wood beams and trim. The predominantly single-level home is solar powered and includes a fireplace, laundry room, walk-in primary closet, two-car garage, and an approximately 1,000 square-foot basement storage area. Meanwhile, an outdoor shower, cedar-surround hot tub, pergola-covered barbecue area, and an expansive flat lawn accent the backyard.
An impressive one-bedroom guest house was added in 2009 and features a kitchenette, living room with fireplace, lofty ceilings, travertine floors, and a full bath. Nearby, another sizable building houses both an office and workshop/exercise room, while a greenhouse, shed, and enclosed garden occupies the area behind it.
Situated adjacently to scenic Parma Park -- while just within the western border of Cold Spring Elementary school district and only three miles to State Street or Coast Village Road -- this residence may just cultivate a lifestyle equally as fruitful as the soil beneath it.
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