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January 25th, 2021 at 11:00 am

This compound in the foothills can be yours for $16.5 million

Primoya Farms, a coastal estate of unrivaled beauty and splendor overlooking vast swaths of rolling hillsides, offers breathtaking mountain and ocean views in the foothills above Carpinteria.

Playing host to a cherimoya orchard, avocado trees, a petite vineyard, and a wine grotto, this historic Palladia-style villa is a serene treasure, a world-class legacy property in a class by itself.

Nancy Kogevinas in our Montecito office is representing this 14.7-acre compound, listed at $16.5 million.

Built for a “First Lady”

Dame Judith Anderson, one of the “First Ladies of American Theater,” purchased what was then known as Rancho Verde in 1949. She had a road cut to the highest point on the estate, approximately 900 feet above sea level, and built her dream villa. Following her time at Rancho Verde, it became home to author Harvey Wheeler, best known for his novel “Fail-Safe,” which later became a movie starring Henry Fonda.

Eloquent and serene, the 4-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom estate has been restored and expanded while retaining its rich history. Celebrating mid-century Hollywood glamour on, the compound features an Italian-inspired 3,926-square-foot residence boasting a sun-drenched living room, formal dining room, and kitchen, all surrounded by 360-degree ocean and mountain views.

2-bedroom guesthouse, pool, and spa

Across the lawn and past the large, resort-style pool, spa, and bocce court, the newly constructed 2-bedroom guesthouse takes its cue from the main residence, with floor-to-ceiling glass accordion doors. A 3-car steel-constructed garage provides significant attic storage and a built-in bonus studio.

The owners also built an exquisite wine grotto with a 12-person tasting room and a 1,500-bottle wine cellar. The pesticide-free farm has 1,600 mature cherimoya trees, a smattering of avocado trees, plus a vineyard with approximately 500 Chardonnay and Pinot Noir vines. Located just moments to shopping and fine dining in Montecito, world-class beaches, luxurious resorts, the estate is about a 90-minute drove to Los Angeles International Airport.

Want to know more about this rare coastal gem? Contact Nancy Kogevinas today.

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