Built in 1980 by legendary filmmaker Bruce Brown, Endless Summer Ranch is an iconic coastal property with beach access and panoramic views on 42± acres overlooking the Pacific.
It is offered by the Brown family for the first time ever, represented by Kerry Mormann and Joe Ramos in our Montecito office, priced at $4,750,000. It offers four bedrooms and three bathrooms in the 4,000-square-foot± home, and a 4,000-square-foot± garage/art studio.
Gated and secluded, the ranch-style home is just 20 minutes north of Santa Barbara and perfectly situated on the pristine Gaviota coastline in its own small valley. The property offers complete solitude, with no neighbors in sight, and is surrounded by unique natural-rock formations.
Ocean views from every room
The home’s great room is sure to wow with its wood-lined walls, vaulted ceilings, large skylights, and impressive potbelly stove. Enjoy ocean views from every bedroom in the house. The oversized covered patio is an ideal spot to take in dramatic views of the Pacific. Beach access leads directly to Brown’s Point, named from Bruce after his passing.
Located in the office is the work table where Bruce methodically edited many of his films by hand, including 1966’s “The Endless Summer” about surfers searching the world for “the perfect wave,” and the 1971 motorcycle-sport classic “On Any Sunday” about riders and their culture.
The property also has an extensive garden, detached two-car garage, and additional 4,000-square-foot± garage with a studio ideal for artists. Also on the property is a private well, natural gas service, backup generator, small horse barn, and fenced pasture.
About Filmmaker Bruce Brown
Bruce started surfing in the early 1950s. He took still photographs to show his mother what the draw of the sport was. While serving in the U.S. Navy on Oahu years later, he used an 8mm movie camera to photograph surfers from California. By 1962, he had spent five years making one surf film a year. He would shoot during the fall and winter months, edit during the spring, and show the finished product during the summer.
After filming and editing “The Endless Summer,” he took the film to Wichita, Kansas, for two weeks, where moviegoers lined up in snowy weather in the middle of winter. It went on to selling out multiple screenings. Following its enduring, iconic success, “The Endless Summer” was selected in 2002 for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”
Bruce’s passion later in life was motorcycles and motorcycle sport. “On Any Sunday,” the documentary he directed about motorcycle sport, was nominated for a 1972 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. “On Any Sunday” showed the unique talents needed for the different forms of racing. It is thought to have popularized BMX biking across America; previously it had only been observed in Southern California. Bruce also believed the film changed public perception of motorcycle racers from “bad guys,” as depicted in mainstream films like “The Wild One,” to popular heroes. Bruce died at age 80 in 2017.