This unrivaled ranch now available on Santa Barbara’s Gaviota Coast for $110 million has quite a history. A rare offering, El Rancho Tajiguas is situated on land once inhabited by the Chumash Indians, later claimed by Spain’s King Carlos III, and now linked to Mansour Ojjeh of TAG and its McLaren Formula 1 team.
Among the jaw-dropping features: a duo of new Spanish-style, ocean-front estates—Villa Della Costa and Villa Del Mare—set on approximately 3,500 acres of cultivated agricultural land replete with a 285-acre avocado grove, 12-acre persimmon orchard, active cattle rangeland and 100-plus cows, plentiful open space and panoramic views. There’s also as many as 20 additional structures, including a house for the ranch manager, staff and farm equipment.
“This ranch is for someone who is looking for extreme privacy, beauty and freedom, and an incredible location to retreat from civilization by basking in nature and witnessing spectacular sunsets in the most luxurious villas found on the coast,” says Marco Naggar of Compass, who is co-listing El Rancho Tijiguas with Aaron Kirman, also of Compass, and Randy Solakian of Coldwell Banker Global Luxury. “Both villas have such magnificent views of the ocean, while being completely private. No one driving by could ever imagine what lies there.”
Set at 14000 Calle Real in Goleta —near Refugio, El Capitan and Gaviota state beaches, the cultural centers of Santa Barbara and Montecito, and Santa Ynez Valley wineries—the property is highlighted by the 10,000- and 12,000-square-foot villas designed by architect J.M. Sewall & Assoc. and built by Kitchell.
Both homes are LEED-certified and have five bedrooms, along with Creston smart-home systems, electric generators and two 30,000-gallon cisterns. Yet other highlights include guesthouses, pools and spas, pool cabanas, movie theaters, wine cellars, elevators and helipads, just to name a few.
Aaron Kirman & Marco Naggar of Compass
and Randy Solakian of Coldwell Banker Global Luxury
PHOTOGRAPHS: COURTESY OF MATTHEW MOMBERGER