Abundant privacy and country-style living combine at a distinct new community nestled within the Santa Barbara foothills
An idyllic luxury community is emerging just minutes from Santa Barbara in the foothills between Santa Barbara and Goleta, complete with Mark Scheurer-designed estate homes on large parcels of land offering up breathtaking views of the Santa Ynez Mountains, Pacific Ocean and the distant Channel Islands.
Dubbed San Marcos Preserve—for its rural locale amid 230 acres of open space that once served as a cattle ranch, and today maintained by Channel Islands Restoration—the new development will be a haven for homeowners who are eager to grow their own produce as part of a farm-to-table lifestyle, as well find the perfect place to spend their leisure time hiking and biking amid the natural surroundings and, if they wish, enjoy top beaches, restaurants, shopping, theaters and more mere minutes away.
“The project is perfectly fitted for a wide range of buyers that are typical of the Santa Barbara luxury market,” says Chad Lande of Santa Monica-based Chadmar Group, whose firm acquired the property for the development in July 2017. “Buyers range from young families to baby boomers to empty-nesters. It is a very unusual environment in that you have 360-degree views of the Santa Barbara coastline and mountain ranges, and the privacy of being nestled within the San Marcos Preserve.”
Found at 1070 Cieneguitas Road, San Marcos Preserve consists of 14 homes designed to fit seamlessly within the surrounding environment, while at the same time boasting modern and open flowing floor plans ranging from 4,000 to 5,000 square feet. Set on 3 to 27 acres, select estates now under construction are selling from the mid $3 millions.
Set on 3 to 27 acres, select estates now under construction are selling from the mid $3 millions. Buyers can customize each single-story dwelling with designer finishes and features, including hand-hewn beams, and Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances. Says Lorie Barton of Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, who is overseeing sales: “The development creates a unique community made up of a collection of luxury estates that pay homage to the region’s quintessential California architecture—from the traditional ranch and modern farmhouse to Spanish hacienda—while bringing Santa Barbara families closer to nature.”
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