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Meadowlark Ranches

Santa Ynez Valley, California



Overview: The area in Santa Ynez Valley of Meadowlark Ranches is bordered by the Gainey Ranch /Vineyards, the multi-thousand acre Crawford Ranch and the Santa Ynez River with the magnificent Coastal mountain ranges providing a dramatic backdrop.  


The property is loaded with features, including a barn, a guest house, a detached 4 car garage plus an arena and pastures; everything was done with uncompromising quality. In addition, very few properties in Santa Ynez Valley front on the River; this is one of them!

Main Home:  

The home offers a contemporary and sophisticated design based on a western ranch vernacular. There are 4 bedrooms, a large great room; a gourmet cooks kitchen, office, game room and impeccable construction.

“Gourmet cook’s kitchen” including double sinks in double cook islands with French limestone countertops, high end appliances that include: a La Canche double oven with a five burner gas cook top (imported by seller from France), plus a Thermadore oven and microwave, a very large Sub Zero refrigerator, two Miele dishwashers, an under counter beverage refrigerator, a wine refrigerator and counters with appliance ‘garages’. The water is filtered through a high quality water purification system. There is a massive amount of wonderful storage with custom made cherry cabinetry throughout the kitchen and eating areas.
“Great room”: The kitchen flows out and looks on to a very large great-room that features cherry wood detailing in the architectural roofing and spacious areas for lounging, entertaining and eating. There are custom made mahogany settees, a fireplace and built in book / art shelves.

The great room is connected to a sun room through bi-fold doors that allows flow to the living area and brings this area as a connection to the outside entertaining and pool area. The ceiling is a clear, vertical grain Douglas fir and is beautifully crafted and finished.


Bedroom Wing:  

Master bedroom: A custom made mahogany floating wall separates his and hers closets and dressing areas.

Additionally there is another large walk-in closet and a luxurious master-bath with tub, a walk in shower, a commode room, and elegant his / hers sinks.

Three additional bedrooms: Two have a “Jack and Jill bathroom” and there is a hall bathroom to serve the third bedroom. The bathrooms have very high end cabinetry and fixtures. A wonderful soaking tub is featured in the hall bath.

A fabulous guest powder bath is accessed off the entry hall.

On the other end of the home, off the kitchen:

  • Mud room with custom cabinets with a walk-in pantry / store room
  • Laundry room has custom cabinets, double washer /dryer
  • A large play / game room with custom cabinets and a full bathroom

Garage and Office / Gym: There is a 2 car attached garage and attached, an office / gym.

Other Property Amenities:

Pool: Recently built. It has a full length powered cover. The Pool filtration system is mineral based, more eco-friendly and healthy than traditional chlorine based or newer salt based pools. The solar heating system sits on top of the car port.


Pool Cabana: Features a built in pizza oven, a fireplace, a grill, plus a cooking sink and refrigerator.


Guest house: A charming board and bat residence with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, water softening system and its own A/V system and separate septic system ~ and attached 2 car garage.

Barn: Two stall, with a storage room plus a feed or tack room. The stalls can open to outside turn out.

Four car detached garage plus a extra bay for a car or shop: Adjacent to the horse barn. The garage features custom carriage doors plus opposite automatic garage doors, allowing for a “drive through” ability.

Children’s play area: features a sand box, a swing set, climbing web and see-saw, all professionally installed and surrounded by child-safe materials.

Solar Power System: The property and the home have a state of the art system with a back-up battery pack. It is designed to offset a large portion of the power expense at the property although the property is still connected to the PG&E “grid”. However, the power generated is supplied to PG&E and netted against usage. The backup batteries provide about 24hrs of power to the essential items in the house in the event of an outage (longer if the sun comes out before the outage is over).

Ranch Road: An interior property / estate road was built using a hard packed/stone covered material and it provides a circumference drive, around the property.

Septic System: both the main and guest houses have new concrete septic tanks.

Exterior Lighting: including front parking areas, front walkway and wall lights, color lights at the top of the bank by the river and lighting around the rear exterior and the guest house. At night it is spectacular, but sky friendly.

Front Gated Entrance: features a custom built pergola and the key pad entry is connected to the interior security system and shows who is at the gate to the occupants. Below, on the lower level of the property is a riding arena. There are also two fenced pastures that are irrigated. The access to the Santa Ynez River is unparalleled for this area. Wildlife sightings and hiking and riding opportunities abound.  

The exterior project was enormous. The entire property was re-graded. The seller replaced the entire irrigation system. Literally every plant was placed in a wire cage to protect from gophers. The entire yard also has wire under the grass, which is why there are no gopher holes. The seller added a small fruit orchard and a raised bed vegetable garden and a rock creek in the front, and olive trees, pomegranates, guava around the property. Oklahoma stone is used extensively through the custom hardscape.


  • Gas: Propane

  • Electric: PG&E utility

  • Phone: Verizon

  • Water: Meadowlark Water Association, a private mutual water company serving Meadowlark properties.

Santa Ynez Valley River Front Property



Carey Kendall
Associate Broker

Cal BRE License # 00753349

Village Properties Office
3615 Sagunto Street, Suite A,
Santa Ynez, CA 93460

From Santa Barbara to Santa Ynez
Selling Legacy Properties for Over 30 Years


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