California’s Santa Ynez Valley is widely revered, not only for its award-winning vineyards but also for its Mediterranean climate, which offers roughly 300 days of sunshine a year—ideal for growing grapes but also for relaxed, sophisticated living and entertaining.
In a premier location in this enviable region is the Robléon Estate, an approximately 20-acre haven in the equestrian community of Jonata Springs Ranch.
The centerpiece is a striking contemporary home designed to take maximum advantage of its setting, with walls of steel and glass revealing dramatic vistas of rolling sun-washed mountains and valleys.
Architect Jan Hochhauser—whose designs focus on integration with the surrounding natural environment—combined a bold silhouette with ecologically responsible building materials and a gracefully glowing floor plan.
The drama begins just inside the door, in an entryway with floor-to-ceiling windows capturing idyllic vistas.
Soaring ceilings contribute to a sense of serenity, comfort, and style throughout the public spaces, while surfaces of polished concrete and tile create intriguing textures and visual interest.
Private quarters—including an independent guest wing with a sitting room and a balcony—are chic and restful; many open through walls of glass to patios or balconies.
The home’s stone-clad wine cave and tasting room were created for enjoyment of the yield from the estate’s own Syrah vineyard.
An additional freestanding structure with voluminous ceilings, a bath, and space for a kitchen and bedroom would make an ideal guesthouse.
In addition to flourishing grape vines, the home is enveloped by patios, verandas, and thoughtfully chosen drought-tolerant landscaping, contributing to a feeling of being at one with the surroundings.
Gated Jonata Springs Ranch is a horse lover’s delight, offering 10.5 miles of exceptional bridle trails.
The setting, not far from the Los Padres National Forest, includes several year-round springs and is home to varied wildlife, from hawks and owls to bobcats and deer.
Shops and fine restaurants are plentiful in the area, and the ocean is minutes away.
Offered at: $2,650,000
Location: 1270 Poppy Valley Road, Buellton, CA 93427
Represented by: Patty Murphy