Posted on 29 Mar
Spring has sprung in California, and we’ve got Easter egg hunts and Sunday brunch on the mind. From a magnificent equestrian ranch in Malibu to a lush, blufftop compound in Monarch Beach, we’ve rounded up six listings with exceptional grounds for hosting the ultimate springtime celebration.
Located on Malibu’s prestigious Winding Way, where the Santa Monica Mountains meet the ocean, this magnificent 11-acre equestrian ranch, represented by Denise Snanoudj and Craig Knizek, is primed for an Easter egg hunt beyond one’s wildest imagination. Sprawling grounds complete with fruit trees, roses and expansive green lawns can accommodate extended friends and family for the most elaborate of springtime soirees. Guests can enjoy the ultimate equestrian-themed adventure and ride one of the ranch’s 24 beautiful horses on their search for Easter bounty; others can take a zipline across the gully or drive an ATV up the property’s rugged gorge to capture that most elusive of chocolate eggs—all while gazing out at Catalina Island and panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean.
Everyone knows the key to a good Easter egg hunt is the thrill of a challenging search, and the forest-like grounds at this 1928 Spanish estate in Brentwood Park, represented by David Kelmenson, leave nothing to be desired. Set on a stunning, nearly one-acre lot, the home’s lush backyard is a treasure trove of picture-perfect hiding places—from mature trees to manicured hedges that will give even the most discerning Easter egg hunter a run for their chocolate bunny.
Situated atop a bluff just blocks from the beach, this nearly one-acre compound, represented by Michael Caruso, is a dreamy, seaside escape. Set behind gates, the grounds are safe and secure so kids can roam free. The terraced lot features stepping pavers that meander through storybook-like grounds, complete with a pool, waterfall, elevated spa, trails and private patios—all perfect for hiding Easter eggs! After the hunt, you can host the ultimate Sunday brunch in the loggia, enjoy a swim in the heated pool, or catch a movie in the home theater.
Reminiscent of an iconic New England country manor, this exceptional Sherman Oaks estate, represented by Andrea Korchek, transports visitors to the countryside within moments of the best local boutiques, restaurants and bars in The Valley. A fully gated and private front yard, complete with hidden passageways and lush landscaping, offers a plethora of Easter egg hiding places, while dignified interiors and a full backyard with a swimmer’s pool and fire pit is the perfect place to continue the springtime festivities after the last egg has been uncovered
Among the most impressive oceanfront estates on the Southern California coast, this nearly three-acre gated residence, represented by Santiago Arana, just might offer one of the most scenic Easter egg hunting spots in the country. Surrounded by generous terraces, broad lawns and mature gardens and set above the ocean, the estate is a bonafide dream for hiders and seekers alike. The biggest challenge is keeping one’s focus on the search at hand—Calle Isabella’s magnificent ocean views have been known to mesmerize children and adults alike.
Tucked behind gates, the impeccable grounds of this thoughtfully designed North Ranch home, represented by Debra Jaffe, are chock full of hiding places that will challenge even the most seasoned treasure hunter. An elegantly landscaped backyard features artfully placed trees, colorful shrubbery and seasonal flowers that look exceptionally vibrant in the springtime. While the kids enjoy their hunt, the adults can lounge around the outdoor fireplace, soak in the spa, or prepare lunch in the full outdoor kitchen—complete with a kid-approved pizza oven perfect for satiating those post-hunt appetites.