Santa Barbara & Montecito

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A great view goes a long way. Whether its city lights or ocean horizons, fields of flowers or scenic hillsides, these six estates offer perspectives that bring a little peace and inspiration. 



This hilltop home’s breathtaking views stretch from Downtown L.A. to Catalina Island. Masterfully designed by architect Philip Vertoch and completed in 2019, the 12,127-square-foot estate sits above Sunset Boulevard. Its expansive pool terrace looks out on lush green treetops, the skyline in the distance and the Channel Islands on the horizon. 1130 Carolyn Way is represented by Blair Chang.


Set on two oceanfront acres within the ultra-private Villas Del Mar community in Palmilla, this

Open fields, sun-dappled trees, grass rippling in the breeze—your daily dose of sunshine and natural beauty is here. These five sprawling estates showcase the best of contemporary ranch living, from the coast of California to the mountains of Colorado.  

Three Hawks Ranch, Santa Barbara, California
Ever heard of a “coastal ranch”? 2700 Refugio Road just outside Santa Barbara perfectly melds sweeping Pacific ocean views with more than 100 acres of pastoral beauty. Represented by Billy Rose and built in the 1920s, this newly expanded six-bedroom, six-bath estate now features a pair of on-site yurts (complete with air conditioning and heat) plus a pool, a 60-tree fruit orchard, an updated chef’s kitchen, two barns and an outdoor dining terrace. 


Panoramic ocean views, acres of century-old oak trees and sprawling hills thick with groves of avocado, citrus and olive trees—every corner of Three Hawks Ranch outside Santa Barbara blossoms with natural beauty rooted in history. 

First built in 1918, the 106-acre coastal ranch’s main house was fashioned from property-sourced sandstone, a material that the current owners—Michael Kong and Stacy Twilley—recently employed again to expand its footprint. Michael and Stacy, founders of Modern Luxury Media, first encountered 2377 Refugio Road—represented by The Agency’s Billy Rose—when it was advertised in C Magazine and were immediately taken with its unique combination of land and sea views. “I was looking for beach, and Michael was looking for land,”