Prancing Horse Estate, Central Coast, California
Feb 9, 2023
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Abstract: Want a permanent holiday destination? The Prancing Horse Estate and Vineyard in Carpinteria, California, might just fit the bill.

Call it "Disneyland for adults," says Neyshia Go, listing agent for Sotheby's International Realty's Go Group." It has everything you could possibly want without having to leave.


The sprawling compound includes vineyards, an eight-car garage, an LA Lakers-themed basketball court, a swimming pool, a rooftop gym and equestrian facilities. But the main attraction is the 11,000 square foot mansion.


The property is listed at $19,985,000.


It is located five minutes from the beach and close to Montecito, Santa Barbara County's famous celebrity enclave.


This coastal community has attracted many stars over the years, including Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker, Conan O'Brien, Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi.


The luxurious property was designed and built in 2010 by local architect Don Nulty for first owner Manuel Jimenez, who left his verdant mark on the 12.5-acre property.


The citrus orchard, meditation garden, koi pond and formal gardens still thrive from Jimenez's work there.


"He worked very closely with celebrities," Go says." He's known for providing trees, plants and landscaping to Ty Warner and Oprah."


The gated, Tuscan-style mansion last changed hands in 2015 for $7.25 million, according to®.


The current seller has made significant updates over the years.


"What you're looking at is the result of six years of hard work by the sellers," Go says.


Luxurious details include soaring ceilings, steel windows and doors, reclaimed tiles from Italy, ironwork and woodwork from Mexico, and marble floors.


"The seller's wife, an interior designer, designed the house to be more transitional, getting rid of the bright colours and making it a typical Montecito hacienda," Go says.


With six en-suite bedrooms and 10 bathrooms in the main house, plus a separate guesthouse hung with nine-fold kudzu, there is plenty of space for a family to spread out or host overnight guests.


The house is creatively laid out with a central courtyard with a fountain and stone fireplace.


The formal dining room is adjacent to the eat-in kitchen, while the living room leads to the pool and gazebo.


The property includes equestrian facilities and 2.5 acres of Grenache and Pinot Noir grapes.


The rights to the wine labels can be negotiated at the time of the sale of the property.


Although the price of almost $20 million may seem high, the property is a relative bargain in the local market.


A $109 million property in Carpinteria has four acres of beach and is located next door to Kevin Costner's.


However, future vintners may prefer the Penmar estate.


"Carpinteria's land is known for being some of the best agricultural land in the county," Go said." It's quite rare to get a lot this size and a house this nice for under $20 million."

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Prancing Horse Estate, Central Coast, California