3. The Thomas Hope House

Hope Ranch was named after Thomas Hope, an illiterate Irishman who became one of the most successful ranchers on the South Coast. This success was reflected in his elegant Victorian home, which still stands at 399 Nogal Drive after a narrow escape from the wrecker’s ball. The Hope House cost $10,000 to build in 1875. ‪#‎HopeRanchLove   ‬‪#‎HopeRanchHistory‬

Read More: http://www.independent.com/news/2006/mar/16/hope-ranch/