January 5, 2016 Laguna Blanca Lake

Hope Ranch has long been known for its many recreational facilities. As early as 1829, the lake was a fashionable spot for picnicking by the residents and guests of Santa Barbara. More than once, as an expression of the old Santa Barbara hospitality, Laguna Blanca lake in the 1860’s was re-christened by the Mayor in honor of a visiting dignitary. For example, it became “Lake Fenton” in honor of the visiting Governor of New York…..Of course, as soon as the dignitary was on the train for home, it reverted to it’s traditional name, Laguna Blanca Lake.

The Lake on January 5, 2016

The Lake on January 5, 2016

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Rueben Fenton Governor of New York in the 1860’s

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7.2014 Laguna Blanca Lake

July 2014 Laguna Blanca becomes a dry lake bed due to the great Drought of the 2010’s

Simply Elegant Hope Ranch Home on 2 Acres

Inspired By the Master Santa Barbara Architects

Rebuilt in 2007 this home blends splendid with simple, function with quality and stunning with spectacular. This fine home joins Dave Shelton custom Wrought Iron details, gorgeous Granite surfaces, striking Alder wood doors with Travertine floors that flow throughtout. Spacious and inviting with 5 bedrooms, 5 full baths and 2 half baths, a 7 Car Garage, Food and Butler’s Pantries, a Craft Room and Outdoor Shower. The peaceful, ocean view Master Suite enjoys a private fireplace, sitting alcove, sunset patio, stunning marble bath with steam room shower and a large walk-in closet. Completing the second story is the Ocean View Office and Exercise Room, both open out to the ocean view patio.

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Watch the Whales from Your Hope Ranch Living Room

Soaking Up the Ocean Views and Warmth of the Sun in Hope Ranch

Dazzling ocean views welcome you to this tropical inspired oasis on 1.27 acres near the coastal entrance of desired Hope Ranch. The single story home enjoys the warmth of the southern sun through walls of glass that embrace the amazing, and ever changing ocean and island views and flows effortlessly to the great outdoors. The backyard is framed in palm trees, enjoys a built-in BBQ Kitchen, outdoor dining patios, mosaic tile pool, sprawling green lawns, meandering paths, pool bath cabana, mosaic spa & peaceful privacy. The delightful location, that enjoys the sound of crashing waves, southern exposure, a usable lot and single story home is ready for you to create your very own perfect paradise.

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Hope Ranch Horse Property with Guest House

Have it All in Hope Ranch

Easy living for the active lifestyle with a Horse Barn of desire, 1.77 acres of hidden gardens, sprawling lawn, tropical accents, pool with outdoor dining, spa, BBQ area, a greenhouse and an abundance of parking. The home has been elegantly remodeled with Venetian plaster walls, tumbled Traverine floors blended with plank wood compliments detail the soaring ceiling rooms with glass doors that merge the outdoors with the indoor living spaces. The 2nd Story Master Suite Retreat includes a Bedroom with sitting area and dramatic fireplace, a glass tiled spa style bath, walk in closet and the Master Office with private balcony that enjoys panoramic views from the Ocean to the majestic Mountains … a true escape. Enhance your active lifestyle with this Hope Ranch Estate you will be proud to own.

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Coastal Clean-up Day at Hope Ranch Beach

Saturday Morning ~ September 15

Hope Ranch Beach needs your help!

Coastal Clean-Up Day this Saturday Morning from 9 to 12!

Come for an hour or all 3 hours

PLEASE come and show the community we CARE for our BEACH!

We will be cleaning the beach and the beach park area.

I have supplies but bringing your own Gloves, reusable container and refillable water bottle is appreciated.

Community Service Hours – have your child bring their schools form.

 

For more information:

http://www.coastal.ca.gov/publiced/ccd/ccd.html

 

New Listing! Rancho San Antonio

4583 Camino Del Mirasol

$1,185,000

In Escrow

4583 Camino Del Mirasol

Located on a quiet Cul-De-Sac, in desired Rancho San Antonio, this Ranch Style home blends the beautiful outdoors and sunlight with the flow of a living floor plan. Built in 1991, this 3 Bedroom, 2 1/2 Bath home also enjoys a Mountain View Kitchen, Breakfast Room with a Bay Window looking out to the Mountians and Flowering Front Yard, a Family Room with Fireplace, Open Living Room that venures out to the Trellised Dining Patio, Formal Dining Room and a Work Shop off the garage that would be perfect for a Home Office. The ourdoors offers many adventures! The lot is over 1/2 acre with manicured gardens surrounding the home and a large orchard area that can be enhanced to your outdoor desire. A great neighborhood, desired schools, and ready to move in and personalize with your own decorating style.

Samantha Wopat 10/13/1992 – 3/25/2012

There is such great sadness in our hearts as we mourn the passing of Sam Wopat, an amazing young lady with a radiant smile, kind demeanor  and an incredible Volleyball Player.   She was a Santa Barbara Volleyball Club Teammate of my daughter Sarah and such a joy to watch on the court.

Our prayers go out to her stellar family, Ron, Kathy, twin sister Carly, Jackson and Eli.  May God welcome his new angel, Sam, you will be missed and never forgotten.  Rest in the Peace of the Lord dear Sam.

Stanford University Press Release

Hope Ranch Gets their 1st & 2nd Historic Landmarks!

March 6, 2012

Hope Ranch, which is rich is history, was given the gift by the Santa Barbara Board of Supervisors on March 6, 2012 when they approved the Bryce Hope Ranch Beach Cabana and the Irene & Frances Rich Beach Cabana as Santa Barbara County Historical Landmarks.

Can you believe their have been none before?

Rare do you find homeowners who are willing to give to the community the opportunity to enjoy a portion of their property by restricting what they can do with the structures in the future.  Today we have 2 such owners….Thank You to Geoff & Alison Rusack who have allowed their Beach Cabana and funicular to become the 1st Historic Landmark in Hope Ranch and Lee and Julia Carr for allowing their Beach Cabana to be the 2nd designated Historic Landmark in Hope Ranch…..WOW what a great day and giving people!

Read the article here

Daily Sound Article on the New Landmarks in Hope Ranch

 

Watch the presentation as a video for the Irene & Frances Rich Beach Cabana (it is filled with wonderful facts and interesting information, worth the watch)

 

PS: The Thomas Hope Mansion, owned by The Obern Family, is NOT in “Hope Ranch Park Homes Association”

Thomas Hope Mansion – Link to the Historic Landmark

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