Original Hollister Family Estate in California Will Soon List for $15.9M

Santa Barbara County’s famed Hollister Ranch is a vast stretch of land so distinct that it has its own Wikipedia page. The original estate of the Hollister family, for whom the ranch and the city Hollister is named, is coming soon to the market for the first time in 20 years, and will be listed by only its third owner in over 110 years. Asking $15.9 million, the 105-acre property is brimming with opportunities.

Once owned exclusively by the Hollister family for cattle ranching, Hollister Ranch had 14,400 acres back in its heyday. Today, it is broken into 136 ranch-type properties along the pristine California coast. This is the only estate where the Hollister family home sits, built in 1938. Done in the Monterey style with a red-tile roof and a series of courtyards and balconies, the French-style abode makes the utmost use of the ocean views.

Nestled at the base of the coastal foothills, the home counts open meadows and wooded areas as neighbors. A horse pasture offers direct beach access via a private trail, perfect for sunset horseback riding. A 47-acre exotic flower farm, with a lemon orchard and avocados, comes with the sale as well as a separate house that can be used for guests or employees. There is even a sited spot along the estate’s 800-feet of ocean bluff where a new structure can be built, so the possibilities here are truly endless.

Keep your eyes peeled, this rare property is coming to the market this week. Dan Johnson of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties will have the listing.