Prancing Horse Estate in California Is a Vision of Romantic Tuscan Style Seeking Almost $20M

Nestled between beautiful beaches and the Santa Ynez mountains, and about an hour and a half from Los Angeles, this Carpinteria home dubbed the Prancing Horse Estate is a true getaway. Designed by renowned architect Don Nulty to look like an authentic and sun-kissed Tuscan villa, it doesn’t have to be Valentine’s Day to feel all lovey-dovey here. With 12 acres of exuberant flora, mountain views, and abundant privacy thanks to the long palm tree-lined driveaway, the property is asking $19.985 million.

Approaching the home, the salmon-pink exterior and courtyards automatically transport you to a faraway place. Once inside 11,000 square feet of interiors keep the beauty coming with marble flooring and reclaimed Italian tiles flowing from the grand entryway to the rest of the rooms. Tall archways, coffered ceilings, and materials sourced from Italy and Mexico effortlessly imbue a romantic and relaxed feel.

Moving into the private spaces, the home holds a total of seven bedrooms and ten bathrooms, with the primary suite poised to be a new owner’s dream come true. Outfitted with a private terrace, dual ensuite bathrooms, and a huge walk-in closet, it might be tempting to stay in here all day.

The grounds may be the most magical aspect of the home, however, as they encompass park-like gardens as well as Pinot Noir and Grenache vineyards. For easy at-home dates with that special someone, you can enjoy poolside sips of your own vino or picnics by the pond. Though it’s the equestrian facilities that bring the property’s name full circle, there is much more to explore. Did we mention the citrus groves?

For those who want a romantic, live-off-the-land California lifestyle, it doesn’t get much better than this. Neyshia Go and Charlie Edgar of Sotheby’s International Realty hold the listing.