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Have you ever dreamed about living on an acreage? What about on 116 acres surrounded by California mountains? Sounds pretty good, right? I was looking at some houses online and I found this one that I immediately wanted to share with all of you.

Santa Ynez is very close to Santa Barbara and only two hours from Los Angeles, which I think is a perfect place to live if you want to be close to L.A. yet worlds away from all the traffic, pollution and all the chaos of a big town. This is pretty much like paradise for those that are looking for quietness.

The current owners commissioned Michael Palladino, senior partner and design architect in Richard Meier’s Los Angeles office, to create a contemporary home in keeping with the materials, colors and context of the natural landscape. The result is a sophisticated house grounded in the western architectural vernacular that exemplifies modernist principles of form following function. It achieves the ideal of architecture that is comfortable to live in and architecture as art. The two-year building process required unusual precision and workmanship from both contractor and crew.

This house has 6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, formal living, dining and family rooms, a private sitting room, office and even an exercise room, all come with amazing views. What impressed me the most about this house was the custom designed curved ceiling in the living, dining and family rooms. It’s shaped like a wave and measures 14 feet at its highest point ending in clear story windows.

Take a look and let me know if you like this one.




The Pathway

Gorgeous plants surrounding the property.


The house has a contemporary and natural feel.

Living Room

Very open and notice the “wave” ceiling. Beautiful and unique architectural detail.

The Furniture

The furniture is sleek yet comfortable. Check out the views!

The Other Side

I love the shape of this room and how light it feels.

Waved Dining

The dining room flows perfectly with the rest of the room. Everything was meticulously designed.

Dining Room

Even though I always prefer a more traditional house, I must say that I’m amazed with the beauty of this house and all the architectural details found in every room. Very original light fixture.

Family Room

The waves continues here! I also like the fireplace.


All the rooms are very spacious. Notice the artwork around this house. They’re beautiful!


I think this modern kitchen looks great with this honey toned wood.


If you look at the picture above, you’ll notice that there’s doors on both sides of this kitchen. Imagine opening the doors on a warm day and letting the breeze come in. Also, notice the walk in commercial grade refrigerator in the hallway. Isn’t it cool?

Sitting Room

Comfy and quite. Perfect spot to read a book by the fire.


This is totally inspirational to me.

Hers Master Bedroom

This house has Hers and His Master Bedrooms. Perfect if one of you snores! 🙂

His Master Bedroom

Love the built-ins and the amazing views!

Master Bathroom

Shared master bathroom.

Guest Bedroom



I love this little corner with a comfortable chair and this super fun side table.


So much space and no excuse to not be organize with all these built-ins, huh?I’d love that!

TV Room

A cozy part of the house.


If you had any doubts about the interiors, be prepared to fall in love with the grounds!


Love horses? This is the perfect place to have some, too!


This is simply surreal.


Beautiful riding area.


Imagine having a picnic under this tree.


Doesn’t it feel inviting?

I can’t wait to hear what you think of this house. Did you like the interiors? What about the grounds?

Source: SB Photo tours.

I hope you had fun and enjoyed seeing this place. I surely enjoyed preparing this post for you, although my kids were running around the house and wouldn’t stop tickling each other! 🙂

Have a blessed week, my dear friends, and I hope I’ll see you here everyday.


Luciane at HomeBunch.com

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  1. Oh how I love this home. I love the artwork and I love light woods. This is the home for me.

  2. Pepe said,

    I like this home, love Santa Babara! but 2 hours away from Los angeles is a bit much for me! think about the traffic jam on all the highway there!

  3. The enchanted home said,

    Wow thats pretty amazing!! The vistas and mountains take your breath away. I love how the interiors are so open and airy and window treatments were really used as to allow maximum sunshine in and take in the views. The upstairs library and home office ironically are my favorite rooms, love those spaces!! Fabulous Luciane…….and 116 acres isn’t too bad either:)

  4. designchic said,

    Oh Luciane, the grounds and gardens are gorgeous. Love how every room has large windows with beautiful views of the outdoors!!

  5. Design Elements said,

    the house is beyond wonderful! happy new week to you, Luciane

    p.s.: hope you are doing well. virtual hugs to oyu

  6. Tereza said,

    Oi, Luciane!
    Comigo tudo bem e com você?
    E o baby?

    Que casa maravilhosa! O entorno é fantástico, ela é clara com muita madeira, o que adoro.
    É o tipo de casa que classifico como “vivível”.
    Vemos muita ostentação, muito exagero, por isto quando vejo casas como esta meus pulmões renovam o ar, por assim dizer.
    Beijos e uma ótima semana prá você.

  7. Timothy said,

    Gorgeous! More like this please!

  8. Luciane at HomeBunch.com said,

    Hi Timothy!

    I hear ya! I’m glad you like it.


    Luciane at HomeBunch.com

  9. Amy Vermillion @ Martineau Vermillion said,

    Wow! Love the library wall in the upper hall..all those books! And the office makes me grit my teeth with envy!
    Thanks for coming by to wish me a blessed week…I wish the same for you Luciane!

  10. Amy Vermillion @ Martineau Vermillion said,

    Wow! Love the library wall in the upper hall..all those books! And the office makes me grit my teeth with envy!
    Thanks for coming by to wish me a blessed week…I wish the same for you Luciane! 🙂

  11. michele@hellolovelyinc said,

    the grounds are beautiful, but my attention was captured by the art and those bookshelves! would love the acreage for privacy but not enough to want to maintain that size of a property. even if i had the budget, i have no interest in hiring a staff. simplify is the new black.

    hope you had a great weekend. i sunned by the pool a little (howz that for simplify?).


  12. slim paley said,

    Funny- I just said to my husband about two minutes ago that perhaps we should drive to Santa Ynez with our boys today to escape the oppressive June Gloom we are experiencing in Santa Barbara- Santa Ynez is up the coast just a bit, but farther inland and on the other side of the mountains- what a difference that can make to the weather! It’s either Santa Ynez or Ojai for me today…or I’m changing my name to Heathcliff!

    PS. These grounds look amazing and of course I love the mezzanine library and ladder 🙂

  13. Maca Martinez said,

    I’m so bookmarking Home Bunch! Congrats Luciane!!! This is uber posh and trés fantastique!!! A huge hug and now I’m off for more eye candies found here! Huge Hug and have a perfect week! 🙂 XoXo

  14. Splendid Sass said,

    WOW! These rooms are gorgeous and I don’t think I could move from a place that would allow me to see the stunning beauty of the outdoors.
    have a great day, Luciane.
    Hope that you are doing well.

  15. Sheila Zeller said,

    I love this home Luciane. Everything about it! The use of gray is stunning…
    xo Sheila

  16. The Texas Peach said,

    I don’t usually like contemporary type homes, but this one really did impress me. The ceilings are beautiful, and I love all of the natural light. I even like the kitchen, which is rare for me when it comes to contemporary homes. The views from the house are stunning, and the grounds are simply incredible.

  17. PriscilaPetersDecor said,


    That first picture is breathtaking.
    I’m a city girl, but I would take this place anytime. California is so beautiful. So that master.

    Thank you for your visit. And, have a nice week, my friend.

  18. Haley @ Cardigan Junkie said,

    What a gorgeous estate… though I’d want to redo every room and add some color!

  19. debra phillips said,

    the grounds!!!! olive trees, lavender, far reaching oaks…….heaven!

  20. Rene@GetCampie said,

    What a beautiful place!! Thank you for sharing it!

  21. Greet said,

    Hi Luciane,
    Although it is not really my style of interior design, there are beautiful rooms in that house!! I love that studio room!
    But the grounds and the views are breath taking!!
    Wish you a wonderful week my friend!

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