When one thinks of the term luxury ranch style they don’t often imagine the sheer beauty and stunning architecture that goes into it. This mega-home, designed by Peter Becker Architect, sits along the coastal edge of the Pacific near the Santa Ynez Mountains in California and could easily rival some of the best architecture out of France.
The home owners had one vision when originally undertaking the project of love and that was to incorporate as much of the French influences they admire so very much, and they succeeded to say the least.
This massive ranch home looks more like a modern French castle with a touch of Greek architecture and you can plainly see the age old influences throughout. The entrance to the home appears more like the iron gates to a castle and the detail work brings to mind that of the Winter Palace.
Once inside, you’re carried through a gorgeous open courtyard to which you will find a simple outdoor living room sat affront of a grand fireplace that reaches up and above the clay rooftop. Here, you can really see some of the beautiful curvature in the plaster archways.
Past the courtyard, and inside the home, you’d be pleasantly surprised to find a perfect mix of modern and contemporary furniture placed throughout. A modern kitchen sits in the heart with built-in appliances and an L-shaped island that offers ample bar seating.
Moving along, you’re taken to a glass encased sunroom which opens up to a massive in-ground pool and gorgeous landscaped yard.
It’s obvious that this luxury ranch style home boasts too many delectable features to describe in a single article, easily a classic case of ‘one must see to believe’ where the pictures simply do not do it justice.
Landscape: Eric Nagelmann | Photography: Jim Bartsch