Sotheby’s International Realty
8 July 2016
Although properties with iconic water views are among the most coveted in the country, mountain views can be just as stunning.
When it comes to legendary mountain views, the American Southwest offers a bounty of epic vistas. Explore five properties, from a 1920’s-style Ranch in Santa Ynez to a 50-acres elegant Hacienda in Santa Fe, that feature some of the most iconic mountain views on the market.
Santa Ynez, California, has among the most epic pastoral views of mountains in the state, with peaks reaching nearly 5,000 feet and lush, green rolling hills surrounding the range. Quail H Ranch offers roughly 8,200 square feet of interior majesty, and sits on a plot of 296 acres of land. With this property, you’ll have the terroir and water necessary to grow delicious Rhone grapes for your wine, then be able to enjoy a glass of it on the covered porch beside the outdoor fireplace.
This massive property in Santa Barbara, California, boasts nearly 6,600 square feet in the home and just under 56 acres of land outside. Would anyone turn down an opportunity to live in an abode with panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, Channel Islands and Santa Barbara mountains? We think not. Towering 1,200 feet above sea level on a ridge, this estate also features a scenic vineyard, making it one of the most coveted spots in the area.
This 3,120 square foot home, built in 1978, sits on just shy of 10 acres in the gorgeous Sonoma, California. Gorgeous oaks spot the property, while flagstone patios and walkways provide that upscale flavor that is at once perfect for the modern era while reflecting the best of the past. Three bedrooms, three full baths and glass walls ensure that, no matter where you are in the home, you will be able to look out at the San Francisco skyline or the mountain views across the Valley.
A contemporary masterpiece, this estate sits atop a hilltop to provide unbelievable panoramic views of several mountain ranges in the Santa Fe, New Mexico, area, including Sangre de Cristos, Ortiz and Jemez. With more than 7,600 square feet in the home and 12.6 acres of land, you’ll never run out of admiration for this beautiful property. High ceilings combined with countless windows yields a bright and decadent shade within the house, while an in-ground lap pool will give you an opportunity to workout surrounded by glorious vistas.
Also located in Santa Fe, the Hacienda Bella Vista is set on 50 acres with the Northern New Mexico mountains in view from the masterfully designed, luxurious home. This is one of the more sophisticated estates around, as it includes a comfortable media room, an unmatched master suite and a stunning library. If you enjoy wine, you’ll be happy to know that this house features a temperature-controlled cellar that can hold 350 bottles. Whether you like to spend more time inside or outdoors, this is the estate for you.
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