Travel and Leisuresque luxury ocean bluff estate in the highly exclusive community of Hope Ranch, Santa Barbara! This unparalleled six bedroom, eight bathroom, resort-like property was featured in Architectural Digest and boasts the famous Wallace Neff namesake. The result of a ten year renovation, there has been no detail spared. Each room redefines luxury and sophistication with designer details on over a 67,000 square foot ocean view lot.
Introducing . . .
the ultimate in Southern California oceanfront Living. Estates like The Straus House don’t come along very often. Located on a towering ocean bluff in the sought-after Hope Ranch Community of Santa Barbara, this home presents a rare opportunity to own an architecturally significant residence. Widely considered the most significant oceanfront architectural design by Wallace Neff. Designed in 1970 as the weekend home of Macy’s department store heir Robert Straus, the home has been lovingly modernized, expanded, and restored over the past decade. Robert K. Straus was a native New Yorker and an heir to the Macy’s fortune, who served in President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s administration and later moved to Southern California, where he founded a printing company. Neff’s other work included homes for names like Charlie Chaplin, Groucho and Harpo Marks, Mary Pickford, and more.
Custom Built floor to ceiling windows draw in the expansive views over the Pacific Ocean and Channel Islands National Park. Reimagined modern design emphasizes the harmony between land and sea, elevating the experience of the property's unmatched location. Tucked away behind grand gates, the serenity of the home is emphasized by the privacy and tranquility of its lushly landscaped over 1.3 acre lot. Featuring a sprawling lawn up to the cliff's edge and a majestic oak tree. Vaulted beamed ceilings highlight the central living room which features an original Wallace Neff fireplace and African blue marble flooring.
Large primary suite commands the left wing of the home and includes dual ensuite bathrooms with contrasting themes and a private lounge. Elegant in-home spa featuring sauna, steam room, and jetted tub, additional home lounge area and home theatre. Three distinctive guest suites, all complete with ensuite baths make up the right wing of the home. Chef's kitchen boasts Miele appliances, a private dining area, and stunning temperature-controlled wine room. Cliffside guest house built to 5-star hotel standard privately tucked into the hillside. Observation deck at cliff's edge with dramatic views of the crashing waves. Deep blue saltwater pool compliments the aesthetic of the ocean. Stake your claim to one of the finest pieces of property on the Southern California coastline.