965 Via Fruteria

Offered at $4,950,000

965 Via Fruteria

Offered at $4,950,000
Simple elegance behind a gated drive

Welcome to this beautifully maintained home on a private knoll in sought-after Hope Ranch in Santa Barbara. Set on 2.6+/- acres, the inviting residence is a sunny haven with views to the ocean and islands. Walls of glass bring the vibrant colors of the outdoors in. Enjoy the flow from the elegant indoor entertaining areas to the sunny flagstone patios that wrap around the home. Imagine relaxing in front of a warm fire in the living room as you gaze out to the views beyond. The chef in the household will be delighted by the gourmet kitchen, with top of the line appliances, an abundance of storage space, counter space and a walk-in pantry. With the family room opening to the kitchen, it will be easy to have social gatherings where no one is left out. Much thought went in to creating the calm feel of the home. The clean lines of the cabinets and stonework throughout and fine details of the fixtures add to the beauty and serenity of the home – from lighting, window treatments and skylights, to faucets and hardware.

Three bedroom suites, each on their own wing, make this home ideal for any lifestyle, from full time living, to second home, to vacation rental. The main bedroom is a sumptuous retreat with views to the islands through picture windows. A cozy sitting area, two walk-in closets and a luxurious bathroom further define the space. The second suite, located on the opposite end of the home, offers a built-in desk with shelves and a cozy fireplace. Doors open to the patio for easy access to outdoor enjoyment. The third bedroom suite, located down a hallway by the main bedroom and laundry room, has a private garden patio all to itself.

The grounds surrounding the home are a lush and natural oasis, with a gated driveway lined with succulents and colorful plantings leading to the circular motor-court with guest parking. The flagstone patio, along with a crushed stone patio, offer the perfect space for outdoor entertaining (with a possibility of adding a pool). The gentle slope of the acreage is ideal for the 50+/- producing avocado trees, a variety of citrus trees and horse corrals (accessed on Via Cayente).

The property, in the heart of Hope Ranch, is just a mile from the gated entrance to Hope Ranch Beach and is surrounded by meandering equestrian trails. It is also convenient to downtown Santa Barbara and Goleta, and a short drive to the Santa Barbara Airport. Fine schools, shopping, dining and entertainment are just minutes from the home as well.



  • Single level luxury home
  • Situated on 2.6+/- acres
  • Gated entry
  • Three bedroom suites
  • Spacious living and dining
  • Gourmet kitchen
  • Open family room
  • Detached oversized two car garage
  • Producing avocado orchard (40+/- trees)
  • Citrus trees
  • Peak of the ocean and islands
  • Horse corrals
  • One mile to Hope Ranch Beach
  • Surrounded by miles of equestrian trails
Call today for more details. 805-886-1842