A magical Mediterranean escape boasts its own private lake and an hour’s drive to Yosemite Valley.
In the late 1980s and ’90s, architect Fred Smathers earned a reputation for conjuring the pastoral brilliance of Mediterranean style in remodeled estates. Folks like Kevin Costner and Quentin Tarantino, child star Hayley Mills and bandleader Doc Severinsen have all lived in homes designed by the late L.A.-based architect, who passed away in 1998.
Guadalupe Ranch, two hours from San Francisco Bay and less than an hour from Yosemite Valley, was Smather’s personal retreat. From nearly every room in the 4,200-square-foot main house, he could view the private lake. Now, the property is listed for nearly $6 million and comes with more than just tranquil scenery and bucolic bliss.
- High wood-beam ceilings and granite, travertine, and ceramic tile work throughout
- Two guest/caretaker homes
- Three separate outbuildings that could be used for equestrian, vineyard, or entertaining needs
- Barn and stable with four stalls, plus outbuildings, walker, round pen, and numerous and sizable pastures and turn-outs.
- Large pasture was previously planted and harvested with an oat, wheat, and barley hay mix
- Maintained asphalt and gravel roads throughout, plus fencing and cross-fencing making it ready for cattle to graze
- Multiple wells, seasonal creeks, private lake, and deeded water rights
- Fishing, hunting, equestrian and ATV riding, paddle boating, swimming, hiking
PHOTOGRAPHY: Courtesy California Outdoor Properties