Equestrian Courtyard Residence: A Perfect Blend of Nature and Luxury by ANACAPA

Environmental Harmony in Santa Barbara’s Hope Ranch Community

renderings by Places Studio

Positioned atop a serene hill within the exclusive community of Hope Ranch in Santa Barbara, California, the Equestrian Courtyard Residence serves as evidence of innovative architectural skill and thoughtful planning. Spanning 8,500 square feet, this single-family compound defies conventional expectations by avoiding the typical pursuit of distant vistas. Instead, the focus is inward, crafting an intimate sanctuary simplicity and harmony with nature prevail. ANACAPA, in collaboration with the Environmental Defense Center and Riskin Partners, has combined environmental consciousness with luxury living.

renderings by Places Studio

At the center of this impressive compound is a 6,100-square-foot residence, radiating sophistication. The spa-like retreat spaces invite homeowners to unwind amidst lush greenery and the soothing sounds of nature. With predominantly glass walls, the inner courtyard welcomes the outdoors, providing peeks into surrounding rain garden and planted spaces. 

renderings by Places Studio

Descending the slope below the main house reveals the 2,000-square-foot guest house/ADU and stables, smoothly integrated into the natural landscape. A curated garden welcomes guests, blurring the lines between interior and exterior spaces and setting the tone for the immersive experience that awaits. The guest quarters, perched atop the equestrian stable, offer a unique opportunity for adventure, while the breathtaking views of the Santa Barbara mountains serve as a constant reminder of the beauty that surrounds this exceptional property. With the addition of a 400-square-foot garage, the Equestrian Courtyard Residence exemplifies the blend of nature and luxury living.

View the plans in the Gallery below


ANACAPA Design Team

Tony Schonhardt – Design Team

Shahab Parsa – Design Team

Asher Caplan – Design Team

Nick Kvistad – Media Capture


Project Team

ANACAPA Architecture

Environmental Defense Center

Riskin Partners



Places Studio

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