More than 275 acres of land, stables for nine horses and 8,600 square feet of living space are just some of the highlights of the Fox Creek Ranch. The eight-bedroom, nine-bathroom Carmel Valley, California, retreat was listed on Wednesday for $19 million.
“It’s like when James Bond meets Goldfinger,” said listing agent Doug Steiny of Sotheby’s International Realty, referring to the lush landscaping of both the ranch and the meeting place of the spy and villain of the 1964 British spy film “Goldfinger.”
Horses graze on the ranch’s seven irrigated pastures that “look like they belong in Kentucky,” Mr. Steiny said. The equestrian facility is made up of three barns: the main barn has nine stalls, an office, tack room and laundry room, plus a full bathroom, according to the listing. The facility cost $3.3 million to build, according to the agent, but is not available separately.
Constructed with Montana fieldstone and iron-capped Australian hardwood, plus slate shingles on the roof, the stables are “unbelievably gorgeous,” Mr. Steiny said. There’s also an equipment barn with a garage and carport, a hay barn and exercise rings for the horses.
Six acres of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vineyards grow on the land, and the current owners sell the grapes to a local winemaker, according to Mr. Steiny. (They get a barrel of each varietal for their own use as part of the deal.) In addition, there’s a heated pool, outdoor barbecue and fireplace and five wells on the property.
“Water is a huge issue here…but there’s all the water you could want,” he explained, adding the current owner “engineered [the estate] from the ground up.”
The 4,000-square-foot main house, built in 2016, has hickory flooring and high ceilings with exposed beams throughout. It features an open living and dining area with a fireplace, a wraparound patio space, a gym and a kitchen with a double range and breakfast nook. Each room has views of the nearby vineyards or the grounds of the estate, Mr. Steiny said.
Thomas deRegt, principal of Fortbay, a real estate investment and development company headquartered in Los Gatos, California, and his wife Judy are the current owners, according to property records. Mr. deRegt has owned the land for 20 years, he said, and built it in phases with the main house as the last part of the development.
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“It’s a great piece of property, but I’m doing a lot of traveling and the kids are grown,” he said. “It’s time to let someone else enjoy it.”
The master suite boasts an office, fireplace, two walk-in closets and a private patio, plus a bathroom with twin sinks, a soaking tub and separate shower.
The guest house adds another 3,100 square feet of living space, with 18-foot ceilings made with 200-year-old oak beams and a leather-topped bar in the main living area, according to Mr. Steiny. The space also features floor to ceiling windows and French doors that open onto patios on both sides. There are three bedrooms in the guest house, plus a den.
A 1,400-square-foot caretaker’s cottage is also part of the estate, with three bedrooms, a patio and a garage.
The ranch is about 4.5 miles from Carmel Valley Village, according to the listing, and 16 miles from Carmel-by-the-Sea. The Monterey Regional Airport is about 18 miles away.
Realtor contributed to this story.
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