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Summerland, CA 93208
7 Beds   10 Baths  /  11,013 Sq. Ft. Approx.

              nspired by the Italian countryside and masterfully designed for the California-coastal lifestyle, this extraordinary                  estate in Summerland, California represents the perfect marriage of modern sophistication and timeless                       grandeur. Soaring above the Pacific Ocean on 18 blufftop acres, the immensely private offering, affectionately known as Tuscany Oaks Farm, showcases panoramic views stretching from the Santa Ynez Mountains to the Channel Islands; Santa Barbara to Malibu.


Designed by Don Nulty, AIA, the resplendent property was impeccably conceived for both intimate gatherings and grand-scale entertaining, replete with hand-selected, custom finishes imported from France and Italy. Set behind commanding double gates, a private drive surrounded by mature trees and vast, manicured lawns leads to a stately motor court that sets a dignified tone from the moment of approach. A magnificent entrance galleria reveals sweeping interiors, including formal and informal living and dining rooms elevated by the highest caliber finishes, elegant columns and arch-topped French doors that open to romantic patios and gardens. Highlights include a refined wood-paneled library, French country-style kitchen with exposed wood beams, five voluminous ensuite bedrooms, and a sprawling veranda overlooking the property’s breathtaking amenities and rolling hillsides beyond. An exceptional outdoor entertainment compound flows harmoniously off the great room, featuring a resort-caliber swimming pool, loggia pavilion and a one-bedroom, luxury cabana with a full kitchen and fitness center. 


A multifaceted estate ideal for equestrian, art and car collectors, Tuscany Oaks features unprecedented amenities set against an awe-inspiring backdrop of the Santa Ynez Mountains—the Pacific Ocean a dazzling panorama in the forefront. The property includes an 18-stall barn or auto gallery, with an office, two-bedroom apartment, tack room, hot walker, fenced corrals and acre upon acre of laser-leveled pasture primed for polo, grazing or helicopter parking.


Just a heartbeat from the ocean and moments from the world-renowned shopping and dining of Santa Barbara, this magnificent estate offers a rare luxury of space in one of California’s most coveted coastal enclaves. From its sweeping, European-inspired living spaces to its breathtaking grounds, Tuscany Oaks Farm is a masterpiece of beauty, scale, and pedigree.


$19,800,000         7     |    10    |    11,013
Sq. Ft.
“Where a man feels at home,
outside of where he’s born,
is where he’s meant to go.”
- Ernest Hemingway -
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Summerland, CA 93208


Very private, 18.5+/- acre parcel located on a private road. Designed by Don Nulty, AIA, and custom built in 2001.

Traditional Tuscan style and expert craftsmanship with authentic European materials personally selected and imported by the owner.

Grand, double gated, private road lined with specimen trees leads to an expansive, formal, walled motor court.

Spectacular panoramic views sweeping across the mountains, foothills, coastline and the Pacific Ocean.




Additional Features

State-of-the-art systems include built-in audiophile sound system throughout and programmable lighting.

Laundry room. Security cameras throughout property.

Equestrian Facilities

Full equestrian facilities include 18-stall barn with groom’s apartment, tack rooms, 18 semi-covered pipe stalls, 24 corrals, numerous irrigated paddocks.  More than six acres laser leveled for grazing or polo. Barn could also potentially be

converted to a private art museum - click here to learn more.

Additional Fittings

All materials individually hand-selected and shipped direct. French oak wood doors custom designed and carved by Boiseries et décorations, Paris, France. Solid brass door, bath and cabinet hardware by H. Phanstiel. Bar and powder room faucets by Herbeau. Iron-framed glass galleria doors by Rocky Mountain Hardware. Century-old French antique doors to spiral staircase.

Guest House

30' x 13' – One-bedroom guest apartment above two-car

garage with golf cart;

reclaimed French terracotta tile floors; walk-in closet; full bath; flooded with light and views; very private.

Pool & Cabana

Swimming pool with large, open 27' x 20' loggia pavilion with marble bar and French limestone trumeau fireplace; service bar flanked by a 17' x 14' guest bedroom and bath on the north side and a 20' x 14' exercise room and full kitchen on the south side, all opening to the pool; ideal for entertaining. All exterior patio surfaces hand-picked French limestone.


Three-car main garage has direct access to residence. 

Separate two-car garage is below guest house.

As Seen In


The Wall Street Journal


                  he property of more than 18 acres is owned by investor Robert Fell and includes an 8,000-square-foot                              mansion and a 10,000-square-foot horse barn.

An equestrian estate about 7 miles south of Santa Barbara, Calif., is more than 18 acres and owned by Robert Fell, an entrepreneur and venture investor who was an avid polo player.

The estate, completed in 2001, includes an 8,000-square-foot, five-bedroom mansion inspired by French and Italian architecture, Mr. Fell said. There is also a guesthouse atop a separate two-car garage, plus an 800-square-foot pool house with a gym and one bedroom apartment. The property features views of the Pacific Ocean, and sits about a 5-minute walk or horse ride down to the beach, said Mr. Fell.

Mr. Fell, 74, in 2006 co-founded Pricelock, a firm that enables small and medium-sized companies to hedge fuel prices. He played polo for 31 years and sponsored a team called Aloha, which won the U.S. Open in 1987. He later changed the team’s name to Tuscany Oaks, after the property, which he calls Tuscany Oaks Farms.

He is selling because “the kids will be going off to school soon and I don’t play polo anymore,” he said. He and his wife plan to build another home nearby, he said.

Article by: Katy McLaughlin
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