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A canter back to California rancho days

Equestrian estate evokes 19th century

May 06, 2012
  • The California rancho-inspired house in Rolling Hills is listed at $6.495 million.
The California rancho-inspired house in Rolling Hills is listed at $6.495… (Mike Zent )

Designed to evoke 19th century California ranchos, this equestrian estate sits behind the gates of Rolling Hills on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Clad in board-and-batten siding, the ocean-view house is reached by a flagstone path flanked by lawn and landscaping that includes hydrangeas, roses and bluebells.

Location: 1 Packsaddle Road East, Rolling Hills 90274

Asking price: $6.495 million

Year built: 2000

House size: Five bedrooms, 61/2 bathrooms, 8,610 square feet

Lot size: Nearly 2 acres

Features: Slate roof, open-beam ceilings, wide plank floors, basement exercise room, maid's quarters, three-car garage with workshop, swimming pool, spa, outdoor kitchen, outdoor fireplace, paddock, stables.

About the area: In the first quarter, 65 single-family homes sold in the 90274 ZIP Code at a median price of $1,265 000, according to DataQuick. That was a 14.6% price decrease from the first quarter of 2011.

Agent: Gerard Bisignano, Sotheby's International Realty's Peninsula office, (310) 990-4727

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