Landmarks, Resources, Sporting Properties

The Land Report Top Ten: Winter 2016

Coastal compounds, a Rocky Mountain retreat, Texas ranches, and a Florida key take top honors. – The Editors

1. Sandow Lakes Ranch (Texas): $250 million
This 33,777-acre acre Central Texas sanctuary is being sold by Alcoa. Bernard Uechtritz, international real estate advisor for Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Real Estate and founder of International Icon Properties, has the listing.
2. Gemini (Florida): $195 million
This nearly 16-acre South Florida compound, which is owned by the Ziff family, features 1,200 feet of Atlantic Ocean frontage and about 1,300 feet on the Intracoastal Waterway. Carmen D’Angelo Jr. of Premier Estate Properties is co-listing agent.
3. Rancho San Carlos (California): $125 million
This 237-acre hilltop estate is perched high above the Pacific in Montecito. Ten residential cottages complement the Reginald Johnson-designed main residence. Suzanne Perkins and Harry Kolb of Sotheby’s International Realty Santa Barbara the listing agents.
4. Las Varas Ranch (California): $108 million
These 1,800 acres just west of Santa Barbara encompass more than 2 miles of Pacific Ocean frontage. Listed with Kerry
Mormann of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices and Anthony Punnett of Douglas Elliman Real Estate.
5. Cielo Vista Ranch (Colorado): $105 million
Thousands of elk, a resident herd of bighorn sheep, and deeded ownership of 14,000 acres are a few high points of this 83,628-acre Sangre de Cristo ranch. Listed with Jeff Hubbard and Pat Lancaster of Mirr Ranch Group.
6. Neverland | Sycamore Valley Ranch (California): $100 million
These 2,698 acres are located 5 miles north of Los Olivos in the heart of Foxen Canyon. Suzanne Perkins and Harry Kolb of Sotheby’s International Realty Santa Barbara and Jeff Hyland of Hilton & Hyland Beverly Hills have the listing.
7. Homer’s Pond (Massachusetts): $99 million
This private retreat is set on 314 acres along the southern shore of Martha’s Vineyard and is available in its entirety or in smaller parcels. Grace Bloodwell and Charles Carlson of South Light Property have the listing.
8. Pumpkin Key (Florida): $95 million
This 26-acre island in the Florida Keys sits between Key Largo and the mainland. Improvements include a main residence, two caretaker’s cottages, a dock master’s apartment, and an office. Accommodations and dockage at Ocean Reef transfer. Russell Post of Russell Post Sotheby’s International has the listing.
9. Legacy Springs Ranch (Texas): $81 million
Rick Kuper of Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty has the listing on this 19,505-acre Highland Lakes ranch 70 miles northwest of Austin. Fifteen miles of spring-fed creeks are augmented by 90 acres of inland lakes and six miles of Colorado River frontage.
10. Elk Mountain Lodge (Colorado): $80 million
Bill Koch’s Aspen estate sits on 83 acres just minutes from the mountain resort. The property (pictured above) is available in its entirety or in smaller parcels, each with its own home. Listed by Joshua Saslove, Raifie Bass, and Wendy Wogan of Douglas Elliman Real Estate.

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