Concierge Auctions Announces its April/May 2016 lineup and now has over 25 property auctions on the books from around the world. One of them is Santa Barbara Compound previously owned by award-winning comedienne and actress Whoopi Goldberg. Conveniently located between beautiful Santa Barbara on the Pacific and the Santa Ynez wine country, Deer Lodge is a historic family compound like no other. Originally purchased in 1893 and comprised of approximately 187 acres of oak woodlands, the property has an impressive pedigree of ownership, including an early Ford Motor investor, the John Deere family (which owned the estate for seven decades), already mentioned Whoopi Goldberg, and the current owner, retired Chairman and CEO of the Raytheon Company. The massive estate boasts 13 structures, including the fully updated original house, which is thought to have been a hunting lodge.
“Deer Lodge has something for everyone, every age, with acres of quiet space and wonderful family gathering spots,” the seller stated. “My family is still furious at my wife and me for our decision to sell Deer Lodge, our family retreat for nearly 20 years. But if we are to do this, we will do it right, and I am convinced auctioning is the right way to deliver value for unique properties. We selected Concierge Auctions because we know they will generate interest from qualified prospects around the world.”
In addition to the woodlands, the sandstone boulder formations and the 300-vine vineyard of Syrah and Grenache grapes, the recreational opportunities at Deer Lodge are endless. You may choose to swim in the pool, relax in the spa, read by the indoor or outdoor fireplaces, gather in the game room, play bocce, ride the zip line, climb on the tree house or play fort, compete in a basketball game, sip wine at the remote picnic site, hike or ride the trails, gather for family meals indoors or BBQ on the deck.
Previously offered for $14 million, Deer Lodge will sell without reserve in cooperation with Mike and Micah Brady of Santa Ynez Land Sotheby’s International Realty.