March 11, 2022
Randy Solakian, Deanna Solakian Williams and Jessica McLernon of the Randy Solakian Estates Group, a team affiliated with the Montecito office of Coldwell Banker Realty, have listed a rare ridgetop contemporary estate on more than two acres with magnificent ocean views in the exclusive Hope Ranch community for $21.5 million.
March 4, 2022
A postmodern home outside Santa Barbara, Calif., is hitting the market for $21.5 million, nearly triple what the owner paid for it in 2018. Atop a hill in the community of Hope Ranch, the estate spans just under 2.5 acres and overlooks the Pacific Ocean and the Channel Islands, according to Randy Solakian of Coldwell Banker, one of the listing agents.
By Wall Street Journal
January 27, 2022
Publishing heiress Virginia Hearst Randt has made swift work of dispatching her trophy Montecito estate. First offered last November at nearly $9 million, the house sold in mid-January in a cash deal — albeit for a heavily discounted $7.5 million. Still, that sale price rings in at a hefty $2 million more than what Hearst paid for the property nearly a decade ago, way back in March 2012. Records indicate the buyer is veteran Broadway producer and philanthropist Thomas “Tom” Perakos, who is known for being the primary financial backer of “The Band’s Visit,” winner of 2018’s Tony Award for Best Musical.
January 26, 2022
Unique Homes interviewed Randy Solakian to learn about current market trends and buyer demand for waterfront properties.
By Unique Homes
January 2, 2022
Tired of the neutral decor trend? Not only is this mini-estate in the Sycamore Canyon area of Montecito swaddled both inside and out in every shade of the rainbow, but it also carries a colorful past. Once home to the late Santa Barbara artist Standish Backus—probably best known as the official civilian artist on Admiral Byrd’s landmark 1950s expedition to the South Pole—this one-of-a-kind spread was built in 1999 and designed by Tom Meaney, in what the local master architect has referred to as a “tropical plantation” style.
By Robb Report
December 27, 2021
Amid a pandemic-driven rising demand for estates and vineyards in Santa Ynez Valley, a 56-acre ranch has hit the market with an asking price of $16 million, according to agents with Randy Solakian Estates Group, which has the listing. The Lieff Ranch estate, located at 3235 Roblar Ave., is owned by Robert Lieff, founder of the Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein law firm, and wife Susan Lieff, who own several large ranches and describe themselves as “ranchaholics.”
By Santa Ynez Valley News
December 22, 2021
Tired of the neutral decor trend? Not only is this mini-estate in the Sycamore Canyon area of Montecito swaddled both inside and out in every shade of the rainbow, but it also carries a colorful past. Once home to the late Santa Barbara artist Standish Backus — probably best known as the official civilian artist on Admiral Byrd’s landmark 1950s expedition to the South Pole — this one-of-a-kind spread was built in 1999 and designed by Tom Meaney, in what the local master architect has referred to as a “tropical plantation” style.
December 22, 2021
Most million-dollar homes have wine cellars, but few come with a full-blown vineyard. Those who want a never-ending supply of Sauvignon Blanc would do well to invest in the latter, which is good timing, because a $16 million estate in Santa Barbara just listed with 26 acres of vines. The property is being shopped by lawyer Robert Lieff, who has owned many wineries over the years. Lieff Ranch represents the most recent entry in that portfolio, and the businessman sells Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache and other wines from the vineyard via an online store. One of the more appealing aspects of buying the home off him is that you can do the same and perhaps turn a tidy profit from the venture. The ranch is located in Santa Ynez, an area rife with wineries, so you’ll certainly have some competition.
By The Robb Report
December 14, 2021
Wine enthusiast Robert Lieff is listing a Santa Barbara County ranch with a vineyard for $16 million. Mr. Lieff, 85, is the founder of the law firm Lieff Cabraser as well as multiple wineries, including Far Niente and Vichon in Napa Valley. He and his wife, Susan Lieff, 66, a real-estate investor, bought this roughly 56-acre ranch in the Santa Ynez Valley in 2018 for about $7 million, then planted a 26-acre vineyard on it.
By Wall Street Journal
One of the Santa Barbara region's most illustrious real estate leaders who has assembled a sales history that spans over three decades and includes the area’s most legendary estates.Contact Us