80 Acre Estate for Sale ~

164 Pleasant Valley Road Aptos, CACredit: Vicki Devine

Unique Opportunity available ~ 20 minutes from Silicon Valley

This 80-acre private and serene property features a Montana timber framed 7000 square foot home designed by noted architect, John Blackburn. With 4 bedrooms, 5 and 1/5 bathrooms, gourmet kitchen, master bedroom wing, his and her offices and 360 degree views this property features an 18 acre top of the line equestrian facility. Zoned Commercial Agriculture.

  • 200 x 300 sq ft riding arena
  • 8 stall heated barn with full kitchen, bathroom, tack room
  • 6 separate fenced turnouts
  • 60 ft covered lunging pen
  • agricultural well drilled for vineyard or organic farming
  • 4 separate parcels
  • hand forged iron fixtures
  • cathedral ceilings
  • exposed beam ceilings
  • butler’s pantry
  • copper sinks and tubs
  • extensive laundry and mud rooms

Listed for $14,500,000

Please click on the virtual tour for panoramic views:


Before & After Town Home


Remodeled this town home to make it more attractive to the buying public on a budget and in two weeks! Producing a contemporary feel to what was dated and bland.  Original cream carpet with vanilla paint was replaced with engineered hand scraped hardwood floors, new fixtures and contrasting paint colors.


Dining room went from dark and dreary to light and modern.


Family Room/Kitchen area became inviting and entertaining.

2014-07-27 14.49.18PaccKit

With the addition of Granite counter tops, new appliances, glass tile back splash and a coat of paint this outdated kitchen turned into a Cook’s Delight!


Master Bedroom


Guest Bedroom


Third Bedroom/Office

Visit the website for additional photos at www.116pachettiway.com.



Mt. View Townhome ~ Listed $988,000


Updated home in The Crossings. Hardwood floors throughout this 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom ideally located home. High ceilings bring in the natural light to this multi-level living area. View of the Green belt from the Kitchen/Family Room. Granite counter-tops and new high end appliances featured in the cook’s delight of a kitchen. Designer touches throughout. Air conditioning. Los Altos School District. Community pool. 2 Car Garage. Walk to shops, restaurants and transportation.



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Spectacular Estate in Aptos for Sale – $14,500,000

164 Pleasant Valley Road Aptos, CACredit: Vicki Devine

Perched atop 80 acres of rolling hills in the Santa Cruz Mountains just inland from Aptos this Montana timber framed estate, designed by noted architect John Blackburn www.blackburnarch.com features approximately 7000 square feet of custom designed living space.  Interior designer Gaye Ferrars had hammered precious metal fixtures crafted which accent the design of this spectacular estate. Located 20 minutes from Silicon Valley the Devine Ranch is comprised of 4 separate parcels. Zoned commercial agriculture, it features a world class Equestrian Facility on 18 of the acres, thematically designed to compliment the home. The sun-belt valley that embraces this home is ideally suited for vineyards & gardens.

Ranch Aerial Shot

The expansive great room has cathedral ceilings and walls of windows which highlight a 34 foot exposed field stone chimney.  Skylights bring the stars in at night and provide all the natural light this hill top retreat requires.
164 Pleasant Valley Road  Aptos, CA Credit: Vicki Devine



Richly appointed, main level Master Bedroom Wings feature cathedral ceilings, windows that look to the bay and a field stone fireplace. Master Bathroom has a textured copper soaking tub and views up the Pleasant Valley.

Blackburn Barn Photos 2005 009

The Douglas Fir 8 Stall barn features heated stalls with 6 paddocks, kitchen, full bathroom, feed storage, tack room and integrated rubber tile flooring. There is a 60 ft round covered lunging pen that is irrigated. The riding arena is 200 x 300 feet with herding chutes for reining. Arena footing supports all equestrian disciplines. There are 8 large turnouts, 6 with covered shelters.


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For more pictures please visit: www.devineranch.com.

For information regarding the sale of this property please contact me: susanfurstman.com. Pacific Union International Realty.


Photo by Mark Larson

New Listing – Mt. View Townhome

Thinking about this color palette combination for the remodel of a 3 bd/3 ba town home in the Crossings neighborhood of Mt. View (Los Altos School District).  Property will be available for preview the middle of July, it will be listed at $958,000 and is 1421 square feet. Ideally located, terrific walking score!


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