Living and working in the the San Francisco Bay Area and having 3 adult children and 2 adorable grandchildren living in Los Angeles, we knew the Central Coast was the ideal location to find a halfway home to gather and celebrate holidays, birthdays, special occasions and enjoy the award winning central coast wines! we searched for over 5 years and finally found "the Perfect Spot".... Hacienda Robles!
the first moment we drove onto the 5-Acre property we knew the land, trees, home and architecture, spoke to us as no other home had. Three months later it was ours to share and the work began!
We began by cleaning up the grounds that had been neglected for close to 20 years. it was important to us that this property be sustainable and so by Using well water for our irrigation we planted Agave and other drought resistant plants. We lined the driveway with 100 25-year olive trees, 1,000 lavender, 2,000 rosemary, different varieties of fruit trees and planted a stunning 150-year old olive next to the courtyard. last fall we built an organic vegetable garden which is a delicious delight! By using solar panels and solar lights we maintain a lifestyle by staying off the grid.
after researching marcel sedletzky's original Architectural drawings and the house model he made, we brought back the beauty of his first vision of the house and the property. staying true to his design we used mexican saltillo and talaveras tiles and hand curved wood elements.
we hope you enjoy our home!