The WASPiest Mansion in Hope Ranch

It’ll be fascinating to see what happens with the newly listed 4265 Cresta Avenue in Hope Ranch. On one hand, I’m not sure they make houses like this anymore; on the other hand, is that because there has been a generational shift in taste since the house was built in 2003? Do today’s active, athleisure-clad rich want to live their best lives in a mansion that—even allowing for broker hyperbole—can be described as “reflecting the historic beauty and grandeur of Jefferson’s Monticello and our country’s beloved 1600 Pennsylvania Ave White House”?


Bedrooms: Five.
Bathrooms: Seven full and two half.
Size/Acreage: 9,411 square feet / 2.46 acres.
Price: $10 million.
Last sold: Not applicable.
Listing agent:
Keith Berry of Coldwell Banker.


Designed by Barry Berkus with every architectural detail in the handbook, the house certainly has presence.

The stager (I’m presuming) has done his/her best to make the place look like the elder Bushes would’ve been at home there. I doubt a WASPier house has hit the market in the past year. One’s jaw clenches just looking at the photos.

And the library is amazing.

Maybe the pair of place settings at the kitchen counter are a stager’s whim—or for the help—but they do make you wonder whether a couple living alone in a 9,411-square-foot house would prefer the relative coziness of the kitchen.

Appropriately, the bedrooms are more subdued.

There’s a billiards room and exercise room for indoor fun, and swimming and tennis outside.

Despite the fun I’ve had with this property—part of the joy of looking at real estate is imagining how other people live—it’s undoubtedly spectacular in many ways. Is there a market for it? I don’t know, but I’m excited to find out.

Contact Keith Berry of Coldwell Banker for a showing. Be sure to tell him Siteline sent you.


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