1690 Glen Canyon Road Santa Cruz, CA 95060

$5,850,000 6 Bedrooms5 Full / 1 Partial Baths4,700 sq. ft.

1690 Glen Canyon Road Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Total # of Rooms: 12
Year Built: 1942
Interior: 4,700 sq. ft. (approx.)
Exterior: 4,700 sq. ft. (approx.)
Land: 63.00 acres (approx.)
Web #: 0475694
MLS ID: 81752809

A true Get-A-Way Compound that has been one the best kept secrets in the Santa Cruz Mountains for years!  Conveniently located just moments from Santa Cruz and only thirty minutes from Los Gatos and beyond, this one of a kind, gated and private wonderland feature so many amenities for all ages to enjoy! 

Invite freinds and family to safely visit with social distancing in the large custom built entertainment center, an inviting resort-style swimming pool and spa with poolside cabana, two guest cottages, a petite vineyard with Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, a wildlife pond, tennis court, basketball, bocce court, horseshoe pit, barbecue built-ins, a wine grotto and a brick pizza oven picnic area, all over looking beautifully manicured gardens on an extensive acreage. 

Established over fifty years ago and over time evolved into an entertaining sanctuary and retreat, the estate was a lifelong project to John and Julie Bruzzone to provide a safe haven for celebration and traditions of entertaining family and friends. The “Ranch“ was later named Rancho Don Bosco after their patron saint John Bosco. The ranch was operated as a registered Polled Herford ranch for over thirty years before being replaced by beautiful Chardonnay and Pinot Noir vineyards….a welcome site for all who pass in front of the ranch entrance. The ranch and barn have been the site of scores of family gatherings from weddings to parties, full of laughter, joy and compassion. There is also a chapel on a hill overlooking the ranch and the Monterey Bay that is the replica of one found in the hills above Genoa, Italy. 

The “Barn” is well equipped with an extensive banquet room, dance floor, bar, kitchen, a separate game room and large stone fireplace. It’s the Wild Wild West movie set with awe-inspiring possibilities. Beyond the barn are numerous seating areas resembling the country picnic with an aviary sanctuary, windmill, Oregon Trail wagon days and all of this surrounded by an ornate landscape of enchanted gardens, ornamental trees, redwoods, palms, oaks and more. The estate home, with strong bones and elbow room everywhere, has a brick kitchen and great room fireplace, an old world bar cantina in the basement with a grand fireplace, plus French doors to everywhere. There are three en-suite bedrooms and a second great room facing an inviting pool and spa. Plan company getaways, plus large group gatherings for social distancing style entertainment and family functions. 

This one of a kind family compound exudes possibilities. Welcome to the family homestead, and what to do first? Truly unique in every way, moments from the sea and mountains where you can escape the Big City Life!

Sam Piffero

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Aisha Krechuniak

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Interior Features

Total Rooms
# of Rooms: 12
Bedroom Information
# of Bedrooms: 6
First Floor Master
Bathroom Information
# of Full Bathrooms: 5
# of Half Bathrooms: 1
Kitchen Information
Chef's Kitchen
Design Features
Fireplace(s): 4
Granite Countertops
Hardwood Flooring
Exposed Brick
Additional Rooms
Spa / Hot Tub
Wine Cellar / Grotto
Guest Suite
Home Office

Exterior Features

Type of Property
Single Family Home
Garage Bays: 2
Other Features
Deck / Patio
Electronics Gates
Guest House
Heated Pool
Inground Pool
Level Grounds
Outdoor BBQ / Fireplace
Pool House
Tennis Court
Architectural Style
Bayview / Harborview
Hills View
Mountain Views
Valley/Canyon View
Vineyard View
Wooded Grounds
This material is based upon information which we consider reliable, but because it has been supplied by third parties, we cannot represent that it is accurate or complete, and it should not be relied upon as such. This offering is subject to errors, omissions, changes including price or withdrawal without notice. EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY