A canter back to California rancho days

Designed to evoke 19th century California ranchos, this equestrian estate sits behind the gates of Rolling Hills on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Clad in board-and-batten siding, the ocean-view house is reached by a flagstone path flanked by lawn and landscaping that includes hydrangeas, roses and bluebells.

Location: 1 Packsaddle Road East, Rolling Hills 90274

Asking price: $6.495 million

Year built: 2000

House size: Five bedrooms, 61/2 bathrooms, 8,610 square feet

Lot size: Nearly 2 acres

Features: Slate roof, open-beam ceilings, wide plank floors, basement exercise room, maid's quarters, three-car garage with workshop, swimming pool, spa, outdoor kitchen, outdoor fireplace, paddock, stables.

About the area: In the first quarter, 65 single-family homes sold in the 90274 ZIP Code at a median price of $1,265 000, according to DataQuick. That was a 14.6% price decrease from the first quarter of 2011.

Agent: Gerard Bisignano, Sotheby's International Realty's Peninsula office, (310) 990-4727

—Lauren Beale

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