Stone Canyon Ranch, an exquisite equestrian estate situated on a commanding ridge that overlooks California’s San Benito River Valley, reflects the grace, style and radiance of the woman for whom it was originally built.

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Financier George Roberts acquired the property in the mid 1990s for his first wife, the late Leanne Bovet Roberts, an accomplished and award-winning horsewoman and gracious philanthropist who touched the lives of many a forlorn animal in the San Francisco area. (The Leanne B. Roberts Animal Care Center, the second largest veterinary hospital in North America, is one testimony to her generous and compassionate heart.)

Roberts enlisted world renowned architect Ugo Sap to design the spectacular estate that includes the main residence (complete with library and wine cellar), guest quarters, tennis court, stunning pool and adjacent pool house, garage, and landscaped yards-complete with modern sculptures that complement the sleek architecture.

Italian limestone floors, mahogany doors and window casements, and Alaskan cedar trellises all contribute to the signature golden warmth of the residence. Privacy, a perfect relationship with the natural surroundings, and top notch equestrian facilities make this property a modern cowgirl’s dream.

Photography by Jesse Coff