The Stables at Bailiwick House
Bailiwick House was developed by international dressage rider Patty Mayer for her own use based on decades of experience riding and boarding in world class European and U.S. facilities.
Situated on a two exquisite-acres with breathtaking views, Bailiwick House was designed and built by Kiki Richert and Bill Heichberger.
Bailiwick House elegantly marries the best of urban and rural design, includes the best of a New York loft with the best of a barn. The clean, gracious, open 1,200 plus square foot great room features 30 foot wooden ceilings to contrast with the concrete floors and countertops. Full of natural light, the room brings the views inside, so that, framed by the immense windows, the views become part of the art and design of the house. It is an awe-inspiring, light-filled entertaining space with rich acoustics, loved by photographers, artists, musicians and filmmakers.
The barn and the home are one structure, allowing for superb oversight of the equine inhabitants.
Extensive use of green building materials and a solar system to power the whole property are important features of the stable and the home.
No detail has been overlooked from the drive-through oversized garages for horse-trailer parking to the dog house which mirrors the real house.
In addition to the native oaks and sycamore, nearly 50 fruit trees and an extensive vegetable garden, flowers and rosemary-covered slopes add to the beauty of the property.
Bill Heichberger of Heichberger Construction left his central coast location for 18 months to build Bailiwick House. Heichberger Construction is a family owned and run business working with designers and engineers to draft, design and build homes and barns, metal shops and garages, resorts and vacation homes. Bill used his extensive network of green building experts to help construct Bailiwick House to the highest possible standards. Bill and his team worked with architects and engineers, poured the concrete floors including the radiant heating system, included details like stamps in the concrete, poured a concrete bathtub and countertops throughout the house, and did the finish carpentry on all the cabinets. The unique features of the house created a unique set of issues for Bill to solve and no detail was too small to be considered. Bill’s steadiness and even-keeled personality was an extraordinary help during the development and construction of Bailiwick House.
Bailiwick House combines Kiki Richert’s experience managing equestrian facilities with her skills as a project manager for interior designer Susan Grayson. Kiki has a lifelong passion for horses. She studied animal sciences in at Cal Poly San Louis Obispo, has trained young horses for Anke Magnusson, Steve Zimmerman and Patty Mayer. She has managed first class equestrian facilities. For 15 years Kiki has worked for interior designer Susan Grayson. Kiki is an experienced estimator and job manager for building contractors and subcontractors. Starting with a basic pre-engineered structure, Kiki is primarily responsible for the design of Bailiwick House and worked with Ventura County, the engineers, architects, builders, contractors and subcontractors to make Bailiwick House truly unique. Kiki’s diverse background, ability to research, great interpersonal skills, deep knowledge of the local construction trade, horsemanship and her wonderful taste made Bailiwick House a success.