Nestled in the spectacular Santa Barbara foothills against a clear cerulean sky, stands a pictureperfect vision of Provence. The dream unfolds amidst a 1.5-acre meadow dotted with native sandstone boulders and stately oaks. In all directions, views of ocean, islands, mountains and citY lights make a stunning impression.
Looking as if it were lifted from the hills of southern France, this nearly new Villa glows with the patina of an ancestral property. A perfect marriage of Provançal architecture to this pristine setting has produced a sophisticated country home that encourages the casual elegance of the Santa Barbara lifestyle.
The hallmark of this inspired Villa is an authenticity that is reflected in the finest quality design, materials and artisanal workmanship. A magnificent pair of antique entry doors sets the tone for what follows as pigmented hand-troweled walls; hand-hewn beamed and trussed ceilings; French walnut floors; natural stone surfaces; and custom wrought-iron details, sconces, and chandeliers.
Old world ambiance infuses this Villa as one light filled room leads to the next. Just off the entry gallery is a handsome Library with its own balcony. A walk through the long gallery hall culminates in a Great Room of grand yet comfortable proportions. The Great Room gives way to a chef’s dream Kitchen complete with adjoining Breakfast Room and a walk-in temperature controlled wine closet. Two upper levels of the Villa host three family/guest Bedrooms, two with en suite baths, as well as the Master Retreat with a luxurious bath and walk-in dressing closet.
Rich hues and textures of the interiors connect seamlessly with the exterior as massive palladian-style windows and French doors blur the distinction between the indoors and out. A series of outdoor “rooms” including a gourmet Summer Kitchen, a fabulous Terrace and pergola canopied Patio with its own fireplace provide the perfect opportunity for outdoor living and entertaining. Captivating gardens lace the natural setting as lush plantings and flagstone give way to scattered wisps of lavender and native vegetation.
A romantic fusion of Provence and Santa Barbara, this fascinating property is a serene retreat that expresses a warm welcome in any language.
SHOWINGS: By Appointment with Agent.
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