Mediterranean Oasis in the Heart of Hope Ranch
Resting on nearly one and one-quarter acres of gated privacy amidst mature trees and impressive landscaping, this Spanish Colonial Revival-influenced home is one of the finest abodes in Hope Ranch, Santa Barbara’s prestigious enclave providing its residents the luxuries of a private beach, tennis, golf and miles of equestrian trails.
Approaching the home via the striking driveway and motor court, one is greeted by a central fountain, mature trees and emerald lawns. A Saltillo-tiled staircase leads to an arbor-covered portico extended as a colonnade along the front of the residence.
The dramatic entryway opens to a grand sunken living room with its massive open wood beam and truss ceiling, polished wood floors, dual French doors to the terrace, and a substantial stone fireplace. Also at the entryway, a towering belvedere, rising over two stories, hosts an open staircase leading to the secluded master suite.
From the gourmet kitchen with its professional-grade appliances, walk-in pantry, breakfast area, large center island, marble counters, to the very private second-level master suite featuring a sitting area, balcony, dual walk-in closets and luxurious bath, this spectacular home has been exquisitely remodeled and upgraded utilizing the finest materials and superb craftsmanship.
Indeed, no expense was spared in the re-birth of the estate. Buckskin flagstone surrounds the gorgeous new pool – a focal point of outdoor entertaining and complemented by a built-in grill and food prep area. Near the sparkling pool, a separate guest studio or cabana has been embellished with new paint, carpet, cabinetry and beautiful Travertine flooring. The custom ironwork of Steven Handelman graces both the interior and exterior of the home. Practical amenities include security, 7 zone audio, water filtration and softening systems; a state-of-the-art saltwater pool chlorination system; recessed lighting throughout; new gas and plumbing lines; a dedicated electrical transformer and much more.
French doors lead from the intimate dining room to an arbor-covered patio, while the spacious and comfortable family room features a fireplace, open-beam ceiling, an adjacent office/study and dual French doors leading to the pool and its surrounding terrace. Convenient to the pool as well are a pair of bedroom suites with lovely baths. An expansive two-car garage completes this impressive estate.
The security and serenity this tranquil sanctuary offers do not belie its convenience, however. Discriminating shopping, restaurants, public and private schools and nearly endless cultural and recreational opportunities abound within minutes of its gates.
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