The romantic Villa Santa Barbara is newly offered at $38,000,000. Prominently featured in Ellen DeGenere’s 2015 book Home and known as ‘The Villa,’ the estate dates to the 1930s when celebrated architect Wallace Frost, having recently returned from living in Italy, built the two-story residence for himself, emulating the classical style of 17th-century Italian villas with great accuracy. Decades later, acclaimed architectural designer John Saladino fell in love with its “mix of grandeur and modesty” and commenced a five-year meticulous restoration of the property for his personal use.
A notable Italian-style stone villa with ocean views, 6 bedrooms, a media room, multiple libraries, a guest annex, a recently built entertainment pavilion known as Jordan Hall, 2 pools, and a tennis court on approx. 16.88-acre grounds. Located in the hills of Santa Barbara, the pure pastoral ambience of the Tuscan countryside pervades this elegant stone villa. Perched on a crest with views of the ocean, harbor, and mountains, the secluded estate was built in the 1930s by celebrated architect Wallace Frost. Impeccable attention was paid to every detail: a classic barrel-tiled roof, terra-cotta surfaces, wide wood flooring planks, rustic exposed ceiling beams, 18th-century Italian tiles, vintage light fixtures, and sturdy walls of locally quarried stone. Highlights include relaxing stone terraces, a cantina, and exquisite landscaping with walking trails.
“The one word that defines The Villa is perfection. Of all the extraordinary homes in Santa Barbara, Ellen and Portia have created a retreat like no other.”
– Suzanne Perkins, listing agent, Sotheby’s International Realty, Inc.
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