Situated on approx.10 acres with outstanding ocean views is this stunning Tuscan-style villa ensconced in fruit orchards, a vineyard, and modern equestrian facilities. Built in 2005, the approx. 8,725 sq. ft. 4 bedroom main residence with 4 full and 4 half baths is designer-appointed with classic Mediterranean style, top of the line finishes, and a state-of-the-art home automation system. Wide loggias open to a sparkling pool and spa. A guest suite, home theater, library, and wine cellar add to the unmatched amenities of this ideal country estate.
From an iron gated entrance, a gravel drive with sweeping views meanders through stately olive and pepper trees to a circular motorcourt. The breathtaking setting encompasses approx. 2 acres of vineyards with Riesling grapes, currently harvested for a private label with Napa’s Waugh Cellars. Approx. 2 ¾ acres of blood orange, plum, apple and apricot orchards complete the lush landscape.
An elaborate grapevine ironwork entrance opens the magnificent turreted villa. Elegant and dramatic, a soaring 3-story foyer sets the tone for the interiors, combining meticulous mosaic tilework, antiqued Giallo Reale travertine floors, and a Mexican-made iron balustrade with custom millwork.
Old World sophistication and 21st century comforts define this spectacular residence, featuring walnut and travertine floors with radiant heat and period-style lighting throughout. Italian ceramics sourced locally from NS Ceramics and superb Herbeau fixtures embellish most bathrooms.
An inviting oceanview formal living room features a tin and wood coffered ceiling and carved stone fireplace. The walnut-clad library boasts built-in bookcases and desk, a coffered ceiling and vineyard views while the formal dining room under an oval tray ceiling opens to a heated loggia with fireplace.
An adjoining family room offers a comfortable retreat with stone carved fireplace, beamed ceiling, and 3 French doors to the loggia with its barbeque deck, including rotisserie, wood smoker, and refrigerator.
The lower level is a refuge for entertainment, starting with a 1,700-bottle wine cellar. Black onyx sconces frame the entry to the art deco-style, state-of-the-art home theater with seating for 8, carpeting, and 18-inch thick walls.
A striking view of Santa Cruz Island adrift in sparkling sea is enjoyed from the luxurious master suite with a carved stone fireplace, wet bar, and a hot tub on its private deck. Ample his and her walk-in closets with built-ins adjoin a massive marble bath with dual commodes and soaking tub. Three generously-sized bedroom suites, two with balconies, along with a built-in study nook complete the second floor.
Superb equestrian facilites are meticulously-maintained, from the ADA-approved 6-stall stable with paddocks, heated outdoor sitting area, feed room, 2 garages, and tack room with half bath to the 3 exteriors stalls, dressage arena, and automated European horse walker. A well-appointed 1-bedroom caretaker’s quarters or guest suite with granite kitchen and full bath is attached to the stable.
Supremely quiet, this rural sanctuary is minutes away from the village centers of Summerland and Montecito, the 101 and Santa Barbara. Amenities abound, including a fully fenced perimeter, automated service entrance, advanced security, forced heat, central air, water softener, central vacuum for house and barn, 3-car garage, and plenty of storage.