Santa Ynez Italian Villa
Panoramic Valley vistas are enjoyed from every room of this spectacular Santa Ynez property. Located on exclusive Roblar Avenue, this +/-6,557 s. ft. estate offers privacy, elegance and authentic European charm.
The private drive arrives to a circular motor court ringed with potted olive trees, Italian cypress, colorful flame trees and native landscape. The front door opens onto a large travertine entry hall foyer that overlooks the sunken formal living room. The entry is the perfect setting for intimate dinners or private musical recitals at the grand piano. The scale and ceiling height of all rooms in the home are grand and European craftsmanship and detail is resplendent throughout. Superb architectural columns emphasize the integrity of the design and mark the entrance to the sunken formal living room with its lustrous walnut hardwood floors. A dramatic design element is the spectacular raised skylight that floods the room with luscious, natural light. The Entry and Living Room are on perfect axis and the symmetry and balance make this room ideal for effortless entertaining with two exceptional sitting areas. The handsome fireplace is the perfect spot to gather for evening cocktails and French doors lead to the covered colonnade loggia where magnificent lanterns bathe the terrace in a soft light. Vibrant sunsets accentuate the warm salmon color of the home’s exterior stucco walls, and this intimate terrace offers endless views over the lawns to the mountains beyond.
The Family Living room is warm and inviting and opens into both the open gourmet kitchen and the Family Dining Room. This living area features a handsome natural stone fireplace and is flanked by large-pane picture windows that frame the view beyond. The room has high ceilings with dark stained hand-hewn beams and enjoys a casual country-chic atmosphere. The room extends into a stone walled dining room that exudes the charm of a Tuscan villa. Here a beam and panel ceiling creates warmth and drama and tall French doors open out onto the gardens. The elegant white country kitchen features handsome glass cabinetry and spacious granite counters – a wonderful space to prepare gourmet meals and entertain good friends.
The soft natural tones of the intimate Master bedroom are lovely. This room is truly a bibliophile’s dream where ceiling-high bookshelves showcase the family library. French doors open directly onto the covered stone terrace that is shared by both the Formal living and Family rooms. The master bath is light and airy and features dual vanities, spa tub and separate shower. Also located in the Master wing is a fully equipped gym, as well as two large and well-appointed guest bedrooms with en-suite baths and wardrobes.
In the kitchen wing there is also an oversized pantry, laundry room, powder room, and a fourth bedroom and bath that enjoys its own exterior entrance. A large three car garage can be accessed directly from the kitchen and service areas by an exterior breezeway.
Light floods the home from numerous sky lights, cove lighting, beautiful Venetian plaster and only the finest finishes and hardware were used in the construction of this magnificent home. The home also features a walk-in wet bar, guest powder room and ample closets.
The integrity and understated elegance of this home makes it a backdrop for magnificent European antiques and dramatic art and sculpture. This home is the distilled essence of a Continental lifestyle where life is lived to the fullest amidst elegant surroundings and beautifully manicured grounds.