(ALSO AVAILABLE FURNISHED FOR ADDITIONAL CONSIDERATION)
On a charming lane off Lilac Drive, through regal iron gates, and up a palm-lined driveway, sits an extraordinary Andalusian-style villa. Surrounded by lush landscaping and majestic oaks on a park-like acre, tranquility abounds with a visceral sense of being worlds away.
Through wooden double-entry doors, the home's Moroccan and Mediterranean influences unfold in the entry hall with a gold leaf painted coffered ceiling and an ornate light fixture. The grand living room with high ceilings and timber beams features a gas and wood burning fireplace and french doors opening to the peaceful front lawn and fountain. A perfect space to entertain guests or spend a quiet night around the fire with family. Directly across the entry hall is a large formal dining room with a custom two-sided gas fireplace that is shared with the kitchen. Two sets of french doors lead to both the pool area and front garden. The impressive kitchen features an extra large island that serves as a workspace and a casual dining area for six. The Sub-Zero refrigerator, industrial cooktop and oven, walk-in pantry, Carrara marble farmer's sink, statuary marble countertops, and views to the pool provide creative inspiration for even the most demanding of chefs. A stairwell with a montage of colorful Moroccan tiles on the stair risers leads to the upstairs master suite. A romantic sanctuary from the rest of the home, the master suite is replete with a grand bedroom with a seating area and sliding french doors that open to a private veranda overlooking the pool, ocean and islands. Additionally there is a meditation room, walk-in closet, and a gorgeous garden view bathroom with a bathtub, shower, and modern rectangular trough-style sink for two.
Returning to the first floor, there are two generous-sized bedroom suites both with sitting areas, en suite baths, and walk-in closets. The main hallway includes a stunning and exotic tiled powder room and a laundry room which also serves as the hub of the A/V equipment.
Steps from the main house and through the courtyard there is a large and comfortable multi-purpose living area with a full bath that currently serves as a library, pool house, and game room. This warm and alluring space has a wood burning fireplace, ample built-in shelving, and french doors which beckon to the backyard. If one desires, there is a possibility of turning this area into a second master suite, creating a fourth bedroom.
The courtyard overflows with jasmine and bougainvillea framing a solar-heated sparkling pool with plenty of room to lounge or play. Just off the pool area amongst flowing palms is an outdoor kitchen/ barbecue area with a built-in banquette and seating area. Follow Santa Barbara stone and gravel pathways to the rear yard, designed by Santa Barbara master landscape architect, Eric Nagelman. Cacti, specimen trees, and gorgeous plantings abound. A built-in gas fire pit provides the perfect gathering place for cool Montecito nights. A hot tub is set along an azure colored garden wall and is well hidden by plants for privacy.
Many of the home's systems, roof, and finishes have been recently upgraded. The home is wired throughout for sound, television, and internet. Other features include two zone heating, air conditioning, and an alarm system.