This San Ysidro Ranch- style board and batten and stone cottage is ideally and conveniently located a stone's throw from the Upper Village of Montecito. With four bedrooms and three baths, and on close to half a flat acre of gorgeous gardens and lawns, this home offers the ultimate in casual California living.
Enter the property via a Santa Barbara stone paver driveway with parking for four cars. A walkway leads across the front lawn past gorgeous landscaping and a newly planted privacy hedge, welcoming friends and family to this truly special home.
The front door opens to the living room where an impressive river rock fireplace serves as the room's focal point. Other features include an exposed wood beamed vaulted ceiling, large conversation area, hand scraped wood floors, and two sets of french doors, one that leads to an intimate veranda overlooking the front yard and the other to the backyard entertainment patio. The formal dining room seats eight comfortably and is accessed both from the living room and via a butler's pantry outfitted with beautifully milled cabinets, wet bar, and wine refrigerator. The large kitchen is anchored by a butcher block island providing ample room for the most demanding of chefs to create epicurean delights. Adjoining the kitchen is a breakfast nook with a beautifully upholstered banquette and chairs, comfortably seating six. The kitchen and breakfast nook join the family room in creating an open plan family living space. The family room boasts high ceilings and geometric exposed beams, an abundance of natural light, and built-in wood cabinetry that houses the entertainment system. French doors provide sight lines and access from the family room and kitchen to the pool and spa area.
Down the hallway from the kitchen, past the laundry room, is the master suite. This peaceful sanctuary includes a private patio, fireplace, walk in closet, and french doors leading to the pool. The sumptuous master bathroom overlooks a stunning rose garden and is outfitted with dual sinks, an inviting bathtub and walk-in shower. This home has an additional three bedrooms and two bathrooms in the family and guest wing of the home. Each bedroom has ample closet space with built in dressers and shelving. The garage has been converted into a kids play area with built- in cabinets and desk space, sealed floor, and media/entertainment area.
The sunny backyard paradise is a haven for both activity and relaxation. Entertain in the outdoor dining and living areas under a shady Magnolia tree. Enjoy quiet Montecito evenings while a fire roars in the outdoor stone fireplace. Frolic in the pool, relax in the spa, or play on the flat, substantial lawn. Native plantings and specimen trees abound along the perimeter of the yard. The area is gated and fenced to keep pets contained to the backyard.
525 Santa Angela Lane is located in the coveted Montecito Union School District and is a short stroll to three Italian restaurants, the Montecito Market, Montecito Union School, Mount Carmel and El Montecito churches and all the quaint shops of the Upper Village.
OFFERED AT $2,995,000
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