Santa Ynez Valley is a rural upscale community just a short drive from Santa Barbara, California, composed of world class vineyards, horse farms, cattle ranches and ranchettes. It is the second largest wine growing region in California. Local residents include many entertainment notables and senior executives who are members of all types of industry and commerce. The area abounds with fabulous cycling roads, hiking trails, restaurants and a quality lifestyle rarely found today.
Up a private, gated drive, this architecturally superb Spanish style estate sits atop 22 serene acres surrounded by mature landscaping designed by noted landscape architect, Isabelle Greene. In architectural design and craftsmanship, the home resembles the style of Wallace Neff, a prominent architect in California during the 1930’s, though the main house was built in the early 1980’s.
The 6,121± square foot sprawling 7 bedroom, 6 bath residence offers 270 degree views overlooking the breathtaking Santa Ynez Valley to the south and the oak studded mountains to the north.
The home has a luxurious, yet extremely warm and comfortable feeling with exceptional attention to detail. The quality of construction and design are immediately evident upon entry. Soaring vaulted ceilings, Saltillo tile floors, warm wood accents, and custom wrought iron lighting are prominent throughout the home. Six custom tiled bathrooms and a gorgeous kitchen, 6 fireplaces, and hand stenciled and textured walls throughout further enforce the designer’s aesthetic.
The rambling home wraps around a central courtyard featuring an oasis like swimming pool and spa, outdoor fireplace, lounging areas, under-cover dining area, and an outdoor kitchen complete with a BBQ, 2 burner stove, prep areas, refrigerator, and a pizza oven. There is approximately 8,000 square feet under roof, which includes large south facing loggias surrounding the pool area.
Gated, private, serene and surrounded by lovely landscape,
this estate exemplifies the Santa Ynez lifestyle that is so desired.
ESTATE HOME DETAILS:
West Wing Master Bedroom:
The sumptuous master suite has breathtaking south facing views, a fireplace, and direct access through Santa Barbara screen doors to the patio and pool. The master bath features a step down shower, heated towel racks, and a private commode room. A dressing room and closet feature high ceilings with tucked away storage and display areas.
Directly off the Master Bedroom is a Den/ Family Room with a cozy fireplace perfect for quiet nights watching movies or relaxing with a book. This room has custom cabinetry designed to house and conceal behind stenciled woodwork a 50” Panasonic HD television with surround sound speakers, amplifiers and other electronic components.
Next to the Den/Family Room is a bedroom with an ensuite bath with a tub and shower.
Beautifully tiled stairs lead to an upstairs bedroom and bathroom adorned in hand stenciled walls which feature an alcove for a bed and nightstands. The large room could easily be a second master suite with ample space for a sitting area and beautiful doors leading to the ‘’mirador’’ an outdoor terrace balcony.
The Living Room is accessed directly off the foyer and is centered around a large fireplace directly across from floor to ceiling glass doors which open to the pool and patio areas. An adjoining Powder Room offers direct access to the pool or the Living Room. The stunning interiors blend naturally with the outdoor entertaining areas; gracefully integrating the indoors and outdoors.
The Dining Room features warm terra cottta colored textured walls, a large picture window with stunning views of the hillside, and a corner fireplace.
The Kitchen is located directly off of the Dining Room and is centered around a large butcher block island with storage and dining stools. This cooks kitchen is dressed in beautifully detailed tile and has all the amenities one would desire; a Wolf 6 burner range, dual ovens, a griddle, heating tray, dishwasher, compactor, pantry and an informal eating area with Eastern morning light.
The East wing of the house is an ideal setup for a kid’s wing or offices which are private but closely integrated into the home. A Den/Family Room with dramatic semi-circular fireplace serves as the central hub in which 3 bedrooms (or offices) and a bathroom all stem from. The dual sink bathroom is dressed in handsome green tile and offers an oversized shower with multiple heads and a commode. Each bedroom is generously appointed with ample closet space. Direct access to the pool and patio further encourage the indoor/ outdoor living that is so desirable.
Through the Dining Room and beyond the Kitchen is a Laundry room with a sink and ample storage and access to the east facing pergola covered garden. There are two additional bedrooms/ offices and a bathroom which can accommodate staff or visitors.
Off the foyer is a generous wine storage room and opposite, an IT control room for housing the home electronics and music. Music is piped into the dining and living rooms and outdoor patio by the pool….
The 3 car detached garage is a meticulous car lover’s dream with epoxy floors and floor to ceiling cabinets providing ample storage.
ESTATE HOME CASITA:
A 2 bedroom, 1 bath guest Casita is set back from the main house hidden amongst mature foliage and is a private getaway for guests complete with a living room, dining area and laundry room. Directly off the bedrooms is a pergola covered patio; a great place to sit and relax and enjoy the peaceful setting. Adjacent is a sport court, dog yard, and garden.
2nd HOME ON SEPARATE LOT:
Down a separate driveway and away from the main house is a private 2nd home on its own parcel (2750 Calzada). This house is perfect to accommodate friends, family, or staff. Complete with 2 bedrooms, 2 baths and an artist’s studio, this newer residence enjoys views to the neighboring vineyards and valleys.
STATE-of-the-ART TENNIS COURT:
The estate also boasts a Hydro-Court Clay Tennis Court; any tennis player’s dream! This state-of-the-art court features a self-regulating irrigation system that waters the court from below to ensure a uniformly wet and firm surface for a consistent bounce and exceptional footing. A beautiful vine covered viewing pergola overlooks the court and a storage building is tucked away, keeping sports equipment and tools protected and out of sight.
Main House Technical Features:
- 2 Heating Units
- Generator- Diesel
- House Propane
- 2 Septics
- Copper Gutters
- 3 Stack Tile Roof
- 2 cisterns
2nd Home Technical Features:
- 1 Heating Unit
- All Separate Utilities