MLS # 09-1439
This Mediterranean style villa has the rare combination of spectacular ocean views, an uncompromising level of craftsmanship and a close-in prestigious Montecito location.
Constructed in 2001, the home has been extensively rebuilt with hand carved Canterra stone fireplaces and balustrades; custom designed walnut flooring, Sherle Wagner fixtures, expansive stone terraces perfect for entertaining, and an infinity pool/spa that seems to stretch to the Channel Islands.
Driving past the entry gate you will see the waterfall that pours gently off of the rim of the infinity pool trickling down the custom rockwork to the pond below. As you enter the motor court area you will find an antique French fountain and wrought iron entry gates that open to the Travertine walkway and front door.
The light filled two story entry gallery leads to living room, full bar, and library. The living room is both a refuge of comfort and an impeccable showcase of elegance. The flooring is Richard Marshall, old board walnut with burl centers. Beyond the French doors a lovely ocean view beckons to the terrace.
The expansive Master suite features walnut flooring, an antique stone fireplace, and comfortable sitting areas. The suite opens onto two separate terraces. One looks out over the salt water infinity pool and ocean; the other is a quiet and private area with a fountain and stone pathways that lead to the rose and citrus gardens beyond. The separate bathrooms have custom cabinetry and French doors opening onto the expansive ocean view terrace.
The dining room has ocean views, Italian silk wall covering and drapes, Mesquite flooring, a carved stone fireplace, and French doors to the loggia with outdoor fireplace framed by Italian style columns, perfect for entertaining.
The warm and inviting kitchen and family room area features ocean views, two islands with Brazilian granite countertops and sinks, built in entertainment area, fireplace, and French doors to terrace for al fresco dining.
On the lower level the large game or media room, nanny's quarters, and two baths have good separation from the other bedrooms as well as French doors to the pool, spa, and terraces.
Mature Olive trees gracefully bless the grounds, as do private stone walkways that lead past an Italian grotto wall fountain and stream to a secret garden.