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Elegant European-style Country Estate

$5,395,000
Elegant European-style Country Estate 2232 Camino Del Rosario, Montecito, California 93108
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Description

Perched at the top of a long gated driveway and passing through beautifully landscaped grounds, this stunning European-style country estate blends all of Montecito's finest features: privacy, distinctive architecture, impeccable landscaping and panoramic mountain and ocean vistas. The tranquil estate comprises a main residence and guest cottage on approximately 2 acres, thoughtfully crafted by landscape architects Eric Nagelman and Isa Eaton.

Each of the rooms and many outdoor living spaces are situated and designed to take full advantage of the abundant natural light and dramatic backdrop of mountains, ocean and islands. A gracious stone pathway, flanked by lovely gardens, leads one to the home's entryway where custom glass-paneled French doors are framed by bright bougainvillea.

ENTRY | LIVING ROOM | FAMILY ROOM

The entry level features 12-foot ceilings and multiple sets of nearly 9-foot-tall French doors, allowing for an abundance of natural light. Through the foyer, an impressive living room hosts open beam ceilings, built-in bookshelves and a stately stone fireplace flanked by French doors leading to the rear terrace. The terrace acts as a continuation of the living room and is the perfect place for al-fresco dining or hosting, with a fireplace, ample seating areas, climbing roses contrasting the bright white exterior, and panoramic mountain views. A welcoming family room is a comfortable place to gather family and friends, with a cozy stone fireplace and French doors leading to a pergola overlooking the gardens, ocean, and Channel Islands.

KITCHEN | DINING

The kitchen is fit for the most discerning chef. It features abundant counter space and cabinetry, a versatile center island, cozy breakfast nook and top-of-the-line Sub-zero and Wolf appliances. Convenient doors to the back gardens provide access to the fruit orchards, vegetable gardens and al fresco dining. Off the kitchen, the exquisite formal dining room hosts lovely chandelier, high open-beam ceilings and multiple sets of French doors opening to the back terrace, gardens and incredible mountain vistas. For ocean-view dining, the front terrace has plenty of shaded and open spaces, ideal for entertaining and watching the sunset. 

MASTER SUITE | GUEST BEDROOMS

With the master and a guest bedroom occupying the second level of this European-style country estate, and a versatile office or bedroom on the entry level, each suite is a haven in itself. The luxurious master suite rivals that of a fine resort. French doors on two sides of the bedroom open to an expansive loggia with views of the ocean, mountains and the estate grounds. Dual master bathrooms offer world-class amenities, including a sumptuous marble shower. The generous upstairs guest suite has a luxurious bathroom with decorative tiled floors and French doors opening to a charming terrace beautifully displaying the mountain views. The downstairs third bedroom or office is located adjacent to a full bathroom and has high open beam ceilings, and French doors leading to the back terrace and front gardens. 

GUEST HOUSE

Guests will feel indulged as they retreat to their own private oasis, just moments from the main residence. Enjoying many of the amenities and features offered in the main house, the spacious guest cottage is equally charming. A stone pathway shaded by oak trees leads one to a covered entryway. Vaulted white ceilings and dark-stained wood floors are found throughout. The living room has a gorgeous stone fireplace and three sets of French doors, opening to a private patio and looking out to lavender fields and surrounded by rose bushes. There are two additional rooms that each have French doors opening to the separate stone patios, and share a deluxe bathroom with a tiled shower. 

GROUNDS

Just as it is with its counterparts, this European-style country estate offers lush grounds meticulously manicured and perfectly complementing the many outdoor living spaces. The expansive stone terrace off of the living room is surrounded by hedges, lawn, olive trees and a vintage Italian stone fountain. Behind the home are orchards of bountiful avocado, Meyer lemon, peach, orange and clementine trees, as well as vines of passion fruit. The peaceful front patio, pergola and numerous sitting areas look out to the front gardens with their fields of lavender, as well as Italian cypress trees, natural oaks and meandering walking paths, all framing the ocean views. Landscape lighting has been recently completed, ensuring residents and guests enjoy the spectacular grounds even once the sun has set. Two Tesla chargers are conveniently located on the edge of the motor court.

While privacy and tranquility are distinct characteristics of the property, it is mere minutes from the dining and shopping of Montecito's Upper Village, world-class beaches and is located in the Montecito Union School district.

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