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Exquisite Ocean and Mountain View Italian Villa in Montecito

Exquisite Ocean and Mountain View Italian Villa in Montecito 995 Lilac Drive, Montecito, California 93108 $12,450,000
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Tucked peacefully within one of Montecito’s most sought-after neighborhoods, this exquisite Italian Villa awaits showcasing gorgeous mountain, setting and ocean views. A strategic combination of grace, scale, romance, privacy, and comfort, the picturesque approx. 2-acre estate features a custom built 5 bed + dual office, 6.5 bath residence, serene pool and spa, spacious loggia with fireplace, full bath and wet bar, putting green, built-in BBQ, multiple dining and entertaining terraces, dual gated entry, and gorgeous landscaping inclusive of mature oaks, fruit trees, a tranquil waterscape and vibrant flora. Designed by locally esteemed architect, Robert Senn, and brought to life by highly regarded Becker Construction, the property ignites a genuine, romantic Italian feel by successfully celebrating all aspects of life through a carefully curated layout designed with the intention of spending time with friends and family, providing countless entertaining and dining venues, and capitalizing on the stunning natural setting and exceptional views which encompass the estate, all the while being perfectly tailored to Montecito’s beloved indoor-outdoor lifestyle.

 

Inspired by elements of nature and the Italian countryside, the commanding residence boasts natural materials including French, Italian and Jerusalem split limestone, Terracotta, marble, and walnut. Additional details include intricate groin and barrel-vaulted ceilings, handmade light fixtures from Murano, Italy, and radiant heat throughout. The gourmet kitchen features Thermador appliances, marble countertops, spacious island with additional seating, walk-in pantry with built in shelves, and opens to a generous sitting room and nearby bar. Multiple dining venues allow for both informal and formal gatherings and flow seamlessly to both the home’s interior living spaces and exterior amenities. The superior primary suite rivals that of the nearby San Ysidro Ranch with its sparkling ocean, island and mountain views, dual walk-in closets with abundant and thoughtful built-in cabinetry, and lavish en-suite bath inclusive of a large sauna, soaking tub, separate shower, dual vanities, and private balcony. One of the home’s 4 guest bedrooms serves as an ideal guest suite as it has an optional private exterior entrance in addition to its convenient interior access and features a wet bar, en-suite bath, and large walk-in closet.

 

This magnificent Italian villa is located convenient to the best of Montecito including San Ysidro Ranch, the Rosewood Miramar, Montecito Club, the upper and lower villages, Miramar and Butterfly beaches, and renowned hiking trails. The property is also located in the highly sought-after Montecito Union School District. 

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