From a bygone era where architectural guidelines were governed by style, romance and elegance, this Spanish Hacienda, sitting on a majestic approx 2- acre parcel in one of Montecito’s best locations, and only a short distance from the world-renowned San Ysidro Ranch and the Upper Village, features a swimming pool, tennis court, pool cabana, ocean and mountain views and plenty of space for the family to enjoy outside activities.
A gravel motor court with private parking area for the owners is framed by an ornate fountain creating a sense of serenity which is evident throughout the property. The entry way with its rotunda is a perfect segue into the inner sanctum of the home which is warm and inviting.
The living room of this Spanish hacienda features a wood vaulted ceiling and exposed beams and is directly adjacent to the dining room with its wonderful French doors leading out onto a vine covered loggia with views of the ocean beyond. A large fireplace, wood floors and ample light make for an idyllic setting in which to relax and enjoy the day or entertain friends and family.
The warm and inviting family room which is adjacent to the kitchen and features a vaulted wood beamed ceiling, fireplace, wood floors and doors leading to the gardens and covered loggia. From here the large garden areas can be seen in all their glory and vistas of the pool and pool cabana add to the homes ambiance.
The formal dining room with wood floors features wonderful architectural wrought iron window screens to complement the wooden beamed vaulted ceiling. Natural light and wonderfully proportioned spaces all add to the sense of place and provides a intimate space for family gatherings or entertaining with friends.
The spacious and open kitchen with center island, high end appliances, granite counter tops, breakfast bar and separate breakfast area are a chefs delight. Windows looking to the gardens, ample counter space and an easy workable flow makes preparing those memorable meals for your friends and family a snap. Located between the family room, dining room and living room it provides an ideal space from which to enjoy the ebb and flow of family life.
The master bedroom, with corned fireplace, is quite large and sits in the Eastern wing of the property with french doors that open out onto the vine covered loggia and gardens beyond. A spacious master bathroom with marble and glass accents, walk in closet with custom built in cabinetry and ample storage space complement the suite and provide an retreat to escape to at the end of the day.
There are four bedrooms all with wood floors and this guest bedroom has french doors leading to the gardens and to a lovely patio.
The vine covered loggia provides a wonderfully shaded spot from which to sit and relax and enjoy views of the gardens, swimming pool, pool cabana and ocean beyond. An ornate fountain provides a strong focal point in the gardens and brings into scale the spacious lawn areas that lie beyond.
The pool area which features a detached open pool pavilion that is located in close proximity to the house for those early morning dips in the pool to start the day. Mountain views are aplenty from the pool decks which provide a place to relax and soak up the Santa Barbara sun.
The tennis court which runs North / South is located on the Western edge of the property and opposite the pool area and lush lawns, it has sweeping mountain views.
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