Mediterranean Villa, Montecito Upper Village-Newly renovated with inescapable beauty & function this memorable villa on a private lane echoes the Mediterranean countryside and is a short stroll to Upper Village. A gated motor court & portico entry are an elegant welcome to a timeless home featuring a dramatic 2-story foyer, carved beams, new oak floors, imported tile, wrought iron, custom windows, antique fixtures, charming patios, and detached studio. A new gourmet kitchen & family room with fireplace offers show-stopping beauty from solid Italian Quartzite surfaces.The enchanting central courtyard with fountain connects the kitchen & formal living room seamlessly. Upstairs the spacious master suite w/view balconies is a romantic sanctuary. Memorable & stunning, prepare to be transported. Further details: From the stunning entrance, arched passageways and all new wood floors flow throughout areas of the main level including the formal dining room and kitchen. Just off the foyer and grand formal living room with fireplace, the library bedroom suite is ideal guest quarters or spacious office featuring a commanding mantle adorned fireplace, built-in bookshelves, and a full bathroom with glass shower and Quartzite counter.
Gatherings will center around the newly renovated gourmet kitchen and inviting family room. With stunning natural veining and beauty, exquisite imported Italian Quartzite solid stone counters echo old-world elegance - stronger than granite this surface is the spectacular and practical workhorse of this epicurean hub. With large center prep island with sink, new wood floors, recessed lighting, and prominent Italian Bertazzoni stove, this tasteful space is a genuinely captivating. From the laundry and pantry area, descend stairs to a finished basement waiting to be transformed; a brilliant wine cellar perhaps.
The spacious and bright formal dining room opens to another private gated stone terrace, a lush and private entertainment sanctuary. In the rest of the newly landscaped garden, luscious fruit and citrus trees border the expansive lawn of the formal sunny backyard.
The romantic master suite commands attention as a spacious retreat where mountain and garden views stream in through windows and French doors that open to two balconies. In the master bath, an impressive glass enclosed shower with two drenching showerheads is the signature centerpiece, as is the sleek soaking tub. A sweet sunrise-facing adjacent bedroom with shared access to the master bathroom is an ideal upstairs office, or family suite configuration. The third upstairs bedroom suite features balcony with mountain views, and bathroom with marble counters and alcove equipped with all-in-one washer/dryer hookup.
Lush grounds surround this property and include fruit trees, gardens, an expansive lawn, and a side stone patio off the kitchen, studio and formal dining room that offers yet another perfect entertaining hub.
Off the motor court, under the open beam vaulted ceiling, the detached studio offers a kitchen with island seating, bathroom, and patio. Large barn doors add to the indoor-outdoor feel and offer easy access to the driveway. A thoughtful and gently sloping ramp from the cottage patio offers ease and access to the main house.
FEATURES: Private lane. Gated motor court. 4 fireplaces (living room, kitchen, library, master suite). Appliances include Bertazzoni 6-burner dual oven range, dishwasher, refrigerator. Pantry/laundry with front-loading washer/dryer, utility sink. Finished basement w/storage. Comprehensive LED exterior lighting. Tankless water heater (studio). Finish basement. New landscaping, irrigation, barbecue, round table seats 12. Mini orchard with plum, apple, apricot, grapefruit, orange, lemon, and lime trees. Gardner onsite 2x/week. INCLUDED IN SALE: Studio: Furnishings, appliances, patio fountain, patio table. Main House:Appliances, W/D, European all-in-1 W/D, barbecue, courtyard table w/umbrella,bar stools
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