Inspired by the country estates of the northern Mediterranean, this custom built villa in the Upper Village blends Spanish & Italian architectural themes in perfect harmony. Behind dual wooden gates, the motor court is a fitting welcome to a timeless home with newly built detached sun-drenched studio. White stucco, Saltillo tile floors, hand carved wood beams, ornate wrought iron, imported tile, & arching paned windows adorn each space. In the dramatic foyer, a wide graceful staircase ascends to the master suite, 2 bedrooms, & 2 baths. The central courtyard with fountain is an enchanting outdoor room off the kitchen & living room. Lush grounds include fruit trees, gardens, expansive lawn, and a side stone patio off the kitchen & formal dining room as another perfect entertaining oasis. Further Details: The soothing sound of nearby church bells can be heard daily adding an ambient echo of the European countryside. French doors in nearly every room lead to numerous balconies and patios offering garden views and mountain vistas. There are a total of 4 fireplaces including in the library that is an ideal and practical office, family room, or guest room with powder room just outside. The formal dining room conveniently connects to the side patio. A fully outfitted basement workshop could brilliantly be transformed into a perfect wine cellar.
Upstairs, 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 open shower with drenching shower heads is the signature centerpiece, as is the sleek soaking tub. Adjacent is a charming sunrise-facing bedroom with shared access to the master bathroom; an ideal family suite configuration. The third upstairs bedroom suite features a brand new bathroom with marble counters, shower, and the added benefit of all-in-one washer/dryer hookup.
Sharing the motor court is the new studio with kitchen and bathroom. Two sets of large barn doors add an indoor-outdoor feel and offer easy access to the driveway on "move-in" day. A thoughtful and gently sloping ramp leads from the patio behind the studio offering easy access to the main house.
Within walking distance to all the conveniences of the Upper Village, Villa del Sol is a sunny and welcoming breath of fresh air on the Montecito map.
FEATURES: Gated motor court, 4 fireplaces (living room, kitchen, library, master suite), Bertazzoni 6-burner dual oven range, pantry/laundry, front-loading washer/dryer, utility sink, basement workshop w/storage, mini orchard with plum, apple, apricot, grapefruit, orange, lemon, and lime trees, comprehensive LED exterior lighting, new water heater (main house), tankless water heater (studio), freshly painted throughout.
|Area||10 - MONTECITO|
|Amenities||Cathedral Ceilings,Dual Pane Window,Pantry,Remodeled Bath,Remodeled Kitchen|
|Elementary School||Mont Union|
|Junior High School||S.B. Jr.|
|High School||S.B. Sr.|
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