One of the most sophisticated homes in the club where youâ€™ll enjoy panoramic fairway views stretching to ocean glimpses and grounds designed by landscape designer, Mark Rios, and featuring sculptures by Robert Holmes, cut-stone terraces and a reflecting lap-pool. Interior spaces are as rewarding, designed by Bruce Gregga with a generous master suite, two relaxing guest suites and den accented by stone fireplaces, vaulted ceilings and walls of glass to private terraces and manicured grounds. A unique combination of expansive views and yet offering complete privacy. The perfect home for entertaining. Everything about this property speaks volumes about quality and attention to detail.
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SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA – ‘Luminosa’ is a unique Hope Ranch estate with an eclectic fusion of grand Italianate-style with historic antiques. The 6,278 sq.ft. home sits on approx. 1.5 acres adjacent to More Mesa Nature Preserve with ocean and mountain views. Unique amenities include a dramatic entry with a curved stairway, expansive entertaining areas, cinema room, formal dining room, and great room open to the gourmet kitchen. The five luxurious bedroom suites overlook the duck pond, pool, gardens and terrace with vintage Nicaraguan tiles and outdoor fireplace. The adjacent 250 acre More Mesa Nature Preserve provides hiking trails and steps to a private beach.
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SANTA BARBARA, CA –Â Solana, one of the most significant homes on the California coast with no compromise in climate, location, or quality of refinements and offering world-class coastal views, is now completely updated to today’s demanding standards. Solana surrounds you and your guests with the finest examples of hand-carved mahogany, European forged bronze hardware, museum quality mosaic tile floors, 18th century wall sconces and 17th century French oak paneling. For those seeking a sanctuary on California’s west coast, Solana’s stunning 360-degree views stretch across the entire Montecito Valley to the foothills, past Santa Barbara’s beaches and the picturesque harbor south to the Channel Islands. Solana is one of the most inspiring and refined properties on California’s West Coast with a magnificent 20,000 plus square-foot newly rebuilt grand estate as its centerpiece. Enjoy the scale and of the numerous public rooms or relax in the attention to detail and creature comforts of the private spaces.
Spanning over 11 knoll-top acres, the property includes a large 2-bedroom guest cottage, swimming pool, reflecting ponds, two staff apartments and two three-car garages. Solana displays the stature of a significant, historic estate but with the features of a modern-day creation.
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