Accessed either by a tower spiral staircase or lift, the upper-level library serves as a quiet yet inspiring retreat in front of a fireplace faced, like others in the residence, with massive, orthoceras and ammonite marble, or the area could serve as a social gathering space with its massive window revealing the main level below and access to the balcony overlooking the yard to views of the verdant local hills.
In-home entertainment reaches its highest forms in the lower level accessed by a staircase or lift. The walk-out, open-floor space easily accommodates large gatherings and is served by a wet bar and showcases a 3,000-bottle capacity, temperature-stabilized wine cellar accessed through a pair of glass doors and is large enough to host tastings. Nearby, the 15-seat, cinema-style theater is worthy of any presentation.
Enjoying similar architecture and style, the office structure stands within the ground’s gated entrance but is separate from the residence and perfectly suits business needs for the work-at-home executive. A reception area ably greets visitors in its stylish layout with a vaulted ceiling, multiple workstation spaces, dedicated space for office automation, built-in cabinetry, kitchenette, and restroom. The sun-lit main working space accommodates a conference table perfect for C-level or client meetings and accesses the covered patio through French doors. A conveniently located parking area lies across the driveway.
Ideally situated on the grounds, the cabana is a wholly, self-contained structure with a living area featuring a sleek, linear fireplace, full bath, and eat-in kitchen. While it may serve as a living quarters, it perfectly transforms into a staging area for catered events with its large indoor space and kitchen equipped with professional appliances including dual oven, large refrigerator, heavy-duty tandoori oven, under-counter ice maker, beer tap, abundant counter space, and wide-open, folding door access to the yard’s vast gathering spaces.
Lavishly endowed, the property combines exquisitely manicured landscaping with numerous thoughtfully designed gathering areas as some invite openly and others require discovery. Delight as a child boosting another’s attempt to pull a ripe fruit from a branch in just one of many whimsical and evocative sculptures fashioned from stone and metal found within the grounds. Designed by a renowned California landscape architectural team, the result is a triumph of indoor/outdoor living. With a grand scheme of proliferating lushness throughout the acreage, intimate details are not overlooked. For example, Champak evergreens are planted near the master suite. Said to inspire enlightenment, the trees are known for the enchanting fragrance of their flowers that bloom during summer and draw butterflies and hummingbirds while naturally perfuming the bedroom and its outdoor spaces. From the vineyard whose grapes produce delightful wines in front, to the chic, resort-styled gathering spaces near the Santa Barbara mission-style bell tower at the rear, and the several charming meeting areas filled with art in between, the estate grounds exude prestige, welcoming grace, and sense of place.