Enjoying spectacular views overlooking the azure blue Santa Barbara Harbor and the Channel Islands, Villa Vista Bella is set in an area of outstanding natural beauty that sits on top of a mountain in the exclusive village of Montecito, California.
At the end of a private lane is an impeccable Tuscan Villa nestled in the foothills of Montecito. This brand-new home (completed in 2010) was designed to take full advantage of the beautiful ocean, island and mountain views. From the rushing waterfalls and ponds you pass as you enter the property, to the commanding views from the veranda and infinity pool area, this property provides tranquil ambiance in grand style. The almost 3 acre property offers a 7,500 square foot estate, another 1,400 square foot home and a 200 square foot art studio.
The Mediterranean influence is evident in every detail of this notable property. A custom stone staircase from the motor court leads to the ten-foot-high arched iron and glass front door entry. Curved lines, Italian marble, hand painted frescos, and custom tile work all combine to create an authentic Tuscan experience. Sweeping views from the elegant living room become the backdrop for the upstairs living space. The living room boasts soaring ceilings, a robust fireplace, and a unique floor of inlaid Italian Nosiette tumbled marble and distressed Brazilian walnut hardwood. While relaxing on the leather sofa, enjoy the coastal view that melds into the waters of the infinity pool.
The loggia off the living room is a focal point of this property. It offers stone patios; wisteria draped pergolas, specimen palm trees, and curved lawns that surround the pool and spa. Montecito’s mild coastal climate affords year-round outdoor enjoyment; making this outdoor oasis the favored place to truly enjoy.
The gourmet kitchen offers ease and convenience for family meals and entertaining. It has new professional-quality appliances, a prep sink, an Advantium microwave convection oven, and a spectacular double oven Thermador range. Adjacent to the kitchen is the family room with wet bar, casual dining table, 72”” flat screen TV and fireplace. It promises to be a comfortable gathering place for everyone.
Glass doors lead you from the family room to the covered outdoor loggia. This large area has magnificent mountain and ocean views, and will be a favorite place to enjoy meals or just relax at the end of the day as you take in the spectacular evening sunsets.
The indoor dining room is formal yet comfortable. Just outside the dining room is another patio deck. This east-facing area enjoys views of the spectacular Santa Ynez Mountains and custom waterfalls and ponds It is a wonderful place to enjoy your coffee while listening to the morning sounds of nature and soothing waterfalls.
The Master Bedroom is spacious and private, and has immediate access to the veranda and a built-in spa. The custom landscape fresco, beautiful artifacts, fireplace, and sitting area combine to create a peaceful haven. A thoughtful feature of the Master Bedroom Suite is a door closing off a private hallway with access to the second upstairs bedroom. This unique design offers a private his and hers suite.
The tasteful Master Bathroom has heated floors and travertine floors. Step up to the oval spa tub where a custom fireplace and ocean view enhance your experience. A large “his & hers” marble shower offers both dual rain showerheads and dual hand-held sprayers.
Downstairs there are two bedroom suites. Each room’s windows can be opened to enjoy the soothing water sounds from the pond and waterfall in the distance. More scenic mountain views complete the tranquil ambiance of these bedrooms.
The spacious bathrooms in the downstairs suites offer soaking jet spa tubs, and have open walk-in showers. A convenient entry hall opens to the motor court to provide easy access to the lower level of the home.
A downstairs office offers a private place to take care of business. The adjacent library is bathed in light from the dual French doors facing the mountain views.
Villa Vista Bella is an open invitation to enjoy luxury & serenity. It promises to be your memorable home steeped in elegant comfort. You may likely find yourself exclaiming, as the Italians say, “Che bella vista”, what a beautiful view!
Nestled up the hill at the rear of the property, this private two-bedroom home resides above the waterfall and ponds in its own private paradise. Surrounded by trees with full ocean and mountain views, the Casa has been fully remodeled and offers a full living room with fireplace, a large kitchen, two bedrooms, a full bathroom, a powder room, laundry closet, and a patio with a hot tub. The Casa has its own parking spaces for four vehicles and overlooks the vegetable garden. Two levels of lawn and a rose bush garden continue to delight the eye. Far away from the main estate home, this two-story home has its own address.
Offering full light from large windows this art studio (or private office) sits behind the Casa home. The Studio is wired for cable and sits in the Wi-Fi hotspot. For a hideaway to be creative or to manage that conference call, the art studio offers the extra space for you to make a difference in your work or creative time. With the Main Estate Home, the Casa Home and the Art Studio, the property is located just a few minutes from Montecito’s Coast Village Road and is a short drive to Montecito beaches. This is the first time this home has been available and is truly an elegant, luxury masterpiece. Don’t take our word for it though, come and see for yourself, you won’t be disappointed! Make your showing appointment today.