On approximately 102 acres of natural beauty set in a meadow historic oaks trees, this stunning Italianate Villa is surrounded by cypress and olive trees. Its classic architecture, designed by Peter Choate, and land will stand the test of time. In the prime Happy Canyon area of the Santa Ynez Valley, it is located in California's Central Coast accessible from the Los Angeles and the Bay areas via U.S. 101 or by air. This is a safe haven for one that seeks peace and serenity.The approximately 6600 square foot residence is entered through a walled courtyard. The owners integrated architectural details collected from years of touring the European countryside into this home.The great room, separated by an archway supported by antique wooden columns, has vaulted and beamed cathedral ceilings. French doors open to the courtyard, to gardens and to the pool. The dining area is designed for gourmet dining, entertaining on a grand scale or for intimate dining by the fireplace. The owner, a lover of fine wine and a gourmet chef, had the stove in the dining room with a prep kitchen behind it. There is a wine cellar and a half bath for guests.
The library has a fireplace, a wet bar and a spiral stairway to a loft office and reading room. The master bedroom has a fireplace, his and hers bath areas and closets along with a private walled-in patio. There are two additional bedrooms, one with a fireplace, both with en suite bathrooms. There is a help's quarters above one of the garages, with a total of two garages for four vehicles, a large pantry, storage and laundry room. There are a total of five fireplaces.
The boutique Sangiovese vineyard fronts a charming building that includes two horse stalls, garage space for three vehicles, a separate study, library with a bathroom in-between.
The land and the location make this a rare offering. The home is set in a meadow with a hillside oak forrest as a backdrop. A country road accesses the crest of the hill that has a picnic grounds with 360' views of the surrounding valley. This road continues into a valley of gentle mesas and meadows and is ideal for the equestrian or for all outdoor sports enthusiasts.
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