By Linde Hyder
Situated within the highly desirable hamlet of Paradise Valley, this Santa Barbara/Tuscan style gated estate property has been painstakingly reimagined to create an inviting setting unlike any other. Built in 2008, the home was purchased in 2010 by its current owners, who spared no expense in renovating the property to exacting specifications. The resulting effect is a design that is uniquely conducive to comfortable family living as well as hosting grand affairs.
Comprising 8,309 square feet of luxurious living space, the single-story residence is appointed with the finest finishes and fixtures. Walnut cabinetry, polished noche travertine floors and four statement fireplaces fashioned from Cantera stone combine for a pleasing allure that welcomes residents home while making a lasting impression on guests. Special architectural details such as arched doorways and coved ceilings further enhance interior spaces.
Formal dinner parties are well-suited in the dining room with its adjoining wine cellar that can accommodate 750 bottles. The sprawling family room is ideal for casual get-togethers or hosting sports-day gatherings in the adjoining game room featuring a full-sized bar. Family movie night reaches a new level in the home theater with seating for eight. A massive kitchen provides an abundance of work and storage space with two islands and top-of-the-line appliances.
Entertaining transitions easily outside, where a heated swimming pool is just the beginning of a resort-style atmosphere. Permanent shade structures, open terrace areas, a barbeque island, putting green, firepit, two showers and a pool bath set the stage for hours of outdoor fun. The strategic installation of mature trees and lush vegetation ensures maximum privacy, while automated systems controlling the pool’s temperature and water feature provide comfort and convenience.
Private accommodations comprise five bedrooms and six bathrooms, including an in-house casita with kitchenette and patio. Offering sanctuary for owners is the spa-like master suite featuring a bath lavishly arrayed with Jacuzzi tub, fireplace, steam shower, coffee station and wine bar.
Commanding 1.22 acres with extensive lawns and views of Mummy Mountain, this private haven comes complete with two air-conditioned garages totaling seven bays, a commercial-grade lift and an expansive motor court.
Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty