LOS OLIVOS - Nestled in the foothills just north of prestigious Paradise Valley Country Club, this beautiful home offers 4,980 square feet of exceptional quality and tradition, as it evokes feelings of peacefulness, relaxation, and charm. With...
LOS OLIVOS - Nestled in the foothills just north of prestigious Paradise Valley Country Club, this beautiful home offers 4,980 square feet of exceptional quality and tradition, as it evokes feelings of peacefulness, relaxation, and charm. With strong dramatic spaces and carefully selected art and furnishings, this stunning home began life as a smaller structure in 1972. Having been expanded over the years, it vividly shows the effect of many strong hands, transforming into a glamorous home what was originally a more modest dwelling built to reflect the Santa Barbara - Montecito vernacular.
Solid concert block construction - decorated and further protected by stucco, a sixty-foot covered veranda, a clay-fired barrel tile roof, a large inner courtyard warmed in winter by a welcoming fireplace, a heated forty-foot swimming pool, beautifully sized exterior sconces, two interior wood-burning fireplaces, multiple exterior Bougainvillea vines; are just a few of the many attributes making this a truly comfortable yet remarkable and safe place to call home.
Structural redwood beamed ceilings, seven-inch solid oak plank floors and original French inspired clay tile floors are all present and immune from years of use. Even the solid wood kitchen cabinets, featuring beveled glass inserts, were hand-crafted onsite to last a lifetime. Not to be forgotten, the lushly landscaped grounds include eight mature, fruit bearing olive trees.
This is a home not to be missed by those who appreciate craftsmanship the way it was before mass construction and cost control consumed the building trades. It is a home to be savored by those who have a sense of history, of art and design, and an uncompromised view of architectural distinction.
The home also has been maintained to be technologically up-to-date with a Sub-Zero refrigerator, Wolf gas range, whole house intercom, house & garden Wi-Fi, LED 'smart lighting', polished nickel Waterworks bathroom fixtures and heated tile flooring, a Bang & Olufsen surround sound audio/video system, and new electrical service. For the golfer, the home features a 1000 square foot putting green hidden from view.
Enjoy watching the video for a thorough introduction to this very special home.