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VIEWS,VIEWS,VIEWS! Looking for quality, value, style & function? Enjoy sweeping views of the scenic Santa Ynez Valley in this meticulously built estate consisting of a stunning single story main residence and beautiful 1BR Casita. The 6 acre property has gardens, and room for vines, horses, etc. Close to shopping, entertainment, a private airport, medical services, and world-class vineyards, this special property is also located in the coveted Ballard School district.
Located in Regency Hills, the premier estates enclave of the Santa Ynez Valley, Villa del Sol is a wine-country estate with spectacular views from all living areas. It includes a main house and guest house surrounded by approximately one and a half acres of landscaped gardens on approximately 6.65 acres of hill-top property. The gated estate includes: flower and herb gardens; formal hedge garden; small orchard; room for a vineyard; raised-bed vegetable garden; exterior walls and hardscape; and, a private road. The 26 foot tower on the main house has 360 degree views of the Santa Ynez Valley including town, country, vineyards and mountains from the Santa Ynez River to Grass Mountain and the Cachuma Dam. Architectural design is by noted Montecito architect, Don Petersen, AIA. Landscape design by Puck Erickson and Hope Fidziura. This estate is located in the desirable Ballard School District, and there is extensive use of fine finishes, custom cabinets, marble, and tile throughout including copper gutters and clay tile roofs. The National Wildlife Federation has certified the grounds as a Certified Wildlife Habitat, and the property received the Best Residential Beautification Award in the year 2000.
MAIN RESIDENCE: Total 7,541+- sq. ft. consisting of: Home 6,215+- plus Garage 1,326+-.
Constructed in 1996, the main house includes: 5 bedrooms; 7 baths (including 2 powder rooms); viewing tower with circular staircase; living room; dining room; formal library with rolling ladders; gourmet kitchen with family room and breakfast room; hobby room/catering kitchen; office; den; art gallery hallway; photographic darkroom; laundry room; exterior loggia, pergola and patios; food pantry; butler pantry; exterior gardening closets; HVAC equipment room; and security features.
LA CASITA: Total 1,298+- sq. ft. consisting of: House: 798+- Garage 500+-.
Designed by Don Petersen, AIA, and constructed in 2005, the guest house includes: living room; bedroom with cedar-lined walk-in closet; art studio with a North light window and artists storage cabinets; wetbar with refrigerator; bath with glass shower; built in computer desk; and garage. Flooring is hand-hewn hardwood. Two stained glass windows are by Carol Petersen. Central to the guest house is a massive stone fireplace with beehive chimney and custom wrought iron and glass enclosure.
Why this is an Executive Estate:
The Villa has a total of 6 bedrooms including the guest house, is walled and gated for privacy, and has the latest alarm system for security;
There is sufficient parking for large groups or parties. (Sellers have hosted 120 people at evets, for example, and it could have been more.)
Valet parking works well with the double wide front driveway, private drive and huge Motor court.
A separate Caterer's Kitchen (which is currently used as a hobby room) for events or parties.
The huge Auto Court in the rear could handle special vehicles including corporate RVs and Buses, not to mention full RV hookups for a Corporate Motorhome, or even a rock stars bus!
Villa del sol has it all for a corporate or executive getaway, a meeting, an event, or a workshop.
CEOs could loan the Villa out for executive bonus vacations in the Santa Ynez Valley wine country, hold corporate meetings, or even donate the use of the Villa for a fundraiser.
The Villa is close to the private Santa Ynez Valley airport, for executive jets.
The high-quality local hospital is only five minutes away, and all needed services and gourmet markets are within ten minutes drive.
The garage has parking for five vehicles, too.