This 22-acre equestrian estate is located at 3215 Foothill Road in Santa Barbara, CA. It offers spectacular views and wonderful indoor/outdoor living spaces. It was recently built and is listed at $19,500,000.

HERE ARE THE LISTING DETAILS:

A magnificent, classic Mediterranean estate designed by Britt Jewitt and constructed by Bowman Construction set on 22+ acres commands sweeping Pacific views. Gorgeous grounds encompass equestrian facilities, a private equestrian exercise field, olive and citrus orchards, formal gardens, and an infinity edge pool with spa. Fine, Old World craftsmanship and luxurious modern amenities characterize the newly-built 6-bedroom, 10,378+-sq.-ft. residence in the Italian villa style.

Rare for its immense acreage abutting the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club, this secluded estate envelopes 54-stall stables, an exercise field with a trail accessing the club grounds, and superb indoor/outdoor spaces for the best in California living.

The gated entrance opens to a long driveway through grounds punctuated with over 200+ olive trees. Past a citrus grove, a circular drive opens into the motor court with a pair of two-car and three-car garages. Built in 2009, the dramatic villa incorporates a red tile roof, stucco facade, iron balconies, and classical limestone-carved columns and pediment entrance. A front garden patio features palms centering a picturesque koi pond with a fountain.

Expansive views over the equestrian exercise field to the ocean beyond greet visitors from the foyer. The two-story entry incorporates stunning, first-rate custom ironwork chandeliers and sconces. The staircase is comprised of soft gray largos azul with an ironwork banister.

Gracious and inviting, the ocean view living room features a herringbone oak floor, hand-stenciled beams, and a wood/gas fireplace with an antique Italian stone mantel. Eight sets of French doors open to the front patio garden and to the rear covered travertine veranda above the exercise field, with sea views through grand eucalyptus. An adjacent formal dining room features a carved fireplace and French doors opening to a patio with a fountain.

The first-class contemporary kitchen is distinguished by a generous island and counters clad in white rhino marble accented by custom Italian cabinetry in a rich finish. A built-in Miele espresso maker above a microwave, Sub-Zero side-by-side refrigerator and wine refrigerator, a pair of Miele dishwashers, and dual Wolf stovetops and oven ranges enhance the functionality of this gourmet’s delight. A full butler’s pantry includes a refrigerator, shelving, sink and Sierra brown granite counters.

A breakfast room overlooking the pool opens into the spacious family room with a beamed ceiling featuring hand-painted stencils. Three sets of French doors access the formal rose gardens enclosed by a boxwood hedge, a lawn with magnolia and palm trees, and the infinity edge pool and spa edged by travertine.

The first floor also includes a guest bedroom with en suite bath in travertine and an antique marble-topped and inlaid Anglo-Indian-style sink commode. A luxurious guest powder room has custom ironwork, travertine, and a sink comprised of Michelangelo marble and a beautiful carved antique Italian bowl.

A downstairs office or studio enjoys sweeping ocean views, a custom wet bar with black marble and an attached full bath in black marble.

The second-floor features three bedrooms with en suite baths in Carrara marble. Each bedroom affords a unique view of the Santa Ynez Mountains, lush grounds, or the ocean. A sitting room opens to the well-appointed master suite overlooking the exercise field and ocean with two sets of French doors opening to a private patio. A travertine gas fireplace, ornate iron fixtures, sitting area with wet bar, and custom cabinet hiding a LCD TV combine for a comfortably luxurious setting. His and her closets are generously-proportioned. His bath is in travertine with warmly-toned custom cabinetry and a separate toilet. Her bath encompasses a dressing room with custom vanity and cabinetry which adjoins a vast walk-in closet. Views of the exercise field and sparkling sea can be enjoyed from a freestanding soaking tub next to a gas fireplace. The sink commode is topped with Michelangelo marble and hand-painted with a delicate design reflected on the ceiling beams. There is direct access to a Jacuzzi deck with ocean and mountain views.

The lowest level of the home, which can be accessed by elevator, is centered by an enormous recreation room with four sets of French doors accessing the exercise field. One end is grounded by a custom bar with honed black granite counters and Uline Echelon freezer and refrigerator drawers. A nine-seat carpeted theater or media room is fully wired with in-wall audio. The wine room features a rock accent wall, separate cooling system, wine refrigerator, wine storage, and wet bar. Two ample storage rooms lead to a laundry room with sink, cabinets, and Whirlpool washer and dryer. A carpeted staff bedroom with sink, small refrigerator, and en suite bath, connects to a stairway to the kitchen.

State-of-the-art amenities include 12-zone heating and air-conditioning, elevator, security system, Panasonic phone for gate entry, Lite Touch programmable lighting system, and 22-zone audio with in-wall speakers. Many built-in custom cabinetry features, including a superb kitchen hutch, offer excellent storage and display possibilities.

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  • Grrrowler

    This property is the antithesis of that hideous “Marble House” from earlier. It’s classy, tasteful, subdued, and timeless. This house will never go out of style. It looks like the owner is big into polo, which would explain the stables and paddocks.

    It’s interesting that the listing says it’s over 10,000 square feet while the county architecture review board said the plan was for an 8800 sq foot house. Between two attached garages and a cabana it does come up to around 10,850 square feet total, but I wish listings would include livable square footage only.




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  • Daniel

    The interiors are a little plain and without any contrast between the rooms. I like the exterior, but would add some color pronto to the interior. It is Mediterranean after all, and a little salmon, Mizner pink or venetian gold would do wonders.




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    • Grrrowler

      Agreed on the lack of color. I figured it’s been painted to sell…




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      • Daniel

        Ugh! I keep forgetting (for some odd reason) that homes in this price range are typically staged to appease the greatest number of potential clients. ***Note to self: Any home over 7,500 square-feet should be staged; an empty home may come off as a warehouse…not a good thing***




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  • Bryan in CLT

    This place reminds me of the house featured in the original Disney movie “The Parent Trap” starring Hayley Mills with the twins rich father a California rancher.




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