On entering the magnificent grounds and home aptly named Casa Contenta, you will step into a secluded historic paradise. Designed by Architects Soule, Murphy & Hastings in 1928, this Spanish Revival masterpiece has been superbly updated while still maintaining the original craftsmanship and detailed features throughout. The house wraps around an impressive tiled courtyard which opens out to a magical garden and sweeping vistas. Easy access from all the interior living areas to the outdoor spaces makes this gem an entertainers dream.
Relax in the graceful living room with its soaring natural wood beam vaulted ceilings, built-ins, majestic fireplace & three sets of Spanish doors that lead to the courtyard from one side and the verdant lawn and stocked koi pond with custom viewing deck on the other. The formal dining room is decked with elegance with its custom Saltillo tile floors, stunning wood paneled and hand painted coffered ceiling, detailed wainscoting beneath the windows and stunning garden views. The exquisitely remodeled kitchen is fit for royalty with its Alabaster double sink, translucent onyx countertops, center island topped with a semi-precious stone slab, dual refrigerators, dual dishwashers, custom cabinetry by Woodmode, commercial grade luxury appliances, and intricate decorative tile work.
The main house has three bedrooms and bathrooms. The refined master suite has a fireplace, walk-in closet, and luxuriously tiled bathroom. There are two secondary living areas - a 440sq ft +/- one bedroom guest suite above the double garage and a cabana hidden away at the bottom of the garden. The 613 sq ft+/- cabana has a fireplace, bar, full bathroom, living and sleeping area and steps out through glass doors to a patio and magnificent lily pond.
Nestled just below the house is a separate climatized wine house. The private and gated grounds are full of unique plantings, meandering paths, garden patios and a treasure of soaring trees. Full of charm, elegance, history, and the finest attention to detail, this Hope Ranch jewel is waiting for its new discerning owner to lovingly call it home.
|Days on Market:||68|
|Address:||465 Via Dichosa|
|City / Zip:||Santa Barbara, CA 93110|
|Area / Neighborhood:||Hope Ranch|
|Property Type:||Residential – Home/Estate|
|Approx. Sq. Ft.:||3,116|
|Lot Sq. Ft.:||47,829 Sq.Ft.|
|Proximity:||Near Ocean, Near School(s), Near Shopping|
|Elementary School:||Vieja Valley|
|Jr. High School:||LaColina|
|Sr. High School:||San Marcos|
|Dining Areas:||Dining Area|
|Heating / Cooling:||A/C Central, GFA|
|Laundry:||Gas Hookup, Other|
|Appliances:||Dishwasher, Dryer, Gas Stove, Microwave, Refrig, Washer, Wtr Softener Leased|
|Construction:||Other, Outside Stairs, Single Story|
|Grounds:||Fenced: ALL, Fruit Trees, Lawn, Patio Open, Pool House, Yard Irrigation PRT|
|Amenities:||Guest Quarters, Wet Bar|
|Water / Sewer:||La Cumb Wtr, Septic In|
|Assoc. Amenities:||Other, Tennis Court|
|Public Listing Details:||None|
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