Enjoy the resort lifestyle in peaceful elegance. Nestled proudly on nearly an acre in the Mission Canyon foothills, this spectacular Mediterranean estate was designed with entertaining in mind, offering privacy, tranquility, and breathtaking mountain views. This enchanting, nearly 4,000 square-foot home features a spacious and versatile floor plan. With a total of four bedrooms and six baths divided between the main house and two separate guest quarters, there is room for everyone to experience the exquisite custom details and luxury finishes in this home. Located in the desirable Roosevelt Elementary attendance area, this quintessential Santa Barbara property is situated in easy proximity to the Botanic Garden and numerous hiking trails, while still convenient to restaurants, shopping, and beaches.
A wrought iron gateway leads from a Tuscan olive grove to a picturesque courtyard, where a stately fountain trickles, bougainvillea spills over a winding exterior staircase, and an extraordinary double castle door creates a dramatic transition from the courtyard into the home.
Unique and exquisitely executed details create the feel of a European luxury retreat. The grand two-story foyer, wreathed by custom ironwork railings on the loft-like upper hallway, culminates in a beamed cathedral ceiling. An intricately carved Italianate archway crowns the passage between the living and dining rooms, while a whimsical stone wine grotto lends a playful Arthurian twist to the space.
An arched doorway with pocket doors leads to the sunken living room, featuring a gas-lit stone fireplace, lustrous hardwood floors, and French doors leading to the back garden.
The gourmet kitchen boasts a spacious breakfast area with a bay window, granite countertops, and a generous island with deep cookware storage. All appliances are stainless steel and include a Monogram refrigerator and range hood, a Miele dishwasher, and a built-in wine fridge. A discreet pocket door conceals a powder room and a separate laundry room with a double sink, plentiful cabinets, and side-by-side laundry machines.
French doors from both the kitchen and dining room lead to a roomy patio, where a shady, vine-draped pergola and built-in grilling station invite al fresco dining and entertaining.
An enticing cloverleaf pool and sparkling spa, equipped with on-demand heating, are ringed by verdant gardens and an expansive deck, where a charming pool house offers storage and an outdoor shower. Distinct seating areas add to the resort-like feel and provide opportunities for lounging, while a waterfall cascades into a tranquil koi pond below.
Reminiscent of the nearby Botanic Garden, tranquil pathways meander through terraced hillsides, planted with abundant, yet drought-tolerant, landscaping. A stone-lined creek bed flows through the woodland along shady seating areas, a wooden bridge, and a delightful swing beneath an oak canopy.
Back inside, a colorful tiled stairway from the foyer leads to the tranquil ambiance of the upper story. A graceful archway in the romantic master sanctuary separates a serene sitting room with a cathedral ceiling from the bedroom, which features a stone fireplace and a balcony overlooking the lawn and pool. The suite of rooms is flanked on either side by dual bathrooms and large walk-in closets with custom shelving systems. The opulent ensuite bathrooms boast sumptuous oversized showers with multiple showerheads, travertine tile, and custom dual-sink vanities with vessel sinks and ample storage. The larger of the two includes a lavish spa tub, a DXV commode, and stunning mountain views, while the other has two separate vanities and charming custom tile work. A set of doors cleverly allow guests bath access from the hallway while ensuring privacy for the master suite.
Another light-filled bedroom features roomy double closets with built-in systems, a beamed ceiling with a fan, and a balcony overlooking the back garden and pool that showcases views beyond the oaks to the majestic Santa Ynez Mountains. An additional bedroom, accessible from the exterior hallway above the courtyard, enjoys a full ensuite bath and a private balcony.
A side wing off the foyer houses a quiet study, an adjacent powder room, and an additional bedroom, equipped with a built-in television and Bose sound system to allow for use as a family or media room.
Accessible via a private outer entrance, spacious and stylish guest quarters feature a large living room, full kitchen, separate bedroom with walk-in closet, high ceilings, and Juliet balconies.
This remarkable property features an abundance of thoughtful upgrades. The finished three-car garage boasts substantial storage shelving and cabinetry, a workbench, and a refrigerator and chest freezer, while multiple separate driveway areas provide abundant additional parking. The garage roof discreetly houses fully owned solar panels, which furnish the primary utility coverage for the property, including filtration for the swimming pool. A three-zone HVAC system provides separate cooling for distinct areas of the home, while the grounds are serviced by an automated irrigation system and LED landscape lighting. All interior areas feature dual-paned casement windows, carved wooden doors, and custom ironwork fixtures to complete this magnificent home.
|Days on Market:||14|
|Address:||1407 Tunnel Rd|
|City / Zip:||Santa Barbara, CA 93105|
|Area / Neighborhood:||Mission Canyon|
|Property Type:||Residential – Home/Estate|
|Approx. Sq. Ft.:||4,493|
|Lot Sq. Ft.:||40,075 Sq.Ft.|
|View:||Mountain, Setting, Wooded|
|Jr. High School:||S.B. Jr.|
|Sr. High School:||S.B. Sr.|
|Dining Areas:||Breakfast Area, Formal|
|Fireplaces:||2, LR, MBR|
|Heating / Cooling:||A/C Central, GFA|
|Flooring:||Carpet, Hardwood, Tile|
|Laundry:||Gas Hookup, Room|
|Appliances:||Dishwasher, Gas Rnge/Cooktop, Microwave, Oven/Rnge/Blt-In, Refrig, Wtr Softener/Owned|
|Grounds:||BBQ, Deck, Drought Tolerant LND, Fenced: PRT, Fruit Trees, Other Grnds, Patio Open, Pool, SPA-Outside, Wooded|
|Parking:||Attached, Gar #3|
|Amenities:||Cathedral Ceilings, Guest House, Guest Quarters, Pantry, Remodeled Bath, Solar PV|
|Site Improvements:||Cable TV, Easement, Paved, Public, Underground Util|
|Water / Sewer:||S.B. Wtr, Septic In|
|Reports Available:||Roof, TDS|
|Public Listing Details:||None|
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