This gorgeous oasis among the rolling hills of the Santa Ynez Valley wine country tempts you to never leave. Gracefully situated on over 5 gentle acres in Ballard, this custom 6,000+ sf home of exceptional quality and sophistication anticipates your every need.
A grand entrance welcomes you to the foyer with impressive high coffered ceilings and views of the light-filled living room, as well as the formal dining room which offers abundant space for your favorite gatherings.
A wide gallery with niches presents the perfect place to display your favorite artwork.
The chef's kitchen is an entertainer's delight with dual Bosch dishwashers, Thermador double ovens, a gas grill and griddle in the Thermador range top, built-in Kitchenaid refrigerator, large island with Viking warming drawer, with Sub Zero refrigeration for wine and soft drinks, coffee bar, a huge walk-in pantry with room for a second refrigerator and storage galore.
Casual meals at the peninsula or breakfast nook are in sync with the open flow to the TV/Den/Game room wonderfully suited for watching movies on the biggest screen you might imagine, or maybe just curling up in a favorite lounge chair to read. Walls of doors open wide to the covered patio for additional outdoor dining, cozy fireplace snuggles or late night drinks and dessert.
You may choose to work from either of the two offices; the library features floor to ceiling built-in bookshelves of rich Alder wood and a warm fireplace. The spacious office adjoining the kitchen features built in file cabinets, cupboards and abundant desk space.
When the work day is over, it's time to relax and take in the views by the pool and spa, or perhaps entertain on the rear patio with its built in fireplace.
The ground floor master suite is a mix of practical needs and quiet luxury. It features dual walk-in closets and a huge double sink bathroom with a soaking tub and generous walk-in shower. The adjacent bedroom opens to the beautifully landscaped patio.
There are three bathrooms on the ground floor, including one in the guest room and another in the hall.
Upstairs are two oversized bedrooms, each with its own bathroom. And more storage, anyone? You will find it here.
The laundry chute is not to be missed!
The garage has custom built in storage cabinets in addition to a workbench. It easily holds three cars and its entrance is in the rear, a discreet design choice to avoid the look of garage doors marring the home's fabulous curb appeal. There is also a separate room off the main house, which the owners affectionately refer to as "the lounge" complete with its own heat and AC. You may opt to use it as a gym, art studio, play room or music room. The options are endless!
This one-of-a-kind home is beautifully landscaped with drought resistant native plants. Coupled with the owned solar system, these environmental designs will carry you into the future.
Located within the coveted Ballard School District.
Words are inadequate to describe the beauty and ingenious design of this unique retreat overflowing with touches that the owner-designers built into this dream home. It is a must-see.