Estate of the Day: Santa Barbara, CA

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Built in 2000, the Villa Tra Le Querce, or the “Villa Among the Oaks” is quintessentially evocative of Tuscany and all of its old-world charm. As you enter through finely-wrought iron gates and approach the main courtyard, an exquisite Italian estate comes into view. Two acres of walled and landscaped gardens with pathways that meander to undulating views of ocean through sweeping oaks, are a transport to Italy. This secluded and yet centrally-located Giffin and Crane estate is enhanced with painstaking detail. A waterfall beside a bridge and creek leading to Koi a pond with a second waterfall, a romantic archway amid rich plantings, a gazebo built with stone from Italy, three fountains, richly manicured, grassy expanses, an outdoor dining terrace with a Santa Maria barbecue, and a charming fruit orchard, work to create a seamless and magical state of permanent vacation.

The Tuscan villa includes four splendid bedrooms, six bathrooms, four fireplaces, and a three car garage. Inside the villa’s crafted, glass and iron doors lies the main level with a foyer and great room, which open to a garden loggia with treetop views of the ocean. The master suite is on this main level and is completed by a fireplace, his and hers walk-in closets, and a master bath with a steam shower as well as a jacuzzi. The estate’s Italian country kitchen has a picturesque fireplace, granite countertops, a center island, a butler’s pantry with a wine cooler, and a balcony for sea gazing with that cup of morning espresso and biscotti. There are also three more bedroom suites, each with its own bathroom. In the villa, the textures of wood, glass, granite, and wrought iron make for an authentic Tuscan feel. The custom iron work of the banister on the staircase in pewter and gold tones is just one of the many distinct features that make the home unique. The villa also is enhanced by a wonderful media/family room with a full bath, which leads out to the garden patio where there is a wine tasting area. Upstairs, there is a secluded office and upper deck. For more than a slice of “la dulce vita” right here in Santa Barbara, amid august oaks and azure views of the ocean, please be sure to inquire about Villa Tra Le Querce.

Offered @ $7,375,000

Contact Julie Greener @ 805.895.4616 @ [email protected] Or visit

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