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Sited on a terraced and rolling 1.26 acre property in Bluffview, this exceptional light filled Mediterranean home at 8545 Midway Road exudes the flavor of old Santa Barbara in both style and mood.
Quietly understated yet exceedingly elegant, this sophisticated home has a relaxed pastoral ambience while also featuring all the modern amenities for today’s living.
Clean lines and gracious spaces are accentuated by wide plank wooden floors, floor-to-ceiling windows and a multitude of fireplaces.
Enter through the iron gate into the walled front garden with its adjacent courtyard and fountain. The handsome steel pivot front door welcomes and hints at the stunning details within.
The sundrenched entry with iron-balustered staircase leads to the gracious living room. Large windows overlook the rear terrace. The open fireplace is shared with the expansive dining room, which also has views over the rear terrace and into the front courtyard.
The downstairs master bedroom suite has a cozy sitting room with fireplace, magnificent freestanding travertine master bath, and fabulous his and her closets.
A handsome study, media room, wet bar and wine room are also found on the first floor.
Upstairs are four additional bedrooms and baths, as well as a large living room with views over the back yard.
The kitchen is designed for serious cooks. Equipped with dual Viking gas ranges, three ovens and SubZero refrigerator and freezer, it centers around the large island and is accented by the enormous copper vent hood mounted on a wall of antique terra cotta tiles.
The adjacent catering kitchen has a large walk-in pantry, triple copper sink and an additional Viking six-burner cook top.
The family room with fireplace and adjacent breakfast room share walls of windows overlooking the inviting outdoor living area with fireplace and the pool. The expansive terraced grounds accommodate a sport court and rolling playing field.
This home’s excellent floor plan and architectural grace combine to create a rare ambiance. In addition. the extensive landscaping creates an exterior environment that both invites and envelops, and completes this experience of exceptional living. Listed for $4,895,000.
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