Gorgeous Tuscan Villa -  584 Barker Pass Rd  -  Montecito -  $2,995,000

Built in 2000, this approximately 4,000 sq ft Tuscan villa enjoys beautifully landscaped gardens and commanding mountain views. It offers a grand two-story entry foyer featuring a curved marble stair and luxurious chandelier, a library, four bedrooms, 3.5 baths, formal living and dining rooms, family room, and a gourmet kitchen with professional stainless appliances and a 17 foot rose granite island. From the kitchen French doors lead to a patio, the ideal spot for moments of quiet reflection next to the fountain, or the perfect place to entertain friends around the built-in fireplace. The adjacent breakfast area has French doors to a delightful vine covered loggia, where one can relax and admire the expertly manicured box hedge garden and marvel at the brilliant mountain views. For visitors, or as a children's wing, two of the four bedrooms can convert to a self-contained en suite apartment with a kitchen niche and a private entrance. The architectural detailing and designer touches throughout the home are reminiscent of a by-gone era, and will delight the most discerning buyer: ornate crown moldings, arch windows, bold accent colors, lofty ceilings, stone-mantle fireplaces, chandelier and sconce lighting, and wrought-iron flower pot balconies overlooking the lush grounds. Just as fascinating as the interior, the grounds offer peaceful strolls along picturesque gravel walkways, small quiet places to sit under the trees, and a whimsical hillside art studio. This gated estate is close to all the amenities of the Montecito Villages, yet provides privacy and charm in a truly sensational setting.