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269 Las Entradas
Reminiscent of Italy’s Mediterranean villages and majestic green hills, Montecito is the jewel in California’s coastal crown. The region’s beachside beauty and intimate small-town feel eloquently combine to exude an effortlessly chic vibe. A celebrity clad seaside haven, you’re bound to come across a famous face or two during your morning jaunt down the tree-shaded lanes. Home to the area’s most stunning stretches of coastline, those looking to plant roots seek the perfect spot to forever soak in the sun as it kisses the ocean, desperately hoping to capture just a sliver of nirvana. But, when they reach 269 La Entradas Drive, that quest is over … paradise found.
Affectionately known as “Bella Vista,” the Montecito abode rests on a private promontory knoll in the exclusive gated community of Ennisbrook. Situated on over two acres of lush landscaping overlooking the Valley Club, onlookers become immediately immersed in panoramic ocean, harbor, and mountain views. A motor court with trickling stone fountain draws residents and guests to the main residence boasting classical architectural details. Measuring approximately 7,000 square feet, the impeccable Mediterranean inspired estate has five bedrooms, formal living and dining rooms, paneled library, and spacious kitchen and family room, all opening to view loggias, terraces, and gardens.
Top-quality materials and craftsmanship abound the property featuring limestone window and door surrounds, countertops, and thresholds, plus oak and pine plank floors, exceptional ironwork, custom pocket screen doors, 15-foot soaring ceilings throughout, marble and limestone fireplaces, and exquisitely designed landscaping. Reminiscent of a regal Italian villa, a gracious stone double staircase leads to the inviting rear grounds. Surrounded by manicured hedges, towering cypress trees, and vibrant fruit trees, find the refreshing pool and spa with an adjacent 2-bedroom guesthouse.
Epitomizing the romantic Montecito ambiance, “Bella Vista” uniquely defines coastal cool.