House of the Day: Check Into This Biltmore-Style Villa
If you've ever fantasized about lolling about in a luxury hotel, then this is about as close as you'll get without shacking up at The Four Seasons.
La Pumada, a sprawling, Italian-style villa in Montecito, Calif., designed by famed Biltmore Hotel architect Reginald D. Johnson, has just hit the market at $29.5 million. The estate's nine-bedroom home boasts old-world European architecture that's characteristically Biltmore, complete with soaring, hand-stenciled beamed ceilings, marble and plaster accents and shiny oak floors. With its panoramic views of Montecito's coastline and the Channel Islands, you'll think you were still on vacation -- every day.
The five-acre estate also boasts a swimming pool, orchards and rose gardens. And mature trees flank the main villa.
The property also is being renovated to include a new kitchen, an atrium-style breakfast room, a spacious sun-filled family room, and a new lower level which will feature a theater with stadium seating, a wine cellar with dining area, and a billiard room -- to entertain your high-profile Hollywood neighbors, of course.
Rebecca Riskin of Village Properties Realtors has the listing.
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