Carey Kendall
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Santa Ynez Valley, California 93463


NEWLY Offered at $3,100,000

1015 Ladan Drive
Solvang, California
APN 137-620-12; Tract 13718


A note from the seller....

Located in Regency Hills, the premier estates enclave of the Santa Ynez Valley, Villa del Sol is a wine-country estate with spectacular views from all living areas. It includes a main house and guest house surrounded by approximately one and a half acres of landscaped gardens on a total 6.65+- acres of hill-top property. The gated estate includes: flower and herb gardens; formal hedge garden; small orchard; mini-vineyard; raised-bed vegetable garden; exterior walls and hardscape; and, a private road. The 26 foot tower on the main house has 360 degree views of the Santa Ynez Valley including town, country, vineyards and mountains from the Santa Ynez River to Grass Mountain and the Cachuma Dam. Architectural design is by noted Montecito architect, Don Petersen, AIA. Landscape design by Puck Erickson and Hope Fidziura. Located in the desirable Ballard School District. Extensive use of fine finishes, custom cabinets, marble, and tile throughout including copper gutters and clay tile roofs. The National Wildlife Federation has certified the grounds as a “Certified Wildlife Habitat.” Received “Best Residential Beautification Award” in the year 2000.

Main House: “Villa Del Sol”

Description: Total 7,604+- sq. ft. consisting of: Home 6,215+- plus Garage 1,389+-. Constructed in 1996, the main house includes: 5 bedrooms; 7 baths (including 2 powder rooms); viewing tower with circular staircase; living room; dining room; formal library with rolling ladders; gourmet kitchen with family room and breakfast room; hobby room/caterer’s kitchen; office; den; art gallery hallway; photographic darkroom; laundry room; exterior loggia, pergola and patios; food pantry; butler’s pantry; exterior gardener’s closets; HVAC equipment room; RV/Boat garage; and, security features.


Living Room has fireplace with custom wrought iron screen, wet bar, wine keeper, a concealed video distribution and audio equipment cabinet, built-in speakers and French doors to the loggia.

Dining Room with French doors opening to the loggia features recessed ceiling lighting. Includes Schoenbek “Rivendell” chandelier.

Gourmet Kitchen has granite counter tops, two dishwashers, warming drawer, electric thermal/convection double oven, Viking professional gas cooktop, two sinks, and excellent storage.

Family Room is adjacent to the kitchen with fireplace and media center, and built-in desk with storage.
Breakfast Room is adjacent to the kitchen with magnificent 180 degree views.
Tower: the viewing tower has a circular staircase in Classic Beaumaniere limestone, with custom wrought iron railings, compass rose tile design floor, and custom chandelier by Steven Handleman. Stained glass window by glass artist Carol Petersen and custom banquette by Pete Thompson of the Woodworkers’ Guild.

Formal Library features: wood flooring; custom floor-to-ceiling bookcases and cabinets; hardwood pocket doors; collection display drawers; and two classic wood and brass Putnam rolling ladders.

Office/Den or Media Room has 12 ft. ceilings and French doors which open onto the walled Fountain Patio. Other possible uses include den or media room. Room is wired for up to four phone lines and video/cable.

Hobby Room/Caterer’s Kitchen: This room is currently used as a “hobby room” with a garden window for plants. It has secondary cooking facilities and a second refrigerator for use as a caterer’s kitchen. Counters are covered with special acid resistant surfaces.

Laundry Room is extra large and includes a small home office.

Photographic Darkroom (never used) has a built-in temperature controlled photo processing sink plus light-lock doors and special ventilation with dust filter. Special acid resistant surfaces on storage cabinets. Currently used for storage.

Attached Garage provides two one-car garages with automatic garage doors, plus a 12 ft. tall motorhome, boat or auto collector’s garage with manual chain-lift door. Workbench and many custom cabinets provide substantial storage. Thermostatically controlled air vent system.

Exterior Gardeners’ Storage Closets. Three exterior closets located off of the Auto Court are keyed separately from the home to allow storage for gardener’s equipment and supplies.

Maid’s Quarters: a separate bedroom at the rear of the home was designed as a maid’s quarters with full bath and built-in wardrobes.


 Master Bedroom Suite

The master bedroom suite includes built-in desk and cabinetry, sitting area, marble fireplace and a large cedar-lined master closet. The master bath includes: a separate water closet; walk-in double shower; cast iron soaking tub; separate dry cleaning and laundry storage. The bath opens to a walled patio which has gas pre-plumbed for a future spa.


Exterior Patios include: one enclosed fountain patio; one Loggia dining patio with built-in DCS brand BBQ, wok burner and sink; one pergola patio; and one private-walled patio accessible from the master bath.


 Three-Bedroom Guest or Children's Wing:

Three guest suites, each with bath and walk-in closet, are located at the end of the Art Gallery Hallway. The guest suites are centered around a foyer with copper clad skylight. Two suites have glass showers and one has both cast iron tub and separate glass-enclosed shower. All three suites have roomy walk-in closets.


Security Facilities include: fire sprinkler system; burglar and fire alarm system; exterior lights and others. A new state-of-the-art alarm system was installed in 2014. Other security features will only be revealed to buyer when in escrow.

Roof is a double roof of both clay tile and torch-down membranes. Clay tile is by Redland Tile Co. in Laguna Buff Blend and Buff Blend with wind clips, plus a full underlayment of double layer membranes. Rain Gutters, Chimneys and Flashings are custom copper.

Fireplaces: Three fireplaces have custom-designed wrought iron and glass screens and natural gas logs.

Parking Facilities include a double-wide main driveway to accommodate substantial guest parking, plus a 46’ x 57’ +- (approx. 2,600 square foot) concrete, walled and electric-gated.

Auto Court at the rear garages. Adjacent walled trash surround, with custom iron gates, hides dumpster.

Irrigation System: provides automatic sprinkler valve control circuits. The system is located in the Gardener storage cabinets outside the home and was updated in 2015.

Water systems include an exterior soft water system, easily accessible for service, and an interior reverse osmosis system for drinking water within the home.

HVAC Equipment Room is exterior to the home and includes one of the two forced air furnaces along with the air conditioning system. The second furnace is located in the attic. The home has two hot water heaters. A humidifying system was installed but never used. Two Honeywell electronic air filters provide allergen-free air within the home.

Video Distribution: rooms are wired with video/cable TV cables to a central amplifier location.

Attic Facilities: the attics are accessible by drop-down stairs and have built in walkways and lighting for service personnel.

Storage Loft: a large storage space is located above the garage with drop-down stairs.

Passive Lighting: two Solatubes and one copper-clad skylight provide passive lighting.

Lighting Timers: the home has a central lighting timer system. Timer controlled exterior outlets are provided for holiday lights.

Emergency Power: A manual electrical power transfer switch is located in the garage to allow switching electrical power to a portable generator during loss of power. (The separate emergency generator itself is not included in the sale.)

Motorhome Facilities: A motorhome “dump station” is provided in the rear auto court. Special motorhome electrical outlets are in the auto court and the large motor home garage.

Utilities: water from the preferred Santa Ynez Water District (not Solvang water). Utilities are underground and include city gas; cable TV; telephone; and electric.

Septic System: includes two dry wells and separate septic tanks for each house. Main house with a large 2,000 gallon septic tank.

Hardscape: extensive walkways and walls, custom wrought iron gates, statues and benches plus three sets of electric gates.

Design Plans: the original construction plans are available for both houses. Wheelchair Access: the garage entrance to home is ramped to provide wheelchair access.

Usable Land Area: Lot has sufficient level usable land for future construction of: a CC&R-approved horse facility, barn, manager’s quarters, or pool with cabana. Hillside is suitable for a vineyard or olive grove.

Homeowners Association: Regency Hills Homeowners Assoc. dues are $70 per month (2013).

 GUEST HOUSE: "La Casita"

Description: Total 1,298+- sq. ft. consisting of: House: 798+- Garage 500+-. Designed by Don Petersen, AIA, and constructed in 2005, the guest house includes: living room; bedroom with cedar-lined walk-in closet; art or writer's studio with a North light window and artist’s storage cabinets; wet bar with refrigerator; bath with glass shower; built in computer desk; and garage. Flooring is hand-hewn hardwood. Two stained glass windows are by Carol Petersen. Central to the guest house is a massive stone fireplace with beehive chimney and custom wrought iron and glass enclosure.

Living Room includes floor-to-ceiling library wall with sliding ladder and in-wall Bose speakers. Hand-made, wrought iron hardware is featured in the beamed ceilings.

Bedroom has panoramic views of the Santa Ynez Valley and a walk-in closet.

Equipment & Facilities include: telephone lines, fire sprinkler system; alarm system; video and cable TV wiring.

Art Studio features built-in artist’s cabinets and art shelves and special ventilation exhaust system. Roof is traditional clay tile by Redland Tile Co. in Baja Old Sedona and Baja Terra Cotta with wind clips and a full underlayment of double-layer membranes.

Rain Gutters and vent covers are custom copper.

Irrigation System features an expandable electronic control box, located outside.

Garage is designed for one car. It has an automatic garage door, counters, sink, cabinets and painted floor. Includes washer/dryer hookups, utility closet and air exhaust system.

Patio: the stone-covered pergola patio has town, river and mountain views of the Santa Ynez Valley.

Landscaping & Hardscape: the Guest House is surrounded by native plantings, the mini-vineyard, a lavender garden, and an olive tree allèe. It has hardscape paths to the Main House from both the front and rear Guest House entrances. A lighted path connects the main and guest houses. A front garden is walled. Landscape design by Hope Fidziura.

Other Features and Benefits: Villa del Sol is just three miles from the Santa Ynez Valley Airport which provides general aviation facilities for private planes including jets. Horses and horse related facilities are a permitted use of this property.

A wine country estate in Santa Ynez Valley.

Offered at $3,100,000

Solvang Real Estate Represented by:


Carey Kendall
Associate Broker

Cal BRE License # 00753349

Village Properties Office
3615 Sagunto Street, Suite A,
Santa Ynez, CA 93460

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