A mere two hours north of Los Angeles, one is enveloped in a landscape of vineyards, horse ranches, farms and schoolhouses. You travel back in time where simple pleasures, open spaces, mossy oaks, grassy fields, seas of blue lupine, bright orange poppies and warm sunny days are found. It seems impossible that such a place still exists in 21st Century California. The Santa Ynez Valley has become the best kept secret of the celebrity crowd. All who are fortunate enough to live here closely guard its quiet serenity.
Situated in the prestigious Meadowlark Ranch is one of the Valley’s finest five acre estates, “ Terra di Paradiso ”, Italian for “Land of Paradise”. This stunning, Tuscan inspired vineyard estate is accessed by a single private road that winds past vineyards, grazing land, and the panorama of the Santa Ynez Mountains. Enter through iron gates to an olive tree lined drive past the boutique “Super Tuscan” vineyard which leads you to a gracious motor court and sprawling lawn.
Arriving at the home transports you to a time and place where a slower, more relaxed lifestyle was cherished. The warm and inviting home was initially conceptualized by Sophie Calvin whose distinctive architectural eye is seen throughout the exquisite details of the impressive 4 bedroom 4 ½ bath home. The interior spaces by DeSignare reflect an eclectic, warm and comfortable style. An open floor plan, soaring ceilings, and views from every room are combined with extensive outdoor living.