Extraordinary Home created by Mark Weaver & Darrell P. Wilson
At the top of a long road in the heart of the Santa Ynez Valley lies a private Mediterranean-style estate that is warm and elegant at every turn, inviting all who enter into an extraordinary garden oasis. Los Angeles-based designer Mark Weaver was enlisted to transform the former home on this sprawling vineyard and olive grove into the current residence, which is exceptional by all standards, complete with spacious guest house, charming outdoor dining spaces, and an extensive 3,000 sq.ft. underground wine cellar. The estate offers a veritable Shangri-La of outdoor space, complete with English rose gardens, abundant fruit trees, hand-carved rocks and boulders, and sparkling fountains. Moving through the lush gardens, visitors arrive at a majestic main house rendered in an architectural style synonymous with Santa Barbara – white stucco exteriors with burnished red tiles roof, gracious proportions, a multitude of hallways, entryways and porticos. Walking in through the main double doors, guests find themselves standing atop a glass floor that hovers over the lower level expansive wine cellar. This lower level wine cellar is complete with rooms for wine barrels, a full kitchen, dining area, and lounge. Additional features of the incredible grounds include an old water tower that has been converted to a viewing pavilion, a tennis court, bocce court, rolling lawns, large swimming pool and spa, and private lake.