A majestic estate of nearly 20 acres inspired by the Italian countryside, Tuscany Oaks Farm combines magnificent vision with seductive beauty in a setting with sublime coastal and mountain views. This serene residence was designed by Don Nulty, AIA, and constructed with materials hand-selected, custom-made and personally imported from Europe. A private, tree-lined drive leads to a grand motor court and an entrance galleria with soaring arches. Designed for both intimacy and expansive entertaining, Tuscany Oaks has a French-style country kitchen, large family room, breakfast room, library, six fireplaces, expansive terrace and five ensuite bedrooms. An 18-stall barn currently has office, tack room and 2-bedroom apartment, but could be offices or car storage. There are fenced corrals and acres of laser-leveled pasture. A spectacular outdoor entertainment compound has pool, pavilion and 1-bedroom cabana with full kitchen. There is also a private 2-bedroom guest house. Location provides excellent flood and fire protection.
A majestic residence, inspired by the Italian countryside, Tuscany Oaks Farm combines magnificent vision with seductive beauty in an irresistible coastal setting. Perched above the sea on a wide bluff of over 18 acres, this serene equestrian estate embraces pastoral privacy and panoramic views. Designed by Don Nulty, AIA, this impeccable property is superbly constructed with materials hand-selected, custom-made and personally imported from France, Italy and elsewhere in Europe.
Through double gates, up a private drive flanked by stately trees and manicured grounds, a grand motor court sets a tone of gracious elegance, and the entrance galleria has soaring arches that welcome guests with classic proportions and tranquil warmth. Within, this five ensuite-bedroom residence combines strength and spaciousness with gem-like beauty. Every material, fitting and detail was chosen and placed to accommodate the most cordial – and comfortable – lifestyle.
Built on a scale to offer both intimacy and expansive entertaining, life at Tuscany Oaks takes in sublime views stretching from the Santa Ynez Mountains to the Channel Islands, and from Santa Barbara to Port Hueneme. This is an estate that celebrates the equestrian life, whether it takes the form of thoroughbreds, polo ponies, dressage or casual trail riding along the nearby beach and bluffs. The 18-stall barn includes an office, tack room and two-bedroom ranch manager’s apartment. There are fenced corrals and acres of laser-leveled pasture for grazing or polo.
For the sophisticated buyer, the barn could potentially be converted to an office space or private art or car collection museum. With its generous space and idyllic site, this property is extremely adaptable. Additional features include a spectacular outdoor entertainment compound with swimming pool, loggia pavilion and an adjacent cabana with a bedroom, bath, exercise room and full kitchen; security cameras throughout the property; top-of-the-line audiophile electronics; and a very private guest house above an additional two-car garage. This exquisite estate is a jewel on California’s most desirable Santa Barbara coast – refined living, dramatic vistas and plenty of space to realize one’s most enchanted dreams.
Tuscany Oaks Farm Specifications
Entry Galleria: 40' x 10' – 14’ ceilings; limestone floors with tumbled black marble cabochon inlays; tall, fan-transom French doors;
Corinthian columns; imported French oak doors; opens to library and dining room and, through living room, to expansive stone terrace,
swimming pool and pool house/cabana.
Living Room: 38' x 20' – Versailles-pattern French oak parquet floors;
Limestone trumeau fireplace from Burgundy, France; wet-bar basin of French limestone.
Dining Room: 29' x 22' - Seats 26; chevron-pattern French oak floors;
Limestone trumeau fireplace from Burgundy, France; French doors; garden views.
Library: 28' x 21' – 11’ ceilings; fully paneled in finely milled oak; chevron/herringbone French oak floors;
French marble fireplace; views; computer/filing room; attached quarter bath with French marble pedestal basin.
Family Room: 35' x 23' (dimensions include kitchen) – Opens to kitchen and breakfast room; hand- chiseled Santa Barbara stone walls;
antique ceiling beams from early-American Pennsylvania barn; built-in stone and glass display shelves; built-in TV/media cabinet with carved French oak doors; stone fireplace mantel.
Powder Room: Antique Italian sink cabinet; faucets by Herbeau.
Kitchen: 35' x 23' (dimensions include family room) – French-style country kitchen opens to large family room and breakfast room;
custom cabinetry; French oak plank floors; Jerusalem limestone countertops; quality appliances include Thermador double ovens,
separate cook-top, Sub-Zero refrigerator/freezer, two dishwashers, warming drawers.
Breakfast Room: 19' x 17' – Large dining pavilion opens to kitchen and family room;
surrounded by semi-circular wall of French doors that open to garden terrace and dramatic mountain views.
Butler’s Pantry: Full wall of lined silver drawers; Bosch dishwasher; double sink.
Master Suite: 22' x 20' – Opens to south terrace with views of the ocean and gardens;
flooded with natural light; French oak plank floors; French limestone fireplace; spacious,
bright marble and limestone master bathroom with soaking tub overlooking the grounds; spacious walk-in closets.
Bedroom #2: 20' x 15' – Opens to south gardens; French oak plank floors; ensuite bath with reclaimed French terra cotta tile floor.
Bedroom #3: 20' x 16' – Opens to south gardens; French oak plank floors; ensuite bath with reclaimed French terra cotta tile floor.
Bedroom #4: 20' x 15' – Opens to south gardens; French oak plank floors; ensuite bath with reclaimed French terra cotta tile floor.
Bedroom #5: 12' x 11' – Lower level; French oak plank floors; ensuite bath with reclaimed French terra cotta tile floor.
Rumpus Room: 36' x 22' – Large basement room for multi-purpose game room, playroom, etc.
Upper Terrace: Expansive 40-foot roof terrace accessed through circular staircase off living room;
panoramic views of Santa Ynez Mountains, ocean, Channel Islands and coastline.
Room Dimensions State-of-the-art systems include built-in audiophile sound system throughout and programmable lighting. Laundry room. Security cameras throughout property. Additional materials/fittings: All materials individually hand-selected and shipped direct. French oak wood doors custom designed and carved by Boiseries et décorations, Paris, France. Solid brass door, bath and cabinet hardware by H. Phanstiel. Bar and powder room faucets by Herbeau. Iron-framed glass galleria doors by Rocky Mountain Hardware. Century-old French antique doors to spiral staircase.