Grand European Style Villa
Luxury Property Overview
- $ 3,800,000
- Private Estate
- Arizona Biltmore
- 7,365 sqft
Stunning Spanish Colonial
The story of this European style villa begins with the lot, 10 years ago. It was one of the last remaining natural custom lots in the gated Biltmore Mountain Estates. It was steep, rocky, 1 1/3 acre on a hillside and very difficult to visualize, let alone develop. The owner wanted a hillside lot with great city light views in a gated community— something that didn’t exist in Paradise Valley. Thanks to importing 500,000 yards of dirt, the owner was able to achieve the objective of building a large flat lot with unparalleled city light views. When the house was built in 2000-2002, the design was inspired by a visit to Santa Barbara and resulted in a California interpretation of Spanish Colonial architecture.
Intimate Living Spaces
Turning to the 7000+ square foot interior, the owner’s objective was to create a series of intimate indoor and outdoor living spaces, rather than large voluminous rooms that are often seen in homes of this size. The original interior design style was very true to the Spanish Colonial style, and a true replica of the Four Seasons Santa Barbara with many of the same finishes, furniture and fixtures. After 10 years living in the home, the owner was ready for a change.
Modern, Sleek & Dreamy European Style Villa
Under the skillful direction of interior designer Lauren Rautbord, a $1m renovation was undertaken to update the house to a more modern and sleek European style villa, while maintaining the original character. Among the renovations were a total rebuild of the 2nd floor, introducing metal and glass beveled doors, an enhanced patio, and one of the dreamiest master suites you’ll ever see. With a yoga room and stunning view from the office, the whole 2nd floor feels like an ultimate spa retreat at a 5-star resort.
Superior Craftsmanship & Sunset Views
The handsome wood paneled library, state-of-the-art custom theater, magnificent wine closet and exquisite gourmet kitchen featured on HGTV cooking channel set this home apart from its competition and beyond. This home is truly for the most discriminating buyer looking for superior craftsmanship and the finest of finishes, married with breathtaking sunsets and sensational downtown city light views!