The great castle built in 1914 for the influential US businessman Frederick Forrest Peabody is now on sale.
In California, on the Eucaliptus Hill Drive, which is more commonly known as Solana, there is a beautiful villa built from Peabody’s ambition to have a house that no one has seen in the Santa Barbara area until then.
The magnificent villa built by architect Francis T. Underhil extends to more than 2000m2 of living space and offers a 360C view of the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Inez Mountains.
After a complete three-year renovation, this residence has been completely modernized and is now looking for its new owner at a price of $40 million.
Passing courtyard that is surrounded by the high Californian palm trees you reach to the house. Rich, historical details are present throughout the house.
The kitchen has a ceiling with lighting from the hangar before the First World War, and the main bedroom has a 18th-century French fireplace and antique crystal chandeliers. The future owners of the house can accommodate friends in a guest room covered with wooden panels made of French oak, which once belonged to William Randolph Hearst and later it was bought off at auction, or enjoy reading in a large library.
Additional entertainment options include a cinema, a beauty salon, a sauna, a massage room, a pilates room and a wine cellar.
An authentic French door takes you to the ultimate luxury experience in indoor and outdoor. As you pass through the winding property paths you can enjoy a lush botanical garden or bathe in the pool.
In the northern wing of the house, luxury guest suites include an Italian bedroom with cannabis, a French “blue room” and a Chinese bedroom next to three more guest rooms with a charming lodge overlooking the mountain for perfect afternoon tea or drinking cocktails.
European pergola of limestone from the 19th century provides the perfect shade in hot summer days, and about 200 fruit trees and a huge rosewood visually provide stunning spectacle.
Solana also has a two-room guest house and staff rooms. This house is one of the top 5 most prestigious and beautiful 19th-century real estate on the Eucaliptus Hill. The restoration process required the pooled talents of many people to return the original glitter and glamour to this house. The house is designed with an impeccable style that is a mix of tradition and modernity.