Home of the Day: Taste of the Old World in Santa Barbara

Set behind iron gates and marked by a decorative fountain, this Italianate-inspired home backs the More Mesa preserve on more than an acre with a formal garden, large outdoor entertainer’s spaces and a pool. Elaborate tile flooring, patterned ceiling reliefs, stone fireplaces and wood-paneled wall treatments lend an Old World quality to the 6,728-square-foot floor plan. Among modern amenities is a soundproof screening room.

Location: 4689 Via Roblada, Santa Barbara, 93110

Price: $6.495 million

Year built: 2006

House size: 6,728 square feet, five bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms

Lot size: 1.48 acres

Features: Hardwood and tile flooring, beamed and honeycomb ceilings, decorative molding, wall treatments, formal living room with stone fireplace, dining hall, country-style chef’s kitchen, soundproof theater room, library/study, covered patio, entertainer’s space, pool, formal gardens, greenhouse

About the area: There were 12 single-family homes sold in the 93110 ZIP Code last month at a median sales price of $930,000, according to DataQuick. That was a 24.4% drop in median price year-over-year.

Agent: Harry Kolb, (805) 452-2500, Sotheby’s International Realty

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