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Villa Solana, Santa Barbara
Villa Solana is one of Santa Barbara’s 5 Historic Hilltop Estates—the most prestigious in the area. Built in 1914 by Forest Peabody and designed by Francis T. Underhill, the estate has been beautifully restored to its original neo-classical grandeur with exquisite details and modern amenities. Resting on a 11.2-acre knoll with 360-degree mountain and ocean views, Villa Solana offers a dramatic backdrop for a family home or lavish event setting. The scale of public rooms—such as an open kitchen and family room, theater and paneled reception room resurrected from a library of French oak boiserie belonging to William Randolph Hearst—balance with the privacy of the owner’s suite, 3 guest suites and 2-bedroom guest house. The estate pays homage to the Santa Barbara lifestyle with loggias, a central courtyard and one of the finest botanical gardens boasting over 200 fruit trees and 500 rose bushes. An estate beyond compare, Villa Solana has seen John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King as guests.