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You arrive at Via Manana by way of historic Park Lane with its stately eucalyptus trees and broad mountain views. The traditional single level Spanish Revival home sits nestled on a quiet cul-de-sac. It is close to all Montecito has to offer with hiking trails just around the corner, and the Upper Village, a short drive away. You approach the home through the traditionally-styled gate on the circular motor court. The arched iron and wood entry welcome you into the grand, domed-ceiling, entry hall. At your feet, you discover an intricate, limestone mosaic tile floor that sets the tone for the architectural theme. The formal living room is located to the right of the entrance hall. It features a pitched ceiling with massive wood beams. An impressive sandstone fireplace is the focal point of the room. It is flanked by built-in display shelves on either side of the hearth. The West-facing arched picture window offers engaging views of the Eric Nagelmann-designed gardens. A true cook's kitchen is to the left of the entry. It features a dual oven Viking Range, Sub Zero refrigerator, farmhouse sink, and built-in breakfast banquet. The kitchen is sure to please the serious and occasional cook. Custom quartz counter-tops with limestone backsplash make food preparation a delight. There is plenty of storage in the custom cabinetry and the butler's pantry is just steps away. French doors open to large flagstone patio set under a magnificent oak. The setting is perfect for intimate, al fresco dining, or large-scale entertaining. The patio overlooks magical gardens and walking paths all designed by Naglemann. The gardens offer an array of visual splendor, changing with every season. Watch your favorite sport, or just relax in the family room, located adjacent to the kitchen. A custom-built entertainment center, cut sandstone fireplace, and the pitched beam ceiling create the perfect environment for casual enjoyment. French doors provide access to the garden patio. The formal dining room rounds off the public rooms. The box beam ceiling sets the tone for sophisticated dining entertainment. French doors open on to the gardens and patio. The master suite features coved ceilings and custom cabinetry in both the bedroom and dual closets. The generous en-suite bathroom is equipped with dual marble vanities, heated floors, steam shower, and separate soaking tub with a window overlooking the private gardens. There are two additional bedrooms, one with an en-suite bath. The other shares the bath in the hall. One bedroom has French doors leading to the west-facing patio. Both have hardwood flooring, coved beam ceilings, and closets with custom built-in dressers. A dramatic light-filled galleria leads away from the central area of the home. The passage is lined on either side by windows looking out to the beautiful gardens. A domed ceiling vestibule that mirrors the main entry hall resides in the center of the galleria. The galleria continues on to a spacious bonus room with half bath. It is perfect for an in-home office, exercise, or a private entertainment room. Just off the west patio, accessed from an exterior flight of stairs and pathway, you will find a private, legal, guest suite. The suite features a gas fireplace and the thematic beam ceiling. The tiled bath has a walk-in shower and a marble-topped vanity. There is a mini-bar with granite counters and a generous walk-in closet. Private and tucked away, your guests will enjoy the quiet solitude.