Tucked off a picturesque Montecito lane is a striking Moorish-style estate surrounded by lush, private gardens and captivating spaces. Through tall iron gates, up a long scenic driveway you’ll discover romantic bougainvillea-framed archways, hand painted tile, imported light fixtures, French doors, wood beamed ceilings, and intricate Andalusian details. The foyer enjoys coffered ceilings and leads to a voluminous living room, and the formal dining room extends into the eat in marble kitchen, which opens to an enclosed courtyard with sparkling pool. An ideal size, the home enjoys 3 bedrooms including the beautiful master bedroom suite, which commands the entire second level with an opulent bath, walk-in closet, reading room, and a private covered balcony with views of the pool, gardens, and a glimpse of the ocean. On the main level are two additional generous-sized bedrooms both with en-suite baths and walk-in closets. Additionally, off the pool courtyard is a library/media room with fireplace, full bath, private entrance, and is ideal for hosting guests or as a creative space. The verdant gardens add a complimentary backdrop to the stunning interiors. Nestled under mature oaks in the peaceful upper garden is a gas fire pit, hot tub, and plenty of opportunities for star gazing. Incredibly quiet, this retreat captures the stylish Montecito lifestyle and represents a unique opportunity to enjoy a property of exceptional character, mere minutes from the upper village and nearby hiking trails.