Solana has always been a study in perfection. Her defining characteristic, through all of her beauty and grandeur, is her intellectual and disciplined design. Long clean lines throughout the residence are decidedly contemporary. Underhill’s design had incredible foresight and was unheard of for his era.
Today, Solana highlights an international consortium of delights collected from a life well-traveled. Given her elegant spaces, strong yet delicate planes, and abundant natural light, Solana could as easily play host to minimalist contemporary design as a lavishly ornate experience. Regardless of the direction Solana’s next steward embarks, this incredible residence is sure to exalt and delight all who experience her splendor.
The scale of the master suite is perfectly proportioned. With a gracious sitting room, fireplace, and kitchenette, the master suite offers a tranquil respite from the pace of our busy world. French doors open to the private and expansive sunset terrace; a beautiful place to watch the sun retire after its daily arc across the sky.
An 18th c painted French glass ceiling provides a celestial crown to the first bath. Delicate veining dances throughout the robust Portuguese Rose Aurora marble counters and offers a beautiful complement to the herringbone French-walnut floors. The second bath features a steam shower and a rare Italian marble that is no longer available for quarry. The luxurious closets were designed by the famed White House wardrobe designer, Programme Martine.
Her Bath Notable Details
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Three en-suite guest rooms overlook Montecito Peak, the north dining terrace and the lush gardens of the north allée. With views of the foothills and sounds from the allée’s babbling bronze fountains, these suites, affectionately known as the Chinese Room, Portrait Room, and French Blue Room, offer guests lavish accommodations.
Adjacent to the pool and overlooking lush lawns, a wonderful cabana is home to a cedar-lined sauna and two three-quarter baths. The soothing sounds from a 16th c Italian fountain-head add to the cabana’s peaceful ambiance.
Along the northern galleria, each of the three powder rooms features exquisite Italian marble work. Off the southern Galleria, a fourth powder room is host to a beautiful vanity adapted from an antique chest and Thai silk wall coverings ateliered by Patrick DeMott.
On the lower level of the residence, a pair of private studies open to the Pool Terrace and overlooks harbor views. As a place to work, plan or simply collect your thoughts, the tandem studies are replete with inspiring details.