Now offered as a furnished lease: Villa Firenze circa 1919, tucked away near the Santa Barbara Mission while surrounding yourself in privacy & understated luxury. A blend of the character & charm w/modern luxury and scale transcends this rare villa. Sited on over an acre near the upper east & lower Riviera, this estate is the epitome of Santa Barbara lifestyle with dramatic character architecture, sprawling manicured gardens and flawless indoor/outdoor flow. 18ft ceilings in the living room, all surrounded by over scale windows bringing in light and views of incredible gardens w/specimen fruit trees, a bamboo grove, lawns & rose gardens. Open formal dining leads to classic newly designed chef’s kitchen perfect for hosting large or small groups with stainless appliances and banquette seating. A separate room off the living room is perfect for TV more intimate conversation. The main house has 4 bedrooms and 5 baths set on the upper and lower floors; with a 6th bath in separate two-room guest quarters plus separate office and nursery. 3 car garage plus wonderful motor court. A gem near everything yet a world away.