2 Dewitt Drive
Offered at $17,000,000
Rarely does a California home evoke the true essence of the Italian countryside. Villa La Sosta is that rare exception – a palatial residence custom-built by the current owners. From the moment you pass through the European gates to the magnificent grounds of almost two acres, you know that you have arrived someplace very special. A private compound unfolds with a grand two-story main residence, a tennis house, and a pool house – each designed with Old World architectural style and treasured artistry combined with every luxury needed for 21st century living.
Connecting it all are formal gardens, reflecting ponds, sanded walking paths, and vast terraces adjoining a regulation tennis court and sparkling pool. Old World artistry is apparent at every turn inside the main residence – hand-carved moldings, custom ironwork, and stone floors with inlaid medallions and mosaics that serve as unique works of art. Hand-painted artistry inspired by the grand masters appoints the ceilings and many of the eight custom fireplaces. A theme of graceful arches permeates the design – from the ceiling lines to the Palladian windows and colonnaded galleries that span both levels.
The attention to detail is unparalleled with inspiration from 19th century European architects, the famed Biltmore Estate, and villas and mansions around the world. The result is museum quality, destined for a lavish and grand lifestyle, yet eminently comfortable for daily living. The setting for this superb property is the affluent town of Ross with all the charm of a small-town residential community, yet just 13 miles to the cosmopolitan hub of San Francisco. Home to world renowned film producers, actors, musicians, and financial executives, Ross is also known for its academically acclaimed schools, Ross School (K-8). With its sought-after location on the edge of San Francisco, magnificent appointments, and unique quality of life afforded, Villa La Sosta is indeed a world-class destination to call home.