Impeccable design is a hallmark of this authentic Adobe Ranch custom home in Santaluz - from the wood-faced ceiling and massive beams in the great room to the paw prints in the authentic Mexican high-fired tile floors. Cabinetry, built-ins, and light fixtures throughout the house are custom and artisan-made. More than a dozen custom French doors with screened/movable sidelights open the graceful H-shaped home to three separate tranquil covered patios, courtyards, and gardens. The walled gardens provide security, privacy, and a safe place for kids and pets - and a lovely tiled fountain with seating built into the adjacent walls. A serious cook designed the kitchen: the big range and built-in refrigerator are both GE Monogram, wall-hung skillets and sauté pans are close at hand, tons of storage and many counters for prep, cooking and serving are all in the front kitchen; the back (or dirty) kitchen is a butler’s and food pantry, another refrigerator/freezer, two dishwashers, huge sink and is all about storing and cleaning up out of sight. A dimmable fan hung from the ceiling cools off the cook while guests gather at the raised bar. Finishes in the kitchens and baths are all practical and top quality: Carrera marble, limestone, granite, Montauk black slate, natural stone mosaics, Ann Sacks and Walker Zanger ceramic tiles. Kohler, Toto, Duravit and Grohe plumbing fixtures and fittings. The interior paint colors were chosen by a color artist. One of the master bedroom’s closets (there are two) was designed for a woman who loves shoes, clothes, and organization – the cabinetry throughout the house is extensive and exquisite. The landscaping is lush but water-wise and low-maintenance, chosen and planted with care by a garden designer and plantswoman. Inside the snake wall (keeps all critters out) are enough paved surfaces for a huge party or an intimate dinner for a few friends; a large covered bar, counter and huge gas grill; a raised bed; a breezy patio with a view of the sunset and distant hills; the front/central courtyard, at the top of a set of handmade stone steps, has an outdoor fireplace, graceful plantings and a big elm tree, and is a cozy, sheltered spot for winter nights. This spacious, relaxed, and practical home has everything you need and nothing you don’t.