Top Historic Home Video Tours: Santa Barbara’s “Villa Solana”, Built In 1914

Set Privately on a Lush Knoll Top Boasting Sweeping 360 Views of the Pacific. Built in 1914 by Prominent Santa Barbara Native Frederick Forrest Peabody and Designed by Architect Francis T. Underhill, the 22,000-square-foot Estate at 256 Eucalyptus Hill Drive, Which is Known as Solana, Was a Precursor to Other Sprawling West Coast Properties Such as Hearst Castle and the Getty Villa. Located on an 11.2-acre Knoll-top Property, the Castle-like Compound Offers 360-degree Views of the Pacific Ocean and Santa Ynez Mountains. From 1958 to 1978, the Estate Served as the Site of a Prominent American Think Tank, and Revered Guests Ranging From John F. Kennedy to Martin Luther King Jr. Visited to Discuss Pressing Policy Issues.

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