$18.9M Renaissance-Style Villa Just Outside of San Francisco is Looking for a New (Art-Loving) Owner

The exquisite and artistic Villa La Sosta in Marin County, California, is on the market for $18.9 million, and it will take your breath away.

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Opulence, elegance, extravagance; these are just some of the words that can be used to describe Villa La Sosta, a majestic Italianesque mansion in the Bay Area.

Nestled behind lush trees at 2 De Witt Drive in Marin County’s coveted Ross neighborhood, the 8,660-square-foot property is San Francisco’s best-kept secret, and it’s looking for a new owner to entertain.

The exquisite villa is selling for $18.9 million, and is being marketed by The Agency’s Rachel Swann and Kayla Grae.

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Villa La Sosta: A timeless estate

Built in 1998, Villa La Sosta is a magnificent Mediterranean-style home strategically located just outside of San Francisco. The villa offers expansive and lush outdoor space, complete with a sky-blue swimming pool and pool house, guest house, bocce ball court, tennis courts, and a four-car garage. The 2-acre grounds are accessible via a a pair of private gates and a cobblestone driveway under a porte-cochere.

Yet nothing can prepare you for what you’ll find inside the property. Entering Villa La Sosta will make you feel like you’ve just been transported to Vatican City, as nearly all the walls and ceilings are covered in hand-painted murals, and the hallways and corridors are decorated with statues.

Details throughout the mansion include hand-carved moldings, custom ironwork, and marble floors with inlay medallions and mosaics.

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villa la sosta opulent interiors
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villa la sosta opulent interiors
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Entertaining in style

Villa La Sosta is also an entertainer’s dream home, featuring loads of indoor and outdoor spaces that are fitted to host all types of events.

The Great Room features a large fireplace on one end, and a handcrafted bar on the other end, perfect for hosting cocktail parties. The Dining Room is the perfect setting to host dinner parties, and its beautiful French doors open to the outside terrace, which features an outdoor fireplace and outdoor barbecue for entertaining guests.

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villa la sosta opulent interiors
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This superb villa brings the art and soul of Italy and the Renaissance to California. Don’t believe us? Have a look at the video tour below and see for yourself.

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Written by Ioana Neamt

Experienced writer with a background in real estate and a fondness for soaring skyscrapers and Victorian-style mansions. Also loves fancy homes with crackling fireplaces and views of snowy mountains.