Privacy, panoramic views and an open floor plan make this 4-bedroom Santa Barbara-style residence with an attached guest casita uniquely fitting for a variety of lifestyles! Located adjacent to open space and nearby preserve, Del Mar Mesa property is accessed via a shared, private gate amongst colorful landscaping. An enclosed courtyard with fountain sets the stage for welcome gatherings as well as a separate access to the casita. With the master bedroom on main level, this floor plan offers exceptional flexibility. A great room with a vaulted beam ceiling and fireplace opens to a spacious kitchen and dining area. Another flex space with sets of French doors both to the front and back gardens can be enjoyed as a library or formal dining room. The gourmet kitchen with prep area and extremely generous pantry make entertaining and confined family feasts a breeze. Wide pocket doors create a seamless transition to covered loggias for outdoor living and entertainment opportunities at the BBQ, firepit and spacious lawn. Three additional en-suite secondary bedrooms are located on the second floor, anchored by an activity room for study, entertainment, or a retreat. Accessible via an extended hallway or by a private entrance and deck, the attached casita is a perfect retreat for a home office, guests or the child who has returned to the nest!