The Sopranos star and The Hungry Ghosts writer/director Michael Imperioli put his residence in Santa Barbara County up for sale this summer for a whisker under $2 million. The property is titled ‘Villa la Cima’; it was built in 1980. As it stands, the traditional-style, shake-sided home is packed with details.
From its tile staircase with hand-painted risers to its occasional drapery-covered ceiling, this home’s interiors are very stylized. Highlights include the library, which boasts floor-to-ceiling built-in bookshelves and a white-and-gold chandelier, and a living room with sweeping cloth hanging from the vaulted ceiling, brass chandeliers, crown moldings and gilt trim. The master bedroom is downright theatrical.
Outside, a large covered second-floor terrace overlooks the local landscape, and offers several intimate lounge spaces along the way. The lawn is broken into tiers, following the gradient of the hill location, and stucco and wooden privacy walls overgrown with flowering vines give the outdoor living areas privacy.