Gracious living awaits you within this beautifully updated French Provincial home featuring a slate stone Mansard roof. It is sited on the historic former Busch Gardens estate. A lush privacy hedge contributes to the outstanding curb appeal where a fleur de lis wrought iron gate beckons you to the front garden’s emerald green lawn replete with mature, manicured landscaping. A brick pathway leads you to the grand solid alder wood main entrance. Beyond the door you’ll find an elegantly casual living space highlighted by a spacious living room, enhanced with a corner granite-surround fireplace, and formal dining room. Both are open to a stunning and functional new gourmet chef’s kitchen boasting Taj Mahal quartzite countertops, full backsplash, high-end built-in stainless steel appliances, and substantial storage. Additionally, there is a grand 9 x 5 1/2 ft island with an ample breakfast bar, perfect for socializing during meal preparation. This entertainers paradise also boasts 4 bedrooms and 2 3/4 bathrooms. The mezzanine level hosts 2 large bedrooms with substantial closet space and en-suite baths, one of which is complemented with Venetian plaster. Upstairs, the light and airy primary bedroom, enriched with an inviting fireplace with closets on either side, evokes feelings of serenity. It overlooks the gardens of both the front and rear yards. The large en-suite bath, with new marble flooring, dual sinks with a new marble countertop, spa tub with new marble surround, new marble shower, commode, a dressing area, and an incredible walk-in closet. Also on this level, is an exquisite, richly stained, floor to ceiling oak paneled bedroom, currently used as a distinguished office. The resort-like setting of the terraced rear grounds makes excellent use of the favorable Southern California climate. The covered patio, highlighted by an elegant chandelier, is a seamless transition from the living, and dining rooms providing outdoor respite and entertaining space. Gently tiered above the patio you’ll find a perfect place for al fresco dining augmented by a fireplace with a custom-made concrete fleur de lis surround. The genteel garden is further enriched by a tranquil bronze fountain. The detached 2 car garage is quite roomy with plenty of storage space. The driveway can easily accommodate 2 additional cars. Enhancements include dual-paned windows and french doors, custom window treatments (where applied), updated plumbing throughout, new sewer line to street, updated electrical panel, connected NEST thermostat, new interior and exterior paint, white oak hardwood flooring, a dual HVAC system, copper gutters, and a new roofing system. This prestigious home is an excellent value. Opportunities like this are rare and should not be missed.