Located in the gorgeous, sun-drenched coastal city of Santa Barbara is a magnificent estate, vastly spread out among 10 acres of land. This home boasts an impressive 12,000 square feet of living space, surrounded by five extremely luxurious, large bedrooms and six bathrooms.
The interior of this property is an exceptionally composed interaction between quality and function, from the herringbone walnut floors, soaring plasters, and 13-feet high panelled ceilings, to the state-of-the-art “smart” technology which runs the entirety of home operations. However, what makes acquiring this home a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, is the unparalleled views of the entire Santa Barbara coastline and Montecito Valley. This panoramic scenery can be appreciated on the many covered terraces, lawns and landscaped gardens, or intimate loggias that encompass the residence.
As you drive up off East Valley Road, through grand, private gates where two specimen palms stand as silent sentinels, you will enter into the inner courtyard of the estate. As you go beyond the cobblestone drive and walled entrance, you will be met with glass and wrought iron doors, leading into the octagonal entry hall. The main living room of this property highlights parquet patterned floors and a radiant antique limestone fire surround. The dining room is composed with an antique fireplace and herringbone walnut floors, along with a separate and spacious butler’s pantry and wine cellar on the lower level. Access to this wine cellar is provided by, what else, but your own private elevator. The kitchen features a breakfast area, a beautiful marble-topped central island and sleek white cabinetry. It also includes any state-of-the-art appliance possibly imagined – everything a professional chef or enthusiastic home cook could ever ask for. The pool house provides a rectangular swimming pool, living area with fireplace, kitchen amenities, a dressing room and a steam shower. Additional features include a tennis court, circular motor court, service wing with a laundry room that offers a double washer and dryer, four-car garage, and media room with full wet bar.
The master bedroom of this home is the epitome of elegance, as it is connected to an adjoining library, equipped with many book shelves, a marble fireplace, coffered and panelled ceilings, and walnut herringbone floors. It also features two oversized hers and his walk-in closets, carved plaster ceilings, another marble fireplace and unending vistas of the swimming pool and spa, and most importantly, the spectacular Pacific Ocean. These views are seen through sliding pocket doors, which makes this large space even more spacious by disappearing into the wall.
This magnificent home, along with all the amenities that it provides and the expansive landscape views, captures the essence of coastal California living.
Listed by Suzanne Perkins.