In California’s treasured community of Montecito, this sweeping American-style manor feels as if it has always been here, amid towering oaks on 3.4 pastoral acres. Architect Don Nulty, interior designer Kyle Irwin, landscape architect Mark Rios, and feng shui master David Cho combined their considerable talents to create the peaceful estate, sparing no expense and overlooking no detail or amenity. Lines are clean and clear, details eye-catching, and proportions generous. The result is a home that shows equal appreciation for history,modernity, sophistication, and comfort.
Theoverall aesthetic tips its hat to traditional East Coast style and the legacyof the Virginia countryside, yet this is a stage for creating one’s ownhistory, a destination for family and friends. The main residence accommodatesboth the formal and informal under one roof, or as the present owner describedit to Architectural Digest, it is a “house perfect for mud bootsor high heels.”
Views areintegral to the estate: windows frame the ocean, while the pool gazes backtoward the majestic Santa Ynez Mountains. Many upper-level spaces benefit frombalconies or access to an expansive veranda that overlooks the manicuredgardens.
Outdoors,alfresco meals can be prepared in the outdoor kitchen and barbeque areaoverlooking the rolling lawn. The grounds also encompass a two-bedroomguesthouse with a kitchenette, an 800-square-foot pool cabana with a fullkitchen and a bedroom, and a championship tennis court with two viewing areas.