The magnificent Rancho San Carlos estate n Montecito has made the Forbes list of America’s most expensive homes on the market right now. The property, located at 2500 East Valley Road, is one of 26 homes on the market listed for more than $75 million. The article asks if they’re worth it. Here are the details about the exquisite Montecito estate so you can decide for yourself:
Rancho San Carlos has been under the ownership of one family for almost 100 years. That makes the acquisition of the approximately 237-acre estate property a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. I’ve seen it myself and can tell you this is a truly unique estate of unprecedented grand scale, featuring exceptional architecture, and prestigious historical significance.
Located on a sprawling hilltop, the Monterey Colonial manor was designed by noted architect Reginald Johnson in 1931. The main residence is superb, with 12 bedrooms, plus 10 main and three partial baths. Infused with an atmosphere of sophistication and refinement, the grand home is astutely sited on two natural terraces, and by planning the formal living rooms around a central courtyard and placing the master and family bedroom wings on the upper terrace, he effectively created a spatial separation that afforded privacy, calm and exceptional views.
In addition to the gigantic main residence, the estate has 10 cottages, an office, producing orchards, and extensive equestrian facilities.
What makes it so expensive? Land and location, of course, 237 hilltop acres in posh Montecito to be exact. Back in 2012, Montecito was listed in USA Today as one of the 10 most luxurious zip codes. The many reasons Montecito made that list are still true today. Montecito is a mere 90-minute drive from Hollywood but feels like it’s a world away from the hustle and bustle of that busy town. That fact isn’t lost on the dozens of celebrities that claim this 9-square mile suburb of Santa Barbara home. Like a trendy restaurant with a line around the block, Montecito could probably fill a waiting list of affluent people who want to move to its ocean-cooled climate.
I would be happy to arrange a private tour for you of this Montecito estate, one of America’s most expensive homes. There are many exquisite homes for sale in Montecito right now. I can also help owners who are looking to list their Montecito estate. Either way, please give me a call at 805.886.9378 or email me at Cristal@montecito-estate.com. I am happy to put my knowledge and contacts to work on your behalf!
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