A perfect example of Montecito’s coveted indoor-outdoor lifestyle just hit the market
Tranquil and magical
Resting serenely on nearly 1.5 mountain view acres, the over 3,000 sq. ft. main residence and its comfortable guest cottage are surrounded by landscaped gardens and majestic oak, sycamore and magnolia trees. The property has been impeccably maintained since being built in 1941 and has undergone a major renovation in 2001. The new owners will appreciate the home’s early California charm combined with modern amenities and designer fixtures.
Vaulted open-beam-and-truss ceilings stand out amidst crisp white walls, creating a stylish contrast to the terra cotta and wide plank wood floors, hand-painted accent tile, and wrought iron fixtures. Light streams through the French windows and doors throughout, especially in the living room that opens to a portico, terrace and lovely backyard. I love the curved and leaded clerestory window, which adds a touch of refinement. There’s also a large fireplace – one of six in the home — ready to warm those cool Montecito nights.
Formal Dining Room
The formal dining room features a chef’s kitchen with stainless Viking, Subzero and Miele appliances, abundant cabinetry and a generous skylight. The kitchen is light and airy thanks to French doors that lead to a balcony overlooking a courtyard and fountain, and a Dutch door to the portico.
Casual Elegance Throughout
The master suite, guest rooms, and library carry on the air of casual sophistication, as does the tasteful guest cottage, which is a sanctuary worthy of the most discerning visitors.
Magical Grounds Add a Touch of Whimsy
With grounds that soothe anyone’s soul, the multi-level expanse hosts lush vegetation interspersed with flagstone and river rock steps, paths and walls that lead to enchanted oases. For example, the dining area is intimate and guarded by a whimsical tile-and glass-studded fireplace surrounded by ferns and mature trees.
This Creekside Montecito Hacienda is just minutes away from Montecito Union School, the community’s upper and lower villages, world-class beaches, and shopping and dining. If this property appeals to you, I suggest you act quickly. If not, you’ll find more homes for sale in Montecito, Hope Ranch or any of Santa Barbara’s upscale communities on my comprehensive website. Just call me at 805.886.9378 or email me at Cristal@montecito-estate.com and let me help you find your dream home no matter what you’re looking for.