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A Magical Cape Cod Estate in Montecito

$7,950,000
A Magical Cape Cod Estate in Montecito 663 Lilac Drive, Montecito, California 93108
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East Coast Tradition Meets West Coast Sensibilities

As if a magical Cape Cod estate was gently placed on more than 2 ocean and mountain view acres in the heart of Montecito, this stunning over 6,000 square foot home is the centerpiece of one of the affluent enclave’s most beautiful properties. It rests securely and serenely at the end of a long, gated driveway and is introduced by a handsome motor court.

Abundance in tradition and relaxed luxury

In keeping with the casual sophistication of iconic Cape Cod- or Hamptons-style residential architecture, the home is a veritable homage to spaciousness and light thanks to its abundance of multi-pane French windows and doors, soaring ceilings, and generous use of white on much of its gorgeous woodwork.

Luxury, in its welcoming relaxed form, debuts via the foyer. It opens to a dramatic living room, where a towering and vaulted ceiling, a triptych of large windows flanked by French doors to the grounds, and a striking mezzanine serve to illuminate richly stained dark wood cabinetry and woodwork, and a delicate parquet floor. The impression is of, at once, tradition and innovation in design and comportment. 

As in a true Cape Cod estate, the formal dining room hosts wall-to-wall windows and a charming fireplace flanked by French doors to a wraparound veranda. Nearby, the chef’s kitchen features stainless high-end appliances, a versatile center island, skylights, and is open to the den where a wall of built-in cabinetry accommodates television and additional entertainment components.

Restful retreats for owners and guests

Two guest suites occupy a wing of the home’s main level, while a lower-level bonus room provides numerous options, such as a game room, home theater or substantial home office.

The second level of this fabulous residence is reserved for the primary suite. Here, utmost privacy and tranquility abide. The spacious bedroom and sitting area share a fireplace and open to an intimate private loggia. The centerpiece of the suite’s luxurious bath is a jetted spa soaking tub overlooking the grounds. Views are over treetops to the ocean and islands beyond. There are dual walk-in closets as well.

This magical Cape Cod estate in Montecito also provides sanctuary for the most discerning guests and extended family. There is a studio over the attached 3-car garage, and, tucked away discreetly in its own corner of the grounds, a guest cottage with its own “secret garden.” “Enchanting” aptly describes a magical treehouse: a tempting retreat for children and adults alike.

In praise of outdoor beauty and design

The estate grounds have garnered accolades from respected landscape professionals and even from a noted art scholar. There are native boulders and stones, succulents, flora in rotational bloom, emerald lawns, and a lovely freeform pool and in-pool spa complemented by a pergola and its built-in grill and prep area.

This magical Cape Cod estate in Montecito -- its privacy assured by full fencing, a gated entry, and its location on a peaceful lane -- is convenient to the affluent community's wonderful schools, hiking, beaches, and other distinctive amenities and services.

 

VIRTUAL TOUR - Main House

VIRTUAL TOUR - Guest Cottage

VIRTUAL TOUR - Studio Apartment

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