This renowned early 20th century architect Carleton Winslow designed Spanish Colonial Revival home holds a storied past, yet is ready for its next chapter to unfold. Built in 1928, this historic residence was once part of the famed Billing’s Estate, and later home to Academy Award winner Marie Dressler, in the 1930s.
Set on approximately just over an acre and showcasing ocean and mountain views, the primarily single level residence features dual offices, 4 bedrooms, and 5 full/2 half baths. A 2-bedroom, 1 bathroom guest suite and additional studio with full bath offer additional space for guests, and add to the property's versatility. There is also a spacious finished basement offering a flexible space for a wide variety of uses.
Inside, the home is graciously adorned with a myriad of large windows, French doors and skylights, allowing for an abundance of natural light to filter in from all angles. Maintaining its rich history and architectural integrity, the home retains many original features, including the mahogany front door, herringbone pattern entry courtyard, and all 3 fireplaces.
Richly endowed in both history and detail, a mesmerizing approximately 65-foot groin vaulted gallery hallway welcomes one into the home, while a grand living room awaits just inside with its soaring vaulted “music room” ceiling, near floor to ceiling arched windows with original hardware and a handsome marble fireplace.
The exceptional primary suite of this Carlton Winslow designed Spanish Colonia Revival home features dual bathrooms and walk in closets, a spacious sitting room, and stunning views of the gardens and Montecito Peak. Nurturing an indoor/outdoor lifestyle, the estate was thoughtfully designed with seamless transitions to the outdoors from most rooms.
The gorgeous estate grounds include multiple dining and entertaining venues, a playground with an original “Where the Wild Things Are” mural by famous sculptor and local artist Larry Rankin, a pool, and lushly landscaped gardens with meandering pathways.
This is, indeed, a classic and historic Carlton Winslow designed Spanish Colonia Revival home. The estate is secured by a dual gated entry and flanked by lush landscaping, which add to its privacy and tranquility.
Imagine a place of utmost potential and opportunity engrained with rich history and architectural integrity. The possibilities are boundless in this rarely available opportunity. Located convenient to all Montecito and Santa Barbara have to offer, including world-class beaches, hiking trails, exquisite dining and shopping, the Santa Barbara Airport and more.
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