A world apart. A world within. Nearby, a world to fulfill every want and need of the most discerning guests and most active family. This marvelous Montecito hacienda-style estate, resting on a very private and serene approximately 1.38 acres near the end of a private lane, hosts abundant amenities. Yet, it is also mere minutes from the amenities of the privileged community of which it is a part. Montecito’s Coast Village Road, the acclaimed Four Seasons Santa Barbara Biltmore, and pristine beaches are nearly “just around the corner.”
Reminiscent of the Finest Hacienda
Upon entering the estate’s gates, one is greeted by a palpable air of refinement. There is open space bordered by drought-resistant landscaping, a single majestic tree, a small fruit orchard, the pristine white stucco and red tile roof of the main residence, and an enchanting fountain.
Within this rarefied retreat are trappings of comfort and enjoyment reserved for properties of this stature. The main residence, guest house, delightful accessory structure, tennis cabaña and tennis court surround an expansive central courtyard. There is a large and beautiful pool and spa, manicured lawns, open areas and flagstone paths. All are bounded by impeccably trimmed hedges.
Design, Spaces and Amenities Created for Luxury Living
The main and guest residences are defined by open floorplans, high ceilings, archways, and abundant windows and glass doors that contribute to a refreshing quality of spaciousness and light. Dramatic mountain views grace many rooms as well as the extensive grounds. The estate’s complement of 5 bedrooms includes 3 bedroom suites in addition to the master suite in the main residence, and an additional bedroom suite in the guest house. There are also an office or library, media room, chef’s kitchen with adjacent butler’s pantry, and a large wine cellar, as well as the living and family rooms.
A Privileged Location
Montecito is the perfect location in all of California for this singular estate. Sharing the predominant design and lifestyle traditions of its neighbor, Santa Barbara, the affluent community is a showcase of Mediterranean architecture and is celebrated for its ambiance of relaxed sophistication and the joie de vivre of its residents.
ENTRY | LIVING ROOM | OFFICE/LIBRARY | FAMILY ROOM
A wood-framed glass door complemented by an intricate wrought iron overlay opens to the world within the estate’s main residence. From there, the entry hall reveals the living room and family room where fireplaces, wide-plank hardwood floors and beamed ceilings create warm, beckoning spaces.
The family room’s French doors open to a main terrace and overlook the sprawling courtyard, while the room itself extends to the dining and culinary areas. Nearby, and accessible via the living room, a versatile office or library opens via French doors to an intimate private courtyard; its fountain inviting relaxation or quiet contemplation.
In every home – from the most impressive manor to the humblest cottage -- the culinary center stands alone in its importance. Nowhere is that truer than at an estate such as this one. Family, extended family, guests, caterers and, perhaps, the personal chef depend on the center’s convenience, comfort and versatility.
To that end, the kitchen of this Montecito hacienda is fit for the most particular cook. It has high-end appliances, a multipurpose center island, a pantry and traditional butler’s pantry. Its dining area transitions seamlessly to the family room, beyond which, as an homage to Montecito’s coveted indoor-outdoor lifestyle, a spacious al fresco dining terrace features a beautiful painted Spanish tile fountain and vignettes of the grounds.
MASTER SUITE | GUEST SUITES
The most luxurious accommodations at the world’s finest resorts often rest at the end of a serene hallway whose walls are embellished with works of art. The suite is always exceedingly comfortable, with a cozy fireplace, abundant closet space, a well-appointed bathroom and French doors to a secluded terrace.
With that in mind, consider the master bedroom suite at this Montecito hacienda. It is, indeed, at the end of a gallery hallway. It is quite roomy and does have a cozy fireplace, in addition to an open-beam cathedral ceiling. It also hosts dual walk-in closets and two sets of French doors opening to a pergola. Its chic bathroom features a freestanding soaking tub overlooking the orchard.
There are 3 additional bedroom suites in the main residence; all offering a bath en suite and superior accommodation for family and guests.
The enjoyment of a large estate such as this one is enhanced, of course, by its many venues for entertaining and play. Consider the “great room,” for example. Here, composed of the family room and culinary center, it has been thoughtfully designed for hospitality and optimum conviviality. There’s the media room with its built-in cabinetry and superb sound system. Nearby, a light and airy crafts room is sure to spark creativity in even the most reserved family member or guest.
On the other hand, in Montecito, mild days and cool evenings are meant for outdoor pleasures. The hacienda’s lovely main terrace awaits with its dining area, cooking facilities, fireplace and magical fountain. The large pool and nearby spa invite play, conversation and quiet contemplation under the sun.
GUEST HOUSE | ACCESSORY STRUCTURE
Within a gentle stone toss to the pool, which it overlooks, the hacienda’s handsome guest house rivals the coveted cottages at nearby San Ysidro Ranch and the Four Seasons Santa Barbara Biltmore. Open-beam ceilings, dazzling white walls and terra cotta tile floors throughout the casita reflect its refreshing Mediterranean influence. Living room, bedroom and game room open through French doors to a pair of vine-covered pergolas, allowing unobscured views of the pool and surrounding grounds.
In the living room, a cozy fireplace stands ready to warm cool Montecito nights. Across the hacienda’s courtyard from the guest house, an accessory structure hosts an attached wine cellar, bathroom and stands as a versatile space, ready for exercise, yoga, art or an additional office.
Taking center stage among the tidy lawns, citrus trees, vegetable gardens and impeccably trimmed hedges, the swimming pool and accompanying in-ground spa satisfy both form and function. The pool-spa element is encircled by precisely cut flagstones set in emerald lawn; creating a striking surround.
Beyond a pair of towering Italian cypress trees and a hedgerow, the tennis court provides a sporting venue for champions and novices alike. A charming tennis cabaña provides respite from the sun and contains a convenient powder room and storage space.
In addition, opportunities abound for additions such as bocce and croquet courts, a putting green and more. For now, at the end of a day of swimming, sunning and tennis, all can retire to the welcoming terrace for al fresco enjoyment of this world-class Montecito hacienda-style estate’s riches.
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