Brilliantly combining elements of iconic Modernism, Post-modernism, Neo-classicism and Art Deco, architect James Morris, a founding partner of Santa Barbara’s acclaimed The Warner Group, designed this stunning Montecito ocean view estate for a most discerning original owner. Two subsequent renovations have served to embellish the home utilizing the finest materials and meticulous craftsmanship. The result is a residence and its approximately 2 acres rivaling the most awe-inspiring domiciles on California’s Central Coast.
Welcome to a Montecito Masterwork
The imposing front gate, itself a work of art, evokes an air of privacy and class as it hints of the refinement awaiting discovery within the grounds. Beyond the gate, a long, serpentine driveway ends in a large motor court, capable of accommodating dozens of vehicles. The area is flanked by a sloping emerald engineered lawn and stone steps to an estate overlook, and by a grand courtyard. There, towering palms, privet hedges and potted plants grace the sprawling terrace and surround a cobalt blue pool and spa; both complemented by splashing fountains.
Once inside this Montecito contemporary home, one is immediately captivated by an ambiance of spaciousness and light, present throughout and created by the extensive use of polished Italian marble, recessed lighting and great expanses of glass.
A Magical Radiance, Realized in Every Room
Through the foyer and beyond the gallery hallway, a breathtaking panorama of Pacific Ocean and Channel Islands can be seen thanks to the living room’s wall of windows. Impressive French doors lead from the living room to the elegant formal dining room where the spectacular views continue. Nearby, the chef’s kitchen – bathed in light from its walls of glass -- stands ready for the preparation of memorable repasts, sizable or intimate.
There is a relaxed yet sophisticated family room featuring a dramatic fireplace and a picturesque vista through the courtyard, with a backdrop of the Santa Ynez Mountains. A bright, spacious and inspiring gym is accessible from within the home or via the courtyard.
Bedroom Suites as Serene Sanctuaries
The master suite of this extraordinary ocean view estate is truly world-class. Rivaling a very private hideaway at the most luxurious resort, the suite offers a spacious bedroom, sumptuous spa-like bathroom, office and, of course, astonishing vistas. The two generously-sized guestrooms host bathrooms en suite, and provide views of either the ocean or the courtyard and mountains.
A World of Possibilities Both Within and Without
An expansive veranda, spanning the home’s breadth, is the perfect place for morning coffee, or to watch the sunset while hosting a dinner party with friends. With plenty of indoor and outdoor settings, this estate is an entertainer’s dream. While utmost privacy and serenity are distinct characteristics of the property, it is mere minutes from beaches, fine and family-friendly dining, distinctive shopping and galleries, and all the cultural and recreational opportunities Montecito and Santa Barbara have to offer.
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