Don Draper would appreciate this mid-century ranch set among classic Montecito estates
If houses reflect the times they were designed, Mid-century Modern is the architecture of ideas, created by those who believed the forward-looking style could be a vehicle for social change to create a better society. Characterized by flat planes, large glass windows, and open space, these homes — built from 1945 to the 1980s, classic Mid-century homes feature simplicity and an integration with nature, encouraging residents to explore the world in new ways.
My new listing is a beauty, located in a coveted neighborhood of grand and timeless homes. Featuring beautiful hardwood floors throughout, and high, vaulted ceilings, the property is private and tranquil on approximately 1.3 acres. Multiple French doors in the living room with clerestory windows above add to the light and airy feel that continues in the adjacent family room, which hosts multiple large windows complemented by clerestory windows and a vaulted ceiling. The generous use of glass and the expansive ceilings allow both rooms to be bathed in light, and create a refreshing feeling of spaciousness. The heart of the home, the kitchen has an adjoining breakfast area, with greenhouse windows that invite the cultivation of one’s favorite herbs and flowers. Throughout the home, interior comforts appear to merge with the enchanting exterior landscape.
The tastefully updated ranch-style home includes a separate artist studio tucked against a wooded hillside and accessible via a charming arched footbridge over a seasonal stream. Fruit trees and roses complement the natural landscape.
This Mid-century Modern Home Offers More Than an Air of Spaciousness and Light
The new owners will appreciate the home’s ambiance of relaxed sophistication: something Montecito is renowned for. Conveniently near Lotusland, and Cold Spring School, the community’s Upper and Lower Villages, pristine beaches, and two world-class resorts.
Not a Mid-century Modern fan? Not to worry. 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 type of architecture you’re looking for.