Nestled between gentle foothills and some of the most beautiful coastal areas in Southern California, you will find the sought after residential haven: Montecito. With about 10,000 residents and approximately 3,400 single family residences, this town is a coveted place to live for countless reasons: its Mediterranean climate offers warmer winters and cooler summers, numerous cultural venues allow for a world class expression of the arts, outstanding gardens are created by famed horticulturalists, and brilliant architecture displays both the Spanish Colonial Revival style and the Palladian style. Newer estates in the area feature contemporary style architecture designed to maximize ocean and mountain views; other traditionally Mediterranean estates feature a more casual and coveted indoor/outdoor lifestyle.
Montecito’s beauty captivates all who come here for vacation, school, or work trips. The ease of access from the foothills to the beach is one of the most alluring reasons to visit the area. Guests and residents alike enjoy the splendor of Montecito as they swim in their own personal stretch of the Pacific Ocean and hike through dense woodland areas. Others fall under the spell of the meandering hedge-lined lanes that hide grand villas that were built over a century ago and are now surrounded by lush landscaping. These hidden estates could be small English garden cottages designed by the Moody sisters or brand new estates with unmatchable views and brilliant, thriving gardens.
The activity never ends in Montecito – whether you want to see the famous Lotusland and its gardens, spend your summer listening to concerts at the world-renowned Music Academy, visit San Ysidro Ranch with its century old adobe known as “The Plow and Angel” (where you can go for casual, fine dining), or see the stunning Four Seasons Biltmore. This last location is placed directly across from one of the most beautiful beaches in the area between the city of Santa Barbara and the small hillside town of Summerland. Montecito's sweet, accessible beach is known for mesmerizing sunsets and exciting dolphin appearances. It truly is a magical place to live and mild year-round weather enables biking, hiking, and exercise-enthusiasts to play outdoors on a regular basis.
Your dream home may very well be hidden behind hedge in this special coastal enclave, whether you are searching for a luxurious estate or a humble garden cottage. Let us take you on a tour of Montecito's beachside areas and we will bring you everywhere: from homes dating to the 1920's in the European neighborhood "Hedgerow" to the Los Padres National Forest where vintage architectural homes of integrity capture panoramic views. Please check out our photos that show the beauty of our gardens and architectural legacy or come to one of our open house events. We have it all here in Montecito!