Lot Size: 9.37 Acres/Four Parcels
APN’s: 007-410-018, 007-410-019, 007-420-006, 007-420-011
Architect: David E. Martin
General Contractor: Tariq Kadri, Kadri & Associates, Inc.
Landscape Designer: Lockwood de Forest, Jr., (circa 1946)
Landscape Designer: Robert E. Truskowski of Robert E. Truskowski, Inc. (1996-2001)
Evocative of the grand and romantic villas around Italy’s Lake Como, this world class Montecito property dating back to 1919 offers gated privacy on over 9 acres. Expansive lawn areas beautifully frame a reflecting pool and balustrades from the original drawings of the famed landscape designer, Lockwood de Forest, Jr., as well as awe inspiring ocean and mountain views which take your breath away at first glance. Built in 2001, the regal main residence with its shuttered windows and impressive façade, enhanced with stone columns, is resplendent like a jewel surrounded by magnificent gardens with mature specimen olive and palm trees. The coveted Santa Barbara indoor/outdoor lifestyle is yours to enjoy in this well designed estate with both a south facing ocean view entertainment terrace boasting a spacious loggia and a north facing mountain view terrace for relaxed conversation while gazing at the sunset colors of the foothills in this Riviera style coastal enclave.
Sought after amenities of this centrally located luxe property include: beautifully proportioned living room with walls of glass to showcase panoramic ocean views as well as awe inspiring mountain views, a 2000+/- square foot elegant master suite embracing the views with a picture perfect spa bathroom and masterfully finished closets, a raised European style glass tiled pool with terrace surrounded by rows of fragrant yellow roses, gardenias and palms, Italian style pool pavilion, a tennis court with courtside viewing cabana surrounded by lush landscaping and redwood trees, two 2 car detached garages for additional parking or gardener/maintenance use, organic vegetable and fruit orchard with cutting garden near a charming two bedroom guest house, well for landscape use, eye-catching wrought iron entry gates and luxurious design touches throughout the residence. Enjoy the casual yet sophisticated lifestyle offered in this Montecito property with its acclaimed architecture, famous gardens created over the years by renowned landscape artists, and comfort combined with luxury. Coco Chanel once decreed that “luxury must be comfortable, otherwise it is not luxury.” The essence of a luxurious home is that residing in it makes life easy. “Have it all” with this rare example of architecture enhanced by gardens and spectacular views!