Montecito has historically been a coastal haven for the affluent. Its famous celebrity residents include Oprah Winfrey, Rob Lowe and others; even John and Jacqueline Kennedy took their honeymoon at the San Ysidro Ranch in 1953. Of course, there are many other affluent residents whose families have made their homes here for generations. Custom mansions tucked behind private gates and set on acres upon acres of verdant land are as much a part of the scenery as the rolling canyons and swaying eucalyptus trees. Privacy and ocean views are the currency here…a quiet life of unassuming luxury in what has been called the “American Riviera.”
This remarkable 6.5-acre Montecito estate, recently listed for $23,000,000 by Randy Solakian of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Montecito and marketed by Coldwell Banker Previews International®, offers the epitome of the Santa Barbara lifestyle. Masterfully created to welcome family and friends into a life in style and comfort, the gated 8-bedroom, 8-bath residence is understated yet lacking in nothing. The owners patiently and lovingly collaborated with talented designers and master craftsmen over several years to fuse the finest materials, tasteful finishes and up-to-date technology with a premium location in the heart of central Montecito’s most desirable view corridor.
The sun-drenched interiors themselves pay homage to the formal, yet informal spirit of Montecito: a private paneled study, detached artist’s studio, a wine cellar, game room, private detached 2-bedroom guest house, lower-level theater wine cellar, a gorgeous gourmet kitchen, impeccably maintained master suite and multiple loggias and terraces for true indoor/outdoor living. Details abound, and are almost too numerous to name, but a partial list provides just a hint at what’s inside: antique wood floors, numerous interior fireplaces, extensive hand-cut stone and an elevator. Outdoors, the residence is equally impressive with a poolside stone terrace with spa, an outdoor room with a fireplace, barbecue house, sport court and of course—ocean views galore.
Offered for $23,000,000, this retreat is truly one to see.