Exuding the ambiance of a French country estate, this magnificent manor is nestled on more than 4 spectacular acres in exclusive Montecito, California. It represents the epitome of classic design, prestige and privilege. The approximately 12,000 sq. ft. premier estate, designed by noted architect Don Nulty, is complemented by a separate guest studio, cabaña, multiple garages, a horse barn, pool, large pond, tennis court and beautiful landscaping. Stunning views, from many rooms and most areas of the grounds, are of the dramatic Santa Ynez Mountain Range. Although this private and secure manor seems far from the madding crowd, it is only minutes from the community's charming Upper Village, world-class lodging, hiking trails, pristine beaches and highly-acclaimed schools. Nearby, Santa Barbara, known as “The American Riviera,” offers its cultural riches, dining and entertaining venues, shopping and services. The Santa Barbara Airport, and the Los Angeles International Airport slightly more than an hour away, provide convenient private and commercial air transport.
Entering the estate’s main residence, one immediately feels a sense of calm abiding. Beyond the foyer, the expansive living room awaits, bathed in natural light flowing through a 12-foot high arched multi-pane window flanked by equally tall French doors opening to a terrace overlooking the grounds. The family room, though spacious, is warm and welcoming. It is highlighted by an open beam shiplap ceiling with a rough-hewn look. Three sets of French doors open to the terrace. The gourmet kitchen is a comfortable space for preparation of family meals, yet its sophistication and accouterments are sure to please the most particular chef or caterer. An adjacent informal eating area is set in its own bay, open to al fresco dining via floor-to-ceiling French doors. The beautiful and proper dining room, replete with wainscoting, a striking parquet wood floor and a fireplace, is perfect for hosting intimate or large-scale repasts. It, too, opens to a dining terrace.
Post-dinner evenings will surely be spent in the billiard room, state-of-the-art multi-level movie theater or music room. The master suite hosts a restful sitting room, luxurious dual bathrooms and closets, a cozy fireplace, and French doors to a terrace. All guest bedrooms, including one on the first floor and four upstairs, have baths en suite. The very private guest house provides gracious accommodations for even the most discerning who visit the estate. The spectacular pool cabaña has a glowing interior, thanks to its abundance of multi-pane glass windows and doors, large skylight, and its towering rotunda-like open-beam and shiplap ceiling. The pond, embraced by emerald green lawns, is a focal point shared by many rooms of the estate as well as the sprawling multi-level terrace of the main residence. Beyond the pond, a pool, tennis court and lovely orchard await. The property can accommodate equestrian facilities. Throughout the property, walking paths and seating invite quiet contemplation; often under mature trees or surrounded by the estate’s exquisite landscaping.
Savor the serenity of this rarefied setting and bask in its air of relaxed sophistication. Celebrate the joie de vivre of the indoor-outdoor lifestyle. There is magic manifest here on this singular estate.