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A Home for Generations
Designed by famed local architect Don Nulty and constructed in 2008, this legacy estate takes cues from the classic Cape Cod style of Robert Stern. Solid wood entry gates reveal a cobblestone drive and circular motor court leading to an expansive, beautifully shingled abode, supported with stately columns and finished with a slate roof.
Rife with the charm of a Hamptons beach house, yet tucked away in the foothills of Montecito, this breathtaking estate is the epitome of the ideal family retreat. Beautifully merging an East Coast aesthetic, with a casual, quintessential California feel, the property evokes an idyllic storybook appeal, perched atop two acres of prime southwest facing land and set against a backdrop of ocean, island and mountain views.
Step into the foyer of the 12,000 square foot masterpiece with complex craftsmanship and you’ll be greeted with a gently curved staircase, walnut herringbone flooring and softly arched entryway. The sun-soaked living room gives way to a stately dining room large enough for multi-generational celebrations. French doors open onto a flagstone patio. The heart of the home, a sizable kitchen with coffered ceilings and exquisite Carrera marble countertops, leads to a sunny octagonal breakfast nook and adjacent family room replete with stackstone fireplace and built-in entertainment center.
Perfectly polished, the residence is dressed in richly upholstered wall coverings, hand-painted wallpaper, antique crystal chandeliers and sconces, exquisite heavy nickel and pewter hardware, stained glass touches, and detailed crown moldings, baseboards, and wainscoting. Boasting a vintage speaker covers for a 21-zone Sonos audio system, the residence offers all the luxury of 21st century living, including computerized digital heating & air system and central vacuum.
Wide hallways and rolling oak pocket doors offer the choice of openness or privacy for the formal dining room. An adjacent full wet bar and 1200-bottle, temperature-controlled wine room can be open to the living room or elegantly concealed.
Ascend to the second level via one of two curving staircases, and you enter an airy hallway branching off to four expansive, en-suite bedrooms. A spacious master suite with his and hers dressing rooms and bathrooms opens onto a private terrace with panoramic ocean views. The remaining upstairs bedrooms feature walk-in closets, cozy window seats, and sash windows, in addition to oval porthole pivot windows that complete the Cape Cod aesthetic. A light and bright craft room opens onto a private balcony terrace with picturesque harbor views.
Descend from the main level, to the residence’s lower floor, and you’ll find a 10-seat state-of-the-art theater, a wet bar, music room, full-bathroom, extensive storage areas, home gym, and game room that open onto a formal rose garden. Imagine the family reunions, parties, events and memories to come.
Beyond the French doors of the main house, the lush, fertile landscape hosts an expansive and well-appointed detached guest house, perfect for visiting friends and relatives. The backyard offers a wrap-around flagstone patio, two fireplaces, and two barbecue areas for large family gatherings. Expansive green lawns give way to fragrant rose gardens, native shrubbery, and boulders leading to a 65-foot saline swimming pool, spa, pool house, and changing cabana with stunning views of the Santa Barbara Harbor and beyond.
Nature abounds amid a secluded seasonal creek, and native, drought-resistant foliage. A wonderland dotted with huge log bridges, handcrafted ash benches, a secret tree fort, hillside orchard, and pristine landscaping are maintained by a private well producing 23-gallons per minute with an 8000 gallon storage tank. This ideal family compound also incorporates a 7-hole putting green and sports court equipped for paddle tennis, badminton, volleyball and full-court basketball.
This enchanted property is unrivaled, beautifully merging the magic of Montecito with classic East Coast charm to create the perfect home for generations to come. Blending 20th century craftsmanship with 21st century amenities for those who seek the best of both worlds. The perfect estate for creating special memories.