Santa Barbara Luxury Living
Built in 1999 and then customized through an extensive remodel, this Mediterranean estate exhibits timeless design, blending the best traditional architectural elements with the casual living and entertaining that comes with the California beach lifestyle. Unlike most of Santa Barbara’s ocean front home – where location is offset by both noise and a lack of privacy – this incredible property is set far off the street. It rests down a shared driveway, but has its own private entrance and motor court.
From the incredible outdoor areas you not only enjoy the calming sound of the ocean, but the incredible panoramic view of one of Santa Barbara’s most desirable beaches. A courtyard outfitted with manicured gardens of roses and boxwood hedges along with a bubbling fountain that welcomes you to the property. This ushers you in through stately double oak doors into the grand, two story entry foyer, topped with a 900-piece parquet coffered ceiling and dramatic chandelier.
Living Spaces with Ocean Vistas
Inside the entry is the formal living room, with a massive hand-carved oak mantel and granite surround. Matching oak bookcases flank the fireplace, while french doors lead out to the patio and provide the majestic ocean views visible from so much of this property. Other living spaces include a family room with its own fireplace and also an “entertainment room” on the second level, the perfect casual complement to the formal living spaces, with plenty of space for table tennis, billiards, or a large entertainment system.
Gourmet Chef's Kitchen
The gourmet chef’s kitchen is laid out to accommodate both large-scale food prep for entertaining, or a more intimate inviting place to prepare meals for friends and family. Custom oak cabinets and granite counters line the kitchen, while a large island with a wine rack and its own prop sink occupy the center of the room, under a pot-rack chandelier. The top-tier appliances include a Thermador 6-burner professional range with grill and double oven, a Bosch dishwasher and built-in Sub-Zero fridge and freezer. The nearby butler’s pantry offers yet more storage space, and a more quick and casual snack prep area with a second microwave and a third sink. Meals can be enjoyed either in the bright and sunny breakfast nook, with stunning ocean views, the formal dining room, with its large, arched entry and pair of built-in china hutches, or outside along the bluff, where the ambience and “al fresco” dining is second to none.
Master Bedroom and Bath
The master suite includes a spacious bedroom, as well as an adjoining sitting room or office. The sitting room has built-in bookshelves, a cozy fireplace and french doors to the patio. The luxurious master bathroom contains a walk-in shower with imported Italian tile, jacuzzi soaking tub, and his and hers vanities and walk-in closets.
A second bedroom is on the entry level, with its own en-suite bathroom, walk-in closet and french doors to a private patio. There are two separate wings upstairs, including the west wing, which could serve as a great option for an in-law quarters or guest suite with its own private staircase. The east wing features three bedrooms, the entertainment room, and a separate office, with nearly every room having its own private balcony or patio to enjoy either mountain or ocean views.
Panoramic Oceanfront Views
The backyard and outdoor entertaining areas are undoubtedly the highlight of this incredible estate. The large open space consists of several distinct patio areas, all of which are surrounded by lush tropical plants and palms and of course, incredible views. The flagstone covering the outdoor surfaces offers a more rustic feel that complements the natural beauty of the coastline.