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Harbor, mountains and horizons, todays dreamscape villa, tomorrow’s national landmark in the making.

July 11, 2016

From its private, nearly 11 acre setting to its expansive mountain and ocean views, this remarkable villa offers an effortless and enviable modus vivendi.Montecito-z-Outdoor-06

This architectural marvel has gone through several graceful revivals throughout the years. In its latest reincarnation, this newly reimagined Tuscan villa recently entered the premier echelon of design.

Balancing and celebrating opposing elements, this incredible residence is refined, rustic, sophisticated, airy, grounded and all the while aglow with natural light.Montecito-z-Outdoor-04

Originally crafted by the architectural dream-team of Harrison Design and Giffin & Crane, this gracious estate is a thoughtful study in everyday elegance. A creamy palate skillfully layers shades of white, linen and soft taupe to create an solid foundation that lets the many custom details shine.Montecito-z-Outdoor

As the Santa Barbara light evolves throughout the day, so too does the feel and beauty of this home.  Explore new depths to your surroundings as softly lit morning walls wane into dreamy evening shadows and witness the interplay between subtle styling and dramatic spaces.Montecito-z-Outdoor-05

Ancient imported Biblical stone by Ancient Surfaces anchor the floors while an incredible, hand-painted, lyptus wood ceiling crowns the formal living room.Montecito-Living-Room-01 Montecito-Living-Room-02

Reclaimed beams and barrel vaulted ceilings define the open family room and compliment the dining room’s chic white wainscoting and the newly remodeled, Antique Carrera brick clad kitchen back splash. In one word, Irresistible!Montecito-Kitchen-07
Montecito-Kitchen-02Montecito-Kitchen-05A hand-crafted, 200-year-old chestnut oak staircase ascends to the home’s second level. Here, the sumptuous master suite, designed to capture the remarkable ocean and mountain views, creates a haven for relaxation.Montecito-Stairway-Nook Seating-01

A vaulted ceiling lends to a light and airy feel while antique French doors open to a private terrace that overlooks the Santa Barbara harbor and lush Montecito hillside.Montecito-z-Outdoor-04

The upper level continues to two spacious, mountain-view bedroom suites complete with walk-in closets and deluxe baths. The hallway ends at a charming, light filled playroom or study.Montecito-Hallway-04

A secondary stairway descends from the east wing of the home to the entertainment level that is full of delightfully flexible spaces. A state of the art temperature-controlled wine cellar, a well-equipped media room, and a sunny gym, all form complementing and engaging destinations that help turn this already versatile home into an all-inclusive travel destination.Montecito-Living-Room-13

Completing the lower level is a beautiful guest room with a full bath.
Outside, the extraordinary, open-air pavilion overlooks the sparkling pool and spa, and offers breathtaking mountain and ocean views.Montecito-Stairs-03Montecito-z-Outdoor-03

Whether this is where you read your morning news over a cup of coffee, host dinners or enjoy a nightcap under the warm glow of the moonlight, the amazing space will quickly become an integral part of your everyday routine.Montecito-z-Outdoor-02

Adjacent to the pool an antique limestone patio with an outdoor fireplace, grill and dining area form a compelling layout for outdoor Al Fresco living as well as informal gatherings. Just beyond the rose garden and the vegetable garden a transition into a wilderness is but a literal stone throw away.Montecito-z-Outdoor-01

The forest with its indigenous fauna and flora gives this estate a magnificent and secluded feel.
This gracious estate with its impeccable design, stunning views and effortless elegance has everything on your wish list and more. Enjoy the best of coastal California and rediscover the Mediterranean in the Montecito foothills.Montecito-Stairs-02

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