Timeless Montecito Tranquility
Tranquility, privacy, quality and a refined indoor-outdoor lifestyle. Those are the qualities sought after in a Montecito home. This elegant yet supremely comfortable & casual ranch-style residence, on over an acre in the foothills above East Valley Road, possesses those qualities and much more. Resting on a peaceful lane lined with mature trees and neatly trimmed hedges, it represents the epitome of understated luxury.
Relax In Ranch Style
The fabulous home offers the embodiment of Santa Barbara’s internationally acclaimed lifestyle of relaxed sophistication. It is within the award-winning Montecito Union School District, and convenient to the prestigious Valley Club, renowned Birnam Wood Golf Club, and Montecito’s delightful Upper Village.
The expansive Great Room features a soaring, open-beam and wood paneled cathedral ceiling, architectural stone fireplace, and three stunning chandeliers. The wide-plank wood floors are carried throughout the home. Multiple sets of French doors, some with companion windows, are set in a dramatic wall of architectural stone, and open to the patio and its stunning backdrop of mature trees.
The country-style kitchen provides a warm, welcoming ambiance conducive to everyday use, while also providing everything the gourmet chef needs for preparation of the finest meals. Accouterments include high-end appliances, wide plank wood floor, sea grass green limestone countertops, a spacious center island, and French casement windows. The adjacent casual dining area hosts a fireplace, and four sets of French doors to a spacious patio or more intimate deck; each one perfect for alfresco dining with family and friends.
Nearby, the family room makes a delightful post-repast retreat with its casual ambiance, front terrace access, and adjacent full bath, swathed in Carrera marble and offering a touch of luxury.
Master Bed & Bath
The casual sophistication of the master suite — with its soaring white open-beam cathedral ceilings; stone fireplace; wide-plank wood floor; French doors and companion windows opening to a private deck; and large, multi-pane windows — is reminiscent of the nearby and highly acclaimed San Ysidro Ranch. The suite is entered through a welcoming study bathed in light flooding through a wall of French windows and doors. The master bath exudes spa-like serenity. A free-standing soaking tub sits in its own bay, with windows overlooking mature trees, and beautiful custom cabinetry complements dual sinks with their designer fixtures. Cream limestone floors and counter tops complete the luxury.
Comfort and tranquility pervade the 3 bedrooms and 3.5 luxurious baths that comprise the family and guest quarters. One bedroom with bath ensuite, plus 2 additional bedrooms, a full bath and half bath are mere steps away from the Great Room, and all open through French doors to the home’s surrounding landscape.
Mature oaks and natural, drought-tolerant landscaping combine with native sandstone and meandering paths to create a magical setting. A spacious flagstone patio hosts a substantial stone fireplace ready to warm cool Montecito evenings spent dining alfresco with family or guests.
The enchanting property, though tucked away discretely in the foothills, is convenient to excellent schools, a wonderful array of restaurants and distinctive shopping, world-class beaches and much more.