Montecito English Cottage
This charming cottage, which received the prestigious “Distinctive Small House in America” award from Better Homes in America, signed by Pearl Chase in 1940, has had many changes over the years. With additions, remodeling and updating the much enlarged home (4,279 +/- Sq.Ft.) now offers modern comforts and state of the art amenities for high speed internet, local area network, twin lead cable and satellite feeds to master bedroom, office and family room. All additions and remodels were in keeping with the original design by Harriet Moody.
The home’s main focus is to the rear patio, garden and pool areas. Sydney Baumgartner designed a beautiful and private garden which can be viewed from most of the home’s interior. Enjoy the large rear brick patio area with stone fireplace which is accessed by French doors from many of the interior rooms. Then step up to the 45’ pool and the 7’ spa area. The pool/guest house (558 +/- Sq.Ft.) is nearby. Looking further across the beautiful lawn you see lovely seating areas, a stone gardener’s cottage, chicken coop and a lath house, all bordered by towering trees.
Living Room: 25’ x 15’ Wood floors, fireplace, French doors to rear patio, built-in bookcases.
Dining Room: 12’ x 9’ Wood floors, view windows to front entry, built-in corner China cabinets, butler's pantry through doorway.
Den/Office: 20’ x 13’ Wood floors, beamed ceiling, bay window, copper fireplace, bookcases, display niches, shutters.
Kitchen: 14’x 12’ Huge skylight in vaulted ceiling bathes the kitchen with natural light, brick floors, eat at breakfast bar, SubZero refrigerator, Thermador double ovens, Chambers gas cook top, Fisher & Paykel dishwashers, tile countertops.
Breakfast Room: 14’ x 9’ Brick floors, windows to front entry, open to kitchen
Family Room: 29’ x 18’ Wide plank oak floors, fireplace, beamed ceiling, large wet-bar, French door to patio and gardens, ceiling fans.
Game Room: 22’ x 16’ Open to family room, billiard table, built in bookcases, bathroom with shower, door to laundry room.
Master Bedroom: 22’ x 15’ Wood floors, beamed ceiling, garden view bay window, French doors to patio, walk-in closet with skylights. Elegant master bathroom finished with tile floors and marble, two sink areas, water closet, separate shower and tub.
Bedroom: 12’ x 9’ Located upstairs above family room, carpeted floors, beamed ceiling, study alcove, bathroom with stall shower.
Bedroom: 12’ x 9’ Located upstairs above living room, sea grass flooring, gabled ceiling, fireplace, storage and book shelves, bathroom with shower.
Guest / Pool House: 25’ x 20’ Located just east of the pool, with brick floors, wood beamed ceilings, built-in eat-at bar, SubZero refrigerator, double sinks, built in cabinetry, French doors. Bathroom with skylight, steam shower and door to outside for pool use.
Swimming Pool 45’ x 19’
Spa 7’ x 7” Round
Gardener’s Cottage and Chicken Pen
Generator- 12 KW with automatic switch
Irrigation from private well
Fans under house
Local area network for computer
Twin lead cable/satellite feed to master, den and family room
Forced Air Gas Furnace
Excluded From Sale:
Central office phone system with voice mail