MLS # 11-370
Romantic Montecito Oasis
Nestled down an enchanting lane and through exotic iron gates you will discover this romantic oasis. Surrounded by lush and serene park-like gardens is a dramatic Asian influenced Contemporary home with generous proportions and an open Floorplan ideal for indoor/outdoor entertaining. This elegant peaceful retreat is framed to the north by the magnificent mountains and to the south by some lovely ocean vistas through a canopy of oak trees. The property consists of 2.27 acres of which there are two legal lots measuring 1.20 acres and 1.07 acres.
Enter the home up a sweeping staircase, through a dramatic entry with four lodge poles, into the most impressive living room with nearly 12’ ceilings, gleaming oak floors and garden views past the granite fireplace. The family room, with walls of windows, has beautiful custom built-ins for books, art and media enjoyment. The dining room adjoins.
Shoji screen doors open to a remarkable and unparalleled kitchen which was added in 2005. Designed by the noted local designer, Peter Kavoian, it offers the finest in cabinetry, appliances and finishes by Studio Becker, and is complete with a breakfast eating area, a built-in desk and enormous windows for garden viewing. The interior space opens to expansive entertaining patios, decks, mountain and ocean view dining and a large swimming pool. Additionally there is a butler’s pantry, a very large laundry room with desk area and an elegant powder room.
The master bedroom is peaceful and enjoys rear garden views, high ceilings, a large bathroom with both a tub and shower, and has a generous walk-in closet. The guest bedroom/library has lovely ocean views, walls of built-in bookshelves and its own bathroom with a shower and a separate walk-in closet.
The other guest room on the main floor of the home enjoys rear garden views, a large closet and a lovely tiled bathroom with a skylight.
There is a totally separate guest apartment located below and is complete with a sitting room, dining area, sleeping area, walk-in closet and a bathroom.
Year Built: ~ 1978
APN: ~ 011-260-019 and 011-260-020
Living Area: ~ 4480 square footage + garage
Lot Size: ~ 2.27 acres (1.20 + 1.07)
Schools: ~ Montecito Union Elementary, Santa Barbara Junior and Senior High Schools