Beds/Baths: Main: 4 / 5 Full, 1 Powder
Cabana: Studio /1 Full
Year Built: 2010
Main House Sq.Ft.: 4,132±
Cabana Sq.Ft.: 585±
Exercise Room & Garage Sq.Ft.: 900±
Aggregate Sq.Ft. from above: 5,617±
Acreage: .50 ±
Architect: Richard D. Starnes
RDS Architecture and Planning
Located on a peaceful lane in the prestigious Hedgerows of Montecito, California, this stunning Spanish Colonial-style home was built in 2010, and is well-constructed with elegance, character and charm. It features grand living spaces with graceful arches, vaulted beam ceilings, wrought-iron light fixtures, ornamental iron work, and Romeo and Juliette balconies. The expansive great room has walls of glass with accordion-style doors that open completely to the loggia and scenic grounds beyond – creating a true indoor-outdoor experience.
The great room is open to the gourmet kitchen and breakfast room and features a high beam ceiling and lovely high-gloss hardwood floor. The approximately 4,132 sq. ft. main home enjoys 4-bedrooms, 5.5-baths, and features a pleasant upstairs master suite with a view deck towards magnificent mountain views, as well as two upstairs guest-suites with en-suite baths. Another guest suite is on the main level. Lush, tropical gardens surrounding the home envelope guests with tranquil beauty and privacy. The partially covered loggia off the main house has a wonderful outdoor kitchen.
Beyond the loggia is an inviting pool with a waterfall from the spa above. The large Spanish-style pool cabana offers another fun and inviting place to entertain, complete with a covered loggia, a grand outdoor fireplace, and columned archways overlooking the nearby pool and main house. The property also enjoys a private garden and seating areas behind the cabana, as well as a large work-out room connected to the two-car garage.
The classic Spanish Colonial-style home has a dramatic entry with stone steps leading up to a grand stone portico entry with an arched wood door, ornamental ironwork above the two surrounding windows, and two charming Romeo and Juliette balconies. The front door opens to an inviting entry with beautiful high-gloss hardwood floors that lead to the expansive public rooms and garden views beyond. To the right of the entry is the formal dining room, as well as a staircase with a wrought-iron balustrade that leads to the upstairs master and two guest suites.
The grand living room is open to the sophisticated kitchen where the space is flooded with light from two sets of massive according glass doors. When the doors are completely open they truly showcase the quintessential Santa Barbara indoor/outdoor lifestyle, and present a spacious area to entertain a large gathering of friends or family. The living room has a floor-to-ceiling Spanish-style fireplace with a stone hearth that is flanked by two arched windows to the side gardens. The beam ceiling seamlessly blends with the outdoor loggia and the gardens beyond.
The Spanish-style charm continues on through a grand archway that opens to a commodious family room/library. Built-in bookshelves and a window seat surround the focal point of the room – a large custom window with crisscross stucco detailing that retains the integrity of the architectural style. Another large window opens to the lovely side gardens. The comfortable space enjoys a vaulted beam ceiling with a large wrought-iron hurricane chandelier. Through an archway, guests are offered a private guest suite with luxurious hand-painted silk wallpaper, a tall beam ceiling and arched windows to the front gardens. There’s an artfully designed full-bath with a custom vanity and a travertine tile and walk-in glass shower nearby.
Imagine creating epicurean meals with the finest ingredients for family and friends in this gourmet kitchen. Fit for the serious chef, the design features offer functionality, beautiful wood cabinetry with a plethora of storage, an ample center island with a granite slab countertop, beautiful travertine tile backsplashes, top-of-the line appliances, and a large pantry. The delightful breakfast area is bathed in morning light and overlooks the entertainment loggia, the outdoor kitchen and lush gardens. The stunning high-gloss hardwood floors and beautiful wood beams continue into this delightful space.
Located off the living room and kitchen is a beautiful partially covered Spanish-style columned loggia accented with dramatic arches, a natural stone tile patio, a built-in outdoor kitchen with a stucco island bar, and a built-in grill and bar refrigerator. This is the perfect setting to entertain for those who can’t resist the lure of Santa Barbara’s pleasant year-round climate.
Back within the home, guests can enjoy the formal dining room with access from the kitchen or front entry. The comfortable space is the perfect size for intimate gatherings and features arched windows to the front and side gardens, a beam ceiling with a custom wrought-iron chandelier, and an arched entry hallway to the kitchen with a built-in buffet and wine storage. An arched doorway off the kitchen leads to a full wet bar room with storage cabinets (formerly a laundry room), a separate powder room, and there’s also a door that leads to the two-car garage with a large workout room beyond.
From the grand entryway, steps with a wrought-iron balustrade lead to the second floor where there’s a lovely master suite and two guest suites. The landing has a beam ceiling and a window to the side gardens. The subtle beauty of the master bedroom suite is accentuated by the soft color palette, a Spanish-style corner fireplace with a gently curved stone hearth and stucco mantle, a vaulted beam ceiling, and a French door with sidelights that opens to a large tiled deck with beautiful mountain and garden views. A double walk-in closet opens to the master bath that offers two vanities with marble countertops, a large jet tub with a marble deck, and a large window to the side gardens. There’s also a walk-in glass shower and a separate toilet room. The two light-filled guest bedrooms enjoy French doors with charming Romeo and Juliette balconies overlooking front garden views, as well as en-suite baths with travertine tiles, walk-in glass showers, and walk-in closets.
Returning to the splendid rear gardens, one is beckoned by the enticing pool surrounded by natural stone and lush lawns. A waterfall gently streams from the spa above that’s located in front of an incredible Spanish-style pool house with plenty of romantic appeal. The expansive covered loggia has a beam ceiling, a natural stone terrace, a massive outdoor stucco fireplace, and sweeping columned arches with views of the pool area, gardens and main house. Enter the approximately 585 sq. ft. pool cabana through two sets of large French doors with sidelights where guests discover an expansive room with a vaulted beam ceiling, a grand floor-to-ceiling stucco fireplace, a kitchenette with a sink and bar refrigerator, travertine tile floor, a spacious en-suite bath, a walk-in closet, and plenty of storage. Behind the cabana is another garden area with raised flower beds and outdoor seating areas. There’s also alternate street access to the property from Green Lane.
A final feature of this unique property is the approx. 341 sq. ft. exercise room that is adjacent to the approx. 445 sq. ft. two-car garage. The exercise room has stunning Spanish tile floor, windows to rear and side garden views, and a separate door to the rear gardens and pool area.
This home is an exquisite architectural example of a Montecito Spanish-style retreat that enjoys perfect balance and harmony from the white stucco finish of the home, wood beam ceilings, dark wood finishes, and expansive light-filled public rooms that open to inviting outdoor entertainment spaces and lush gardens. These charming elements unite to create a delightful atmosphere and make this the perfect place to call home.
- Appliances: Kitchen: An oversized wood-paneled SubZero side-by-side refrigerator/freezer; a Wolf 6-burner gas cooktop with grill with double ovens, a pot filler faucet, a custom stucco hood, a Miele dishwasher, and a Dacor warming drawer.
- Security System.
- Shared Well: Ivydene, and it is a shared well with 14 houses in total. The water bill is approx. $110 per month.
- Separate access from Green Lane.
- Two-car garage with workout room, but could be returned to a 4-car garage.
- Former laundry room inside the home is now a bar room and could be returned to a laundry room.
- Fully fenced.