SOLD: 780 Ashley Road
Long Term Rental Options Available At $49,000/month
Short Term Also Available.
The Glass Pavilion
The Glass Pavilion is a redefining structure within modernism. It is a benchmark building that sets the bar as to what modernism is and can be. Throughout the last century there has been a few great buildings that defined modernism and inspired a generation to imagine what is possible not only within architecture but as a society as a whole. Mies Van Der Roh's Barcelona Pavilion and Farnsworth house, as well as Phillip Johnson's glass house were these type of defining structures. Now, Steve Hermann's Glass Pavilion takes the architectural tenets of these greats and catapults these concepts into the new millennium.
Set within a 3.5+/- acre estate of oak groves in Montecito and boasting 14,000+/- sq. ft. under roof, this home is impressive beyond words. An almost entirely glass home it allows occupants to be comfortably inside while completely enveloped within nature. As you drive down the long gated driveway, it slowly comes into view. You are immediately confronted with a large all glass home, floating above gently rolling lawns. The sight of it is awe-inspiring.
Through the use of massive structural steel beams, the home is able to appear weightless as it hovers above an expansive lawn. No expense has been spared during the six years that it took to complete this groundbreaking structure. All of the large glass panels are Star Fire glass, an incredibly clear glass usually reserved for jewelry displays. It s kitchen and baths are by such famous names as Varenna, Poliform and Antonio Lupi. In each category the best and most exciting products from around the world were sourced to make this home flawless in each category. The home has five bedrooms, five and a half baths, grand hallway and large wine room. The glass pavilion includes an art gallery where the owner currently displays their vintage car collection. The space is so generous that it is capable of holding up to 30 cars within its walnut lined walls.
This is a home with possibly no equal. The combination of architectural groundbreaking style and extreme detail in finish quality make it a home without compare. It is the pinnacle of architecture for this generation and will define the era in which it was built.
780 Ashley Road - Amenities List
Three walls of starfire glass. Statuary marble fireplace with hidden plasma T.V. behind artwork, terrazzo floors through entire house, Rimedesio shelving system
David Weeks mid century inspired chandelier hangs over the dinning table, surrounded by floor to ceiling windows.
Poliform/Varenna white lacquered cabinetry, 2 Miele ovens, 1 Miele Steamer, 1 meile convection microwave, 1 Meile espresso maker, 2 Meile dishwashers, 2 sub zero refrigerators, Varenna hood, LCD T. V, Crestron home automation panel, statuary marble countertops, Gaggeneau modular range and BBQ.
Poliform/Varenna high gloss lacquer cabinetry capable of holding several thousand bottles. Room is temperature controlled and has additional white wine coolers.
Straight grained oak paneled walls from Tabu in Italy, Calvin Klein grey wool fabric paneled walls, B&B Italia shelving system built into the walls, Crestron Home automation panel, Bitticino wall switches, recessed lights, uplighting and pathway lights all on a vantage lighting system.
Wool fabric paneled wall, straight grain oak paneled wall, full wall fireplace made out of Statuary marble with ten foot long fireplace, terrazzo floors, floor to ceiling glass walls overlooking the oak grove.
Poliform high gloss lacquered walk in cabinetry in closet, Antonio Lupi high gloss white vanity with minimalist countertop and 2 built in sinks, Jesse vanity faucets, Antonio Lupi free standing tub, walls of Italian porcelain, oversized shower with 2 standard rain shower heads and one 3 foot long Dorn Bracht rain head in ceiling. Agape toilets from Italy.
Bedroom Number 1,2 & 3
Oak paneled walls with built in mirror, Poliform high gloss lacquered closets, automated curtains, Plasma T.V., bathroom glass tile from Anne Saks, shower pan by Antonio Lupi, shower faucet by Fantini, vanity by Antonio Lupi, faucets by Jesse, aced etched glass wall, Agape Toilet.
Pinstriped fabric wall paneling, Poliform Shelving system, Samsung plasma T.V., Polifom walk in closet, Antonio Lupi vanity, Jesse Faucets, Antonio Lupi shower pan, Fantini shower system, Anne saks glass tile.
Walnut lined walls of an oversized gallery capable of holding up to 30 collector cars or an enourmous art collection. Lots of natural light from the floor to ceiling windows.
3.5 oak covered wooded acres
Amazing view of Oaks and Mountains from all glass house
Gated estate with long driveway
Brand new world class achitectural
Indoor parking for up to 30 cars
Starfire glass throughout
Poured in place terrazzo floors
7 zones of HVAC plus 4 zones of radiant floor heating
Interior black glass doors by Movi
Whole home automation by Crestron
Lighting system by Vantage
Whole home audio system
All Poliform Cabintry
Bathrooms by Antonio Lupi
Security cameras and system
Full home water filtration system
The Glass Pavilion Awards and Press
Home & Architectural Trends - March 2013
"In Praise of the Modern"
-- March 22 2013
Wall Street Journal - Sept 2012
"The Showplace Garage!"
-- Sept 17 2012
MSN Real Estate Blog - Feb 2011
"Ultra Cool Glass Houses" featuring The Glass Pavilion listed by Suzanne Perkins.
-- February 28, 2011
MSN Real Estate Blog - Feb 2011
"MSN's Real Estate Blog" featuring The Glass Pavilion listed by Suzanne Perkins.
-- February 28, 2011
Forbes.com - Feb 2011
"America's Most Decadent Kitchens" featuring The Glass Pavilion listed by Suzanne Perkins.
-- February 04, 2011
Santa Barbara Magazine - Jan 2011
The Glass Pavilion featured in Santa Barbara Magazine.
-- January 30, 2011
Architectural Digest - Nov 2010
The Glass Pavilion Property was showcased in Architectural Digest.
-- Nov 2010
Yahoo! Real Estate - Aug 2010
The Glass Pavilion Property was showcased in Yahoo! Real Estate.
-- Aug 18 2010
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