Square Feet: 2,324
Architect: Carolyn Adams – Seattle, WA
Dramatic lines of wood, stone, and glass with angled roof lines reaching to the sky are your first glimpses of this oasis surrounded by bamboo fencing, meditation gardens, and a bamboo water fountain. The serenity of the gardens continues on to the rear of the home with its tall waving fish tail palms and outdoor dining area with fireplace below a spa deck with bench seating reminiscent of those found in Japanese country homes. The entry to this two level home where East meets West gives you a moment to pause and soak in the feeling that you should expect the unexpected!
To the right is a wooden stairway lit by clerestory windows in the day and a magical Noguchi lantern which highlights the soaring ceiling of honey colored wood with its angled details in the great room above. A horizontal stone fireplace acts both as sculpture and as a divider between the kitchen with wooded views as in a tree house and the ocean view living room with expansive curved wood deck for lounging while watching the waves and sailboats along Channel Drive in front of the Santa Barbara Biltmore. Off to the side is the door to the master suite which is a study in serenity with clerestory windows above the bed wall. A large single paned window tilts out and is covered along with an upper window for views of blue skies by custom bamboo shades. The colored hues of ocean blues and greens continue in the master bath with its glass tiles, double sinks, large tiled shower and tub with glass tiled accents.
From the entry, you can also choose to walk through a Japanese temple door to a wing of two lovely guest rooms, laundry, outdoor office space, and redwood deck with inset spa surrounded by tropical landscaping. One bedroom has an ensuite bath, full moon shaped chandelier, flat screen television, carpet, tiled bath and single pane French doors which open to the spa deck. The second bedroom offers a Noguchi style paper lantern, carpet, flat screen television, and custom wood sliding closet doors with built in storage and French doors to the deck overlooking this peaceful lower garden. The bath with frosted doors to the deck and inner hallway has ocean colored tile, a curved pedestal sink with oval mirror and a spa shower.
Out on the deck, you can drink in the quiet of the gardens, listen to the ocean sounds, step inside a bonus office or exercise room, entertain friends by an outdoor fireplace in a circular gravel garden area or step through a bamboo gate that leads you along a private landscaped walkway to the beach beyond Channel Drive. On your return, you can shower off in the outdoor garden shower and have some gentle quiet moments in your private jacuzzi hidden by palms.
What more is there to ask for in life? Your views are rich and magical. Your home is artful and well planned in every architectural detail, and your privacy is complete in this oasis off the beach on Hill Road in Montecito. Come live here where the serenity of the East plays with the designs of the West in Santa Barbara.
Co-Listed with Susan Burns.
Office: (805) 565-8822
Cell: (805) 886-8822
Fax: (805) 969-0262
Coldwell Banker Previews International
1290 Coast Village Road
Montecito, CA 93108
For Showings & Assistance contact:
Phone: (805) 565-8145