This enchanting, light-infused English country style residence is nestled on a lushly landscaped .95 acre. Traditional, updated interiors in the main house are comprised of four bedrooms, four and one half baths, and gracious living areas encompassing 3,192+/- sq. ft. Five fireplaces, French doors, hardwood floors, and soaring beamed ceilings throughout. A charming 855+/- sq. ft. guest house and 353+/- sq. ft. artist’s studio/office provide an abundance of extra living space. The charming outdoor setting features wide stone terraces, manicured lawns, perennial gardens, and a medley of oak and palm trees. Very secluded and peaceful, this gem of a property is ideally situated across from the Birnam Wood Golf Course.
The sunlit clapboard main residence opens to an expansive living room sided with a trio of French doors overlooking the terrace and rear gardens. An exquisite carved mantelpiece adds elegance. The wide-planked cathedral ceiling and fine hardwood floors complete this generously proportioned gathering space. The connecting formal dining room features a lovely corner fireplace, crown moldings, and a huge bay window with a verdant view. In the finely-appointed gourmet kitchen, pale wood cabinets and bright white tile create an airy space. There is recessed lighting above the enormous island counter with room for breakfast bar seating and a built-in wine rack. Top of the line appliances include a stainless steel double oven.
Ringed by tall windows and French doors, the spacious family room is a comfortable and sun-filled retreat. A fireplace is flanked by convenient built-in bookcases and the beamed ceiling adds warm wood tones. The first floor also includes an office or bonus room with an attached full bath, a guest half bath, a laundry room, utility room, pantry, a bedroom with en suite bathroom, and a gorgeous master suite. The enormous master bedroom exudes a refined European country feeling created by the natural wood beamed ceiling and a carved stone and marble fireplace. French doors open to the gardens. A separate sitting area is a cozy oasis. The sizable walk-in closet opens into a large, luxury bathroom with a double sink and soak tub. The second floor contains two additional bedrooms with a shared full bath. Each bedroom has considerable closets and storage space.
The serene outdoor environment is defined by layers of greenery intersected by stone patios and brick paths. A diminutive babbling brook culminates in a lily-filled pond. Settled under a magnolia tree is a picturesque guest cottage with dormer windows. Inside this charming retreat is a fully-equipped kitchen, full bathroom, loft space, and a great room with a cathedral ceiling, fireplace, and built-in bookcases. The property’s other outbuilding is a versatile space currently set up as an artist’s studio with skylights and an attached darkroom.
In the heart of Montecito, this property is perfectly positioned near parks and all the amenities of the Upper Village. Montecito Union School district.