Total Square Footage: 6,200±
Beds/Baths: Main: 3 / 5 Full, 1 Powder
Year Built: 2008
Acreage: 1.37 ±
Architect: The Warner Group Architects
School District: Cold Spring
This unique contemporary architectural masterpiece combines strength and elegance from a world-class location in the Pepper Hill area of Montecito, with majestic mountain views and second-floor ocean views. The 3-bedroom, 5.5-bath home was designed and built in 2008 by Santa Barbara’s award-winning The Warner Group Architects. The residence is set on approximately 1.4-acres and offers approx. 6,200 sq. ft. of grand living space. The home was designed as the ultimate showpiece with indoor/outdoor living spaces, energy efficient steel and glass construction, luxurious top-of-the-line amenities, custom Italian cabinetry, black honed granite floors, 10 to 12-foot ceilings throughout, as well as an approx. 1,500 sq. ft. 3-car garage, and an approx. 1,500 sq. ft. basement for immense storage advantages. This artistic home features one-of-a-kind modern flourishes, clean lines, and breathtaking views. The dynamic steel framework creates a strong symmetrical design integrated with unique floor-to-ceiling steel casement windows, vertical and horizontal mullions, and frameless corner windows that provide framed views along with frameless, uninterrupted scenes to establish a strong connection to the dramatic sculptured gardens and inspirational vistas beyond.
Guests are invited through the voluminous wood entry door into the architectural masterpiece that lies beyond its stunning entrance. Inspirational details include a 12-ft. ceiling, inset with a large steel-framed frosted glass ceiling/floor, which allows light to penetrate from a skylight above the second-floor master sitting room. To the right of the entry is the striking black-and-white u-shaped stair tower with glass balustrade handrails, a massive window, and a custom Dale Chihuly red pepper chandelier. Steps lead to the elevator, a powder room with floating marble vanity and separate throne toilet room, and a luxury 3-car garage.
The expansive public rooms to the left of the entry consist of the modern, open concept living and dining room, an opulent gourmet kitchen, and a large entertainment room. Natural light pours into the expansive living/dining room space from walls of glass and steel-framed windows that draw the eye to the clean lines and towering ceiling that is reflected on the stunning black honed granite floor. A massive floor-to-ceiling sliding glass door opens to the inviting patio area. The contemporary dining space is accentuated by a custom designed Ingo Maurer Flying Flame LED chandelier that gives the illusion of flickering flames. The eye continues beyond to the steel framed sidelites, transom, and glass double doors that open to a large wrap-around outdoor terrace with a 15-foot custom stone waterfall that can be seen from the public rooms.
The stunning contemporary kitchen is accessed from the dining room or entry gallery and can be closed off with pocket doors. It’s complete with custom Italian Wenge-finished cabinetry, Italian marble slab countertops and backsplashes, and a massive center island with under-cabinet bar seating for four. Walls of glass and transoms run along the south and east walls, and glass doors open to the delightful outdoor patio and waterfall. The kitchen area includes built-in frosted glass cabinets, and a butler’s pantry with built-ins that hold approx. 200-wine bottles. There’s also a built-in escritoire desk with a marble countertop and backsplash. The breakfast area offers a built-in Sony TV with a modern pendant chandelier, a small bar and wine refrigerator, and lovely outdoor terrace views.
The artful staircase tower is highlighted by the stunning approx. 26-ft ceiling and a massive window that opens to expansive mountain views. The upstairs level features lower and upper landings. The lower landing offers access to the guest bedroom wing with two large guest bedrooms and en-suite baths, a large laundry room, and two large coat closets. The upper landing leads to the master sitting room, master bedroom with exercise room, and two large master baths and closets.
The upper landing is considered the master bedroom sitting room. It features a square, thick-caste frosted glass floor panel that benefits the entry below with light from the detailed skylight directly above. A contemporary fireplace has a built-in Sony TV above, and an adjacent wall of glass provides beautiful mountain views. A door to the elevator is near the stairs, and a glass door opens to the private master garden terrace with mountainside views. The master bedroom is breathtaking in scale and beauty with its floor-to-ceiling walls of glass and steel framed details that open to impeccable gardens below and mountain views beyond. A massive sliding glass door opens to a private ocean view deck that is surrounded by a glass canopy, adding another dramatic architectural element to the home. The balcony is also accessed from the ocean view exercise room with its mirrored walls and a built-in cabinet with bar refrigerator. The ocean view master bathroom enjoys large floating black granite countertop with a glass bowl sink, and a large walk-in shower, a skylight, and a massive ocean view window filtering in beautiful natural light. The attached gallery closet includes two skylights and walls of built-in storage. A second stunning master bath has mirrored walls and two skylights reflecting the beauty of the modern space. The floating black granite vanity with a large raised custom composite sink is adjacent to the large tub with a granite slab deck. A private toilet room and separate floor-to-ceiling marble slab walk-in shower are hidden behind frosted glass doors. An adjacent glass door opens to the inviting private tiered master patio with a hot tub terrace above.
The guest bedrooms feature frameless corner windows with panoramic mountain and valley views. Guest bedroom #1 offers a built-in desk with cabinets and floating bookshelves, and an en-suite bath with a walk-in glass shower. Guest bedroom #2 is larger and has a walk-in closet, an en-suite bathroom with a black granite floating vanity, and a large walk-in glass shower. There’s also a glass door to a private entrance and staircase that overlooks the adjacent oak grove and leads to the driveway.
The stunning gardens and outside areas begin at the long drive with tiered stucco and vine walls and beautiful oak grove hillside gardens. Flagstone steps continue from the front entry down to the ocean side of the house leading to the approx. 1,500 sq. ft. basement, and the garden terrace with impressive mountain views. Dramatic angles and a glass canopy shade with steel beams add drama to the Northeast corner of the living room protecting it from the elements. The outdoor dining area near the custom 15-ft stone waterfall provides the perfect place to entertain and enjoy the quintessential indoor-outdoor lifestyle that Montecito has to offer. From there, dramatic steps rise to the master terrace patio and are bordered by tiered planters filled with Cypress, lemons, lavender, and rosemary. From the master terrace, a curved staircase leads up to the private stone terrace hot tub lookout that enjoys beautiful oak grove, mountain, and ocean views.
The exterior steel frame architectural design, softened by a smooth stucco finish and wood trim accents, is as breathtaking outside as it is on the inside. This artistic home was built with a unique vision and a passion for expressive modern design on a grand scale while remaining accessible and truly livable. This is a rare opportunity to own a custom contemporary estate in a premier Montecito location.
- The property has complete sheltered privacy other than front facing the street
- Every furniture and fixture piece specially designed for this house to show off
- 6,200 sq. ft., 3-bedrooms, 5 ½-baths
- 1,500 sq. ft. three-car garage
o Built-in cabinetry and storage shelves
o Ceramic tile bath with pedestal sink
o Wall shower and center drain perfect for pet grooming
- 1,500 sq. ft. basement
- 4-separate heating and air-conditioning systems
- Heated flooring in both master baths
- Elevator to 2.5 floor
- Sonus sound system built-in; super-fast Wi-Fi, Cox Cable, two landlines
- Central vacuum system
- Double thick walls on the first floor for pocket doors
- 2-electric fireplaces
- Double thick glass throughout
- 10 and 12-foot ceilings throughout
- Italian Marble throughout
- Dale Chihuly $30,000 custom glass in the stair tower
- Custom Italian designed dining chandelier
- 15 ft. custom stone waterfall
- Ocean views on the second floor
- Perlick bar refrigerator in the exercise room
- Custom built-in TV’s
- Indirect lighting
- 1,000 gallon hidden romantic spa in the exterior tower look-out
- 3-outdoor patios
Kitchen Features and Appliances:
- Miele 6-burner electric range on the center island
- GE Monogram built-in microwave
- Built-in Miele Nespresso machine
- GE Monogram stainless steel double built-in ovens
- Metal sliding hideaway to store large mixers
- GE Monogram stainless steel side-by-side refrigerator/freezer
- Center Island warming drawer
- Pull-out drawers for easy storage
- Edgestar wine refrigerator
- Wende upper and lower cabinetry with hanging area
- Stainless steel sink
- Marble-topped countertop
- Wall of large storage cabinets
- Built-in Whirlpool washer and dryer
- Large corner window to private master patio