For those who know the history of Montecito, the very mention of Mira Vista is magical. Since its beginnings in 1891, when the original land was purchased by I.G. Waterman, the property has been and still is one of Montecito’s most important and celebrated estates. In fact, the development of Mira Vista marked the beginning of Montecito’s transition from an agricultural area to a rural residential community with great estates. Today’s 16.4-acre Mira Vista features the wonderful natural landscape of the historic property, a riparian wonderland of towering sycamores and oaks along Cold Spring Creek standing in contrast to the wide lawns fronting the present Cliff May-designed hacienda of approximately 9,000 sq. ft. In addition to the four-bedroom, five-bath house is a separate and adjacent one-bedroom guest house, a Zero-edge pool, a four-car garage at the main residence and garages for an additional five cars elsewhere on the property. The historic palm lined entrance features a remodeled 2-bedroom, one-bath stone gate house from the 1890’s.
Rarely does an historic estate of this size, location, beauty and quality become available. Mira Vista is truly an opportunity of a lifetime.