MONTECITO, CA – Suzanne Perkins, of Sotheby’s International Realty, is celebrating her 13th close of escrow in 2017 where she has represented the sellers or buyers. This year, four of the top five sales were listed or sold by Perkins making her the undisputed luxury leader in Santa Barbara County. She is thrilled for her sellers and the new buyers for the luxurious Neoclassical-style estate located in the prestigious Riven Rock neighborhood! She tells her clients, “Your success is our success!”
About the Property: A newly constructed Neoclassical-style estate built in 2015 by renowned architect, Peter Becker, is located on 1.73± acres of what was formally known as the Four Leaf Clover Garden of the Stanley McCormick Estate, an 87± acre estate known as Riven Rock. This magnificent home was inspired by Francis Underhill and features a classic interior with grand living spaces bathed in light from walls of windows, dramatic custom stone, tile and marble work, and elegant 18th-century European chandeliers and wall sconces throughout.
The approximately 4,680 sq. ft. 3-bedroom, 4.5 bath main house has a modern gourmet kitchen with a massive center island, a Parisian-inspired handcrafted stone cooking fireplace as its centerpiece, and a large walk-through butler’s pantry, all open to the family room. The master bedroom has a custom fireplace, a master loggia with a Clearlight Infrared Sauna, and the two master bathrooms are joined together with an avant-garde” meet-me-in-the-middle” shower. The two guest suites, one with built-in cabinetry, have en-suite baths. The u-shaped designed home allows every room of the house to overlook the large central courtyard which is carefully designed on an axis so that the original staircase, the front entry, the four leave clover design and pool all maximize the inherent symmetry of all the design elements.
The original garden paths of the McCormick Estate have been replicated by Landscape Architect, Byron DeBray, and much of the original sandstone stairs and Four Leaf Clover design have been restored with stone from the property. The two cabanas with en-suite baths, both of approximately 430 sq.ft., enjoy dramatic mountain views.