$ 15,000,000

TURN OF THE CENTURY ESTATE

Montecito, CA 93108


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Enter into the enchanted world of a by-gone era through formal gates on a historic lane in Montecito. Come home to this grand estate house, designed in 1895 by legendary East Coast architect Stanford White. Surrounded by 3.76 acres of lawns and lush gardens, this casually elegant two-story nine bedroom main residence with wrap-around columned verandas creates a warm and friendly retreat. "Large gracious rooms and a beautiful symmetry and balance" are celebrated in this sunny 10,000 square foot home, painted in soft tones "that look beautiful in all seasons, and adapt well from day to night."

A total restoration, completed in 1994 by Paul Franz, delightfully remodeled most of the rooms in the home while keeping their original configuration, and replaced all the systems including electrical, heating and plumbing. In 2002, a second renovation enlarged the family room around an inviting river rock fireplace. Upstairs, a larger master bathroom was created featuring mahogany and ebony floors and fine custom cabinetry. The current owners were presented with the Beautification Award from the Montecito Association in appreciation of their efforts in restoring this vintage Montecito estate.

Located in the glorious grounds around the home, wonderfully landscaped gardens create a visual feast with abundant flowers to harvest. A whimsical tree house, sunken trampoline and tennis court can be discovered under the large canopy of mature trees shading the expansive lawns. Designed for entertaining, the estate features a large stone terrace surrounding the pool, spa and pool house, offering the convenience of a powder room, fully equipped kitchen, barbeque and fireplace.

The circa 1917 "Recreation House" with its charming sunken living room and original stone fireplace, serves as a large two bedroom guest house that enjoys complete privacy from the main residence as well as its own gated entrance off East Valley Road.

This comfortably luxurious private estate, rich with history, offers exceptional amenities for a casual indoor/outdoor lifestyle. This estate stands alone in its magnificent architecture and is truly a one-of-a-kind property.

 
   
 
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