Stylish and Inviting Mediterranean Manor
This 9,430-square-foot turnkey Mediterranean manor combines classical style, impeccable newer construction, and modern comforts and conveniences.
Exemplifying the majesty of classical style, this 9,430-square-foot Mediterranean manor combines classic refinement with modern comforts and conveniences, creating the perfect turnkey venue for sophisticated but relaxed living and entertaining.
Grand entry gates, a winding palm-lined drive, and a stately, meticulously landscaped motor court with a fountain introduce the estate, which occupies nearly three manicured acres with a dramatic mountain backdrop. The stunning façade incorporates details of Spanish and Moroccan architecture. The grand two-story foyer carries on the grandeur with elegant limestone floors, clerestory windows, a sweeping staircase, and a striking vaulted ceiling.
On the main level are living and entertaining spaces—a formal dining room with a coffered ceiling, a wood-paneled library with a fireplace and built-in bookshelves, and a refined living room with hardwood flooring and a regal fireplace.
In the chef’s kitchen, the classicism of traditional wood cabinetry and ceiling beams with corbels meets the modernity of state-of-the-art appliances. A family room with a fireplace and a breakfast room enveloped by windows contribute an air of refined coziness. Throughout, abundant windows frame striking vistas of the mountains, and French doors give way to a terrace and the gardens.
Secluded on the upper levels is an expansive master suite, where an eye-catching vaulted ceiling of baroque Venetian plasterwork combines with floods of glorious natural light to create an almost-otherworldly beauty. Completing the tranquil retreat are his and her baths and closets and a rooftop terrace with views of mountains over the treetops. Two additional bedroom suites—each with its own bath and terrace—are privately located on this level as well. One guest suite with a walk-in closet, a spacious bath, and a patio is ensconced on the first floor.
Joining the alluring swimming pool and a hidden spa is a unique configuration of terraces, one creating a shady shelter for the other and both offering a fabulous venue for outdoor entertaining. The open-air upper terrace is warmed by a large stone fireplace and enjoys a full panoramic view. Dining space and an alfresco kitchen are nestled on the lower level, which has a fireplace of its own. Flanking the pool on the other side is an airy, inviting one-bedroom guesthouse that includes a living area with a stone fireplace. Enveloping it all is a panoply of lush, colorful landscaping, making this a rare classical retreat just minutes from the conveniences of Montecito.
Location: 2733 Sycamore Canyon Road, Montecito, CA 93108