Tour a Contemporary Santa Barbara Oceanfront Enclave

From a bird’s-eye view, this extraordinary oceanside compound blends with the surrounding aesthetic of bungalow-inspired beach estates and green lawns peppered with thriving mature trees.

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The home’s shingled roofline, wood detailing, and limestone terraces with deep overhangs emulate the local vernacular, while the lush grounds and stone paths, patios, and entry drive echo the natural hues of the surroundings.

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The interiors, however, reveal a distinctive style, one that is decidedly modern and artful, with varied textures, intriguing lines and angles, Balinese accents, and calming earth tones combining to create inviting, eye-catching spaces.

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Spanning 5,198 square feet, the home offers five bedrooms and five and one half baths. The welcoming ambience begins in a foyer–family room combination that is anchored by a stately fireplace. Here, a window wall slides open to merge with a tranquil terrace and the enveloping landscape.

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Three hospitable guest suites are located on this level as well, as is a private one-bedroom guesthouse with its own stylish living room and impeccably appointed kitchen. Walls and lighting are ideal for the display of art, and baths are distinguished by their arresting stone surfaces.

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In a clever twist, the traditional floor plan has been inverted here, positioning the main living areas on the upper level to maximize the unobstructed ocean, island, and harbor views and to take advantage of prevailing ocean breezes.

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The airy, sophisticated living, dining, and kitchen area has a dramatic vaulted ceiling and opens seamlessly to an alluring terrace with the most enviable of views.

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Designed for alfresco gatherings, it includes a warming fire pit and a stainless-steel outdoor kitchen.

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Sharing the second floor is the serene master suite, which boasts a spa-like bath with a rainshower and a soaking tub, a sweeping view of the verdant grounds, and access to the wraparound terrace.

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Embraced by a tall stucco wall with a pedestrian gate, the idyllic 1.13-acre enclave is a true oceanfront haven, with its manicured lawn; tropical greenery; sun-drenched patios; striking loggia; pool cabaña with fireplace, wet bar, and full bath; private exercise studio; and show-stopping waterfall pool and spa.

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From nearly every vantage point, the views — encompassing the ocean, Channel Island, and Butterfly Beach — are endlessly dazzling.

1104 Channel Drive, Montecito CA | $37,500,000 | Suzanne Perkins 805.895.2138

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