Tour a Contemporary Balinese-Style Estate in Santa Barbara


They may have the whole of the Pacific Ocean between them, but Southern California and Bali do have things in common—most notably an abundant natural coastal beauty, from rocky shorelines and peaceful beaches to lushly verdant inland areas and towering tree-covered mountains.


With its adventurous architecture and Balinese and Asian-influenced design—stylish open-air spaces, an artfully pitched roof, exposed wood ceiling beams, and ruggedly handsome stone and wood floors—this unique contemporary home on 8.24 acres in the hills of Montecito immediately calls to mind a lavish island resort, taking full advantage of the idyllic surroundings while conjuring the feel of a serene, secluded getaway in an exotic locale.


The relaxed luxury begins at the entry, with its torii gates, tranquil koi pond, and a canopy of mature palms.


Interiors are embraced by glass, creating seemingly endless views and a wonderful indoor-outdoor flow.


Replicating an effect seen in the Getty Museum, a meticulous process of hand-crafting has created interior walls glossed with six layers of earthy sand and plaster.


Every space has a delightful airiness and an easy, elegant simplicity.


Exceptional entertaining and comfortable living are effortless in the great room, a library with plentiful built-in bookshelves, and a gourmet kitchen with an eco-friendly Richlite-topped island, custom cabinetry, and basalt countertops.


At each end of the home’s main east-west-flowing corridor are private quarters—including a secluded master wing with an opulent bath, an impressive room-sized closet, and open-grid sliding doors—each offering privacy and commanding views.


Oversized south-facing glass doors give way to a verandah with a fire pit and a panoramic vista that encompasses nearly 50 miles of dramatic coastline.


The colorful gardens and landscaping cleverly blend thriving tropical plants with hardy desert flora.0114130-2955eastvalleyroad-41

Beyond a verdant lawn lies a spectacular basalt-pebble infinity-edge swimming pool whose rim merges ever so gracefully with the horizon.


Furthering the appeal, the estate also includes a freestanding cabana—which houses a home fitness area with a shower and steam room, an office, and a guesthouse offering two bedrooms with en suite baths, an inviting great room, a full kitchen, and private gardens.


An additional guesthouse or residence for staff is located on the adjoining property.

$40,000,000 / 2955 East Valley Road, Montecito, CA 93108