High atop a hill at the edge of the Santa Ynez Mountains, this unparalleled estate of approximately 40 acres is one of the most exceptional, eye-catching homes in all of Santa Barbara. The feel is one of an utterly private retreat — with no interruptions in the sweeping panorama — yet numerous amenities are minutes away. The estate comprises a residence of more than 6,000 square feet, a guesthouse, and beside a stunning infinity-edge swimming pool, a multi-room cabaña — all designed by award-winning architect Andy Neumann. Master builders and craftspeople utilized the finest materials and adhered to the most exacting of standards in the creation of the estate, a celebration of spaciousness and light, form and texture. Blending exemplary Modernist style and functional minimalism, they created a home in harmony with its surroundings, one that seems to rest on the earth rather than being constructed upon it. Retractable expanses of Vitrosca Invisible Wall glass “disappear” to erase the line between indoors and out. Sleek minimalist architectural details allow artwork, décor, and the views to take center stage. The use of rugged natural materials — stately native sandstone walls and fireplaces, smooth-hewn walnut floors and cabinetry — has a grounding effect in such an airy, ethereal setting. Beyond the clean modern residential lines, the tastefully understated landscaping incorporates majestic mature oaks and other native flora. Linked by meandering pathways, numerous outdoor alcoves — including a dining area with a built-in grill — were designed for quiet, private enjoyment of fresh air and stunning views. Further on, the land cascades downhill, revealing a breathtaking view of mountains, ocean, islands, hills, and the horizon. Adding to the appeal are the peaceful sylvan environs of Toro Canyon Park, which envelops the estate.
$24,000,000 / Carpinteria, CA 93013