801 Alston Road Santa Barbara, CA 93108

$16,750,000 8 Bedrooms9 Full / 3 Partial Baths18,150 sq. ft.

801 Alston Road Santa Barbara, CA 93108

Grand Hilltop Estate
Total # of Rooms: 25
Year Built: 1918
Interior: 18,150 sq. ft. (approx.)
Land: 7.43 acres (approx.)
Web #: 0114018
MLS ID: 16-1540

The Graholm Estate is one of the original magnificent Santa Barbara hilltop estates from the last century, taking full advantage of the majestic views of the Pacific Ocean, Santa Barbara Harbor, and Montecito Valley from its approx. 7.43-acre hilltop perch. The home was designed by architect Roland Sauter for David Gray, whose family was one of the original shareholders in Ford Motor Company. Construction of the approx. 18,150 sq. ft. grand Spanish Colonial Revival estate began in 1918.

The restored and remodeled home now enjoys extraordinary modern amenities. The new features of the grand estate w/ 8 bdrms, 9-full baths, and 3-powder rooms, include a gourmet center island kitchen w/ 28-ft. vaulted, beamed ceilings, classic Spanish-style patterns & finishes, rich textures, massive wood-beamed ceilings, massive, arched French doors & windows, Batchelder Spanish-tile floor throughout the public rooms, custom wrought-iron balustrades, 7-fireplaces, two 4,000-bottle wine cellars, a pub room, estate office, craft room, media/game room, arcade room, staff bedroom, and several balconies & terraces all opening to the dramatic ocean views & stunning landscaped grounds accented w/ fountains & towering Eucalyptus & Redwood trees.

The mid-century 2,800 sq.ft. 3-bedroom, 3-bath guesthouse feature a large den w/ fireplace, full kitchen, another upstairs den, a game room, laundry, its own pool area, and decks w/ incredible ocean, island & Santa Barbara Harbor views.

This is an entertainers dream! The quarter mile drive from the massive arched entry gate leads up to the main house. The drive continues around the entire perimeter of the property past expansive gardens & allows parking for 100 people. Spectacular ocean-view gardens & terraced grounds offer a distinct collection of unique gathering places for large social functions, or intimate family events. There are several balconies & terraces that open to dramatic ocean views & stunning landscaped grounds.

Suzanne Perkins

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Janet Caminite

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Interior Features

Total Rooms
# of Rooms: 25

Bedroom Information
# of Bedrooms: 8
First Floor Master

Bathroom Information
# of Full Bathrooms: 9
# of Half Bathrooms: 3

Kitchen Information
Chef's Kitchen

Design Features
Fireplace(s): 7
Granite Countertops
Hardwood Flooring
Tile Flooring
Plaster Walls

Additional Rooms
Basement: Finished Basement
Bonus Room
Guest Suite
Sun Room

Laundry Features
Second Floor Laundry
Washer/Dryer in Unit

Heating & Cooling
Central A/C

Other Features
Security System

Exterior Features

Type of Property
Single Family Home

Other Features
Deck / Patio
Guest House
Inground Pool
Level Grounds

Architectural Style
Spanish / Mediterranean

City/Skyline View
Hills View
Island View
Mountain Views
Ocean View
Rolling Grounds
Room For Pool
Room For Tennis
Wooded Grounds

This material is based upon information which we consider reliable, but because it has been supplied by third parties, we cannot represent that it is accurate or complete, and it should not be relied upon as such. This offering is subject to errors, omissions, changes including price or withdrawal without notice. EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY