6 br | 6 ba | 2 hf ba
WEB ID: 0632494 | MLS ID: 16-2388
Exquisitely Renovated Historic Estate on over three lush flat acres Designed by famed architect George Washington Smith in the 1920’s, this classic Spanish Revival estate home, El Cielito, retains artistic architectural details while offering modern and thoughtful upgrades throughout. The home features 5 luxurious bedrooms, 5 full baths, 2 powder rooms and partial mountain & ocean views. The gated estate is accessed through a hedge-lined driveway, which leads to a large motor- court bordered by specimen palm trees and evergreens. A grand-entry leads to a formal den and conversation area w/ hand painted wood beams and original wood burning fireplace. A formal living room has multiple French doors leading to the pool and terraced gardens, making the room feel airy and bright. A bar and wine cellar room is tucked off the living room, offering floor-to-ceiling wine storage. A formal dining room with fireplace provides views of the outdoor lily ponds and sitting area, and access to a covered patio with original bricks, and Syrian/Portuguese tile fountain. Luxurious bedrooms are located upstairs, including the master, attached office and two separate bathrooms, closets, and dressing areas, as well as dual outdoor terraces and private pool access. The opulent interior, designed in collaboration with Joan Behnke, lends itself to gracious yet approachable living in one of Montecito's most historic estates. The estate's fig-covered white walls, as well as its outdoor loggias, balconies, & central fountains are the perfect backdrop in which to enjoy the sprawling lawns and grounds. The property boasts a picturesque rose garden, orchard, outdoor fireplace, multiple sitting areas, succulent garden, romantic reflecting ponds, tennis court and tennis pavilion, pool & pool house, two, 2-car garages, a gracious, and one-bedroom guest house w/ fireplace. This spectacular estate is a one of kind gem that offers refined, elegant living in close proximity to all Montecito has to offer.
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