1590 East Mountain Drive, Montecito | offered at $27,900,000
1590 East Mountain Drive, Montecito | offered at $27,900,000
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A relentless pursuit of effortless elegance, this exemplary residence offers an unparalleled expression of what defines Montecito living!
Perched above Montecito’s Upper Village, and within enviable proximity to the world-renowned San Ysidro Ranch hotel, a tree-lined lane leads to the estate. Over a stone laden drive gates open to reveal mature specimen trees and the first glimpse of the magnificent estate.
The dramatic motor court, with a trio of fountains, signals to guests they have arrived somewhere truly special. With lush olive trees and a babbling antique stone fountain, an intimate forecourt is a perfect introduction to the estate, a transition from the busy world behind and a preview of the forthcoming beauty ahead.
The result of their remarkable pairing is a timeless composition that is at once stately and sophisticated, gracious and grand, meticulous yet effortless.
Once inside the galleria, hand-troweled Venetian plaster walls create delicate facets for reflecting light. As the day wanes, and the sun traces its lazy arc across the horizon, shadows dance along the groin-vaulted ceiling and highlight the graceful curves of the perfectly balanced ellipses.
The formal living room is a study in grandeur. A commanding fireplace anchors the room and provides a stately counterpoint to hand-stenciled walls and delicately beaded chandeliers. The ethereal beamed ceiling offers a structured balance to the graceful archways of three southerly doors, leading to commanding coastal views. Romantic and sophisticated, elegant and sumptuous, this unrivaled space is truly exceptional.
Just outside three sets of iron French doors, an expansive entertaining terrace, with seating around a beautiful fireplace and lush lawns, offers a front-row seat to experience the uninterrupted views.
Back inside, the formal dining room is a dramatic and intimate space for entertaining. Layered design elements create a nuanced composition. Walls come alive through a delicate hand-painted mural and beautiful ceiling moldings crown the room. Privately tucked off the main galleria and opening to an interior courtyard, the dining room offers a reason to linger long after dessert has been served. The serene interior courtyard is home to a beautiful antique fountain and stone fireplace. As a private plaza under the stars, this will quickly become your favorite spot for intimate conversations, lazy summer nights, or simply a quiet moment of repose.
Perfectly situated between the formal living and dining rooms, an open-concept great room comprises the eat-in kitchen and inviting family room. Walls of French doors access the south facing terrace and allow stunning ocean views and wonderful natural light in.
When pocket doors are closed, the kitchen remains private and an independent space for caterers. With two expansive islands, professional appliances, and beautifully painted cabinetry the kitchen is as visually pleasing as it is practical. A large, walk-in pantry and extensive cupboards offer excellent storage options for delights from Friday’s farmer’s market, your favorite kitchen gadgets, seasonal linens, and tabletop accouterments. Beamed ceilings, a stone fireplace, and luxe textiles surround the great room and offer a sense of everyday elegance.
Adjacent to the kitchen, a second office overlooks the ocean and islands. Beautiful built-ins line the walls and a large walk-in closet provides ample space for files and storage. This idyllic room is a perfect place to catch up on email, plan your next event, or book an upcoming holiday.
Somnolent sunsets and misty mornings are equally delightful from this incredible space. The bedroom and sitting room feature crown moldings and a delicate ceiling detail. Two ultra-luxurious baths and closets round out the astonishing master retreat—a true sanctuary and exactly what dreams are made of!
In addition to the master suite, the main residence features four luxurious guest suites. Positioned on different wings of the home, these suites are wonderfully private and truly lavish, ideal for the most discerning of guests.
The two upstairs suites are accessed via private staircases and each offers a kitchenette, wonderful for long lazy mornings before retreating downstairs. Three of the suites feature stone fireplaces and walk-in closets and the fourth offers an expansive sitting room. The upstairs westerly suite boasts an ocean view terrace for quiet moments under the sun. All four display gorgeous Moroccan-inspired, hand-made tiles in their respective baths. Perfectly proportioned and elegantly appointed, these suites are jewel-boxes in their own rights.
On the westerly wing of the residence, off the master suite, a handsome office and library are wonderful retreats within the home. Beamed ceilings with hand-stenciled details are a beautiful counterpoint to walnut floors and rich walnut paneled walls.
French doors lead to resplendent gardens and fill the space with the scent of citrus blossoms and cool sea breezes.
Whether it’s Pilates lessons, movie screenings or wine tastings, the leisure level of the estate is sure to delight. With direct access to the lower, 2-car garage as well as a beautiful terrace, these spaces are an integral part of the estate.
The stunning guest house, located adjacent to the swimming pool, is private from the main house, but not too remote. Built with the same quality and attention to detail as the main residence, the sumptuous accommodations include a spacious living room with a fireplace and kitchen, and a luxurious bedroom with a spacious bathroom, all enjoying the captivating views.
Step outside to long, uninterrupted views of the coastline. The exceptional positioning of the residence provides some of the Central Coast’s most magnificent sightlines. Both invigorating and humbling, the awe-inspiring views offer a visual feast to all who experience the magic of the estate.
Presenting a peerless experience, this unequaled estate is sure to remain the pinnacle of what defines Montecito living for generations to come.