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classic COntemporary


1636 Moore Road, Montecito - offered at $4,995,000

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classic COntemporary


1636 Moore Road, Montecito - offered at $4,995,000

3 BED / 5 FULL BA / 1 HALF BA     1.77 ACRES APPROX     1974 YEAR BUILT     Montecito Union SCHOOL DISTRICT     

FLOOR PLAN     E-BROCHURE


Located on a quiet lane in the heart of Montecito’s Golden Quadrangle, and set down a long meandering drive, a stunning single-level contemporary home stands at one with the environment.

Meander up the long verdant drive, through a salute of live oaks until you are met by a smooth white facade with a single black door, behind which is the entry courtyard. The exterior composition offers a grounded sense of levity while a circular motor court is a beautiful counterpoint to the dramatic architecture.

 
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Just half of a mile from the shops and restaurants of the Upper Village, yet sublimely private and quiet, this property is an excellent example of the best of Montecito. Designed in 1974 by the iconic architecture firm Buff and Hensman, whose notable clients range from Steve McQueen to Sandra Day O'Connor, the home beautifully blends strong, disciplined lines with the soft and wild organic beauty of its 1.7-acre mountain view setting. The residence, remodeled in 2010 by Mark Rios, now offers a new adventure in mid-century sensibility.


 

The private courtyard is a calming port in a sea of trees and a portal that introduces you to the residence. This space offers an initial glimpse of both the serenity and drama the home so effortlessly encaptures.


 
 

Inside, the spacious great room is filled with sunlight and opens to the north patio. Large, gallery-style walls are perfect for showcasing your art collection and equally large, floor-to-ceiling windows ensure that Mother Nature’s finest is always on display.

Views of the Santa Ynez mountains to the north are balanced by sightlines of the southern entry courtyard. Surrounded on both sides by organic vistas, this space is in perfect harmony with nature and offers the coveted indoor/outdoor lifestyle for which Montecito is known and adored.

The chic kitchen is open to the great room and makes sure chefs and samplers alike are always at the center of the action. Professional appliances, ample counter space, and endless storage lend themselves easily to show-stopping holiday feasts and easy weeknight dinners on the go.

A den/office with a full bath and fireplace overlooks the lush north gardens and entertaining terrace. A perfect place to work, read or create, this flexible space could easily transform into a third en-suite bedroom.

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Relax in Luxury


Relax in Luxury


The family room and adjacent wet bar are perfect for reading, writing, or whatever makes you tick. Hidden skylights give the room a wonderfully sunny feeling and a commanding fireplace provides additional glow. A wall mounted television is ideal for binging on the latest series while built-in shelves easily hold a lifetime of your favorite books.

The luxurious master bedroom suite looks to the mountains and anchors the entire western wing of the home. As you enter the suite, a beautiful foyer is softly illuminated by a hidden skylight. Floor to ceiling windows frame the lush surroundings as private works of art, and a gas fireplace warms both crisp evenings and cool mornings.

 

Dual baths offer wonderful privacy, and three (!), vast, walk-in closets indulge your inner fashionista, ensuring seasonal wardrobes are always at your fingertips.


A spacious bedroom suite opens to the north patio and is graced with stunning mountain views and easy access to the pool, Gracious in size, this bedroom effortlessly doubles as a second master suite. The gorgeous bath and walk-in closet are exceedingly comfortable accommodations for guests.

 

Off the kitchen, and conveniently located near the garage, a sunny laundry room offers vast counter space and walls of storage.

A small bedroom and bath are ideal for staff, a maid’s office, or an au pair. This bedroom,  with exterior access off the eastern side of the home, offers both privacy and autonomy.

 

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Garden Oasis


Garden Oasis


Step out to the northern grounds and a private garden oasis. Off the great room, the mountain view terrace is perfect for enjoying everything from morning lattes to evening libations. Under the watchful eye of the Santa Ynez Mountains, all outdoor adventures take on new meaning.

The swimming pool is ideal for a mid-day splash or a moonlit dip under the stars. Discover meandering paths that lead to hidden districts and private moments. The lush grounds and expansive views have meditative and restorative qualities. 

Laced with live oaks and colored by cheerful jacaranda trees, this serene setting is a welcome respite from our busy world.

Seconds to the Upper Village and moments from Montecito Union School and the forthcoming Miramar Beach Resort, Moore Road has the enviable position of being in proximity to the best of Montecito, yet completely and quietly tucked away. With a lush, private setting, iconic architecture, and single level living, this property is sure to be a classic for generations to come.