STUNNING GARDENS & Mountain View Cabana
To find oneself on the extensive main level terrace, which spans the home’s southerly elevation, is to discover a perfect melding of traditional French gardens and California’s scenic coast. Beyond the gardens and pool terrace, an expansive ocean and island view provides a breathtaking backdrop. A warm breeze mingles sweet citrus aromas with fresh ocean air creating a fairytale-like ambience for intimate sunset dinners or joyous midday brunches. Stone steps lead to the picturesque pool terrace, crowned by the beautifully appointed pool cabana.
Awaiting relaxed gatherings year-round in Montecito’s incomparable climate, the mountain view pool cabana boasts a kitchen with Viking range and beverage refrigerator while the entertaining area features built-in overhead heaters, media storage and access to the full bath. A generous lounge terrace surrounds the swimmer’s pool and spa. The inviting entertaining area includes an outdoor fireplace, built-in Viking grill and seating area resting beneath a whimsical vine-covered pergola. A gardener’s storage area and the sport court lie just beyond a lush lawn and citrus grove.
An expanse of lush lawn at the south end of the estate is surrounded by a towering hedge ensuring privacy, and is the perfect locale for lawn games or a tennis court. A labyrinth of fanciful pathways wind through the alluring Lockwood De Forest gardens, beckoning quiet strolls as morning sunlight dances through an oak canopy.
Privately set away from the main residence and pool terrace, an incredibly charming guest house is perched above an additional three car garage. The cozy guest accommodations appear to have been plucked from a chic Parisian apartment, with whitewashed paneled walls and window seats in the living/dining area and a kitchenette appointed with a refrigerator, stove and sink. A quaint bedroom suite offers built-in storage and a delightful full bath is adorned in stylish monochromatic tile.