SANTA BARBARA IS A CITY BLESSED WITH BEAUTIFUL AND HISTORIC ESTATES, INCLUDING THE MAGNIFICENT BELLOSGUARDO MANSION.
THE STORY BEHIND BELLOSGUARDO
Bellosguardo is a twenty-four acre, lavish Italianate villa that sits on a bluff overlooking the Pacific. For sixty years, this estate has been one of the least-visited and most-whispered about landmarks on the California coast. The estate was cared for by Anna Clark, widow of copper king, Senator William Andrews Clark, in 1937, and then owned by their daughter, Huguette, until her death at age 104.
Today, Bellosguardo stands just as Huguette left it many years ago: perfectly maintained and protected. Upon her death, Huguette left the estate to the Bellosguardo Foundation, which is dedicated to honoring the Clarks’ past and their vision to transform Bellosguardo into a center for art and culture in Santa Barbara and beyond.
HOW YOU CAN SUPPORT THE BELLOSGUARDO FOUNDATION
Recently, the Riskin Partners team had the privilege of attending the Bellosguardo Foundation Inaugural Gala. The event raised much-needed funds for the restoration and revival of this historic mansion and grounds. Luckily this was only one of many opportunities to support the Bellosguardo Foundation.
On December 5th, join author Bill Dedman for an exclusive tour of the mansion and gardens, followed by an elegant luncheon and comprehensive talk on the history of Bellosguardo.
Additionally, the Bellosguardo Foundation is currently offering Restoration Society memberships as an appreciation for donations. As a member, you will be recognized both on our website and on a plaque honoring inaugural members to be placed on the property. You will receive specially designed pins commemorating your membership and early access to purchase tickets to all public events held at Bellosguardo in 2018 through October 2019.