4 bedrooms / 4.5 bathrooms      3,991 total sQ FT approx*      10.4 Acre approx**      2008 year built      

Carpinteria Unified School District      e-brochure


A sleek balance of steel, glass, and concrete, this remarkable modern home showcasing endless ocean views explores the boundaries of progressive architecture and living in nature.

 
 

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Perfectly sited on 10.4 acres overlooking a grove of ancient olive trees, this landmark property, from its inception to its current existence, has enjoyed a storied affair with Montecito’s history.  Originally built in 1934 by the famed conductor Leopold Stokowski and known as “The Monastery,” the property played host to the elite of the music industry and art world as well as numerous Hollywood legends. Lockwood de Forest-designed gardens further root the incredible estate’s historic pedigree.  Fast-forward to 2008: the property is re-imagined as a temple to indoor-outdoor living by renowned modern architect Barton Myers.


Long, uninterrupted sightlines greet you at the front door and extend throughout the home. Three dramatic glass “garage doors” define the south façade and when raised blur the indoor spaces and the outside environment, creating a chic, integrated living experience.  Public rooms enjoy a front row seat to the sweeping and ever-evolving vistas. Let your gaze wander from the patio and pool to the lush grounds to the Channel Islands on the horizon.