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Remarkable Estate Site


605 & 607 Cowles Road, Santa Barbara - offered at $7,995,000

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Remarkable Estate Site


605 & 607 Cowles Road, Santa Barbara - offered at $7,995,000


3 bedrooms      3.5 bathrooms     3,251 sq ft approx      5 acres approx     2 legal parcels      

Cold Springs School District      e-brochure


Quietly resting at the pinnacle of the original Cowles’ estate, one of Montecito’s three historic “Hilltop Barons,” this incredible approximately 5-acre site consisting of 2 legal parcels proudly offers some of the most breathtaking, panoramic views on all of the Central Coast. After a long interlude of repose, this celebrated property is now poised for a resurgence and ready to begin a new chapter as host to a significant 21st-century estate.

 
 

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Impeccably sited on the knoll with 360 degrees of the Pacific Ocean, Channel Island and Montecito foothills, this property was once the location of the Cowles family winter home.  While the original 1915 structure no longer exists, a stone loggia, remnants of the formal gardens and an incredible reservoir circa 1920 still stand as gracious ambassadors of a lost era. 

 

 

 

 Sweeping views in all directions present an opportunity to create and realize an unprecedented joie de vivre.  Given its promontory nature, this site also offers an incredible sense of privacy.   Limited only by your imagination, this property is a worthy backdrop for your unbridled dreams.  Whether you envision a bold modern design or something that highlights formal classic architecture, this flawless canvas awaits to accommodate your vision.  

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Extraordinary Opportunity


Extraordinary Opportunity


As the fulcrum between the mountains and the sea, here you have a front row seat to trace the sun’s full arc across the sky and watch as it paints the mountains each evening with a luminescent glow.  From this vantage point, the night sky is a private planetarium that blossoms each morning into spectacular sunrises, only to pause throughout the day and highlight the views, before finally waning into lingering evening sunsets.  Sheer perfection and the ultimate realization of the California dream.

On the secondary parcel, a charming 3-bedroom house, pool and tennis court offer comfortable accommodations for guests, or could easily serve as temporary housing as the new estate is designed and built.

More than anything, this site offers a remarkable transcendental experience. As you stand on the knoll, commanding an army of foothills at your back and the attention of the of the sea at your fingertips, it’s impossible not to experience the same overwhelming sense of awe that befell W.H. Cowles over 100 years ago when the site was identified and developed. An undeniable sense of wonder and possibility resonate as powerfully today as in 1915 and as will for generations to come.