We just got word that one of our listings here in Montecito is receiving an award! Next month, Qualified Remodeler Magazine will publish its annual Master Design Awards, recognizing the best in residential remodeling. 1134 Hill Road in Montecito, CA earned the Master Design Award this year with both the Gold and Judge's Choice Award!

Contemporary Montecito Villa

The home, Villa Vicin' 'O Mare, is a wonderful transformation of a classic Montecito bungalow into a contemporary beach villa with seamless indoor-outdoor living. Redesigned by Santa Barbara architects Neumann Mendro Andrulaitis and remodeled by Allen Associates, impeccable attention to detail has been paid to every aspect of the home’s design, from the champagne limestone floors to the wide plane wood paneled ceiling.

Seamless indoor/outdoor Santa Barbara Living

Custom mahogany bi-fold doors and windows effortlessly connect indoor and outdoor living spaces, opening completely for endless entertaining opportunities. A glass-enclosed patio includes ample room for dinner parties, complete with an artistic wall of water and fire table feature.

Glass-enclosed patio

Outside, a large garden oasis awaits with wandering paths through fruit trees, palms and towering bamboo. Generous patios, water fountains, a walled private garden and lush tropical landscaping allow for true indoor-outdoor Santa Barbara living.

Lush garden oasis

Inside, an open-plan living space designed with yacht-like efficiency showcases exquisite, contemporary décor and interior details, revealing understated elegance. The eye-catching gas fireplace, featuring Rasmussen FireBalls, makes the living room feel sleek and modern while warm in ambience.

Sleek, modern design

Beautiful double doors open on to a sunken master retreat, enhanced by a luxurious spa-like bathroom and private patio. A blown glass pendant chandelier adorns the freestanding soaking tub, overlooking a serene courtyard with an eight-foot privacy glass gate.

Spa-like master bath with private patio


Located in the heart of Montecito and steps from Butterfly Beach, the Biltmore and Coral Casino, Villa Vicin’ ‘O Mare combines  the highest quality amenities for modern living in an exquisite 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom beach retreat.