1475 East Mountain drive, offered at $14,900,000
1475 East Mountain drive, offered at $14,900,000
Jaw-dropping 360-degree ocean, island, and mountain views create the ideal backdrop – a feast for the eyes! Divinely rebuilt by Giffin and Crane from 2011-2014 and perfected by Harrison Design, this 5 bedroom, A+ Mediterranean estate is a definitive thesis on beauty, luxury, design, and indoor/outdoor living. Classic elegance, natural sophistication, and unparalleled quality coalesce in exacting perfection.
As the wrought iron entry gate opens, you are immediately shepherded down a beautifully manicured drive onto the two-acre estate before arriving in the pebbled motorcourt of the main residence. Here, the front entry is flanked by a commanding Santa Barbara Stone archway, which was hand designed and crafted by an expert mason.
As the perfect introduction to represent the estate, the passage is at once arresting and refined but more than anything, it leaves you wanting to discover what unfolds beyond its doors. Inside the elegant foyer, the breathtaking ocean immediately greets you while antique waxed terra-cotta tile floors provide a timeless patina beneath your feet and escort you to the expansive terrace. From here, soak in the ever-evolving ocean and island views that exemplify the Montecito dream. Endless coastal views will continue to unveil themselves throughout the estate, though it is truly love at first sight from the moment you enter the home.
From here, soak in the ever-evolving ocean and island views that exemplify the Montecito dream. Endless coastal views will continue to unveil themselves throughout the estate, though it is truly love at first sight from the moment you enter the home.
Sweeping ocean views extend through the epicurean kitchen. Extensive storage, two SubZero refrigerators, Thermador appliances and dual sinks are a functional counterpart to the beautiful veining which dances throughout the Calcutta marble counters, backsplash and baseboards. The result is an elegant and inspiring work of art, as conducive to making grand holiday feasts as it is to easy weeknight meals on the go or simply offering culinary support as a spectator from the ample bar seating. Regardless of the occasion, this incredibly well designed kitchen will quickly become one of the most beloved areas of the home.
Adjoining the kitchen is a spacious family room with a stone fireplace and beautiful built-in cabinetry. A casual dining area opens to the covered loggia and allows for seamless indoor/outdoor living.
The well-appointed loggia creates the same feeling of ease and elegance as the adjacent interior rooms. Gorgeous ocean views, handsome herringbone tile floors, a wood burning fireplace with an antique French surround and built in heaters make this a go-to space in all seasons.
Whether you’re looking for al fresco summer dining or cozy nights by a fire, the loggia is a natural extension of the home.
Escape to the solace of the main floor den and surround yourself in luxe details. Handsome wood paneling and a wood-burning fireplace offer relaxed and refined comfort. Thoughtful design makes this a cozy and impressive addition to the estate.
Antique French oak floors, anchored in a beautiful Versaille parquet, ground the room with their commanding yet calming beauty. A custom stone fireplace is perfectly in proportion to the detailed crown moldings and soaring ceilings. French doors open to sweeping ocean views. Whether you prefer morning light or the evening incandescent glow, the master suite is deftly positioned to take in the daily splendor of the Montecito sky.
Adjoining the master retreat is the exquisite bath with an oversized soaking tub, Kalista fixtures, towel warmers, Calcutta marble and stunning tile work. A large and sumptuous closet with ample space for two vast wardrobes and a second cozy office round out this wing of the house.
The main stairwell leads to the upper level of the estate, which hosts three en suite bedrooms in addition to the master retreat. Each of the bedroom suites features extensive closet space and gorgeous custom tile work in their respective baths. The northern suite is positioned for gorgeous mountain views and is a wonderful somnolent escape. The two southern facing suites share an expansive terrace overlooking the grounds and showcase the everlasting ocean views.
The garden level of the home was thoughtfully designed for casual entertaining and hosting guests in the utmost comfort. An ocean view, en suite guest bedroom with an oversized closet and steam shower is a wonderfully welcoming retreat for guests or extended family. The beautiful casual living room opens up to the park-like grounds and is adjacent to a second full kitchen and dining area. A spacious wine cellar is the perfect place to host your latest finds from a trip to Paso Robles. Enjoy your favorite film or latest Netflix binge in the comfortable theater and game room. Step outside to discover the hidden grotto that opens to the pool.
The lower level also offers dual washer/dryers in the expansive laundry area, which includes a separate housekeepers suite with a kitchenette and private entrance; optimal staff quarters.
Aided by two private wells, the verdant grounds offer numerous destinations and unfold graciously over two acres. Explore this exquisite natural backdrop and surround yourself in the scent of orange blossoms as you meander through the orchard and its 25 organic fruit trees.
Unwind with a dip in the pool and spa, surrounded by vintage French parfeuille tiles that have been expertly installed in exacting classic detail. Cool off in the shade of the adjacent poolside pergola, perfect for an afternoon of lounging and relaxing. Tennis, anyone? Novices and pros alike will improve their games on the custom Jack Kramer Nova Pro tennis court. On the northern end of the property, adjacent to the detached, second garage, is a wonderfully flexible space. Currently employed as a gym with a powder bath, this room would work as an inspiring art studio or potential future guest suite. Thirty-foot ceilings offer an excellent possibility to add a second level.
While the architecture and aesthetics of this estate radiate beauty, they reflect only the topmost layer of its quality. Many elements may go quietly unnoticed, yet contribute greatly to its peaceful enjoyment. Only the finest of artisan material grace this incredible estate. Lutron lighting aided by a house-wide Creston control system offer easy home management. Double-framed walls provide a quiet relationship between rooms. In an effort to minimize the chemical footprint of the home, organic, non-toxic blue-board was used during construction and high-level filtration systems aim to create minimal allergens and a dustless environment. Farrow and Ball paint, with its rich pigment and low VOC, was used through the home and helps contribute to the goal of a toxin free environment. The organic fertilizer system helps ensure that all fruit grown in the orchard and herb and vegetable gardens receives the finest nourishment possible.
A true paradise, this incredible, ocean view, Mediterranean estate is a thesis on beauty, design, elegance and the utmost quality construction and will continue to define the best of Montecito living for generations to come.