This dramatic estate in Montecito’s “Golden Quadrangle” above East Mountain Drive was designed by John Kelsey and completed in 2003. It includes 180 degree views of the Pacific and Santa Barbara Channel Islands. The most challenging aspect of this project was the site itself; every footing and retaining wall was cut into sandstone. A twenty foot wide pocketing door system opens to a large covered terrace, infinity pool and wonderfully expansive views. The exacting finishes and sharp lines of this contemporary home required the master craftsmanship and discerning eye of the Clause Construction team.
It’s easy to live on the main level of this house with its large living room, dramatic dining room, chef’s kitchen adjacent to a comfortable family room/den, and a luxurious master suite next to a stunning partner’s office with views that never end. On the upper floor, there are two guest suites with bamboo floors and individual terraces for sunset views. Detached from the main house is a three car garage with a guest suite on the upper level for privacy. There is no detail overlooked in the amenities offered in this exquisite ocean view contemporary; one simply moves in and slows down to enjoy the architecture of the home and the panoramic views of the coastline provided by this gated 6.9 acre estate in Montecito.
This home is currently listed at $9,250,000 with Sandy Stahl of Sotheby’s International Realty in Montecito.
If you have any questions regarding this property or others in the Santa Barbara/Montecito area contact Josiah Hamilton at (805) 284-8835 or email [email protected].
John Kelsey works with Ladd, Kelsey, Woodard, A.I.A. in Newport Beach, CA
817 East Yanonali Street
Santa Barbara, California 93103