Combining early 20th century charm and class with 21st century conveniences, Montecito's Somerset estate represents the epitome of relaxed sophistication. The home and its ancillary structures lie in the community's elite ''Golden Quadrangle''. Henrik Westen, former owner of the estate, ordered several alterations and additions designed by iconic architect Lutah Maria Riggs. Much of the landscaping of the approximately 1.55-acre grounds is believed to be attributed to prominent landscape architect Lockwood de Forest. Ultimate privacy, lush and well-manicured foliage, numerous outdoor amenities: the ambiance here is distinctly Montecito. Entering the main residence, one finds oneself in a gracious foyer complemented by a stately staircase leading to the second-floor master suite. The living room with its soaring vaulted ceiling is bathed in natural light bestowed by large multi-pane and clerestory windows. Multiple French doors open to a terrace, spa, pool, gazebo and gardens. Two guest suites are conveniently located off the living room.
The formal dining room features a fireplace, wainscoting, crown moulding, large French windows and access to a balcony perfect for intimate meals al fresco. Nearby, the spacious kitchen features top-of-the-line appliances, Shaker-style cabinetry, a large and versatile center island, and a generous butler's pantry. The beautiful wood floor extends into the adjacent breakfast area, set in a bay and with large French windows, and open to the family room. There are wine and laundry rooms, an office, and a guest or staff bedroom with bath en suite.
The upper level master suite is reminiscent of a luxury resort. There is a large sitting room, a room-sized walk-in closet, dual lavish bathrooms, and a bedroom with French doors to a large balcony with expansive mountain views, overlooking the gardens, pool, spa, walking paths and seating areas, a gazebo, and a built-in cooking area with grill.
The attached guest apartment offers visiting guests the utmost privacy and feature its own pool. Want more? Then have your guests relax in the separate guest house, adjacent to the pool. But be careful, they may not leave!
Privacy, seclusion and serenity abound here, convenient to all the cultural, recreational and social opportunities Montecito and Santa Barbara offer.
|Days on Market:||7|
|Address:||1570 E Valley Road|
|City / Zip:||Montecito, CA 93108|
|Area / Neighborhood:||Montecito|
|Property Type:||Residential – Home/Estate|
|Approx. Sq. Ft.:||5,154|
|Proximity:||Near Bus, Near School(s), Near Shopping|
|Elementary School:||Mont Union|
|Jr. High School:||S.B. Jr.|
|Sr. High School:||S.B. Sr.|
|Dining Areas:||Breakfast Area, Formal|
|Fireplaces:||2+, DR, LR, MBR, Other, Patio|
|Heating / Cooling:||A/C Central, GFA|
|Grounds:||BBQ, Deck, Gazebo, Hot Tub, Lawn, Patio Open, Pool|
|Parking:||Attached, Gar #2, Unc #4|
|Amenities:||Cathedral Ceilings, Guest House, Wet Bar|
|Water / Sewer:||Mont Wtr, Sewer Hookup|
Listed with Berkshire Hathaway
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