999 Andante Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93105 $2,990,000

Status: Closed    MLS# 23-2101

3 Bedrooms    3 Full Bathrooms    1 Half Bathrooms

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Property Description

Built in 1978 this one-of-a-kind, architecturally magical masterpiece is exquisite from head to tail - literally! ''The Whale House'', designed by Michael Carmichael, is a whimsical expression of artistry set amongst peaceful oak and sycamore trees and seasonal Mission Creek. The waving cedar shingled exterior gives the home a homogeneous skin to blend in with the natural surroundings. An artistic home calls for a unique entrance. Step through the whale's mouth and let the imaginative lifestyle begin. Three floors of creative genius encompass the head of the whale. Features include a spiraling stairwell open to the fresh outdoors, rock-covered elevator shaft, 270 Belgian leaded and stained glass windows to take in the tranquil 360 degree views, undulating walls of Venetian plaster, massive wood columns and beams. The belly of the whale is a relaxing interior courtyard with serene bamboo-lined outdoor shower, room to entertain and marvel guests, and a 75-foot glistening lap pool that flows into the grotto of the whale's tail. Rounding out this mind-blowing home is the guest house. Be the talk of the town and occupy "The Whale House" as your primary residence or add it to your real estate portfolio as an iconic trophy. And this is the tale of the whale!

Property Information
Property Details
MLS ID: #23-2101
Current Price: $2,990,000 
Buyer Broker Compensation: 2.5%
Status: Closed
Days on Market: 159
Address: 999 Andante Road
City / Zip: Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Area / Neighborhood: Mission Canyon
Property Type: Residential – Home/Estate
Style: Other 
Approx. Sq. Ft.: 2,606 
Year Built: 1978 
Condition: Good 
Acres: 0.51 
Lot Sq. Ft.: 22,215 Sq.Ft. 
View: Setting, Wooded 
Schools
Elementary School: Roosevelt
Jr. High School: S.B. Jr.
Sr. High School: S.B. Sr.
Interior Features
Bedrooms: 3
Total Bathrooms: 4
Bathrooms (Full): 3
Bathrooms (Half): 1
Dining Areas: Dining Area 
Fireplaces: 2, LR, Primary Bedroom 
Flooring: Carpet, Stone, Tile 
Laundry: Common Area, Laundry Room 
Appliances: Built-In Gas Oven, Dishwasher, Double Oven, Gas Stove, Refrigerator 
Exterior Features
Exterior: Wood Shingles 
Foundation: Raised, Slab 
Construction: Outside Stairs, Tri-Level 
Grounds: Pool, Sauna, Wooded 
Parking: Unc #2 
Handicap Access: Elevator 
Misc.
ADU: No 
Amenities: Elevator, Guest House, Guest Quarters, Second Residence 
Other buildings: Second Residence 
Water / Sewer: S.B. Wtr 
Zoning: E-1 
Public Listing Details: Other 
Location

Listed with Sotheby's International Realty

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