If the mark of a coveted community is the word of its most vocal spokesperson, Montecito might as well be Camelot. After all, it is none other than Oprah Winfrey who has repeatedly gushed over the upscale coastal community where she has owned an estate since 2001.
Oprah has been known to refer to her Montecito property as “the promised land,” but that title could just as easily be extended to all of Montecito.
Where else can you have acres of land and an expansive home overlooking the Pacific Ocean, and a name every bit as big as your property, yet still manage to blend in with the area’s distinctive character that allows you to just…live. And live well.
“Home to some of Santa Barbara County’s most famous residents, Montecito has always had an irresistible allure, first attracting vacationing movers and shakers in the 1880s. Today, locals, visitors and celebrities meander along Montecito’s stunning beaches, including famous Butterfly Beach, charming Coast Village Road and Upper Village,” said TripAdvisor. “Drive or bike along the tree-shaded lanes, and do what the locals do: hang out on a sunny patio, read the paper and don’t make a fuss if you see a famous face.”
Huffington Post calls Montecito “a swanky ZIP code that has attracted big name residents like Oprah Winfrey, Steve Martin, and Kirk Douglas,” and Forbes magazine consistently ranks it as one of the wealthiest communities in the United States. But Montecito’s mix of casual elegance and unmitigated grandeur creates lifestyle advantages that appeal to tycoons, leading men and women, and “regular folk” alike. Regular folk with exceptional taste, that is.
From the four-plus manicured acres of the one-of-a-kind classical estate at 1368 E Mountain Drive in Montecito, it’s hard to tell who is the greater beneficiary: the future owners of this remarkable residence, or Montecito itself, for the opportunity to showcase one of the finer estate properties you may ever see.
Spanning more than four acres of ocean-view land with a world-class East Mountain Drive address, this home features eight bedrooms, nine baths, and two partials. An exquisite gourmet kitchen, a professional home theater, a paneled library, and a luxurious master suite are presented in 11,351 square feet. Also included in this exceptional property are a two-bedroom guesthouse, a two-room pool house with a pavilion featuring a fireplace and kitchen, and two three-car garages.
The acres of manicured grounds include parkland greenery and a tremendous pool offering resort-style luxury. Here, the uncompromising quality is every bit as spectacular as what is found indoors, and every bit as spectacular as you would expect from one of Montecito’s finest estates.