A romantic French country estate located in Montecito's coveted Hedgerow designed in 1927 by a member of George Washington Smith's famed staff, Sydney Stacey. Restored to its original grandeur, this 5 bedroom, 5 bathroom home plus guest house offers a first floor master suite with adjoining library and fireplace, his and her separate bathrooms and walk-in closets. The gourmet country kitchen includes a butler's pantry with an original dumbwaiter to upstairs bedroom suites. Large formal dining room with dramatic bay window and living room with hand hewn beamed ceilings, wide oak floors opening to sprawling lawns and manicured gardens bordered by mature oaks, lavender and roses with bocce ball court perfect for entertaining. Moments to Montecito’s famed restaurants and shops, the Miramar Beach, and the highly ranked Montecito Union School, this grand Provencal estate of over an acre offers unparalleled lifestyle in the most idyllic of settings.
A circular motor court guarded by stately oaks brings your guests to the storybook setting of this charming country estate. Beautifully set amidst hedged pathways on a spacious lawn, this gracious home is blessed with a generous use of large windows and numerous French doors bringing south-facing natural light into the home’s comfortable rooms warmed by bleached beamed ceilings, pegged, wide plank oak floors and extensive moldings.
Open to the rear garden terrace through three sets of French doors, the living room features a handsome bleached beamed ceiling, a warming fireplace and built-in display shelves. Adjacent to the living room, the dining room with its dramatic curved wall of windows to the rear garden has entry from the butler’s pantry and large, state of the art, country kitchen.
Benefitting from one of today’s most sought after features, a first floor master suite; this home scores extra points with separate baths and dressing rooms. Two charming upstairs bedroom suites overlook the private garden setting. Two additional bedrooms share a sitting room and bath and are adjacent to a private back stairway.
Adjacent to the main home is a separate cottage with a guest bedroom and bath.
All primary rooms in the home open to the lavish English gardens best enjoyed from a charming covered terrace off the living room where sprawling lawns bordered by mature trees offer wide mountain vistas, graceful parterres, a romantic rose garden, bocce ball court, hedged borders and a private allée to an adjoining private lane provide the setting for this most charming country estate.
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