William H. Brown had a great eye for architecture. When he commissioned the construction of his family home in 1935, he matched the elegant profile of the Tudor style with the broad frontage of this large parcel in Montecito Park, which has over 130 feet of frontage and almost 250 feet of depth. Since then, this has been the long time beloved home of only three families, including the current Owners who have been here for over 35 years.
The formal entry opens to a grand step down living room with an elegant bay window, oak floors, crown moldings, and a beautiful fireplace. The entry also opens to the dining room which is formal as well. The kitchen has been tastefully updated with oak cabinetry, custom tile counters, hardwood flooring, and a breakfast room. The huge family room enjoys another fireplace, skylight, a butler’s pantry, and oversized windows overlooking the sprawling rear grounds under a canopy of mature trees.
The ground floor is completed by two bedrooms and two updated baths. Upstairs there is a third bedroom, a third bath, and a home office. The large brick patio provides a wonderful setting for outdoor entertaining or just enjoying the tranquil beauty of the park-like rear yard with picturesque paths, an old stream bed, a “courting” bench, and even a stone walking bridge. Additional features include: central air and heating, upgraded copper plumbing, newer windows, a detached garage, the excellent schools of the CV district, and all on a parcel of over 23,000 square feet.
offered by: Craig Farestveit