This is a hidden Spanish Revival estate in the Montecito Park neighborhood. Even neighbors do not know it is here as it was last on the market 50 years ago. Only a wrought iron gate on the original rock pilasters from 1936 give a hint of what lies up the long tree canopied driveway.
The elegant one story 4-bedroom hacienda design is centered around a large open courtyard. The formal entry is a time capsule of Saltillo tiles, exposed wood beam ceiling, a window seat of original tiles, and a handmade copper sconce. The formal living room has a gorgeous vaulted wood beam ceiling, long plank flooring, subtle arches, and the original fireplace. The large kitchen has been updated and overlooks the private front grounds. The family room enjoys that same plank flooring and features custom built-ins and original wood trim. The formal dining room is oversized with a high raised ceiling, two original built-in china cabinets, and glass doors opening out to the courtyard.
Each of the four bedrooms has its own remodeled bath. The master retreat enjoys its own sitting room, walk-in closet, built-ins, home office, glass doors overlooking the front grounds, and a tastefully remodeled master bath.
Extending onto its own knoll with a view out over the Oakmont Country Club, the grounds are a wonder of this estate with a large front grass area, extra off-street parking, several gardens, play yards and entertaining areas, including an open-air cigar lounge with its own raised fire pit. Other features include: central air and heating, updated plumbing, an attached garage with an interior stair, work shop, and a secret wine cellar.
offered by: Craig Farestveit