Though I cannot find information about Pauline Stuart, her story as seen in this charismatic Spanish walled retreat has to be captivating. Who would build such an inspiring home with such flair and emotion, yet site it in such a manner as to only be enjoyed by the invited guests? I invite you to see the Stuart retreat as my guest with all of its delightful surprises.
Behind the privacy wall and through the front courtyard your are welcomed in the grand formal living room with its high ceiling, oversized windows, hardwood floors, and the massive original fireplace. The dining room is large and formal as well. The bright kitchen has been updated in character including a cobalt blue O’Keefe and Merritt stove. The central hall leads to the master and second bedroom while the third bedroom is up a half flight of stairs.
The top floor deck is one of the surprises with a wonderful view of Montecito Park and beyond. The center courtyard is another gift providing a private place to entertain outside and enjoy this beautiful setting. There is yet another level that is used as a home office area and additional storage.
This street to street lot provides a large year yard of mature trees, a large grass play yard, and a stone path leading to the detached garage on El Arbolita. A few additional features include updated copper plumbing, central air and heating, and the award winning schools of this neighborhood.
offered by: Craig Farestveit