5 Rosemary Lane
Available for the 1st time in 40 years! 5 Rosemary Lane is an incredible opportunity to reside in a time capsule of Montecito history. As you meander down Rosemary Lane in Montecito, you’ll discover this storybook cottage with ocean, island, and mountain views that rests upon lush grounds with mature oaks. The front yard is nothing short of enchanting- timeless brick walking paths, whimsical trees, and blooming flowers coexist to create the most memorable first impression. As you enter this charming cottage, you’ll notice the current owners have preserved much of the Moody sister’s original design. Architectural decoration is present in almost every corner of the house; built-in cabinets and display nooks can be found throughout this Moody Sister’s cottage.
The living room has great mountain views and a striking cathedral ceiling set above elegant hardwood floors and a brick fireplace. The living room opens directly to a dining area with ocean and island peaks. Just off the dining room is a bright and sunny kitchen that overlooks the lovely backyard areas. a quaint eating nook in the kitchen captures vistas of the ocean and islands while admiring the almost 100 year old magical oak tree in the garden. The lower level of this residence also features a stately home office with incredible woodwork, a guest bedroom that exudes tremendous charm with a private door that leads to the enchanting gardens, and a convenient full bath down the hall. In addition, just steps away from a covered patio with ocean views you’ll find a cozy guest room with an ensuite bath.
The upper level of this historical home showcases a regal master suite and a lovely guest room, both set under a theatrical, asymmetric ceiling. The master suite offers a calming and tranquil environment paired with complete privacy. In addition, the master suite has a large, private balcony with mountain views.
The exterior is lined with beautiful hedging that adds tremendous privacy. This is truly one of the areas most enchanting homes.
Born in the 1890s, the Moody sister’s pioneered a style of property development that was ahead of its time. Builders today cannot reproduce Moody cottages, no matter how hard they try; low headroom, narrow stairways and other eccentricities would run afoul of building codes. For that reason, among others, 5 Rosemary Lane is truly an original historic treasure that cannot be reproduced.
Offered at $2,150,000
Area – Montecito
Bed – 4
Bath – 3
SQ FT – 2069+/-
Lot – 0.32 acres +/-