1188 Summit Road
Approaching this one-of-a-kind property, you are greeted by an over 100-year-old oak tree that is full of stories to tell. Prepare to fall in love with this simply elegant masterpiece that is bursting with classic style and charm. Constructed in 1917 and designed by famous architect Winsor Soule, this home rests on almost an acre of land. Ideally situated in prime Montecito, 1188 Summit Road was originally named ”Monte Bello”; and is mentioned in David Myrick’s book, ”Montecito and Santa Barbara – From Farms to Estates.” Upon entering the residence, you are welcomed by a grand staircase, wide hallways, and tall ceilings with crown molding which take your breath away. The tremendous scale, elegance, and fine details of this home are unmatched.
An incredibly spacious floor plan takes full advantage of over 7,700 sq. ft. of living space.The ground floor includes a grand, formal living room surrounded by French doors filling the room with natural light. Tucked off this gracious room is a sun-filled office with disappearing doors to allow the outside in. Next is an exquisitely paneled library with built in floor-to-ceiling book cases. Down the hallway, you are greeted by a large room which can be used as a formal dining room or very spacious family room. It boasts additional sets of French doors opening up to the classic brick patios where garden seating awaits. This creates a beautiful indoor-outdoor flow, perfect for entertaining. Just off this room is a delightful and sunny breakfast room and a gorgeous Butler pantry with copper sinks, dishwasher drawers, and plenty of room for all your dishware. Next is a spacious chef’s kitchen, completely remodeled in 2005, with a walk-in pantry. Conveniently adjacent to the kitchen, you will find a cozy den with a fireplace, a generous laundry room, and a guest bedroom and bath. Up the grand staircase to the second floor are the main living quarters. The bright, south-facing primary bedroom suite includes a large sun porch with three walls of disappearing windows that capture views of the mature redwoods and gardens and the breezes of the Pacific Ocean. Two generous dressing rooms and two bathrooms complete this impressive suite. Just down the hall are two additional bedroom suites. The larger of the two suites has a fireplace and its own sun deck with views of the mountains and gardens and the other suite has vistas of beautiful sunrises. In addition to these three suites, there is a wing which includes two additional bedrooms with a full bathroom and an office or den. This majestic home has a beauty that is simply timeless. Completing this very rare gem are a full basement, meandering paths with mature redwoods and oaks, and gardens with citrus, fig, and apricot trees. The property is a short distance to Montecito’s Coast Village Road and Butterfly Beach and is in the Montecito Union School Attendance area.
Offered at $7,250,000