This incredible view property of approx. 9-acres was originally part of a large family-owned 70-acre estate known as El Mirador, meaning The Viewpoint. Today, you can own your own piece of Montecito history with this exclusive, highly sought after location now available for the first time in nearly a century. The main hilltop pad is perfectly suited to build a large custom designed private residence with abundant private water, and stunning panoramic views spanning the Pacific Ocean, Montecito Peak, and Montecito valley views. The original Mediterranean-style farmhouse was built in 1920 and is part of the 9-acre parcel. The hacienda-designed farmhouse surrounds a large center courtyard with such architectural details as a wrought-iron gated entry, a columned loggia, and second floor French doors and balconettes overlooking the courtyard below. Perfect for guests or employees, the approx. 2,496 second-floor farmhouse living quarters consist of 4-bedrooms and 2.5-baths, a living room with fireplace, a cozy kitchen, and a sunroom with steps leading to an inviting rear outdoor patio and garden area below. Under the living quarters, and accessed from the front courtyard, is a large maintenance and equipment storage area. On the opposite side of the courtyard is 4-stall horse barn with a tack room and a ladder to the hay loft above. There’s also a 5th guest bedroom located on the ground floor, adjacent to the stalls, that features herringbone stone floors, a large fireplace with a built-in cabinet surround and windows to the front and side gardens. From the gated entrance, follow the landscaped driveway and get transported to a garden oasis that leads to the original farmhouse and meanders further up the drive to the future building site. Below the proposed building pad is a winding path that leads down to what was originally known as the Cold Springs Rockery, an approximately 3.5-acre meadow with massive boulders all canopied by century-old native California oaks.
West Coast meets the Mediterranean Coast in Santa Barbara. The region’s unusual south-facing coastline contributes to the balmy temperatures and sunshine evocative of the Riviera, owing to its nickname: the American Riviera.Read more about luxury homes in Santa Barbara County