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Contemporary Montecito Luxury

Nestled at the end of a quiet Montecito cul-de-sac, an exceptional contemporary residence combining California warmth and Santa Barbara luxury is poised for an effortless indoor/outdoor lifestyle. Resting on approximately 1.3 prime acres near Montecito’s upper village and the celebrated San Ysidro Ranch, the residence enjoys mountain views and tranquil ocean and island vistas from ample outdoor living areas.




The residence, guest house and gardens underwent an extensive renovation in 2008, bringing the home and guest casita to the highest standard of quality. Stepping through the exquisite iron and glass entry door, the “like-new” home’s chic yet comfortable interiors exude luxury.

Stunning Dalle de France limestone and aged French oak cloak the floors throughout the public spaces complementing handsome beamed ceilings and ever-present gardens for a lavish and inviting ambience.




The formal living room offers sophisticated and comfortable design with a custom limestone fireplace surround, custom built-ins and beautiful French doors spilling out to a peaceful garden patio with citrus and lavender surrounding a trickling fountain.




The centerpiece to this distinctive home is the generously appointed epicurean kitchen. Thoughtfully designed to integrate cooking with effortless hosting, this true entertainer’s kitchen offers a large breakfast nook as well as a breakfast bar at the oversized Carrera marble island. Open on all sides, and enjoying ocean and island vistas, south facing windows welcome coastal breezes and a sweet garden fragrance.




The kitchen features a large walk-in pantry, Wolf range, dual Dacor ovens with warming drawer, a Sub-Zero refrigerator and additional refrigerator drawers built into the island. Dalle de Galilee limestone countertops give way to an oversized, custom farmhouse sink and a pair of Miele dishwashers. A large wet bar with a temperature controlled wine refrigerator, refrigerator drawers, ample crystal storage in a rich stain and a Miele dishwasher is a sumptuous amenity for pool parties and evening entertaining alike.

A lovely bedroom suite with private bath, a laundry area and access to the two-car garage complete this area of the home.




Casual mornings and quiet evenings are spent in the adjacent family room aside the blazing fire, or indulge in truly indoor/outdoor living with two walls of doors collapsing to synchronize the family room and outdoor living area.




Beneath a gorgeous vine-covered pergola, an outdoor kitchen with barbecue, refrigerator, sink, icemaker and bar hosts family and friends from afternoon long into the night.

The east wing of the main residence hosts the master suite and additional guest bedroom. Delight in lingering mornings as sunlight streams through an expanse of French doors in the master suite, illuminating the stunning oak floors and towering beamed ceiling.




The master bath welcomes the gardens in through large iron and glass windows, bathing the soaking tub in natural sunlight while a rain shower in antique Spanish marble, dual vanity and impressive custom closet complete stunning the master suite. A guest bedroom with private bath and two closets is ideal for family or visitors.




Resting privately away from the main house, the guest casita is a welcome retreat from the afternoon sun. With a large living room, solarium, two bedroom suites and an additional full bath, the cabana is beautifully appointed to host long-term guests.




The living area’s towering beamed ceiling, impressive fireplace and walls of French doors opening to the resident gardens and pool patio create an open an airy ambience.




The comfortable refuge also offers a convenient wet bar with beverage refrigerator and ample storage, dedicated laundry and a sunny solarium overlooking blooming rose gardens, a citrus orchard and usable land awaiting development.




The pool terrace is an extraordinary setting for taking full advantage of Montecito’s near-perfect climate. With average temperatures between 65-70 degrees year-round, Montecito residents live for outdoor entertaining. A fireside dining and seating area overlook the sparkling pool and ocean and island vista while a lounge terrace rests at one end of the swimmer’s pool and spa.




Private entry gates reveal a long meandering drive culminating in a spacious circular motor court surrounded by stone walled gardens and mature trees. Offering the finest quality construction and indoor/outdoor living in one of the area’s most desirable locations, 667 Juan Crespi Lane exemplifies Montecito’s casually luxurious spirit.

View the property website: contemporary-montecito-luxury-667-juan-crespi-lane

Contemporary Montecito Luxury/667 Juan Crespi Lane, Montecito / Offered at $6,895,000






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