May 30, 2014

888 Cold Springs Rd, MONTECITO, CA 93108 (MLS# 17-860)

888 Cold Springs Rd
MLS# 17-860
10 beds  |  12 baths  |  12354 sqft

888 Cold Springs Rd, MONTECITO, CA 93108
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888 Cold Springs Rd, MONTECITO, CA 93108 Elegant Mediterranean architecture and a finely reputed history combine in this stunning mountain view villa with 2 ample guest houses. Masterfully realized by designer Robert Webb, the main residence is replete with Webb’s signature attention to the finest details, beautiful symmetry and exquisite scale. Magnificent entry gates open to reveal a long, impressive drive meandering along the perimeter of the estate, introducing the exotic landscape. The approach culminates in a large forecourt where the residence’s grand Mediterranean architecture is on majestic display. 888 Cold Springs Rd, MONTECITO, CA 93108 888 Cold Springs Rd, MONTECITO, CA 93108 The grand entry hall is a dramatic example of Webb’s skilled eye; the towering coffered ceiling, intricately detailed archways and significant staircase combine to create a remarkable welcome to the estate. Beyond a stunning galleria, the formal spaces have been designed to host the most dignified and cordial affairs. The spectacular formal living room is the embodiment of sophistication with noble columns, a large fireplace and an imposing beamed ceiling. French doors open to invite the simple pleasure of an afternoon breeze, allowing the soiree to spill out to a lovely terrace. The resplendent dining room is an idyllic counterpart to the living room, with elegant moldings and china storage, and a warming fireplace creating an intimate but impressive ambience. Just off the dining room the chef’s kitchen is poised for culinary excellence. A bright and cheerful breakfast area is an idyllic space to begin the morning, overlooking the breathtaking central garden. Retire to the beautiful sitting area near the dining room where a stunning groin vault ceiling, stone fireplace and wet bar create a cozy gathering place. French doors open to a picturesque terrace with stone balustrades and views of the gardens, offering a casual indoor/outdoor feel to the sitting room. Retreat to the library for quiet study aside the handsome fireplace. A beautiful beamed ceiling, abundant windows with striking iron details and a wet bar with beverage refrigerator invite one to linger in the library’s calming ambience. This gracious Montecito residence of the finest quality upholds the sophistication of days passed. The scale of the regal master suite is at once grand and intimate. A soaring ceiling and towering arched French doors framing the grounds create an airy ambience while a fireside seating area welcomes quiet personal moments in the romantic bedroom. Two beautiful dressing rooms with dedicated baths cloaked in onyx or marble and spacious walk-in closets offer private havens within the master suite. 888 Cold Springs Rd, MONTECITO, CA 93108 Three additional bedroom suites enjoy majestic mountain views and abundant natural light... ...Each with dedicated baths, two suites boast fireplaces and built-in bookshelves creating private sanctuaries for residents or guests of the estate. Across the breathtaking central garden, the ample guest house is nestled among olive trees and climbing vines, creating a private and alluring façade. Comprised of three bedrooms, two full baths, a living room, kitchen and den, the guest house offers comfortable accommodation for long-term guests or staff. Privately set away from the main residence and guest house, the estate’s hidden gem awaits. Set between the north/south facing tennis court and the pool garden, the adobe of the original El Mirador estate appears untouched by time, replete with character and authentic details. Inside, an expansive great room anchored by two opposing fireplaces offers abundant space for living and dining. An original Western Electric telephone is a charming reminder of the estate’s lengthy history. Boasting a full kitchen, two bedrooms, two full baths and dedicated laundry facilities, the adobe offers charming accommodations for long-term guests. On the western side of the adobe the picturesque pool garden basks in warm Montecito sun beneath the staggering mountain view. Surrounded by verdant greenery, citrus trees and gardens on the perimeter of the pool and spa create a stunning, summery scene. The lounge terrace, outdoor kitchen and wisteria-covered dining pergola invite long afternoon barbecues to linger into evenings under the lavender sky. Spellbinding tropical woodlands provide uncompromised privacy, allowing verdant gardens and picturesque terraces to be enjoyed in complete peace. Set among a most enchanting landscape, a secret garden is encircled by a plethora of fruitful trees, a most idyllic hiding spot for private picnics and large celebrations. For spontaneous picnics, the bounty of the surrounding fig, peach, apple, pomegranate, guava and avocado trees await only a handful of accompaniments from the kitchen to create a gourmet al fresco meal. Nearby, a large vegetable bed offers additional, fresh ingredients for cooking for family and friends. This elegant Mediterranean estate celebrates the finest Montecito lifestyle with masterful architecture and exquisite entertaining spaces enveloped in a magical setting beneath majestic mountain views. 888 Cold Springs Rd, MONTECITO, CA 93108 888 Cold Springs Rd, MONTECITO, CA 93108 888 Cold Springs Rd, MONTECITO, CA 93108 888 Cold Springs Rd, MONTECITO, CA 93108

Property Description
Elegant Mediterranean architecture & a finely reputed history combine in this stunning mountain view villa w/ 2 ample guest houses. Set on over 4.5 private & verdant acres on the original El Mirador estate, this gracious Montecito residence of the finest quality upholds the sophistication of days passed while offering the idyllic indoor/outdoor lifestyle coveted by modern buyers. Stately entry gates reveal a long, impressive drive, introducing the estate’s exotic landscape and mountain view. The main residence’s stunning formal spaces, handsome library/office, den & sumptuous bedroom suites open to picturesque terraces or inspiring mountain and garden views. Tropical woodlands envelop, tranquil ponds, lush fruitful gardens, pool terrace and tennis court for luxurious resort-style living.

Location Info
District: 10 - MONTECITO
Street #: 888
Street Name: Cold Springs
Street Suffix: Rd
State/Province: CA
Postal Code: 93108
Compass Map: Santa Barbara
Map Grid: R10
County: Santa Barbara
Parcel Number: 13220016.00
Cross Street: Sycamore Canyon
Contract Info
Current Price: $15,400,000
Price: 15400000
Affordable Housing: No
Status: Active
Property Information
TYP: Home/Estate
Total Bedrooms: 10
Total Bathrooms: 12
Total Full Baths: 11
Half Bathrooms: 1
Year Built: 1991
SqFt.: 12354
Source: Measured
Apx # Acres: 4.6
Within City Limits: No
Total #Units: 1
Recurring Fees: No
Elementary School: Cold Spring
Junior High School: S.B. Jr.
High School: S.B. Sr.
Directions: Sycamore Canyon to Cold Springs. Up Cold Springs, property is located on the right hand side.
Hot Sheet Comment: price
Geo Lat: 34.448361
Geo Lon: -119.657597
Owner Info
Deposit: 3
Property Features
Condition: Excellent
Style: Medit; Estate
Construction: Two Story
Roof: Tile
Foundation: Raised
Exterior: Stucco
Parking/Garage: Gar #3; Detached
Grounds/Landscaping: Pool; Pool House; Deck; SPA-Outside; Tennis Court; BBQ; Lawn; Fruit Trees; Wooded; Yardspkl:PRT; Fenced: ALL
Other Buildings: Other
View: Mountain; Setting; Wooded
Location/Topo: Level
Proximity: Near Bus; Near School(s); Other
Rooms: Basement; Den/Lbry/Study; Family Room; Office
Dining: Breakfast Area; Formal; In Kitchen
Laundry: Other; Room
Amenities: Cathedral Ceilings; Guest House; Guest Quarters; Skylight; Wet Bar
Appliances Included: Dishwasher; Disposal; Dryer; Gas Rnge/Cooktop; Gas Stove; Refrig; Washer
Fireplace(s): 2+; DR; FR; Gas; LR; MBR
Flr/Wdw Coverings: Carpet; Hardwood; Stone; Tile
Heating/Cooling: GFA; A/C Central
Water/Sewer: Mont Wtr; Shared Well; Sewer Hookup
Zoning: E-1
Reports Available: Build Plans; NHD
Terms: Cash; Ctnl
Room Information
Room Name Room Level Length Width Room Remarks
Living Room14027fireplace, french doors to terrace
Dining Room12016fireplace, setting views, china storage
Kitchen11920island, bfst bar, eat-in, beamed ceiling
Extra Room 112318library, paneled, fireplace, wet bar
Master Bedroom228222 baths, fireplace, french doors
Bedroom 212023ensuite bath, fireplace, juliette balc.
Bedroom 322018mtn views, ensuite bath
Bedroom 421620built ins, ensuite bath, fireplace
Bedroom 521818mtn views, fireplace, ensuite bath
Extra Room 212132den w/ fireplace, french doors to garden
Guest House13bd/2ba w/ kitchen, den & living area
Pool Cabana12bd/2ba Adobe, 2 frplc, kitchen, Living
Extra Room 31solarium, frplce, wet bar, frnch doors

Listing Office: Village Properties

Last Updated: August - 16 - 2017

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