Montecito Colonial Home
Located on prestigious East Valley Road, this Colonial Plantation home designed by Ketzel and Goodman was built in 1987. The house has over 4,500 square feet of interior space. Additionally there are two covered porches, a large attic with over 1,000 square feet of storage, and a two car garage which includes two large storage rooms.
The front entry, formal dining room, formal living room, and stairway feature raised peg and staggered oak plank hardwood flooring. Both formal dining room and living room are complemented with massive crown moldings as well as crystal chandeliers. Each room has French doors that open onto terraces that have beautiful views of the oak studded gardens. The formal living room has a large fireplace surrounded by marble.
The kitchen is designed to function for both informal cooking or use by a serious chef and assistant featuring a Kitchen Aid cook top with griddle. The Gaggeneau ovens include a pizza oven. Cabinets feature roll out and vertical shelving. Adjacent to the kitchen is a charming breakfast room with a built in window seat opening on to a family room with a cut stone fire place, a guest suite or mother-in-law suite and much more.
Fully carpeted upstairs has a Master bed room suite with fireplace featuring a granite surround, two walk in closets, and a unique master bath design. French doors open onto a lovely second floor covered porch that has distant ocean views. An additional bedroom with private bath opens onto the semi private porch. The remaining two spacious bedrooms share a large bath.
This home is located amongst one of the largest oak groves in Montecito, many of which are over 100 years old. One oak located on the northwest corner of the property may be over 300 years old. These trees have been maintained at the direction an arborist to retain their original, unique shapes. The lawn area designed for children and families to use not just to look at, features strong St Augustine grass. The front area lawn is perfect for croquet, or badminton. For the more active wanting to play Frisbee, “Whiffle” ball, touch football, or slip and slide on a hot summer day the luxurious side yard is the place to be.
Planter beds that surround the home await the seasonal design of your choice.
Montecito School District.