946 Hot Springs Road :: Montecito

Listing Agent:
Harry Kolb
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 (805) 452-2500  (805) 969-0248
CalBRE License # 00714226
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Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 5 ½
Property Description:

Ocean View Italian Villa

Style: Italian Villa
APN#: 011-030-034
Int. Sq. Ft: 6,951± Main house / 596± Sq. Ft. Pool House
Year Built: 1999
Main House: Bedrooms/Baths: 4  / 5 full baths / 1 Powder Room
Fireplaces: 5
Lot Size: 3± Acres
Architect: Jon Sorrell
Builder: Jay Brown
Montecito Union School District

A 1999 Italian Villa of approximately 7,547 sq.ft. of living space designed by Jon Sorrell set on 3± rolling acres in the heart of Montecito offering panoramic ocean and island as well as majestic Montecito Valley and mountain views. This elegant 4-bedroom home features a grand two-story entrance loggia with 21-foot high ceiling and a two-story living room with mezzanine, a dramatic center atrium, and a large floor-to-ceiling fireplace with over mantel. The home also includes a music/family room with walls of glass that open to the pool area, the formal dining room has three sets of French doors with panoramic ocean and island views, the library/pub room has a knotty-pine bar area, a gourmet kitchen with breakfast conservatory, wine storage room, and a first-floor guest bedroom with fireplace. The second floor features two family bedrooms, a loggia with fireplace and walls of arched French doors, and an expansive master suite with a sitting room, two fireplaces, two separate full baths and a master closet complete with washer & dryer.

The property offers an expansive outdoor entertainment area with a pool and spa, and pool house perfect for soaking in the sweeping views and landscaping designed by Grant Castleberg. There's also a detached 3-car garage across the large walled motor court.



Two-Story Entrance Loggia:
• 21’ high ceiling with murals and faux painted Santa Barbara Sandstone walls
• Two hand-painted inlay wall murals at each curved landing
• Three sets of tall wrought-iron fan-light double entry doors with overlights
• Large double stairs to second floor with a wrought-iron balustrade
• Two French gold-leaf chandeliers
• Cross-cut travertine tile floor with inlaid terrazzo tile mosaic
• Two closets, one with storage and home sound system and one guest cloak closet

Living Room ( 25’ x 24’):
• Two story atrium with mezzanine and coffered ceiling with hand-painted murals
• Large floor-to-ceiling hand-carved limestone fireplace hearth and over-mantel with limestone brick tile surround
• Large French iron and crystal chandelier
• Four wrought iron wall sconces
• Triple arched entry into the Dining Room and Family Room
• Travertine tile floor

Family Room (25’ x 12’):
• Open to Living Room
• Three sets of French doors opening to the outdoor entertainment area and pool
• Two wrought-iron wall sconces
• Travertine tile floor

Dining Room (25’ x 16’):
• Three sets of French doors to panoramic ocean views
• Arched entry from the Dining Room to the Kitchen with double pocket doors
• Wood coffered ceiling with a gesso wood gold leaf center chandelier
• Wrought-iron wall sconces
• Distressed oak floor
• Entry to the Library/Pub Room

Library/Pub Room (22’ x 17’):
• Built-in knotty pine bookshelves and storage cabinets, and a custom built-in television cabinet with speakers
• Knotty pine bar with a marble countertop, brass bar sink and mirrored glass display shelf, under-cabinet storage and a SubZero bar refrigerator
• Knotty pine paneled walls with upholstered wall treatments
• Two handmade Italian blown glass and wrought-iron chandeliers, and gesso wood wall sconces
• Two French doors to the columned arbor with panoramic ocean and island views, a large window to the front courtyard, and a bottle stained glass window to the front entry covered loggia
• Distressed oak floor

Kitchen (22’ x 17’):
• Arched entry from the Dining Room with double pocket doors
• Wood-beamed ceiling with a grand wrought-iron center chandelier
• A large center island with a Carrera marble countertop on one side and butcher block on the another with a vegetable sink, under-cabinet storage, and book shelves
• Oak kitchen cabinets with glass-front display cabinets, Carrera marble countertops and marble backsplash
• STAINLESS STEEL APPLIANCES: Separate SubZero refrigerator and freezer; two Miele dishwashers; KitchenAid trash compactor; a large Viking Professional double oven with six burners, grill and griddle and a custom metal hood with water filler faucet and decorative tile backsplash; Built-in Sharp carousel convection oven; Viking Professional commercial warmer; and Viking Professional commercial ice machine
• Window above the sink with views to the columned arbor and panoramic ocean views
• Reclaimed French country tile and inlaid oak floor

Breakfast Conservatory (13’ x 11’):
• Three walls of glass with wrought-iron double French doors, one side opens to the outdoor entertainment patio, pool area and the ocean view side opens to a landscape path leading to columned arbor
• Beautiful views extend to the outdoor entertainment terrace, pool, pool house and Montecito Valley, mountain and panoramic ocean views
• Limestone tile barrel ceiling with center chandelier
• French country tile and inlaid oak floor

• Adjacent to the Living Room with two gesso wood gold leaf wall sconces
• Upholstered wall treatment
• Hidden door opens to the mechanical room with storage cabinets
• Doors to First Floor Bedroom and the Wine Storage Room
• Travertine tile floor

First Floor Guest Bedroom (23’ x 14’):
• Coffered plaster ceiling
• Two sets of French doors, one opens to a stone balustrade overlooking the outdoor dining patio and the adjacent set opens to the rear exterior covered loggia
• Limestone fireplace hearth and surround with decorative artistic wall treatment
• Distressed oak floor
• Walls are mirrored for dance or exercise
• En-Suite Bath with a large vanity with marble countertop, travertine tile shower with marble surround, two wrought-iron wall sconces and wrought iron center light fixture

Wine Storage Room:
• A glass and wrought-iron door opens to the temperature controlled wine storage room with tasting counter
• Travertine tile floor

Two-Room Powder:
• Limestone wainscoting
• Hand-painted inlay wall mural
• Free-standing vanity with marble countertop and Sherle Wagner fixtures
• Wrought-iron decorative wall sconces
• Window to front courtyard and bottle stained glass window to front entry covered loggia
• Travertine tile floor

Two-Room Laundry:
• Service room for extensive storage that opens to separate laundry room
• (9' x 5') laundry room with extensive upper and lower storage cabinets with sink and Corian countertops


Grand double stairs lead to the second floor with oak wood stairs. An expansive archway opens to the Mezzanine with custom-made wrought-iron balustrade. The Living Room view below and atrium above is crowned by a coffered hand-painted ceiling.

Guest Bedroom #2 (17’ x 14’):
• Window to the front motor court and ocean views, a window to the dramatic columned entry loggia, two windows to the rear gardens
• Two Wrought-iron wall sconces
• Wall-to-wall Berber carpet
• Walk-in closet
• En-suite Bath with window to the rear garden, glass travertine tile shower over tub, vanity with travertine countertop, wrought-iron wall sconce, and travertine tile floor

Guest Bedroom #3 (22’ x 12’):
• Two windows to beautiful panoramic ocean and island views and a window overlooking the front motor court and ocean views
• Wall-to-wall Berber carpet
• Double door closet
• En-suite Bath with window to the front covered entry loggia, travertine tile shower, vanity with travertine countertop with storage and towel shelves, custom crystal and wrought-iron floral chandelier and travertine tile floor

Enclosed Covered Loggia (15' x 14'):
• Hand-carved stone tracery window that opens to the Mezzanine
• Plaster fireplace hearth with custom tile surround
• Five fan-top wrought-iron French doors with wrought-iron balustrades with panoramic Montecito Valley, ocean views
• Two wrought-iron wall sconces
• Spanish tile floor

Master Bedroom Suite:

Sitting Room (24' x 12'):
• Arched double door entry opens to the expansive Sitting Room with arched double French door with a wrought-iron balcony and two windows, all overlooking the pool, pool house and ocean and mountain views
• Hand-carved limestone fireplace
• Two arched accent walls
• Wall-to-wall Berber carpet

Master Bedroom (22' x 16'):
• One window overlooking the pool and pool house area and two windows to panoramic ocean and spectacular Montecito Valley views
• Large hand-carved limestone fireplace
• Wrought-iron center light
• Wall-to-wall wool carpet

Master Bath One
• Large built-in vanity with marble countertop and matching freestanding make-up vanity with a small sink and marble countertop
• Large walk-in marble shower with overhead and side sprayers and frosted glass door with a window to the covered loggia leading to the pool area
• Oversized tub with jets and marble deck with a large window overlooking the pool, pool house, and expansive ocean and mountain views
• Separate toilet and bidet room with frosted glass door and window to rear gardens
• Two crystal and wrought-iron wall sconces with matching chandelier
• Heated marble tile floor with decorative marble inlays

Master Bath Two
• Expresso wood vanity with Granite countertop
• Marble steam shower with seat
• Two bottle stained glass windows to rear gardens
• Heated Travertine tile floor with tile mosaic

Dressing Room
• Hallway with marble tile floor and floor-to-ceiling mirror leading to large dressing room
• Extensive mahogany paneled glass-front wardrobe cabinetry
• Washer & Dryer located in dressing room with storage
• Exterior door to rear gardens
• Wall-to-wall Berber carpet


• Large walled motor court with fountain
• 3-Car garage with columned arbor and rose garden, gardener's bath and gardener's storage room
• Extensive exterior landscape lighting
• Gated entry

• Barbeque area with a large outdoor grill under arched tile alcove with a tile countertop
• Large 50' x 20' pool with Italian tile, spa and statuary
• Limestone deck and entertainment area
• Limestone stairs to rose garden and assorted fruit trees
• Extensive landscaped walking paths with panoramic ocean, island and Montecito Valley views

• Columned arbor entry to the pool house
• Glass front door and four sets of French doors to panoramic ocean, island, and Montecito Valley views
• Coffered ceiling with indirect lighting and a large crystal & wrought-iron chandelier
• Wet bar area with bar refrigerator, storage and a mirrored wall
• Large hot-air sauna
• Bath includes travertine countertop vanity with a circular window above, a large travertine tile steam shower with ocean view window, and a storage closet
• Travertine tile floor
• Air-conditioning

Additional Amenities
• Distressed Oak Hardwood Floors
• Custom window and door screens throughout
• New 9 ft. doors and windows throughout
• Sound system with speakers throughout
• Indirect lighting
• Two 50-gallon water heaters
• Water softener
• Water filter
• Panasonic telephone system
• Security system
• 360 sq. ft. outside covered area and 320 sq. ft. of trellis area

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