743 Lilac Drive :: Montecito/Santa Barbara

Listing Agents:
Susan Pate
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 (805) 895-9385
DRE #: 01130349

Beverly Palmer
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 (805) 452-7985
DRE #: 01319565
List Price:




4 ½
Property Description: MLS # 14-1500


This estate is a stunning example of Santa Barbara Mediterranean by renowned architect Tom Bollay.  Set into the natural rock boulders of the Montecito foothills, with mature oaks and sycamores at the end of a long meandering, private drive, this quintessential Montecito estate is elegant, and functional.

The entry to the residence is formal with three car garage and stone work.  You will be greeted by views of the Montecito Valley and Pacific Ocean.  Formal living room boasts large picture window which frames oak trees and flowers, volume ceilings, expansive walls for artwork,  a suite of French doors to the rose garden and focal point fireplace.  The formal dining room is a pleasant space with interesting architectural niche detail with easy access to the kitchen.

The kitchen is a masterpiece, offering open concept living at its finest.  The kitchen offers top-of-the-line Viking and Sub Zero appliances, granite countertops, prep sink, warming drawers, dual ovens and six burner gas cooktop with griddle.  There is a kitchen breakfast bar along with dine-in kitchen space.  Butler's bar and pantry with wine refrigeration.  There is a gorgeous 3000 bottle (approximate) wine cellar and tasting bar. The kitchen area steps down to the expansive family room entertaining area with picture window framing the oak trees, views of the Pacific Ocean as far as the eye can see and glimpses of the crystal clear pool and grass lawn areas below. 

The master suite is a gracious retreat away from it all.  Offering French doors to the veranda, lots of natural light.  Master bathroom features spa bathtub, separate shower stall, linen storage, dual glass sinks, private commode and lovely inlaid stone floor.

The estate offers four en suite bedrooms, an office with built in bookshelves and cabinets, a formal library with rich wood cabinetry, built in shelving, and an octagonal room with rich wood carved facades and intricate flooring design.  There is a large attic space that has been enclosed and lends itself beautifully as a play room or bonus room.

2.13 acres, private and gated,the elegant home opens to gorgeous European influenced fragrant gardens (there is a shared well) with fountains, water features, a sparkling swimming pool, sensational views and serene outdoor living spaces that capture the essence of the Montecito lifestyle. 

This exceptional estate is located near all the best that Montecito has to offer, including Montecito Union attendance area, hiking trail heads through the Montecito Trail Association, restaurants, shopping, banking in Montecito's quaint Upper Village.  The new owner of this home will also have easy off and on 101 freeway access and a short drive to the Los Angeles area, Santa Barbara Airport and beyond.

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