Magnificent ocean, island and coastline views captivate from almost every room of this elegant appx. 6,865 sq.ft. Mediterranean estate on the beach in Montecito. Situated on a private road beyond the gates of Fernald Cove, this gated sun~drenched villa offers exceptional quality and craftsmanship as well as the coveted privacy so rare in beachfront living. The beautifully landscaped appx. 0.61 acre parcel boasts a vast 101′ of beach frontage.
Upon entry through the double doors with leaded glass, ocean views are immediately enjoyed from the two story foyer with inlaid marble floors and gorgeous sweeping staircase. Past the gracious living room with marble fireplace and formal dining room, the inviting family room has maple paneled walls, a cut stone fireplace and beautiful ocean views. The gourmet kitchen features a large island with cutting sink, granite counters, Thermador and SubZero appliances, a walk-in pantry and a seaside breakfast nook. Entertaining within the oceanside sitting room with wet bar easily serves guests enjoying the ocean breezes and spectacular views on the large terrace.
Within the wonderful floorplan, offering 5 bedroom suites and 2 half baths, this home provides comfortable accommodations for family and visiting friends. The master bedroom sanctuary offers sweeping ocean and island views, a private balcony, fireplace and wet bar with refrigerator. The spacious marble master bath has a jetted tub, large shower and separate room for bidet and commode. Both of the ocean view upstairs bedrooms have well crafted and convenient built-in desks and bookshelves, walk-in closets and a shared seaside balcony. In addition to a handsome office with built-in bookshelves, there is another large room, perfect for a gym as it currently has a sauna and full bath, that could also be used as a bedroom suite or media room.
Other features found within the residence include 4 zone air conditioning, an integrated sound system, alarm system, central vacuum system, fire suppression system, abundant storage and extra deep 3 car garage.
The expansive seaside patio is ideal for relaxing and reveling in the ever-changing coastal scenery. There is easy beach access down the lovely terraced landscaping.
After a leisurely stroll up the beach, one can now experience dining in one of the 6 restaurants at the spectacular brand new Rosewood Miramar Beach Resort. Just a bit further up the beach, one can enjoy the world class Four Seasons Santa Barbara Biltmore Hotel and Coral Casino. Or perhaps a quick jaunt into either Montecito’s Lower Village or Upper Village to partake in their delightful cafes and boutique shopping? Decisions, decisions…these are the happy concerns of those fortunate enough to enjoy this fabulous beach lifestyle!