Open House Obsession: A Modern Montecito Villa Reminiscent Of The Greek Isles, $7.5M

Where: 1522 East Mountain Drive, Montecito
When: Sunday, July 12 from 1:00pm-3:00pm
Asking: $7,495,000
What: A glorious 5-bed, 3.5-bath Montecito villa looking out over the Pacific Ocean, built in 1983 but with a timeless Mediterranean vibe that recalls the whitewashed villages of the Greek Islands and a nod to the traditional California rancho with the stripped-down stucco vernacular of Irving Gill in San Diego.

Below, one corner of the living room, a 32x24-foot space with 15-foot ceilings, and the walled terrace overlooking the ocean and islands.


Designed by architect Paul Gray, the multilayered plan permits a classic indoor-outdoor life with open terraces and shaded, intimate spaces. It's laid out to be the perfect couple’s house or one suitable for an extended family. As for aging in place (or access to the wine cellar) there's an elevator between the two main levels.


Below, a glimpse of the 2-bed, 2-bath guest suite above the garage.

The kitchen has been updated since the '80s and shares direct access to a shaded terrace with the dining room.


More: Have a look at the listing or the agent’s dedicated site for the property. The gardens were designed by Isabelle Greene and Associates.

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