Overlooking Santa Barbara, A Divine Definition of Paradise, $24MAuthor:Philip Ferrato
What: One of the American Riviera’s most beautiful homes, this brilliant cluster of structures was designed by Andy Neuman of the eminent Santa Barbara firm of Neuman, Mendro Andrulaitis Architects. With 40+ acres adjoining Toro Canyon Park, it’s a delicate composition of horizontals and expanses of glass, anchored by massive sandstone chimneys, set gently into a grove of mature Coastal oaks.
Setting a new standard for the open kitchen, this one is literally open to everything.
Plenty of privacy for everyone- the property includes a 2-bed, 3-bath pool/guest house.
Below, the master bedroom and its suite of dressing rooms and baths are what you’d expect from a $24M house.
What We Love: It’s high up enough in the foothils to appear over the fog. Solving the age-old problem of where to put the TV, there are no flat screens tacked up over the fireplaces. Instead, there’s a spacious dedicated media room that’s not in the cellar.
More: Go to the listing for additional information and images. There’s also a video we couldn’t stop watching, offering a better understanding of both the site and design. This outstanding property is represented by Cristal Clarke of Sotheby’s International Homes.