Artful Architecture By The Sea
Square Feet: 2,324
Architect: Carolyn Adams – Seattle, WA
Dramatic lines of wood, stone, and glass with angled roof lines reaching to the sky are your first glimpses of this oasis surrounded by bamboo fencing, meditation gardens, and a bamboo water fountain. The serenity of the gardens continues on to the rear of the home with its tall waving fish tail palms and outdoor dining area with fireplace below a spa deck with bench seating reminiscent of those found in Japanese country homes. The entry to this two level home where East meets West gives you a moment to pause and soak in the feeling that you should expect the unexpected!
To the right is a wooden stairway lit by clerestory windows in the day and a magical Noguchi lantern which highlights the soaring ceiling of honey colored wood with its angled details in the great room above. A horizontal stone fireplace acts both as sculpture and as a divider between the kitchen with wooded views as in a tree house and the ocean view living room with expansive curved wood deck for lounging while watching the waves and sailboats along Channel Drive in front of the Santa Barbara Biltmore. Off to the side is the door to the master suite which is a study in serenity with clerestory windows above the bed wall. A large single paned window tilts out and is covered along with an upper window for views of blue skies by custom bamboo shades. The colored hues of ocean blues and greens continue in the master bath with its glass tiles, double sinks, large tiled shower and tub with glass tiled accents.
From the entry, you can also choose to walk through a Japanese temple door to a wing of two lovely guest rooms, laundry, outdoor office space, and redwood deck with inset spa surrounded by tropical landscaping. One bedroom has an ensuite bath, full moon shaped chandelier, flat screen television, carpet, tiled bath and single pane French doors which open to the spa deck. The second bedroom offers a Noguchi style paper lantern, carpet, flat screen television, and custom wood sliding closet doors with built in storage and French doors to the deck overlooking this peaceful lower garden. The bath with frosted doors to the deck and inner hallway has ocean colored tile, a curved pedestal sink with oval mirror and a spa shower.
Out on the deck, you can drink in the quiet of the gardens, listen to the ocean sounds, step inside a bonus office or exercise room, entertain friends by an outdoor fireplace in a circular gravel garden area or step through a bamboo gate that leads you along a private landscaped walkway to the beach beyond Channel Drive. On your return, you can shower off in the outdoor garden shower and have some gentle quiet moments in your private jacuzzi hidden by palms.
What more is there to ask for in life? Your views are rich and magical. Your home is artful and well planned in every architectural detail, and your privacy is complete in this oasis off the beach on Hill Road in Montecito. Come live here where the serenity of the East plays with the designs of the West in Santa Barbara.
Custom wood front door with long vertical side window opens to foyer with slate floor, built-in wood bench in art display niche, wood stairway to second level below large Noguchi lantern, Japanese temple door to hallway with garage access, coat closet, laundry room, and two bedrooms
- Living Room
Oak floors, stone fireplace with raised hearth, built-in desk and book shelves with clerestory windows, wood and glass sliding ocean and garden view doors and one set of French doors open to large south facing ocean and island view curved redwood deck, bamboo shades from Indigo on doors
- Dining Area
Oak floors, Noguchi lantern, high wood beamed ceiling with clerestory windows, ocean views, large garden view windows, redwood deck with barbeque overlooking the lush landscaping at entrance
Oak floors, granite counter tops, deep stainless sink, ample wood cabinetry, garden view windows like in a “tree house”, Sub Zero refrigerator/freezer, Thermador oven, Bosch dishwasher, built-in microwave, breakfast bar with counter seating
Double wood doors open at entry to this elegant master suite with oak floors, large ocean view tilting picture window with window seat, built-in wood bed, clerestory windows, two wardrobe closets, and walk-in closet with built-in cabinetry. The spacious master bath offers wood beamed ceiling, light green glass tiles on counter, and white ceramic tile with glass insets are used as the surround for shower and bath, double sinks with chrome fixtures
Carpeted, flat screen television, closet, garden view windows, French doors with single pane open to large wooden deck with spa, bamboo shades, ensuite bath with ceramic tile floor, tilting garden view window, yellow ceramic tiles with glass inserts on counter and tub/shower surround
Carpeted, flat screen television, closet, French doors enhanced by antique Japanese screens open to a long wooden deck with inset hexagonal spa
The bath with frosted doors to the spa deck and inner hallway has ocean colored tile, a curved pedestal sink with oval mirror, chrome fixtures, and a spa shower
Slate floor, granite counter top with stainless sink, filtered hot and cold drinking water, built-in storage cabinets, Miele washer and dryer, Scotsman under counter refrigerator and ice maker, doorway to mechanical room with boiler system for hot water and radiant heating
Slate floor, garden view window, French doors to redwood deck with spa, and wood shades
Two car garage with built-in cabinets and recycling bin cabinet, bike racks, kayak/surf board/paddle board racks; Sub Zero wine refrigerator, Kitchen Aide refrigerator/freezer with French doors, work area with counter space and stained glass window
- Located near the famous Santa Barbara Four Seasons Biltmore
- Rough sawn Douglas Fir and stone exterior
- Metal roof
- Bamboo fencing along front of property with bamboo electronic entry gate and walk-in gate
- Circular stone Zen garden at entrance
- Custom designed copper interior stairway handrail
- Large ocean view curved redwood deck with pergola
- Redwood deck off dining room with barbeque and outdoor speakers
- Lower wood deck extends the length of the house with built-in wood bench and spa
- Outdoor fireplace with conversation area
- Outdoor shower with hot and cold water
- Pronto sound system throughout home, decks, and at lower garden dining area for music, television, radio and compact discs
- Instant hot/cold filtered water at kitchen and entry level kitchenette
- Private gated access to Channel Drive and Butterfly Beach
- Palm, fish tail palms, oak, magnolia, and Japanese maple trees
- Two car garage