Santa Barbara’s nickname as “the American Riviera” might sound like an overreach. However spend time driving into hillside neighborhoods the place winding roads result in balconies and patios on Spanish-style houses excessive above the ocean and also you’ll shortly see the resemblance to the Mediterranean Sea.
Nowhere is that this more true than within the Riviera neighborhood. It’s one of many metropolis’s older and most unique slope-side enclaves identified for its surrounding pure magnificence.
One instance: the hilltop residence on the market at 20 Camino Alto, which gives sweeping views of the ocean, Channel Islands and the Santa Ynez Mountains. “The place else do you see a home the place nearly each single room has a view, together with the laundry room,” says itemizing agent Beth Slifirski of Village Properties.
The Spanish-style home with a crimson tiled roof was accomplished in 2023. Balconies and patios, together with one with giant arches and an out of doors lounge overlooking a pool, showcase views of the curving shoreline and the water past. The home has 4 bedrooms and 5 bogs in 4,000 sq. ft on two ranges.
The open ground plan within the residing and eating rooms on the primary ground retains nature shut. Each rooms have 13-foot ceilings with timbered beams and entry to out of doors view areas. The close by kitchen options an island with a calcite counter and seating for informal eating.
On the higher ground, the first bed room gives a non-public sanctuary, a quiet house the place surroundings once more units the tone. The ensuite lavatory with marble flooring and partitions, in addition to customized oak vanities, accommodates a two-person bathe and splendid soak tub subsequent to a big window that frames the hillside.
Other than the placement, particulars additionally make the home a standout. It was developed and constructed by Pink Bridge Capital Corp. with touches, resembling a hand-laid mosaic marble ground within the lobby, French limestone within the pool space and terra-cotta roof tiles with copper gutters. Different facilities on the property embody two Tesla charging stations, safety cameras, irrigation system and heated flooring all through.
For many who wish to entertain, there’s an indoor/out of doors barbecue room, temperature managed wine room that holds greater than 600 bottles of wine, moist bar, pool and sizzling tub. Different areas embody a exercise room and residential theater.
Exterior the house, It’s a brief drive to the Santa Barbara Botanic Backyard, a showcase of California native vegetation. Right here you’ll be able to comply with mountain climbing trails on the 87-acre website to seek out redwood bushes planted alongside a creek and meadows crammed with California poppies. Within the different route sits Lotusland, rigorously cultivated gardens which might be open to the general public by appointment. The gardens have been the creation and keenness pursuit of the late Ganna Walska.
It’s arduous to consider the neighborhood that sits between Mission and Sycamore canyons was thought-about inhospitable and troublesome to entry till the 1870s. As town grew and extra roads have been constructed, builders realized the worth of developing houses with views of the ocean. That successful formulation turned out to be as true a long time in the past as it’s at present.
The property is in the marketplace for $8,499,000.
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