Newer Montecito Listings

By Mark Ashton Hunt   |   November 29, 2018

We have seen slower sales (only five closed escrows in Montecito during the first three weeks in November), and fewer new listings. Whether this is seasonal or an overall slowing market trend in higher end communities only time will tell. For now, we are happy to see prices staying strong overall, regardless of the number of sales.

While much of the existing housing inventory in Montecito has been on the market a few months or more, there are newer listings that pop up every week or so. In this column, we are featuring four of those newer listings (on the market a month or so or less), and to add interest, these listings compare well in price per square foot, their amenities, lot size, and location. 

2728 Macadamia Lane: $2,275,000

This two-story home is in the eastern end of Montecito and rests on a country lane, behind a privacy hedge. It comes complete with mountain views, a pool, spa, and a bocce court (one of the more popular attractions among area residents these days). The flexible floor plan offers over 3,000 sq ft of living space. 

The home includes a kitchen with Viking appliances and walk-in pantry. The living room has a gas-log fireplace and picture windows to enjoy the surrounding landscape and mountain views. There are wide-plank hardwood floors throughout and storage areas on both levels. Upstairs are four bedrooms including two spacious master suites on opposite wings. 

The downstairs bedroom suite with its own private entrance could also be used as an office. Additionally, there is an oversized double garage and a motor court for guest parking. This listing is not located in either of the Montecito school districts but is within the 93108 area code and is on a half-plus acre lot.

1060 Golf Road: $3,295,000 

Situated on 1.28 gated acres, near the end of a cul-de-sac, find this Bermuda Style plantation house that overlooks the newly renovated Montecito Country Club. The over-4,300 sq ft home offers some ocean views, two master suites, one on each level of the home, along with tall ceilings, a chef’s kitchen, marble, granite and hardwood floors, expansive gardens, and is surrounded by a number of more expensive homes. 

The upstairs master suite features a his-and-her bath, walk-in closet, south-facing French doors to the huge deck and offers glimpses of the ocean and islands beyond. The first-level master suite has a gas fireplace, walk-in closet, and opens to a rear patio.

The kitchen features 11′ ceilings, granite countertops and a wall of French doors. The living room, with its 14′ ceiling and hardwood flooring has a southern exposure, fine finish details and crown molding throughout. French doors are in every room and there are decks for every bedroom. The gardens offer mature specimen trees and privacy. This home is located within the Montecito Union School District.

2080 East Valley Road: $3,495,000

2080 East Valley Road.

If you are looking for a larger home on a spacious lot that is also close to town, school, and shopping, this updated Ketzel and Goodman-designed colonial rests on 1.3 oak-studded acres and offers over 4,600 sq ft of living space on two levels. 

The five-bedroom, 4.5-bathroom home features an open chef’s kitchen with honed Carrera marble countertops, breakfast area with a built-in desk, family room with a natural hand-hewn stone fireplace, formal living room with a fireplace, formal dining room, laundry room, office, detached two-car garage, and a bonus room. 

Detailed finishes include wide-planked hardwood floors, crown moldings, coffered ceilings, French doors that open to covered, brick-paved verandas and second-story views of Birnam Wood Country Club and the Pacific Ocean beyond. This property is in the Montecito Union School District.

240 Middle Road: $5,399,000

Known as El Hogar, this was the first home designed by George Washington Smith for his own personal residence and studio. This historic 1918 home offers over 5,300 sq ft and sits on a .66-acre lot in the prime Middle Road area, just blocks from Coast Village Road and the beach. The home has six bedrooms, 4.5 baths, and eight fireplaces. 

The living room, family room, dining room, and master suite all open to the stunning G.W. Smith-designed (Eric Nagelmann-enhanced) gardens, complete with pool, patio, and dramatic mountain views. The grounds include specimen trees, fruit trees, benches covered in decorative glazed tile, boxwood hedges, roses, and a large brick patio with a central fountain. 

The oversized kitchen boasts top-of-the-line appliances including a Wolf range, SubZero refrigerator, Bosch dishwasher, a large island, and an eat-in breakfast nook with fireplace. This historic property is being offered for the first time in 25 years and is also located in the Montecito Union School District.


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