”It’s Complicated” to find a property to match this historic Montecito compound with a fully restored 100 year old farmhouse residence (”Casita”) along with a beautiful, quality remodeled 4 bedroom main house all set on 1.7 +/- acres in the heart of town. The grounds are landscaped to evoke all the ambiance and charm of an urban horse property with stone and citrus orchards, specimen trees, gorgeous oaks and cobblestone driveway, all lit for enjoyment day or night. Custom milled doors and windows in each house, new electrical and plumbing, new FAG and A/C, tankless water heaters, plus more state of the art upgrades and amenities detailed in part in the comprehensive list available below.
The second home, the “Casita”, has gone through an extensive research report which confirms and details its various incarnations over the last century of its lifespan. Now remodeled with a quality perhaps even surpassing the famed San Ysidro Ranch, it is now one of the most charming homes in town, with a front patio on which to sit and enjoy the mountain vistas, the orchards, two fountains and the quiet beauty of this small lane below the foothills of Montecito.
In addition to the two living quarters, there is the town’s most charming, state of the art chicken coop, complete with custom lantern style light fixtures to add the evening’s ambiance. Behind the house and adjacent to the built in BBQ and cooking facility, there is a double aviary where the cooing of lovebirds is added to the sounds of the many local flocks which include a group of Double Yellow headed Amazon parrots flying free since the late 1960s. Next to the aviary is a spacious glass greenhouse set among the oaks, perfect as an outdoor entertaining and dining room.
Custom bocce ball court, large outdoor fire pit, and fountains between the two homes add to the feeling of a private oasis perfect for any owner to enjoy themselves or with guests and family. And if a horse or two come along, there is a wonderful corral and horse facility on the far side of the Casita just perfect as a living space between trips to the many wonderful riding trails which make up the dedicated and well maintained Montecito Trail system.
Completely hedged and gated this in-town property lives like an urban ranch, offering complete privacy with stunning mountain views, all just a few minutes from both the Upper and Lower Villages of Montecito.
MLS ID: 17-743