Set amidst a grove of mature oak trees with sweeping vistas of the ocean, mountains and channel islands, 875 Knollwood Drive, a magnificent French Country estate presents an uncompromising lifestyle where casual elegance meets sophisticated charm in an idyllic natural setting. Hidden away on a cul-de-sac behind a private gate, this exquisite home was masterfully… Read more
The Agency - Montecito
Our newest listing in Montecito, this magnificent French Country estate, is the featured home in the latest “Private Properties” column of the Wall Street Journal. The home was masterfully rebuilt with the utmost attention to detail and with no expenses spared in quality and craftsmanship in the early 2000s. The nearly 3 acre property includes outdoor amenities like a wood-burning fireplace,… Read more
The grand, historic Montecito estate, known as “Casa del Sueno,” was the featured home on “HGTV Frontdoor” this week. Dating back to 1917, the picturesque 8,500-square-foot Mediterranean mansion was designed by legendary architect Reginald D. Johnson (The Biltmore Hotel, The Santa Barbara Post Office), who was famous for pioneering the Mediterranean style here in Southern California. Heiress… Read more
I spend as much time as I can in Montecito. It’s a wonderful little village that sits on the ocean, bordered by the mountains, painting a picture of serenity. There is such a ‘hometown’ feel about it. No traffic jams – it’s all very casual and laid back. Yet Montecito is also full of celebrities and the wealthy who have chosen to own a home here. I have many friends and clients here, and they all have two or more homes.
It’s where Drew Barrymore walked down the aisle, Ellen DeGeneres and wife Portia de Rossi host dinner parties at their ranch home, and California’s official “unofficial” tour guide Rob Lowe built his dream house, as featured in Architectural Digest. With Montecito’s year-round mediterranean climate carrying gentle ocean breezes to your doorstep—not to mention its regular appearance… Read more