Located within star-studded Montecito, 851 Buena Vista Drive is a completely reimagined Georgian-style masterpiece, offering spectacular amenities, ultra-high-end finishes, and exquisite design elements on over two picturesque acres. Developer and tech CEO Daniel Starr purchased the home in December 2020, represented by Eric Haskell, and has worked tirelessly over the course of the past six months to reimagine the estate. A seasoned Southern California developer and prolific visionary, Daniel has led many projects in Southern California, recently selling his Beverly Hills development to Rihanna herself. He supplied 851 Buena Vista Drive with a total facelift, culminating in a contemporary, clean and ultra-sophisticated final product where every detail has been carefully curated and exquisitely executed.

Designed by architect Don Nulty, the estate boasts expansive scale with seven bedrooms, 14 bathrooms, 12,168 square feet of polished interior living space, and a guest house. Magnificent ocean and mountain views curate an incredible backdrop for a life of ease and elegance.

Daniel was first attracted to the home for the incredible view and ideal location on a quiet street, just five minutes from amazing restaurants (it’s no wonder that Gwyneth Paltrow and Oprah Winfrey live nearby). The bountiful amenities—including a pool, sport courts, and theater—and the expansive volume and sprawling grounds also allured him. To Daniel, the estate shone as a well-built opportunity with endless potential. He has been occupying the home as it has been remodeled, planning on staying until someone gives him an offer he can’t refuse.


Eric previously spoke with Dirt.com after Daniel purchased the estate: “In the ‘New World,’ to have an all-encompassing estate with a gym, pool, multiple guest houses, a sports court and views is rare, and the setting is pure magic. The home is made for the full Montecito experience, with every amenity imaginable in one of the most ideal of settings.”