Padaro Lane is home to many fabled estates but perhaps none that more embodies the spirit of the coast than The Summit at The Sanctuary at Loon Point. Set on 5.41 flat, bluff-front acres of verdant grounds and lush gardens, this spectacular estate epitomizes the California Dream. Designed in 2005 by Ray Posenaer, and more recently enhanced by Barry Winick of Winick Architects in 2018, this incredible residence embraces the endearing spirit of the area’s reverence for the past with an eye towards the future. Gorgeous architecture, steel doors and windows, and an unparalleled level of quality pair beautifully with ancient olive trees, fragrant roses, and the salty Pacific air. The residence and its amenities meticulously meld timeless design elements with modern creature comforts and the rhythms of the sea. The resulting balance of these opposing elements, much like that of the marriage of the ocean and the mountains, creates a rare, remarkable and timeless hamlet to be enjoyed and celebrated for generations to come.
Once inside, through a stunning galleria, the ocean-view great room exceeds the estate’s initial hospitality. Gorgeous walnut plank floors anchor the room while Riviera Bronze doors open to the sea. Vaulted ceilings offer incredible proportions to the space and beautifully frame the terrace, grounds, ocean, and islands beyond. Grand yet intimate, sophisticated but never stuffy, the great room is an effortless host to all of life’s moments. Venture outside to the fireside terrace, ideal for a private getaway or the center of action at a seaside soiree.
A chef’s kitchen connects to the dining room and will inspire even the most ardent take-out aficionado. The dining room opens both to the central courtyard and an expansive covered portico thus offering both an option to skip the SPF with your morning coffee or bask in the sun on the terrace.
Privately located on the southwestern wing of the residence and filled with morning light, the sublime primary suite is a beautiful way to begin and end your days. With exquisite ocean views and an ideal orientation, the primary suite is a lovely retreat within the special seaside oasis. Dual baths and closets offer ample space and privacy and a private path to a sandy “beach” is perfect for stealing away.
On the northern side of the residence, a trio of mountain view bedroom suites offers comfortable accommodations for guests and loved ones. Each bedroom has exterior access and a private garden terrace, perfect for enjoying the natural beauty of the estate or strolling away for a walk to the beach. A smaller en suite bedroom can be found on the garden level of the home. Ideal for live-in staff or as an estate manager’s office, this flexible space is invaluable for the day-to-day maintenance of the home.
A chic paneled library opens to the ocean and is ideal as an office, lounge, or music room.
Lush grounds, designed by renowned landscape architect Lisa Zeder and aided by a private water source, offer a verdant natural playground. A show stopping pool and cabana are perfect for morning dips or a star-lit splash. The terrace fireplace is a natural gathering place at twilight to watch the colors of the sky or the lazy march of the moon. A cliff-side “beach” offers a private sandy experience, and a gated, private pathway connects to the Loon Point beach path, which can also accommodate equestrian access. Beyond the pathway, a set of stone steps offers a second access point to the sand.
Ultimately what makes this property so iconic is the incredible grounds and exquisite beauty of being on the ocean. While all waterfront properties enjoy amazing views and the sounds of the sea, many lack the privacy and security that comes from being on the bluff. Beyond the bluff, The Summit is set up with multiple, layered security systems in the residence and throughout the grounds.
The Summit at The Sanctuary at Loon Point, is the jewel of the coast. Located minutes from the best of Carpinteria, Montecito, and Santa Barbara, just 45 minutes from the bucolic charms of Santa Ynez’s wine country, and 90 miles from the glitz and glamor of Los Angeles, The Summit is perfectly positioned to take advantage of all that Southern and Central California have to offer. As a full-time seaside estate or a part-time coastal residence, the legacy property is what dreams are made of.