Described by Architectural Record in 2011, as â€˜one of six most beautiful houses in the world'!
Iconic architect Barton Myers, designed this extraordinary steel and glass home, to respect, protect and become one with the beautiful, natural setting. And, inspired by the California climate, to elevate the art of indoor-outdoor living.
The industrial aesthetic throughout, is softened by the light, landscaping, custom cabinetry and muted palette. The rooms are divided into two parallel wings, linked by a glass passage, in a brilliant arrangement to separate public and private spaces.
In the main wing, a spectacular great-room, with soaring 16 feet high ceiling, and custom Bulthaup kitchen, completely opens to an expansive terrace, through Myers' ingenious, glass walls, that at the touch of a button, roll up out of sight. This seamless transition from inside out, day into night, is truly magical!
The private wing, with serene, Japanese-style courtyard, has clerestory windows to capture the light, and frame the marvelous views in every direction, from the surrounding scenery to the magnificent mountains beyond.
Every interior space connects to the outdoors! European-style, gravel pathways, defined by clipped buxus hedges, meander through a series of painterly, drought-tolerant garden â€˜rooms', and lead to a stunning 50' lap pool at one end of the grounds, and luxurious, secluded guesthouse, at the other.
An idyllic and very private property, with hiking, biking and equestrian trails on the doorstep, yet close to the heart of Montecito, with its world-class dining, shopping, recreational facilities and beaches.
A rare opportunity to own a contemporary masterpiece by one of the greatest architects of the day!
Additional information: This property has won many prestigious home and garden, design awards, and has been featured in numerous significant, international architectural publications. The home was recently chosen for the AIA tour in Santa Barbara. The landscape plan has been admitted to the Archives of Outstanding American Gardens, at the Smithsonian.
The property: Architect -Barton Myers Associates, Inc after Barton Myers. Landscape, pool and pergola design - Mark Rios, Rios Clementi Hale Studios. Interior Design - Mark Rios, Rios Clementi Hale Studios, in curatorial partnership with owners.
Green features: Photo-voltaic array Solar Assist hot water system Poured concrete floors with under-floor heating Recycled building materials Natural ventilation Native vegetation and drought-tolerant plantings Fire resistant structure and landscaping
Guest House: Designed, built and remodeled by famed Santa Barbara architect, Andy Neuman Exceptionally well appointed - living/dining/office/kitchenette/bedroom & bath - with a fireplace, two private terraces and beautiful pastoral views.