Santa Barbara’s nickname as “the American Riviera” might sound like an overreach. However spend time driving into hillside neighborhoods the place winding roads result in balconies and patios on Spanish-style properties excessive above the ocean and also you’ll shortly see the resemblance to the Mediterranean Sea.
Nowhere is that this more true than within the Riviera neighborhood. It’s one of many metropolis’s older and most unique slope-side enclaves recognized for its surrounding pure magnificence.
One instance: the hilltop dwelling on the market at 20 Camino Alto, which gives sweeping views of the ocean, Channel Islands and the Santa Ynez Mountains. “The place else do you see a home the place nearly each single room has a view, together with the laundry room,” says itemizing agent Beth Slifirski of Village Properties.
The Spanish-style home with a crimson tiled roof was accomplished in 2023. Balconies and patios, together with one with massive arches and an outside lounge overlooking a pool, showcase views of the curving shoreline and the water past. The home has 4 bedrooms and 5 loos in 4,000 sq. toes on two ranges.
The open flooring plan within the residing and eating rooms on the primary flooring retains nature shut. Each rooms have 13-foot ceilings with timbered beams and entry to out of doors view areas. The close by kitchen options an island with a calcite counter and seating for informal eating.
On the higher flooring, the first bed room supplies a non-public sanctuary, a quiet house the place surroundings once more units the tone. The ensuite lavatory with marble flooring and partitions, in addition to customized oak vanities, incorporates a two-person bathe and opulent soak tub subsequent to a big window that frames the hillside.
Apart from the situation, particulars additionally make the home a standout. It was developed and constructed by Pink Bridge Houses with touches, corresponding to a hand-laid mosaic marble flooring within the lobby, French limestone within the pool space and terra-cotta roof tiles with copper gutters. Different facilities on the property embrace two Tesla charging stations, safety cameras, irrigation system and heated flooring all through.
For individuals who wish to entertain, there’s an indoor/out of doors barbecue room, temperature managed wine room that holds greater than 600 bottles of wine, moist bar, pool and scorching tub. Different areas embrace a exercise room and residential theater.
Exterior the house, It’s a brief drive to the Santa Barbara Botanic Backyard, a showcase of California native vegetation. Right here you possibly can comply with mountaineering trails on the 87-acre website to seek out redwood timber planted alongside a creek and meadows stuffed with California poppies. Within the different course sits Lotusland, rigorously cultivated gardens which might be open to the general public by appointment. The gardens have been the creation and fervour pursuit of the late Ganna Walska.
It’s arduous to consider the neighborhood that sits between Mission and Sycamore canyons was thought-about inhospitable and troublesome to entry till the 1870s. As the town grew and extra roads have been constructed, builders realized the worth of developing properties with views of the ocean. That successful system turned out to be as true many years in the past as it’s right now.
The property is in the marketplace for $8,499,000.
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