$13,900,000 1735 Glen Oaks Dr, Montecito
Nestled in coveted Glen Oaks, an exceptional 1895 Stanford White home set on over 3.5 sprawling acres with ocean glimpses and mountain views is the most charming Montecito estate offered. Whitewashed shingles, columned verandas and intricate finishes speak to the history of this luxurious, exceptionally comfortable estate. Lovingly and artistically restored in 1994, the original layout and architectural features were largely preserved making this property a rare and enticing find.
A long drive through sprawling lawns leads to the motor court, where an ancient oak tree, laden with lanterns and Spanish moss, offers a romantic welcome at the front door. A column-lined veranda with multiple seating areas presents the perfect space to relax and relish the lush surroundings outside the 9 bedroom, 10 bath main house.
A grand but unassuming foyer invites guests to separate living and dining spaces, while housing the most charming powder room. To the left, French doors lead to the gorgeously decorated formal living room, complete with a wall of antique mirror surrounding an elegant fireplace. An original arch frames a sunny library with another fireplace and beautiful built-ins. Down the hall, a fantastic guest suite or playroom with fireplace, wet bar and full bath, and a media room, also with fireplace and bar, have terrace and pool access.
To the right of the foyer, beautifully detailed original woodwork graces a large dining room perfect for entertaining and large family gatherings. A temperature-controlled walk-in wine cellar, stunning chandelier, marble fireplace and cozy bay window seating area complete the elegant ambience. A connecting glass enclosed conservatory provides additional dining space and abundant light, with access to a beautiful garden and trickling stream.
A butler’s pantry with original cabinetry, generous storage and a large walk-in pantry serves as the passageway to a phenomenal, open plan kitchen and family room. A striking river rock fireplace and multiple dutch doors craft a charming, historical feel. Top of the line appliances, oak floors and a large marble island makes the space deluxe yet practical.
Off the main foyer, a sun-drenched staircase leads to a sumptuous master suite with ocean and mountain views, including a fireplace, sun porch and spacious terrace. A romantic bathroom features pure mahogany cabinetry, ebony accented floors, a freestanding soaking tub, velvet window seat, chandelier and marble fireplace. A closet houses the location of a previous elevator, which could be reintroduced for effortless 2nd floor access. Intricate, luxurious finishes and climbing rose vines create a dreamy master suite atmosphere.
Two bedroom suites accompany the master wing, one with mountain views, a built-in desk and window seat, and the other with a secret passage to a fort, perfect for children. Down the hall, a delightful guest suite opens to a porch with fantastic property views.
The east wing of the house features another guest suite with a freestanding tub, an office or additional bedroom, laundry and full bathroom. Completing the wing is a terrace, an office with a full bathroom, and a gym plumbed for a kitchenette - potentially a great guest apartment. A back staircase provides easy access to the kitchen and family room.
Outside, a grand stone terrace encompasses built-in seating, a striking outdoor fireplace, grill, swimming pool, spa, water feature, cabana and powder room. A full indoor kitchen with an ice machine and dishwasher is housed under a delightful cupola, allowing for endless entertaining opportunities.
Formerly the recreation house for the original Glen Oaks Estate, the three bedroom, two bath cottage features an original stone fireplace and woodwork, a sunken living room and bright eat-in kitchen. A vegetable garden, water feature, palms, magnolias, figs and a monumental araucana specimen tree complete the lush surroundings.
Included in the estate are three gated entrances for privacy and a three-car garage. With a total of 12 bedrooms and 12 bathrooms across 3.76 acres comprising two separate parcels, this whimsical estate offers one-of-a-kind casual elegance with an abundance of space, beauty and serenity.
AmenitiesButlers Pantry, Guest House, Pantry, Remodeled Bath, Remodeled Kitchen, Second Residence, Skylight, Wet Bar
1735 Glen Oaks Dr
MONTECITO, CA, United States of America 93108
- MLS # 12-2806
- Price $13,900,000
- Status Active
- Bedrooms 12
- Bathrooms 9
- Half Bathrooms 3
- Year Built 1895
- Property Type Home/Estate
- Style Estate
- Construction Two Story
- Exterior Wood Shingles, Wood Siding
- Interior Carpet, Hardwood, Natural Fiber Carpet, Other, Stone, Tile, Wood
- Roof Composition
- Foundation Mixed, Raised, Slab
- Elementary Mont Union
- Junior High S.B. Jr.
- High School S.B. Sr.