$8,900,000 854 Park Ln, Montecito
With a prestigious Park Lane address, nestled amidst approximately 3.5 magical acres lies what is arguably the most authentic English manor in all of Montecito. Built in 1932 and designed by Chester Carjola, the historic estate boasts captivating ocean and mountain views, mature oaks, magnolias, hydrangeas and a formal rose garden, creating an enchanting, rural feel. A gated drive leads to a large motor court and the manor’s stunning façade, with authentic half-timbering and a gorgeous pitched roof with lichen covered Gladding McBean tile.
Upon entry to the foyer, one feels immediately transported to a more distinguished era, as features such as original leaded glass windows and oak floors reveal the home’s elegant history. A sunken living room showcases Pacific Ocean views while offering a warm, formal space with handsome wood beams, a limestone fireplace and terrace access. A paneled library to the left of the main living space features a beautiful marble fireplace and a hidden speakeasy bar with original zinc countertop. A guest suite is tucked beyond the library, with a full bath and French doors opening to a garden terrace.
A grand, formal dining room offers a spectacular space for gracious entertaining, with seating for at least 16 guests, gorgeous built-in corner china cabinets and a stunning chandelier. An adjoining butler’s pantry boasts original mahogany countertops. Adjacent to the dining room, a chef’s kitchen awaits with abundant space, granite countertops, a butcher block clad center island, side-by-side Sub-Zero refrigerator and freezer and a six-burner Viking range. Beyond the kitchen, double doors open to a light-filled den or office with a powder room and patio.
A beautiful oak staircase arrives at the second level of the home, holding plentiful space for a growing family or guests. The romantic master suite features dazzling ocean views, tray ceilings and a marble fireplace, while the bath includes a steam shower, Jacuzzi tub, his and hers closets and a spacious dressing room. Four additional bedrooms continue down the hall, including a guest suite, two delightful bedrooms that share a bath and sleeping porch, and a rear bedroom suite, perfect for an au pair or staff. A back staircase connects this wing with the downstairs laundry room and kitchen.
A second floor door reveals hidden stairs to the seventh bedroom of the house, which includes a full bath, large closet and sitting room. Meanwhile, a basement runs the entire length of the main level foyer, providing endless storage space. An attached garage includes parking for four cars and a gardener’s bathroom.
Outside, the estate’s grounds are reminiscent of an English country garden, with sprawling lawns, a sparkling pool and spa, secret dahlia and rose gardens, tall hedged bougainvillea, hydrangeas, magnolia and mature oaks. A delightful pool house features a covered outdoor dining space and full kitchen, bath and a one-bedroom guest suite downstairs, while a much larger upstairs one-bedroom guest suite makes room for additional guests. A charming stone bridge over a winding creek bed reveals an area perfect for a tennis court and pavilion or horse stable, completing the magical outdoor space.
With a total combined estate of 9 bedrooms and 12 bathrooms across approximately 3.5 acres, this enchanting estate combines sought-after historic details, coveted privacy, scenic views and lush landscaping with plentiful space to expand in one of Montecito’s most prestigious addresses.
AmenitiesButlers Pantry, Cathedral Ceilings, Finished Attic, Guest Quarters, Remodeled Bath, Wet Bar
854 Park Ln
MONTECITO, CA, United States of America 93108
- MLS # 12-3085
- Price $8,900,000
- Status Active
- Square Footage 8,044
- Bedrooms 9
- Bathrooms 8
- Half Bathrooms 4
- Year Built 1936
- Property Type Home/Estate
- Style Other
- Construction Two Story
- Interior Hardwood
- Foundation Mixed
- Elementary Mont Union
- Junior High S.B. Jr.
- High School S.B. Sr.