This gated estate, nestled in the foothills of Montecito, is a true prototype for cutting edge Green technology, showing that a magnificent property can be built while utilizing sustaining materials and technology. Located in the highly coveted Montecito Union School District, the 2010-built home is situated on a beautiful, flat acre, which includes a fabulous rear yard setting with oak trees, gardens, mountain views, a 1 bedroom pool cabana with outdoor cooking and entertaining areas, and an inviting infinity pool and spa. This is truly an entertainer’s paradise!
The sellers, local residents with backgrounds in bio friendly fuels, share a common vision: they feel that our planet needs to be self-sustainable, and communities in the U.S. and abroad need to move quickly to develop the necessary technologies for this transition. So, after much research, they’re proud to bring some of the emerging technologies to Santa Barbara, while showing that luxury can co-exist with eco-mindedness in the same home. This wonderfully thought-out property features 3 Solar Systems, an underground water collection and dispensing system, Hybrid Electric car chargers, energy-efficient pool pumps, 97.7% efficient heating systems, Energy Star appliances, LED lighting, state-of-the-art insulation, and sustainable materials. Altering the general perception that Green building is modest and plain was crucially important, so the sellers built a gorgeous Estate that is like nothing ever seen in Santa Barbara. The home is grand yet warm, comfortable yet hip, and its open and flowing design allows California sunshine with peeks of beautiful Oak trees to cascade into nearly each and every room.
Walking into this magnificent home, you will find not only “the wave of the future”, with the home’s technical and cutting edge Green technology, but also, a visual candy store of fine marbles and granites, Sustainable Guatemalan Mahogany doors and finishes throughout, vintage style crystal chandeliers, and soft, sultry rounded hallways and windows everywhere you look. Clean lines and rich woods, soaring ceilings, natural light, and glass doors in nearly every room make this a truly spectacular home. And remember, you’re also buying the incredible Santa Barbara lifestyle, so make sure you view the Santa Barbara photo tour and/or the property visual tour.