Sandy Slice Of Spamalot Put On Market


And now for something completely different, John Cleese, who turned seething, suppressed rage into a comedic institution, has put his West Coast property up for sale with an asking price of $10,750,000 million. Nestled in a private cove on one of California’s most beautiful beaches, the dramatic 1813 Fernald Point Lane residence is quintessentially Montecito and among the most sought-after private ocean front enclaves in all of California. The exclusive location captures the air of relaxed sophistication that embodies the Montecito lifestyle, with a captivating “infinity-edge” architecture-the living and dining rooms seem to extend into the ocean. The beautiful, blue Pacific Ocean fills the view beyond a vast wall of windows creating a dramatic feel to this world-class property.  The secondary bedroom and library have a full bathroom and also share the endless views on the main floor. Open beamed ceilings, soothing color palettes, and views to the beach-which appears as a pristine carpet of sand-delight the senses, invigorate the soul, and create an atmosphere of escape from the daily rituals of life, unparalleled in beach living. The master suite opens to a private balcony overlooking the ocean and offers a relaxing sunroom, large walk-in closet and dressing room. The luxurious master bath has a steam shower, soaking tub and a separate access to an exotic garden leading to the beach. At beach level there is a delightful guest studio with sitting room, sleeping area and cozy kitchen.  Sliding glass doors open to a beach patio with fireplace, wood-fired grill, spa and access to the beach. This idyllic beachfront home is an inspiring sanctuary perfect for creativity and contemplation, while it also offers an ideal venue for entertaining. The efficient gourmet kitchen features professional-grade Sub-zero, Viking, and Míele appliances as well as a large walk-in pantry.  A discreet, temperature controlled wine room has storage for more than 1,000 bottles, thus assuring the proper vintage will be on-hand for any occasion. With its delightful interior spaces and amenities, combined with its exterior’s multi-level decks and magical gardens, this exceptional residence provides a rare opportunity to own a piece of Montecito beachfront paradise-dead parrots, fawlty towers, fish called Wandas, and silly walks not included. The listing agents are Vivienne Leebosh, Bob Lamborn, and Lisa Loiacono of Sotheby’s International Realty, Montecito.

Via LA Times