A rare 1930s Santa Barbara estate could be yours when it hits the auction block later this month. According to Concierge Auctions, “The residence is set to sell without reserve to the highest bidder” starting on February 24, 2020.
It was previously listed for $12.5 million and comes with a provenance all its own.
The immaculate five-bedroom, six-full-and-four-half-bathroom mansion is the work of renowned architect, Lutah Maria Riggs — the first licensed female architect in Santa Barbara. She is also the first woman in the state of California to become a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects. You can tout this anecdote over cocktails at your next dinner party. And what a party you will have if you’re the highest bidder!
In addition to mountain and ocean views, the property boasts formal gardens by Lockwood de Forest – an esteemed American painter and furniture designer. In fact, the grounds are like outdoor rooms that will take your breath away. And the interiors are equally enchanting. Think marble-clad floors and counters, detailed moldings and millwork, and impressive coffered ceilings and oversized windows to set the tone.
At 818 Hot Springs Road, it’s all about entertaining on a grand scale and there is no shortage of spaces to wow your guests. Host parties on expansive outdoor terraces. Sample wines from the private cellar. Enjoy cocktails by the sparkling pool. From lavish spa-baths to a Christopher Peacock-designed kitchen, few Santa Barbara estates compare.
And the Montecito address? It’s as exclusive as it gets! Owning this one-of-a-kind Santa Barbara estate means living near the likes of Ellen DeGeneres, Al Gore, and Drew Barrymore. Need we say more?