Nestled on a private knoll in Montecito, Arcadia lives up to its name: serene, peaceful, bucolic. Olive, orange and lemon trees, hills planted with lavender and rosemary, and pots filled with succulents add to the sense of escape and relaxation. In the morning and evening the sun bounces off the mountains on one side while views of the Channel Islands from an upper deck end the day with a rosy glow.
Inside, the house has been professionally decorated by a noted Santa Barbara designer who took advantage of the high ceilings and walls of glass by filling it with contemporary furniture and art.
The main house has two bedrooms, including a king-sized master with a walk-in closet, a flat screen TV, a fireplace, and a bathroom with a whirlpool tub and a steam shower.
The second bedroom with queen-sized bed (also with a flat screen TV) has its own bathroom with shallow tub perfect for kids.
The office is perfect for a bit of business and has a private bathroom. Outside the office is a pleasant fountain-side seating area.
A large cook's kitchen with Wolfe , Sub-Zero and Thermador appliances opens to a dining room with a long table (seating 8) and high ceilings. The living room, with fireplace and fireside library, has French doors leading to a large patio with outdoor fireplace and mountain views.
There is an additional half-bath powder room in the hallway. A den with an entertainment system and fireplace completes the main house. Attached is a garage with accommodations for one vehicle.
Plenty of space is available in the driveway for additional cars.
The detached guest house with living room (with a large flat screen TV), two bedrooms with shared Jack-and-Jill bathroom and shower, is topped by a tiled sun deck that looks out over the garden to the Channel Islands.
Additionally, the property hosts a sauna and a spa, adding to the relaxation.
Arcadia is the perfect retreat in magnificent Montecito. Minutes away from fine dining and shopping in Coast Village road, as well as all the fun of downtown Santa Barbara. Hiking trails allow peaceful exploration of the mountains above.