Why is Montecito So Expensive?
Montecito is expensive because of its location. It’s only a five to ten-minute drive from Santa Barbara. The location is unique due to hovering over the fog line featuring stunning California views. It also is near the Upper Village shops and restaurants, and the Montecito Union School, one of California’s top-ranked public elementary schools.
Moneticito might be known for its luxurious estates. However, the lifestyle is very laid-back and grounded. Most people spend time outdoors enjoying the warm California weather year-round.
What is The Average Home Price in Montecito?
According to Redfin, the median price for the Montecito housing market is about $5.5 million.
About The Luxury Home
The extensively renovated Montecito property is massive in size with a warm and cozy design. The mansion was renovated by Marc Appleton, William Heffner, and Alex Clyne. The designers prioritized clean lines, rich woods, and handpicked details. The open-concept interiors flawlessly mix sophistication and ease to create the perfect sanctuary.
My favorite detail is the steel doors and windows. lt allows an ample amount of natural light to flood the home. The steel doors in the living room lead to custom stone terraces with silvery olives in the foreground and stunning ocean views on the horizon. Those ocean views are one of the main reasons why people move to Montecito.
The luxury kitchen design is full of natural materials. It has custom wood cabinetry with luxury appliances. There is an extensive amount of storage to hide smaller appliances. The family room is an extension of the kitchen and the terrace. Making it easy access to indoor/outdoor living.
Built-In Wine Storage
One of the coolest features of this home is the lounge has a built-in wine refrigerator. Who doesn’t love that? The lounge is the perfect spot to hangout with friends and family and enjoy your expensive wine collection.
California Primary Suite
The home has 5 bedrooms, but the primary suite is so dreamy. Perfectly fits a California king bed with a cozy fireplace. the primary bedroom has its own terrace with ocean-views.
The Ensuite Bathroom
The primary suite is a showstopper, but the ensuite bathroom is almost just as good. It features marble and warm wood, providing a spa-like bathroom right at home. The calacatta marble countertop is also seen in the shower for a cohesive look.
Celebrities Who Live In Montecito
Montecito has become a hotspot for the rich and famous because of its hillside estates and breathtaking ocean views. A-listers that live in the Santa Barbara area include Oprah Winfrey, Ariana Grande, Ellen DeGeneres, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Rob Lowe, Katy Perry, Orlando Bloom, and so many more.
This opulent Montecito mansion brilliantly blends old and modern designs. Riskin Partners Estate Group has listed it for $16,900,000, making it one of the most desired estates in Montecito. Unfortunately, I don’t have $17 million to buy this magnificent house. But if any of my readers do…please invite me over for cocktails!