Nestled between the Santa Ynez Mountains, lies a prestigious Montecito-Santa Barbara coast-side residence on 818 Hot Springs Road, California. This tremendous gilded-age estate was established in the 1930s by the revered Lutah Maria Riggs, who is honored as the area’s first licensed female designer and first woman to be named a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects.
Conveniently located along California’s seaside haven, the residence offers the perfect balance of comfort, sophistication and the great outdoors – with opportunities for surfing, swimming, picnics and sightseeing, all around. A mere stone’s throw away from the Hammonds, Butterfly and Miramar beaches, this five-bedroom, six full and four-half-bathroom space, serves as an ideal solace after a long day of shopping, golfing, dining, hiking and exploring the neighbouring Coast Village Roads and the area’s 15 unique trails.
Previously offered for an estimated $12.5 million, the residence features formal gardens designed by the esteemed American painter and interior furniture designer, Lockwood de Forest, who is best known for pioneering the revival of East Indian craft.
As a congenial accommodation for virtually anyone, the Montecito-Santa Barbara coast-side residence even offers private entertainment facilities for self-described “homebodies” – featuring an immense swimming pool and hot tub, a cabana with a wet room, and a dedicated wine room.
With marble flooring, Carrara marble countertops, intricate molding and wainscoting, plus soaring coffered ceilings, the spectacular ocean and sky views are a mere cherry on top of an already opulent Montecito-Santa Barbara estate.
Bidding for the 818 Hot Springs Road residence will be open from February 24th to the 27th. The residence is expected to sell without reserve to the highest bidder via leading global firm, Concierge Auctions.