This week I had the good fortune to view this stunning property which is being offered for the first time in 17 years.
Known affectionally as Vinaka Vaka Levu (“gratitude” in Fijian), this magnificently upgraded 7,700 square-foot Island-style Montecito home nestles high on a bluff on 3 lush acres with unobstructed ocean views stretching from Malibu to San Miguel Island, and 180-degree views of the Santa Ynez Mountains.
Secluded at the end of a private lane, the home is 5 minutes from Montecito Union School, 10 minutes to downtown Santa Barbara, and a mere 20 minutes to the airport.
Entering through double doors, one is greeted by a jaw-dropping views of the blue Pacific and Channel Islands. Black walnut flooring, rich and varied textures, an open floor plan, and 3 fireplaces create warmth and understated elegance. Panoramic windows boast unparalleled views from every room. Twenty-foot ceilings crown expansive spaces for entertaining.
On the lower level, you’ll find a walk-in 850-bottle wine cellar and anteroom, home theatre, gym, and a music studio.
Additionally, a romantic 800 square-foot one-bedroom Balinese guest house awaits along the bluff just steps from the main house and hot tub.
With the Hot Springs hiking trail at your doorstep, and shopping and restaurants just minutes down the hill, this one-of-a-kind property couldn’t be more conveniently located.
This property is offered at $10,500,000 by Vivien Alexander of Village Properties.
Contact me if you have any questions or would like to schedule a showing of this truly unique property.