This week I had the opportunity to show this beautiful property. True East-Coast style homes are not all that common for our area but the home at 645 & 675 Olive Road in Montecito, CA is a stunner. The main home, designed by Winsor Soule in 1929, incorporates a refined elegance while offering a floor plan with indoor-outdoor spaces that truly delight.
The living room features beautiful wood paneling, original wood floors, a hearth, and many windows and French doors opening to gracious patios and gardens. Opposite the living room, the spacious formal dining room looks out through a picture window onto the garden and walkways.
Beyond the living room are the library and entry-level main bedroom. The library, which could be a 5th bedroom, has walls of built-in bookcases, a fireplace, and windows looking onto the front gardens, lending to a welcome retreat.
Down the hall, the sizeable main bedroom suite includes a sitting area, built-in bookcase, and French doors that lead to a private patio and gardens. The en-suite bathroom has a double vanity, soaking tub, shower, and two sizeable walk-in closets.
The additional bedrooms are all en-suite with French doors and windows, offering plentiful natural light and access to the gardens. In addition to the bedrooms, there is an office, spacious family room, extensive butler’s pantry with its original built-in cabinetry, and sizeable laundry room.
The resort-style pool area sits between the main house and the orchard. Lounge pool-side or under the lemon-trellised arbor. Next to the pool and large three-car garage, the pool changing room/bathroom is easily accessible.
Beyond the orchard is the back gate to the two-bedroom, two-bathroom guest house.
This property is offered at $10,900,000 by Darcie McKnight and Thomas Dabney of Village Properties is in the Montecito Union School District. There is no stone left unturned in this idyllic, remarkable, and historic home.
Contact me if you have any questions or would like to schedule a showing of this truly unique property.