121 Olive Mill Lane, Montecito, CA. A world apart. A world within. Nearby, a world to fulfill every want and need of the most discerning guests and most active family. This marvelous Montecito hacienda-style estate, resting on a very private and serene approximately 1.38 acres near the end of a private lane, hosts abundant amenities. Yet, it is also mere minutes from the amenities of the privileged community of which it is a part. Montecito’s Coast Village Road, the acclaimed Four Seasons Santa Barbara Biltmore, and pristine beaches are nearly “just around the corner.”
Upon entering the estate’s gates, one is greeted by a palpable air of refinement. There is open space bordered by drought-resistant landscaping, a single majestic tree, a small fruit orchard, the pristine white stucco and red tile roof of the main residence, and an enchanting fountain.
Within this rarefied retreat are trappings of comfort and enjoyment reserved for properties of this stature. The main residence, guest house, delightful accessory structure, tennis cabaña and tennis court surround an expansive central courtyard. There is a large and beautiful pool and spa, manicured lawns, open areas and flagstone paths. All are bounded by impeccably trimmed hedges.
The main and guest residences are defined by open floorplans, high ceilings, archways, and abundant windows and glass doors that contribute to a refreshing quality of spaciousness and light. Dramatic mountain views grace many rooms as well as the extensive grounds. The estate’s complement of 5 bedrooms includes 3 bedroom suites in addition to the master suite in the main residence, and an additional bedroom suite in the guest house. There are also an office or library, media room, chef’s kitchen with adjacent butler’s pantry, and a large wine cellar, as well as the living and family rooms.
Taking center stage among the tidy lawns, citrus trees, vegetable gardens and impeccably trimmed hedges, the swimming pool and accompanying in-ground spa satisfy both form and function. The pool-spa element is encircled by precisely cut flagstones set in emerald lawn; creating a striking surround. Beyond a pair of towering Italian cypress trees and a hedgerow, the tennis court provides a sporting venue for champions and novices alike. A charming tennis cabaña provides respite from the sun and contains a convenient powder room and storage space. In addition, opportunities abound for additions such as bocce and croquet courts, a putting green and more. For now, at the end of a day of swimming, sunning and tennis, all can retire to the welcoming terrace for al fresco enjoyment of this world-class Montecito hacienda-style estate’s riches.
Montecito is the perfect location in all of California for this singular estate. Sharing the predominant design and lifestyle traditions of its neighbor, Santa Barbara, the affluent community is a showcase of Mediterranean architecture and is celebrated for its ambiance of relaxed sophistication and the joie de vivre of its residents.