A Peaceful Retreat in Montecito
Now and then an impeccable, newly-built home takes a proud place among the grand estates of Montecito. With understated elegance, clean lines, and neutral palette, Moon River is a tranquil escape from a complicated world. With purpose and forethought in the sleek design and a wealth of amenities, guests will experience a comfortable resort-like escape, with privacy and serenity as the foundation.
Entering through private gates on a cul-de-sac, there is a unique "farmhouse" quality to the lines and scale of the house. Yet, modern features like metal roofs, Port Orford Cedar siding, porcelain tile wood flooring, and state of the art lighting and electronics, all result in chic, contemporary style.
The openness of the Great Room is supported by the expansive truss beam ceilings suspended over classic and elegant furnishings. A wall of windows and doors offer park-like views of the wooded backyard and pool terrace. Fine art and unique objects can be found throughout, resulting in a restful feeling in the home. The seating area in the Living Room is focused on the fireplace that adds rustic warmth on cooler evenings. The large, round wooden dining table in a glass alcove is pivotal in creating a wonderful place to dine and enjoy nature's scenic display outside. Heated floors meander through each room of the house - warm underfoot, yet, cool in visual appeal.
The spacious Kitchen features professional appliances, sleek counters, and an abundance of serving pieces and dishes to set a pretty table. Whether a private chef is featuring a farm-to-table menu, or it's pizza night, the Kitchen is an efficient dream in which to create memorable meals. Six bar stools are perched at the massive center island to create a perfect spot for a quick breakfast, or, the novice cook to watch over the resident chef in the group!
The Master Suite is a luxurious space with romantic seating in front of a fireplace, and doors to a private patio. In spa-like splendor, the Master Bathroom offers his and her sinks, soaking tub, walk-in shower, and seated vanity. Fashionably inspired, the mirrored walk-in closet is reminiscent of a fine boutique dressing room.
The second Bedroom in the main house is a convertible space offering a fold-down Murphy bed that disappears into the wall to allow more space in the room for the massage table to be set up. There is an en suite Bathroom with glass shower to complete this private guest suite.
Clearly, the outdoor spaces are what define this property as a wonderful vacation destination for discriminating travelers. Majestic oaks anchor the outdoor spaces, and provide an abundance of filtered light and cool shade. The pool of deep green luminous tile repeats nature's colors that surround it, always with the possibility of a full moon casting that perfect river-like glow over the water. After dark, colorful lights illuminate the pool's Baja shelf for fun.
Under a vaulted roof, the outdoor Living Room is a most unique and special feature of this home, built to enjoy the Santa Barbara weather and relaxed lifestyle. Comfy seating sits in front of the unique two-sided floor to ceiling stone fireplace. Grilling and cocktail preparations are made easy with the outdoor Kitchen providing plenty of counter space, and bar stools to assure a convenient place to perch and enjoy the outdoor activities. On a lower patio, a frosted glass dining table sits beside the well-maintained landscape, creating a beautiful place for dinner under lighted oak trees.
|Location / Neighborhood||Montecito / Foothills|
|Bedrooms / Bathrooms||3 / 3.5|
|Features||Pool/Spa, Air Conditioning, Guest House, Fireplace, Bocce Ball Court|
|Rates||From $900/night, $5,000/week, $15,000/month|
|Specials/Discounts||There are currently no specials for this property.|
The Guest House, just off the pool terrace, is an open and bright studio that features a fold-down Murphy bed that can be stowed easily away to make space for morning yoga. The tranquil patio fountain outside tall bi-fold doors is the ideal backdrop to create an indoor-outdoor meditation sanctuary. With a full Kitchen and dining area, these quarters are a perfect self-contained retreat for anyone seeking a space of their own. With more bi-fold doors that open wide to the pool terrace, this is a very special place to call home!
In the front yard, a regulation size Bocce Ball court of crushed oyster shells can be illuminated at night for a wonderful evening experience under the stars. Walk the grounds surrounding the property - it's like having a private park in which to disappear from life for awhile.
Whether romanced by the moonlight, or suited up for a day in the California sunshine, let the mood carry you away at this very special spot. Like the song, "Moon River" aptly conveys, "...there's such a lot of world to see". For "dream weavers", there is no finer place to start.