The tranquil setting of this Montecito hacienda is hard to beat. On approximately 1.5 mountain view acres, the over 3,000 sq. ft. main residence and its guest cottage are surrounded by landscaped gardens and majestic oak, sycamore and magnolia trees. Built in 1946, renovated in 2001, and impeccably maintained to this day, the home combines early California charm with modern amenities and designer fixtures. Crisp white walls and vaulted open-beam-and-truss ceilings provide stylish contrast to the terra cotta and wide plank wood floors, hand-painted accent tile, and wrought iron fixtures. French windows and doors ensure a light-filled setting. Nowhere is that ambiance experienced more than in the living room, where two sets of French doors open to a portico, terrace and lovely backyard. A curved and leaded clerestory window adds a touch of refinement. A large fireplace, one of six in the home, garden and guest cottage help to warm those cool Montecito nights. The formal dining room hosts a wide-plank wood floor, French doors to a balcony overlooking a courtyard and fountain, and a Dutch door to the portico. The chefs kitchen features stainless Viking, Subzero, and Miele appliances, abundant cabinetry and a generous skylight. The grounds of this exceptional Montecito estate are truly magical. Multi-level, hosting lush vegetation interspersed with flagstone and river rock steps, paths and walls, and leading to an outdoor dining area with a glass-studded fireplace surrounded by ferns and mature trees. All of this is just minutes away from Montecito Union School, the community’s upper and lower villages, world-class beaches, and shopping and dining.