Currently Available: Montecito

154 matches found

$85,000,000
Bedrooms: 12
Bathrooms: 13
Square Footage: 29438
Year Built: 1931
Description: The magnificent Rancho San Carlos, a 237 acre estate property that for near...
Listing Office: Sotheby's International Realty
Last Updated: October - 01 - 2018
$85,000,000
Main Residence
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Bedrooms: 12
Bathrooms: 13
Square Footage: 29438
Year Built: 1931
Description: The magnificent Rancho San Carlos, a 237 acre estate property that for near...
Listing Office: Compass
Last Updated: November - 16 - 2018
$27,500,000
Bedrooms: 6
Bathrooms: 10
Year Built: 1923
Description: One of Montecito's great architectural estates by George Washington Smith i...
Listing Office: Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
Last Updated: August - 13 - 2018
$22,000,000
1086 Channel Dr, SANTA BARBARA, CA 93108
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Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 3
Square Footage: 2746
Year Built: 1962
Description: Spectacular Mid Century Contemporary Residence with stunning spaces and wal...
Listing Office: Compass
Last Updated: November - 13 - 2018
$18,500,000
851 Buena Vista Dr, SANTA BARBARA, CA 93108
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Bedrooms: 7
Bathrooms: 13
Square Footage: 12109
Year Built: 2008
Description: A Home For Generations ~ Designed as the ultimate family retreat by renowne...
Listing Office: Compass
Last Updated: October - 30 - 2018
$17,500,000
1569 E Valley Rd, MONTECITO, CA 93108
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Bedrooms: 8
Bathrooms: 11
Square Footage: 6344
Year Built: 1930
Description: Perfectly positioned between the mountains and the sea, this remarkable 2.4...
Listing Office: Coastal Properties
Last Updated: November - 05 - 2018
$16,250,000
1188 E Mountain Dr, MONTECITO, CA 93108
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Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 5
Square Footage: 6919
Year Built: 1974
Description: Situated on approximately 2.1 acres, this stunning Contemporary estate boas...
Listing Office: Berkshire Hathaway
Last Updated: November - 13 - 2018
$13,500,000
Bedrooms: 7
Bathrooms: 8
Year Built: 2006
Description: A youthful spirit lives here! Crafted from a singular vision, Ca di Sopra (...
Listing Office: Berkshire Hathaway
Last Updated: November - 21 - 2018
$13,500,000
East Exterior View
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Bedrooms: 7
Bathrooms: 8
Square Footage: 13953
Year Built: 2006
Description: A youthful spirit lives here! Crafted from a singular vision, Ca di Sopra (...
Listing Office: Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
Last Updated: August - 30 - 2018
$12,750,000
888 Cold Springs Rd, MONTECITO, CA 93108
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Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 6.5
Year Built: 1991
Description: Provenance and pedigree meet comfort and contemporary conveniences on this ...
Listing Office: Berkshire Hathaway
Last Updated: September - 17 - 2018

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Montecito

Full of beauty, history and grandeur, Montecito, comprising approximately eight square miles of hidden neighborhoods and expansive estates, has been the destination of choice for celebrities and wealthy for over one hundred years. Montecito offers an unhurried pace of life, breathtaking scenery and two very quaint shopping and dining “villages” that make on feel that even the trip a few miles east to Santa Barbara is a might and unnecessary burden.

Montecito is certainly a desirable second home location for big city dwellers, but those who live in Montecito year round are truly fortunate. Two of the finest public schools in the country serve Montecito, and there are three golf courses, a tennis club, a luxury spa and three spectacular beaches within the immediate area.

Recognizing Montecito as rustic, sylvan Eden which is unique to America, the owners of Montecito property have long waged battles with developers. In 1929, Montecito residents obtained a county ordinance, the first such in California history, to restrict lot sizes to the present average of eight acres, none being below one acre. Lot splits are rigidly controlled, utilities are kept underground and building permits are issued on a very limited basis. The Montecito Association was formed in 1948 to keep out sidewalks, concrete curbs and gutters, advertising signs, widening of streets and other threats to the unspoiled rural look of Montecito. To this day, the Association is considered to be one of the most powerful citizens bodies in the United States. While Montecito’s growth has tripled in the 50 year period between the 3,000 inhabitants of 1928 and today’s 9,500, Montecito residents feel that as long as they can control their own rate of growth, they can maintain Montecito as one of the most desirable and envied places to live in all the world.

Wealthy people, drawn to Santa Barbara when it was in its heyday as a fashionable health resort, began establishing luxurious private estates in Montecito during the 1890’s. Montecito’s incomparable scenery and climate lured such established families as the DuPonts, Reckefellers, Carnegies and McCormicks to create palatial mansions which occupied hilltops overlooking Montecito’s beautiful Oak woodlands. America’s foremost architects, including George Washington Smith (who built over 30 homes in Montecito), Francis T. Underhill, Bertram G. Goodhue and even Frank Lloyed Wright erected English maorhouses, Normandy estates, Italian palazzos, Cape code colonials and incredible marble palaces at the end of tree lined lanes.

Today, Montecito offers many and varied options for residential living, such as an easy care condominium just steps from the beach, a hidden cottage down a tree shaded lane, as well as large estates on many acres, both old and new.

Recent Sales: Montecito

1,251 matches found

$45,000,000
1627 E Valley Rd, SANTA BARBARA, CA 93108
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Status: Closed
Bedrooms: 8
Bathrooms: 13
Square Footage: 22019
Year Built: 2001
Description: Reminiscent of the grand villas of Lake Como, this magnificent Montecito es...
Listing Office: The Agency
Last Updated: March - 27 - 2018
$29,500,000
Ocean view entry foyer
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Status: Closed
Bedrooms: 9
Bathrooms: 10
Description: Reginald Johnson, circa 1929, ‘La Pumada’ is arguably Montecito’s mos...
Listing Office: Village Properties
Last Updated: March - 15 - 2012
$28,850,000
380 Santa Rosa Ln, SANTA BARBARA, CA 93108
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Status: Closed
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 4
Square Footage: 4755
Year Built: 1952
Description: FOR STATISTICAL PURPOSES ONLY: First time on the market in over 30 years! ...
Listing Office: Berkshire Hathaway Home Services California Properties
Last Updated: February - 08 - 2016
$28,000,000
1755/1745 Fernald Point Ln, MONTECITO, CA 93108
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Status: Closed
Description: One of a kind Montecito Beachfront Estate/Fernald Point on 2 parcels. Charm...
Listing Office: Village Properties
Last Updated: September - 20 - 2018
$27,500,000
1590 E Mountain Dr, MONTECITO, CA 93108
Status: Closed
Bedrooms: 6
Bathrooms: 10
Square Footage: 10812
Year Built: 2005
Description: For Statistical Purposes Only Of the highest quality construction and des...
Listing Office: Non Member Office
Last Updated: July - 09 - 2015
$24,000,000
1685 Fernald Point Ln, SANTA BARBARA, CA 93108
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Status: Closed
Bedrooms: 6
Bathrooms: 7
Square Footage: 7300
Year Built: 1920
Description: A rare jewel, this significant Fernald Point residence with 244+/- linear f...
Listing Office: Sotheby's International Realty
Last Updated: October - 05 - 2018
$22,000,000
815 CIMA DEL MUNDO RD, SANTA BARBARA, CA 93108
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Status: Closed
Bedrooms: 7
Bathrooms: 12
Square Footage: 12000
Year Built: 2008
Description: This spectacular estate compound is set on 5+/- acres. The main residence i...
Listing Office: Sotheby's International Realty
Last Updated: September - 20 - 2018
$22,000,000
Aerial View
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Status: Closed
Bedrooms: 6
Bathrooms: 8
Square Footage: 8029
Year Built: 1934
Description: The Saladino Villa, is a 1934 restored Italianate estate on 13 acres with 6...
Listing Office: Berkshire Hathaway Home Services California Properties
Last Updated: August - 24 - 2018
$22,000,000
2840 Hidden Valley Ln, MONTECITO, CA 93108
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Status: Closed
Bedrooms: 6
Bathrooms: 8
Year Built: 1928
Description: Saladino Villa restored in 2001-2004. Built in the 20's - one of Montecito'...
Listing Office: Village Properties
Last Updated: March - 22 - 2016
$22,000,000
2840 Hidden Valley Ln, MONTECITO, CA 93108
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Status: Closed
Bedrooms: 6
Bathrooms: 8
Description: Originally designed by Wallace Frost & crafted of local stone in the 1920...
Listing Office: Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
Last Updated: February - 06 - 2013

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The data relating to real estate for sale on this web site comes from the Internet Data Exchange Program of the Santa Barbara Multiple Listing Service. Real estate listings held by brokerage firms other than the displaying broker(s) are marked with the 'MLS' logo and detailed information about them includes the name of the listing brokers. All properties are subject to prior sale, change or withdrawal. Neither listing broker(s) nor displaying broker shall be responsible for any typographical errors, misinformation, or misprints. 2015 Santa Barbara Multiple Listing Service. All rights reserved.