Cristal Clarke presents
Simply unrivaled. The work of renowned early 20th century architect, Carleton Winslow, this classic Spanish Colonial Revival style estate holds a storied past yet is ready for the next chapter to unfold. Built in 1928, this historic estate was once part of the famed Billing’s Estate and later home to Academy Award winner, Marie Dressler, in the 1930s. Set on approximately just over an acre and showcasing ocean and mountain views, the primarily single level main residence features dual offices, 4 bedrooms, and 6 full/2 half baths, while a 2-bedroom, 1 bathroom guest suite and additional studio with full bath offer additional space for guests and add to the property's versatile opportunity. In addition, there is also a spacious finished basement offering a flexible space for a wide variety of uses. Inside, the home is graciously adorned with a myriad of large windows, French doors and skylights, allowing for an abundance of natural light to filter in from all angles.
Maintaining its rich history and architectural integrity, many features of the home are original, including the mahogany front door, herringbone pattern entry courtyard, and all 3 fireplaces. Rich in both history and detail, a mesmerizing approximately 65’ hallway welcomes one into the home while a grand living room awaits just inside with a soaring vaulted “music room” ceiling, near floor to ceiling arched windows with original hardware and a handsome marble fireplace setting the stage as the focal point of the room. The exceptional primary suite features dual en-suite bathrooms and walk in closets, a spacious sitting room and stunning views of the gardens and Montecito Peak.
Nurturing an indoor/outdoor lifestyle, the estate was thoughtfully designed with seamless transitions to the outdoors from most rooms with gorgeous grounds inclusive of multiple dining and entertaining venues, playground with an original “Where the Wild Things Are” mural by famous sculptor and local artist Larry Rankin, pool and pool cabana, and lushly landscaped gardens with meandering pathways. Secured with a dual gated entry and flanked by lush landscaping, adding to the secure and private feel afforded by the grand estate. Imagine a place of utmost potential and opportunity engrained with rich history and architectural integrity; here, the possibilities of what could be, are boundless. The opportunity to own an estate such as this one rarely comes available. Located convenient to all Montecito and Santa Barbara have to offer, including world class beaches, hiking trails, exquisite dining and shops, Santa Barbara Airport and more.
Address: 820 Cima Linda Lane, Santa Barbara, CA 93108
Photo credit: Jim Bartsch & Eric Foote
For more information, please contact Cristal Clarke at (805) 886-9378 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Cristal Clarke is the exclusive agent representing the Montecito, CA real estate market as a member of the Haute Residence Real Estate Network. View all of her listings here.