One of Montecito's most celebrated estates, El Fureidis, ''Tropical Paradise,'' was designed by renowned architect Bertram Goodhue in 1906. It sits on 10 acres of beautiful grounds offering the utmost in privacy and a variety of trees, many of which are over 100 years old.
This 11,000-square-foot Mediterranean modern home in Newport Coast, California, offers luxurious living both indoors and out, with 300-year-old roof tiles reclaimed from an Italian castle and a grand courtyard with 180-degree views of Catalina Island, Newport Harbor and more. The Tuscan-styled estate features pristine landscaping and transitional interiors that join the old with the new in a chic, stylish way.
A series of stepped, manicured courtyards lead to a lushly landscaped pool surrounded by Mediterranean-style architectural pavilions with Classical details. The 3.5-acre estate in Beverly Hills features tailored gardens and ample spaces for elegant outdoor entertaining.
Metallic plaster continues from the master bath into the master bedroom of this Mediterranean-inspired luxury estate. A cut stone fireplace adds elegance and warmth to the spacious room. Stone columns on either side of the bed support an arch outfitted with recessed reading lights. Draperies open and close with a button to block light for sleeping or reveal views from the tall windows during the day.
This 11,400-square-foot Mediterranean-style estate is party-ready, with a pool, spa, outdoor kitchen and bar, cabana and multiple outdoor seating areas. Lush plantings provide privacy and connect the home to the surrounding coastal landscape. The 300-year-old roof tiles are sourced from an Italian castle.
An arched, coffered ceiling adds rich architectural interest overhead in this decadent living space, part of The Beverly House, a luxurious Mediterranean-style home located at the heart of Beverly Hills. No surface in the space is unadorned, from the striped wall covering to the ornate wall mirrors to the stained glass panels that draw the eye through the long room to the window and grounds beyond. Multiple seating areas provide ample space for party guests to gather for conversation.
Storage and prep space is not lacking in this luxury kitchen. Dark stained cabinetry and two islands reflect the elegant, Mediterranean influences, and the exposed beam ceiling is truly a stunner with a wrought iron chandelier and copper range hood to complete the design.
A gorgeous copper range hood is the statement piece in the kitchen. The island offers lots of cabinet and counter space as well as three integrated mini refrigerators to make prep work easy and effortless.
Privately set on 10 acres, one of Montecito's most celebrated estates, El Fureidis, ''Tropical Paradise,'' was designed by renowned architect Bertram Goodhue in 1906.The property is bordered by a seasonal creek and offers significant gardens and landscaping, including several century-old tree specimens.
Traditional elegance commands the design of this home office with wood paneled walls and a coffered ceiling. A beautiful stone fireplace adds a cozy feel to the space, and built-in bookshelves blend seamlessly into the walls.
On one side of the estate, a three-bay garage and a spacious driveway ensure parking is not an issue for guests arriving to party. Additional garages are available on the property for the avid car collector.
Outdoor entertaining takes a luxurious approach with twin poolhouses, a swimming pool lined by palm trees and wrought iron furnishings. Warm exterior lighting and landscape lighting give the option to entertain all hours of the day.
Surrounded by rolling hills, the simple yet beautiful courtyard offers privacy with minimal landscape, hardscape and decor. A decorative wrought iron railing sets the tone for the Mediterranean design.