Just moments from Montecito's lower village, this historic english country manor sits on 1.8 acres, privately hidden behind eucalyptus trees and garden hedges with breathtaking ocean and mountain vistas. Two stately iron gates lead to the estates elegant motor court and the updated home's old world facade.
Before: A gravel driveway leads to an old lodge-style home with dormers and an unappealing skylight. The rocking chairs and a few container plants try to make the home inviting but there’s work to be done.
As if it were straight from storybook, this quintessential home comes complete with a sloping slate rooftop and stone pathway. Purple hydrangeas provide a pop of color to the otherwise simple landscaping.
Set on 47 acres on Mt Holly, this secluded estate built in 1928 offers equestrian facilities, a guest house, 80-foot pool, staff quarters and luxury amenities, including a gym and home theater. What's not to love?
A rock bed surrounds the front entry of this country cabin home. Natural rock walls combine with polished wood for a beautiful contrast. A blue front door, blue barn shutters and a blue painted overhang add color to the natural palette. A glimpse of the red siding peeks through for an additional color accent.
Built in 1890, this converted carriage house offers loads of historic charm on 1.74 lush acres. A long private driveway leads to the property, which features a 30-foot heated pool and specimen plantings.
Located on the southern end of Vancouver Island, the impressive 43 acre estate features traditional European style with stuccoed walls, handcrafted stone work and a concrete tiled roof. The 10,000 square foot home includes seven bedrooms, six full bathrooms and two half bathrooms.
Because of the "soupy" soil conditions, the foundation of the house was built specifically to keep it afloat."The house had to be designed so that it was like a box so it would sit on top of the ground," designer Felicia Foster says. The gravel landscaping was also instrumental in preventing drainage areas from impacting the home.
A metal gable porch roof with exposed beams keeps with the country farmhouse style of the exterior. Red Tolix chairs, a glowing, barn-style pendant light, and pots overflowing with vibrant green plants create an inviting entrance.