Montecito in Encino
Montecito meets Encino at this unrivaled compound commanding an impressive 1.5 acre knoll. The spectacular setting is crowned by three contiguous homes and a pool casita that together total over 10,100 square feet of separate but cohesive living spaces. From their perch just moments above Ventura Boulevard, this collection of Spanish Revival style residences is embraced by omnipresent city and mountain views.
10,100 sq ft
65,350 sq ft
Completed in 2014, the homes infuse modern luxuries with the romance and architectural detail of the Golden Age of Hollywood. The exquisitely tailored form has been meticulously intervened by internationally sourced artisanal materials, including Talavera tile and French Encaustic cement tile. The high, double barrel vaulted ceilings are adorned with authentic period details, including exposed beams and arched doorways.
The otherworldly beauty of the main house is only rivaled by the almost 3,000sf guest residence. Set among a grove of towering trees and oriented toward the lush canyon, it exudes a tranquil treehouse feel. As with its big sibling, open and flowing living areas partition the master and guest bedroom wings so that privacy prevails at every level. While they have separate front entrances, courtyards, and garages, a connection is fostered by loggias, brick pathways, and numerous outdoor gathering spaces.
Designed by architect John Andrews to be a discovery of the senses, the scale of the property slowly unfolds as it is traversed. From the street, the first sign of its significance is the grand, gated entrance, which gives way to a vast, circular motor court with an inlaid fountain. Entry reveals the residences, a product of thoughtful and custom design set into the landscape to cultivate an integrated experience with the environment.
With all rooms opening to intimate outdoor living areas, a sense of warmth and relaxation balances the grandeur and elegance of the 6,000sf main house; A quintessential expression of the California lifestyle. Although panoramic vistas are visible throughout the home by way of oversized windows and folding walls of glass, they are best experienced from the al fresco great room abutting the chef’s kitchen. Toward the Southwest, the rolling hills evoke a Tuscan countryside, and to the Northeast, the city views thrive against a backdrop of snowcapped mountains before transforming into a jewel box of glimmering lights at night.