A Mediterranean-Style Montecito Home Asks $10.9M

Behind the gates of Montecito Valley Ranch, a laid-back yet luxurious retreat awaits.

Behind the gates of Montecito Valley Ranch, a private enclave in the coastal town, a newly listed property is perched on almost three acres. This $10,900,000 ranch with beautiful exposure to sweeping vistas is not far from the coast, is full of charm, yet still maintains the laidback California lifestyle. With easy access to Los Angeles, it comes as no surprise that celebrities from Rob Lowe to Ellen DeGeneres have called Montecito home.

The entrance area to the Mediterranean-style home is reflected by an elegant courtyard, exuding a luxurious resort vibe. Moving inside through the beautiful wrought-iron door, one is instantly captivated by the home’s deep rich wood beams and Spanish-style columns. Holding 6,698 square feet of interior space, the home’s large expanse moves beautifully into its outside spaces, facilitated seamlessly by large windows and windowed double doors.

The home boasts main entertaining spaces, including a grand kitchen with two islands and a butler’s pantry, as well as many sitting rooms and more intimate spaces. The main residence claims a total of five bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, plus two additional powder rooms.

The property’s expansive grounds are filled with just as much beauty as its interiors. Radiating the same allure as a European villa, an in-ground pool fitted with intricate stonework under the stars feels like a permanent vacation. Across the property is an 800-square-foot pool house holding an additional bedroom and two bathrooms, perfect for guests, an artist’s studio, or an office.

Bringing the intricate listing to the market is Eric Haskell of The Agency.