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900 Hot Springs Road
Montecito, CA 93108
Resting on over two stunning acres, a truly romantic Italian residence overlooks the glistening Pacific Ocean, Channel Islands, and the majestic Santa Ynez mountains. A quintessential Montecito estate, Prima Luce - Italian for “first light” – offers the ultimate combination of exquisite architecture, grand yet inviting interiors and breathtaking outdoor entertaining areas surrounded by blooming gardens.
Effortless in its tranquility, yet commanding and impressive, Prima Luce is the quintessence of fine coastal living. It’s unparalleled privacy, expansive views, magical grounds, luxurious amenities, and masterful architecture meld harmoniously for a truly inspiring Montecito lifestyle.
Features And Amenities
Stepping through the impressive, eleven-foot iron and glass entry door, the masterful eye of designer Robert Webb is immediately evident. A coffered alder ceiling and elegant limestone moldings adorn the welcoming foyer, while the ocean view beckons from beyond the arched rear entry door.
Throughout this ethereal residence delicate design details and mindful architectural symmetry mingle effortlessly to create a blissful ambience in each perfectly proportioned space. A true collaboration of local and internationally sourced materials include Santa Barbara Sandstone quarried from the estate site, imported French and Jerusalem Limestone, and lavish marble are showcased in the estate’s top-quality finishes, lending the residence an old-world spirit while blending perfectly with modern luxury.
From the foyer, a magnificent galleria crowned by a hand painted groin vault ceiling accesses the elegant formal living room and library. An idyllic fusion of sophistication and casual ease, the living room is poised for refined entertaining and everyday living alike. A whitewashed beamed ceiling, Jerusalem marble fireplace surround and limestone alcoves opening to the galleria add polish, while ever-present windows and French doors open to frame the stunning ocean and island views for a casual indoor/outdoor atmosphere.
A towering tray ceiling and gallery walls in a rich crimson hue create the lavish formal dining room. The large space boasts French doors spilling out to the ocean view terrace, and art alcoves creating a tasteful ambience for enjoying fine cuisine, beloved company and world-class views. When hosting more private affairs, call upon two sets of doors to separate the dining room from the kitchen and butler’s pantry.
La cucina di Prima Luce is the ideal gathering place for casual meals. South facing windows surround an informal yet charming dining area, capturing breathtaking views of the ocean, mountains and estate grounds. Additionally, two sets of French doors offer convenient access to the large entertaining terrace. Luxurious cabinetry, marble countertops and a coffered ceiling offer exceptional kitchen design complemented by top of the line cook’s appliances including a Viking range with griddle and double ovens, dual Miele dishwashers and a Subzero refrigerator/freezer. A large center island with chef’s sink ensures abundant storage in the home’s deluxe kitchen.
Retire to the adjacent family room for evenings of quiet leisure beside the blazing fireplace. Morning light will transform the space, revealing the ocean and garden views through French doors and arched windows. A second set of French doors opens to a quaint courtyard accessing the children’s playhouse, kitchen herb garden and one of the two garages.
Occupying the east wing of the home’s upper level, the private master suite is an ethereal haven of romance and relaxation. Spectacular ocean views span the length of the south wall while mountain peaks are framed to the east. French doors open to the tranquil fireside loggia. A duet of sumptuous dressing rooms offer private retreats within the master suite. The first, a delicate sanctuary boasting a spacious closet and serene bath with soaking tub overlooking glorious ocean and coastal views, and a mountain-view shower. A handsome second dressing room and bath outfitted with richly stained cabinetry completes the romantic master suite. The west wing of second level hosts three gracious guest suites, each with awe-inspiring ocean and mountain views and ensuite baths. Tasteful décor and abundant windows create welcome accommodations for family or guests. A private terrace off the north facing bedroom suite is a peaceful refuge for taking in the surrounding natural beauty. A second laundry room and abundant storage are convenient amenities on the upper level.
Privately set away from the main house, nestled among beautiful gardens and mature trees, the guest house is a wonderful hideaway for visitors of Prime Luce. The generous living quarters include an ocean-view living and dining area, a full kitchen, bedroom and full bath. French doors open to fragrant rose gardens and the pool terrace beyond, creating an indoor/outdoor atmosphere in the guest house.
Wandering the whimsical estate grounds, soft rays of brilliant sunlight filter through a forest of ancient oaks that lines the property’s perimeter. From the private pool terrace, enveloped by a mature olive trees, blooming rose vines scaling beautiful stone walls, a lush lawn and majestic oaks, Prima Luce’s neighbors are a distant afterthought, allowing for total seclusion and calm. At the southern end of the 65-foot swimmer’s pool, the pool pavilion is a commanding focal point in the picturesque scene. Beneath the towering mountain view, an intimate loggia beckons warm afternoons and crisp evenings aside the blazing fire. Between the loggia and the cabana’s dressing room and bath, a full kitchen opens to the pool terrace, exemplifying true indoor/outdoor cooking.
A trickling creek runs the length of the property’s east border, pooling in the occasional lily pond. Cross a charming footbridge to stroll beneath the oaks towards the putting green at the north side of the property. Only steps from the main house, and affectionately named “900½ Hot Springs Road,” a two story playhouse is the perfect haven for imaginations to run wild amid herb gardens, towering trees and ocean views, which surround the miniature manse.
Sq Ft: 9,939
Lot Size: 2.5 acres
Built in: 2001
Property Type: Single-family
Architectural Style: Mediterranean
Location Type: Coastal
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