This elegant architectural masterpiece is located at 1478 East Mountain Drive in Santa Barbara, CA. It was designed by famous Beverly Hills architect John Elgin Woolf in 1959 for members of the wealthy Huntington family. It is situated on top of a knoll with 180 degree ocean/island views. The home boasts 6 bedrooms, a drawing room, formal dining room, 12′ ceilings throughout, media/family room, master suite with den/library and lounge room, beautiful 500 square foot gourmet kitchen, breakfast room, 2000 bottle wine cellar, grand central galleria that opens to an inner courtyard, formal gardens, 38′ x 16′ solar heated swimming pool, one bedroom pool house with massage room, 4-car garage that can double as a catering facility and a 2 bed/2 bath apartment above the garage. It is listed at $28,500,000.

CLICK HERE FOR THE LISTING

  • Scott

    While I’m not sure I’d say “architectural masterpiece” I’m definitely digging the whole vibe of this property…..it has a very chic mid-century feel.




    0



    0
  • John L.

    Even though I don’t love everything about this property, overall I think it is spectacular.




    0



    0
  • Daniel

    Not bad, but put altogether and I’m not really a fan. Exterior ain’t bad, minus the GIGANTIC mansard roof. It’s really off putting in my opinion, especially since the structure is only one-story. Interior is nice, but too swanky considering the exterior architecture. Some beautiful materials used throughout, however, including the kitchen and master bathroom.




    0



    0
  • Grrrowler

    I like it a lot, but I’m not in love of it. The exterior is just OK. I don’t like the roofline at all, but the grounds and setting are very nice. I would want to get rid of the garages in the front. I think an underground garage built into the hillside would be the way to go. I do like the interior. It’s obviously been done up by a proper decorator. It does need some personalization introduced into it, but that’s easily done with some decent art and family objects.

    The price made me do an actual double-take.




    0



    0
  • Iemand

    To bad this thing looks like a shed (a luxury one though) from the outside, because the rest is actually quit good….and pricey…




    0



    0
  • NOVA Ben

    The complaints for this one so far seem to center on the exterior design…and while I wouldn’t normally like the way this place looks, I actually really dig it for some reason. The home has clearly been updated and modernized but it feels so authentically ’60s (in a good way) that I have trouble not liking it. I don’t mind the steep mansard roof at all, and while I normally don’t like single story homes, this one is really appealing. I really like the X-shaped floor plan a lot, and the interior design, while certainly bold, is likable.

    Of course, the price is not likable, but that’s a different story. I love the house, wonky carpets and wallpaper and all.




    0



    0
    • Grrrowler

      Agreed on the floorplan. It’s quite nice.




      0



      0
  • andybmw7272

    I am not as versed with architecture and styles as everyone else here is; I am more of an emotional responder where others are technical. I like things where others thing there are conflicting styles, etc.

    This being said, I love this!!!! This would not have been something I would have built myself, there are some spots which seem very modern (not my style) but I still love it all!!!!!

    The interior style, the views, everything is great!!!! Not many houses do I say that I love, though many impress me, this one I say I LOVE!!!!!!!!




    0



    0