This gorgeous newly built Spanish style estate is located at 6858 Casitas Pass Road in Carpinteria, CA and is situated on 13 pristine acres. It features 7 bedrooms, 7 full and 1 half bathrooms, enchanting courtyard with fountain, swimming pool, formal gardens, 2 man-make lakes and much more. It is listed at $13,400,000.

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  • rob

    I’ve never even heard of Carpinteria before but from the Bing it looks like a pretty cool place. It looks like it is rural orchards between LA and Santa Barbara. I am intrigued at how an area this close to LA could look so rural. This house is also just up a hill from the Pacific, interesting. I think the house itself has a smooth, cool feel to it. It seems very comfortable and more like a traditional hacienda than just a spanish style house. The courtyard and the layout of the buildings seems very authentic. I like the color and that it sits on 13 acres. Seems very private and secluded, yet just down the road from Santa Barbara.




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  • Daniel

    This reminds me of Ty Warner’s house in Montecito. I like this a lot.




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  • Limedaiquar

    I think I came to the conclusion that I don’t like anything Mediterranean, or Spanish,….or Tuscan.




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  • Grrrowler

    The setting and privacy look great, and I actually like Carpinteria a lot. The house is generally nice; the scale and sizes of the rooms look good and there are some beautiful details. The rooms shown appear to be airy and bright, and quite comfortable. I quite like the kitchen and appreciate the layout; I like that the cleanup sink is completely out of the way of the prep area.

    My complaint with the house is that it looks too new and hard-edged. It needed to have a patina added to it so that it doesn’t look like someone just took it out of the box. The walls look like drywall instead of aged plaster and should have rounded corners, the columns and stone door surrounds look freshly made (and to be poured cement), and the woodwork all looks freshly-milled and stained. It would completely change the character of the place if someone had spent some money and time adding some age to the place.




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    • Brian

      Grrrowler has nailed it about the lack of patina. My other major criticism is general lack of detailing. There is virtually no handwork/craftsmanship in evidence, which I would expect for $13M+ and which this style of architecture demands, at least at this level. The architecture is also awkward in places, such as tower stairs and courtyard tower, but then, you can’t expect Addison Mizner these days. At least not for only $13M+.




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  • Chris

    Its pretty, I would definitely own this “hacienda”. I like it a lot. Its possibly my dream home.




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  • NOVA Ben

    This is very nice. I see what Grrrowler is saying about the somewhat disappointing lack of patina and feeling of age, but this is definitely a beautiful home. I would have picked a different shade for the stucco, but that’s perhaps a little nitpicky. Nice overall.

    I’m not an expert on what’s “it” as far as locales in Southern CA (LA notwithstanding), but Carpinteria, like rob said, seems to be a neat place…a nice mix of seclusion and accessibility to major metropolitan areas.




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  • lambskin

    The house and grounds are beautiful. Can we talk about the pool? I am not a fan of infinity pools because the infinity edge view is always ugly. Here they try to minimize the ugliness by making it a fountain wall bordering the hot tub-well below the pool level (an awkward place in my opinion).




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  • Jeff P.

    The coffered and exposed-beam ceilings are a plus, and so is the landscaping. (I am such a sucker for mature tropical plants and palms.) I’m also not a fan of infinity edge pools, unless the edge faces a really spectacular view. Sweeping grand staircases and marble floors just aren’t my thing either. As far as the lack of patina goes, I just think it is wanting for a bit more character, not age and wear. But overall, I liked it. 🙂




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  • Joejoe509

    I agree with Grrrowler and others that it might be too “sharp” in some areas, but I really think we’re splitting hairs here. It’s a fantastic property and sure… a little customization here and there could possibly really make this home special.

    For me, it’s more than a simple petina. Like Brian said it’s more of a lack of detail than anything. It’s nice, airy, and tropical looking but I think they could have put a little more thought into some areas – especially the interior. Again, I think we might be too specific with this one. It’s really quite nice!

    I really like the kitchen, the bedroom, and the living room. I also really like the rock wall entrance and the gate. Very private and very understated.




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  • Drake

    The house seems nice enough. Price was too high given the location. I think bank ended up repossessing it (a more recent listing for this property mentioned it was being offered by a bank). It never sold.

    As for Carpinteria, it is a very cute town. Lots of avocado growers are based there as well as flower growers. There was quite the Poinsettia showing among the different green houses last holiday season.

    Regarding locals, Carpinteria is an interesting mix. For one thing, it’s technically the most affordable area in southern Santa Barbara County. Summerland, Montecito, Santa Barbara, and Goleta are much more expensive with regards to real estate. Somewhat ironically, Carpinteria’s beach enclaves include homes of a number of celebrities and billionaires. Padaro Lane is referred to locally as Billionaire’s row. George Lucas recently finished building a home there (3389 Padaro) and 8 years ago, billionaire Bruce Kovner spent over $80 million on 15 acres. The land already included 1 estate (2781 Padaro), which was sold in 2009. He’s nearing completion of another estate next door. There’re technically 2 other parcels of land out of the 15 acres that could still be developed in the future. Last but certainly not least on the list of notable Padaro properties is the estate of Greg Renker. Mr Renker is co-founder of Guthy-Renker, a direct-response marketing company that sells Proactiv among other products. He’s worth 500+ million. His estate (3151 Padaro), completed in 2013, includes a 12,000 ft mansion on over 4 acres. It’s assessed value is $40+ million.

    With Santa Barbara’s real estate markets still in a slump, who knows how much these properties could bring years down the line when the economy is back up.

    So, yeah, on one hand Carpinteria is this quiet little town with many blue collared workers and middle-class families. But then there’re the likes of Kevin Costner and Scott Cook (billionaire founder of tax software company Inuit) roaming around the local area. The cool thing? They’re human beings, just like everybody else. Not some snobby entertainment/financial type who likes his/her name in the media every other day.




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