Opulent Estate from Montecito’s Golden Era of Architecture

US $7,990,000
430 Hot Springs Road
Santa Barbara, CA, USA
Status: Active
A storied property set in one of Santa Barbara's most coveted zip codes, this opulent estate echoes with flourishes from Montecito's golden era of architecture. Impeccably constructed in 1885 and coined ''The Peppers'' by a college fraternity following a 1920's fete in the grand ballroom, this turn-of-the-century masterpiece retains period details throughout. Built during the boom of the 1890's when Montecito's tree-lined lanes were developed by scions of industry, the 10 bedroom, nine-bathroom estate evokes the era's Grand Palladian style. The onetime home of legendary Moody sisters, who were celebrated for designing a number of Montecito's "Moody Sisters Cottages" during their 30-year reign at the residence, the prominent sisters had Cota Lane renamed "Pepper Lane" to coincide with the villa's famed moniker. Evoking unmistakable European flair derived from ancient Greek and Roman architecture, The Peppers welcomes guests with a circular motor court and columned portico. Across the threshold, a formal foyer is flanked by a reception library and powder room. Designed with a voluminous, solarium-style dining room, rich hardwood flooring melds beautifully with classic wainscotting and crown molding. Noted for the Grand Ballroom designed by Hearst Castle's illustrious architect, Julia Morgan, legend dictates that Italian actor, Rudolph Valentino, once danced under the ballroom's ethereal pendant lights. Featuring authentic Saltillo tile flooring and bespoke frescos, the estate offers an expansive second floor with luxurious primary suite. Replete with ensuite bath and walk-in closet, the special expanse offers a private terrace overlooking the garden. CALM Design House 2001.

Listing Agent

Jeff Oien

Village Properties

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