Nature Dictates Design At A $21.5-Million Mansion On The Santa Barbara Coast

Listed for $21.5 million, the coastal contemporary in Montecito's Hope Ranch was designed to be immersed in its natural surroundings while guarding against the intrusions of the outer world (VILLAGE PROPERTIES).

This coastal contemporary in an upscale suburb of Santa Barbara, California, was designed to be immersed in its natural surroundings while guarding against the intrusions of the outer world.

Key to achieving that aim are a series of massive pivoting iron-and-glass doors that link several of the mansion’s nearly 11,400 square feet of rooms with the outdoors. Eight such doors connect the great room to the outside. Four more off the main floor media room, and four off one of the two primary suites, enhance the indoor-outdoor connection.

front entry to minimalist modern montecito mansion by zoran pevec and matt goff

Zoran Pevec and Matt Goff of Archive Design Group envisioned the minimalist luxury mansion as having three interrelated portions (VILLAGE PROPERTIES).

In additions, sightlines put the ocean and gardens center stage. A 50-foot terrace looks out to the sea. There’s even an alfresco foyer.

pivoting iron and glass doors open to the swimming pool at 4160 la ladera in montecito

A series of massive pivoting iron-and-glass doors link several of the mansion’s nearly 11,400 square feet of rooms with the outdoors (VILLAGE PROPERTIES).

Archive Design Group, known for its site-specific approach, envisioned the minimalist luxury mansion as having three interrelated portions. The lower floor, containing the main living areas, is clad in buff-colored Santa Barbara limestone, giving the structure a grounded appearance.

iron and glass doors open from the dining room to a courtyard at 4160 la ladera rd

Buff-colored Santa Barbara limestone on the lower floor gives the structure a grounded appearance (VILLAGE PROPERTIES).

The upper level is wrapped in light-hued smooth stucco and capped by a tile roof, invoking Spanish-style architecture. Uniting the living spaces, and serving as a central artery, is a wide corridor.

chef's kitchen with steel surfaces in a minimalist modern home in montecito 4160 la ladera

The centrally located kitchen, with sleek surfaces, professional-grade appliances and stainless-steel countertops, flows freely into the living room (VILLAGE PROPERTIES).

Built in 2017, the dwelling attains a clean, sophisticated look with stone floors, high ceilings and plaster walls. The pleasing, high-style ambiance is no accident. The seller is philanthropist and entrepreneur Noelle Wolf, founder of the London-based lingerie label bearing her name.

high ceilings and stone floors line a hallway inside a private montecito home on la ladera

The ocean-view dwelling attains a clean, sophisticated look with stone floors, high ceilings and plaster walls (VILLAGE PROPERTIES).

The kitchen-adjacent dining room features a two-sided fireplace and opens to a patio. There’s also an outdoor dining terrace. A canopy of olive trees and a fountain sit nearby.

primary bedroom suite inside the minimalist modern home at 4160 la ladera in montecito

There are a total of six bedrooms and eight bathrooms throughout the house (VILLAGE PROPERTIES).

The centrally located kitchen, with sleek surfaces, professional-grade appliances and stainless-steel countertops, opens to a terrace and the 75-foot swimming pool.

spa like glass enclosed shower takes in an ocean view at 4160 la ladera rd in montecito

Ocean views stretch as far as the eye can see—even in the primary bathroom, which features a glass-enclosed shower (VILLAGE PROPERTIES).

The main floor primary bedroom includes automatic shades for the pivoting doors and dual closets. Its spa-like bathroom has a separate shower and a soaking tub.

glass and steel doors open to an ocean-view terrace at 4160 la ladera rd in hope ranch

Glass-and-steel doors on the upper level open to a wide terrace for taking in the scenery (VILLAGE PROPERTIES).

covered portico leads to two more en-suite bedrooms.

steel and glass doors enclose a detached spa at 4160 la ladera in montecito

A detached spa with a sauna, an ocean-view gym, a wine cellar and car lifts are among other amenities (VILLAGE PROPERTIES).

Three sets of floating staircases and an elevator access the second floor, which contains another primary suite, an office and additional en-suite bedrooms. There are a total of six bedrooms and eight bathrooms throughout the house.

botanical gardens at a private residence in montecito's hope ranch neighborhood

A vast array of succulents and fauna were sourced from around the world to create the home’s private botanical gardens (VILLAGE PROPERTIES).

A detached spa with a sauna, an ocean-view gym, a wine cellar and car lifts are among other amenities.

Botanical gardens filled with succulents and cacti surround a luxury home in montecito

The home at 4160 La Ladera Road in Montecito sits on 2.3 acres of grounds (VILLAGE PROPERTIES).

The 2.3 acres of grounds contain a built-in barbecue area, a poolside trellis and fireplace, a bocce ball court, courtyards, an orchard and a botanical garden.

lush landscaping and palms surround the pool at a luxury home in montecito 4160 la ladera

The spa is set within the swimming pool for another eye-catching layer (VILLAGE PROPERTIES).

Riskin Partners Estate Group at Village Properties has the listing for 4160 La Ladera Road, Santa Barbara. The asking price is $21.5 million.

bocce ball court at 4160 La Ladera Road in montecito's hope ranch

The bocce court sits below the pool area at 4160 La Ladera Road (VILLAGE PROPERTIES).

4160 La Ladera Road, Santa Barbara, a luxury home listed for $21.5 million

Riskin Partners Estate Group at Village Properties has the listing for 4160 La Ladera Road, Santa Barbara. The asking price is $21.5 million (VILLAGE PROPERTIES).

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