A Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity Awaits in the Tea Gardens

By Linde Hyder

Unsurpassed mountain splendor, unobstructed ocean views and unlimited development potential present a rare opportunity for the discerning buyer of this 300-acre property nestled in Santa Barbara’s highly coveted community of Montecito. Encompassing endless vistas of the Pacific Ocean and Santa Ynez Mountain range, the Tea Gardens hold a special appeal as few estates of this caliber remain on the West Coast. Here, the sky is truly the limit as the possibilities of this alluring offering are limited only by your imagination.

A scenic winding road leads to grand gates through which all who pass experience a serene sense of well-being as they leave the hustle and bustle behind. The private mile-long drive is punctuated with an expanse of lush even terrain and continues upward to a majestic amphitheater. This area is further enhanced with an array of exotic plantings, complementing what were once a series of tiered stone water pools and an intricate array of waterfalls and fountains that cascaded down the verdant landscape.

Awe-inspiring views await at the mountain top, where commanding Romanesque arches and Greek-style statues invoke the romance of another era. A historical landmark also known as Mar y Cel, meaning “sea and sky” in Castilian Spanish, the Tea Gardens were renowned as the site of premier social events where luxurious private tea parties were hosted by the property’s original owners in the early 1900s.

Today’s visionary owners have an untouched canvas with which to explore endless possibilities. Create your own legendary castle tucked away in the mountains and surrounded by views that are second to none. Equally enticing is the opportunity to establish an unheralded enclave of spectacular estates that capitalize on views of California’s famous coastline, ocean and the city lights of Santa Barbara. Also noteworthy is the conservation land along the rear of the property, which prevents any future development above the Tea Gardens land.

Parris Real Estate Group, Inc.
Céline S. Parris, Realtor
DRE#: 01996036
Parris Real Estate Group DRE#: 01952529
Cell: 805.331.2290
Office: 805.770.2766

Ricky Martinez and Associates
Michael Herbert
DRE#: 02047905
Ricky Martinez and Associates
DRE#: 02068764
Cell: 949-664-9223