Perfectly positioned between the mountains and the sea, this remarkable estate captures the stunning grandeur of a fabled stretch of the California coast. Surrounded by Montecito?s most glorious mansions, and set amid magnificent gardens, it flawlessly integrates the ultimate in luxury living with extraordinary elegance, warmth and timeless grace. Equally ideal for hosting small intimate get-togethers as for formal invitation-only affairs, this is a masterful blend of stately home and comfortable retreat. For old world charm and state-of-the art modern convenience, the kitchen is a contemporary take on the grand estate kitchens of Europe. Paying homage to ancient vaulted cellars, the temperature-controlled wine room offers an extensive inventory of 750 bottles. Venetian plaster walls and gloriously opulent appointments in the formal dining room are equally appropriate for small intimate soirees, or extravagantly glamorous celebrations. In a corner of the Great Room, a comfortable conversation area is dominated by a fireplace with an exquisite porcelain tile surround that contrasts dramatically with the rich paneling and dark cross-beams. Unimpeachably chic, with incomparable southern exposure, and the seductive romance of sweeping views, the sensational Master Bedroom affords the ultimate in luxury. Cavernous master closets house his-and-hers couture, and for pampered bliss, look no further than the sublime Master Bathroom. Its ethereal white marble tile decor sets the tone for a unique experience. A family wing provides three bedrooms, a media room, and a bookcase lined office, or additional bedroom. Spectacular natural beauty defines the allure of the gardens. The eye can wander uninterrupted to the Pacific Ocean in this beguiling two-and-a-half-acre landscape of manicured lawns punctuated by vivid colorful flowerbeds. Expansive natural stone patios surround the inviting infinity-edge pool, and the boundary between inside and outside disappears with surroundings that feel as luxurious as their indoor counterparts and elevate the outdoor experience. A fitness facility, garages, a three-bedroom staff cottage, and a one bedroom guest cottage complete the estate, for a total of 8 bedrooms and 8 bathrooms.