1444 School House Road

Montecito CA 93108


$2,750,000 | 3+ Guest House & Studio Bedrooms | 3+ Guest House & Studio Bathrooms | Pool, Seperate Guest House & Studio | 3,948+/- (Includes Main, Guest & Studio) Square Feet




Welcome to 1444 School House Road


ENGLISH COUNTRY GARDEN OASIS


This early 1900's bungalow style home with separate guest house and studio has the feel of an enchanted garden sanctuary.  Its .66 acres setting gives the impression of a much larger lot as the rear of the property abuts Manning Park with it's stately trees and mountain views, creating a continuous flow with the property's own abundance of nature foliage including ancient gnarled olive and oak trees, various fruit trees, rambling bougainvillea, lavender, hydrangea and salvia. 


Connected by meandering brick and gravel pathways that wind through the flowering shrubs, the many structures on this lot offer the possibility of an intimate family enclave with room enough for everyone's separate and diverse activities.  They remind one of a set of nested Russian dolls that have been unpacked and separately nestled into nooks and crannies of the lush landscape. The main house being the largest, divides the property into two living spaces with the spacious guest house, separate studio, decks and meditation patios off to the east side of the property. To the west, a sun drenched pool, patios, gardens and a one car garage that has been transformed into a rustically cozy contemplative space that could be a writer's study or yoga/meditation room. 


A CREATIVE AND CONTEMPLATIVE RETREAT 


The eclectic palatte of the garden landscape is echoed in the interior of the main house with its creative and contrasting textures of tile, hardwood and parquet floors, marble counter tops, whitewashed brick fireplaces and stainless steel kitchen appliances (Viking stove, Sub- zero fridge, Miele dishwasher).  High ceilings, skylights and French doors provide abundant natural light throughout.  Unique highlights are the numerous spacious and desks, solar - heated swimming pool and the charming breakfast nook with fireplace and bay window seat. The master suite is tucked away in its own private wing separated from the other two bedrooms by the spacious main living area and includes a large family room, two bathrooms and a large walk-in closet. 


Visually separated by leafy foliage, the guest house is a delightfully large and an airy retreat with its vaulted ceiling, hardwood floors, large central fireplace and wrap around deck with mountain views.  The artist studio also has its own floor-to-ceiling brick fireplace, wet bar and walk-in closet or extra room.


Fenced and gated with ample off-street parking, this property embodies privacy, but it also uniquely connected to its surrounding community with close proximity to Montecito Union School, the YMCA, town tennis courts and the Upper Village shopping area.  With its special blend of privacy and connectedness, this magical compound offers infinite creative possibilities for the growing or extended family or individual with an artistic aesthetic.  


Fruit Trees: 8 olives, 3 oranges, 1 mandarin, 3 lemons, 1 plum, 1 apple and 1 mulberry 


ROOM DIMENSIONS:


Main House:

Living Room: 18'3" X 17'

Dining Room: 21'6" X 17'11"

Kitchen/Laundry: 21'2" X 11'1"

Breakfast Room: 15'4" X 12'10"

Family Room: 21'6" X 17'11"

Master Bedroom: 24'3" X 10'

Bedroom #2: 16'4" X 16'10"

Bedroom #3: 11'3" X 12'7"


Guest House: 

Living room: 16'1" X 16'4"  

Bedroom: 13'7" X 10'4" 


Studio Room: 24'6" X 11'11"

Co-listed with Monica Lenches, Coast and Valley Properties 

Room dimensions are approximate.  All information deemed reliable, but not guaranteed.  Buyer to verify. 



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Welcome to 1444 School House Road



ENGLISH COUNTRY GARDEN OASIS


This early 1900's bungalow style home with separate guest house and studio has the feel of an enchanted garden sanctuary.  Its .66 acres setting gives the impression of a much larger lot as the rear of the property abuts Manning Park with it's stately trees and mountain views, creating a continuous flow with the property's own abundance of nature foliage including ancient gnarled olive and oak trees, various fruit trees, rambling bougainvillea, lavender, hydrangea and salvia. 


Connected by meandering brick and gravel pathways that wind through the flowering shrubs, the many structures on this lot offer the possibility of an intimate family enclave with room enough for everyone's separate and diverse activities.  They remind one of a set of nested Russian dolls that have been unpacked and separately nestled into nooks and crannies of the lush landscape. The main house being the largest, divides the property into two living spaces with the spacious guest house, separate studio, decks and meditation patios off to the east side of the property. To the west, a sun drenched pool, patios, gardens and a one car garage that has been transformed into a rustically cozy contemplative space that could be a writer's study or yoga/meditation room. 


A CREATIVE AND CONTEMPLATIVE RETREAT 


The eclectic palatte of the garden landscape is echoed in the interior of the main house with its creative and contrasting textures of tile, hardwood and parquet floors, marble counter tops, whitewashed brick fireplaces and stainless steel kitchen appliances (Viking stove, Sub- zero fridge, Miele dishwasher).  High ceilings, skylights and French doors provide abundant natural light throughout.  Unique highlights are the numerous spacious and desks, solar - heated swimming pool and the charming breakfast nook with fireplace and bay window seat. The master suite is tucked away in its own private wing separated from the other two bedrooms by the spacious main living area and includes a large family room, two bathrooms and a large walk-in closet. 


Visually separated by leafy foliage, the guest house is a delightfully large and an airy retreat with its vaulted ceiling, hardwood floors, large central fireplace and wrap around deck with mountain views.  The artist studio also has its own floor-to-ceiling brick fireplace, wet bar and walk-in closet or extra room.


Fenced and gated with ample off-street parking, this property embodies privacy, but it also uniquely connected to its surrounding community with close proximity to Montecito Union School, the YMCA, town tennis courts and the Upper Village shopping area.  With its special blend of privacy and connectedness, this magical compound offers infinite creative possibilities for the growing or extended family or individual with an artistic aesthetic.  


Fruit Trees: 8 olives, 3 oranges, 1 mandarin, 3 lemons, 1 plum, 1 apple and 1 mulberry 


ROOM DIMENSIONS:


Main House:

Living Room: 18'3" X 17'

Dining Room: 21'6" X 17'11"

Kitchen/Laundry: 21'2" X 11'1"

Breakfast Room: 15'4" X 12'10"

Family Room: 21'6" X 17'11"

Master Bedroom: 24'3" X 10'

Bedroom #2: 16'4" X 16'10"

Bedroom #3: 11'3" X 12'7"


Guest House: 

Living room: 16'1" X 16'4"  

Bedroom: 13'7" X 10'4" 


Studio Room: 24'6" X 11'11"

Co-listed with Monica Lenches, Coast and Valley Properties 

Room dimensions are approximate.  All information deemed reliable, but not guaranteed.  Buyer to verify. 




Features:
  • Enchanted Gardens & Meandering Pathways
  • Pool with lovely brick detail & patio
  • Detached guest house with bathroom, kitchen, brick fireplace & private patio (approx. 767 sq.ft.)
  • Detached studio with brick fireplace, walk-in closet, bathroom & wet bar (approx. 446 sq.ft.)
  • .66 acres of privacy
  • Adjacent to Manning Park
  • Close to Montecito Union School, Upper Village & YMCA
  • 2 Separate Bedroom Wings

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There are currently no open houses scheduled for this property. Please contact me for a private showing.



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