An Artful, Architectural Retreat in Santa Barbara

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Masterfully reimagined by award-winning architectural designer, Xorin Balbes, 365 El Cielito Road in Santa Barbara is surrounded by 2.26 acres of park-like grounds and boasts incredible ocean, mountain and Channel Island views. Thoughtfully crafted to harmonize a naturally stunning setting with contemporary style and amenities, this gated Japanese midcentury modern residence pairs tranquility with a sophisticated spirit.

The 7,484-square-foot home—originally built in 1953—is replete with unique materials, including fixtures from Germany, the Netherlands and Italy. Living spaces are illuminated by bountiful natural light that filters in through walls of floor-to-ceiling glass doors. Throughout the hillside estate, find uncommon, eye-catching design details like wood paneled vaulted ceilings, exquisite modern light fixtures as well as vibrantly-patterned and richly textured wall coverings.

Privacy and beauty abound throughout the entire property. The master suite occupies its own wing of the main residence. It features a spacious dressing room and accesses a spacious terrace with ocean views, a copper Japanese soaking tub and fire pit. Outside, follow footpaths through groves of shady oak trees and past lilies of the valley, date palms, native plants and grassy expanses, or take a moment to soak up the sun on the poolside terrace.

While this hillside escape provides total tranquility, it is still minutes from the lively Santa Barbara waterfront, scenic botanic gardens, Montecito and Downtown Santa Barbara’s restaurants, theaters and shops.

365 El Cielito is offered at $8,950,000.

Represented by Billy Rose of The Agency.
Billy Rose: 424.230.3702

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Bedrooms
  • 5
  • Full Baths
  • 8
  • Structure
  • House (Single Residence)
  • Style
  • Midcentury
  • Year
  • 1953
  • Square Feet
  • 7484
  • Lot Size
  • 98,446 sq ft