A truly once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, this magnificent estate is designed by renowned architect William Hefner and is modeled after his personal residence – one of the most coveted estates in Montecito.
The mountain-view residence up a long, gated driveway at 819 Ashley Road is envisioned as a compound to be built in a loose quadrangle around a central pool and lawn, allowing for the ultimate indoor-outdoor lifestyle that Montecito is known for. Each wing will be connected through glazed breezeways and fashioned from wood and sandstone, merging organically into the surrounding landscape.
The 4,751-square-foot main residence will have four bedrooms, plus an office and media room, and five bathrooms, A 789-square-foot pool cabana will include a game room, bar, and one bathroom.
Its stunningly modern aesthetic is to be built with natural, local materials. This special opportunity allows the owner to secure the property now and be handed the keys to this spectacular estate upon completion. The architectural plans are builder-ready and all permits have been secured for the compound to be constructed.
Pricing is $14,000,000 for completed new construction, or $4,675,000 for the land and approved plans. It is exclusively offered by Lorie F. Bartron and Elisa Bartron Hills of the Bartron Real Estate Group in our Santa Barbara office.
With stone and wood flooring throughout, and five fireplaces, the home is centered around a great room with wet bar where residents can spend much of their time. A large-screen TV rises out of the wood floor at press of a button, making it available but not intrusive.
All bedrooms are en-suite with walk-in closets, soaking tubs, and high-end fixtures. The large kitchen is outfitted with high-end appliances, a butler’s pantry, and separate wine room. A whole-house security system and smart-home features will be installed throughout.
After a dip in the gorgeous pool, owners and their guests can relax in the 789-square-foot cabana with wet bar. Entertaining in the backyard is a breeze with its own kitchen and covered outdoor dining area off the media room. There’s also a built-in fire pit for alfresco get-togethers. Ample parking is provided in the attached three-car garage and motor court.
William Hefner is a fifth-generation Californian and founder of the architecture and design firm Studio William Hefner. Established in 1989 in Los Angeles, the practice encompasses new and restoration architecture, interior and furniture design, and landscape architecture and design, with a focus on luxury homes for modern living.
Known for his versatility in both traditional and modernist architecture, William has created landmark estates in a range of styles that share a devotion to craft and detail. His interest in environmental building has led to the application of sustainable practices throughout his portfolio. His work has been widely published in design books and magazines in the United States and abroad. He is the author of three books, California Homes, California Homes II, and Chateau des Fleurs. He lives in Los Angeles and Montecito with his son, Koji.
Lorie has provided world class service and expertise for her clients for 30 years. She is widely respected among her clients and colleagues for her incredible negotiation skills and vast knowledge of all phases of the real estate business.
Lorie has held positions as Associate Manager and Director of Training at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties and has provided mentorship and guidance for both experienced and new agents alike. She has also served on the board of directors at the Santa Barbara Association of REALTORS®, and on the Professional Standards Committee.
For over 35 years, Lorie and her husband Kerry have raised two daughters and enjoyed the wonderful Santa Barbara lifestyle. As a passionate supporter of local nonprofits including Life Chronicles, The Charitable Foundation nonprofit supported by agents and staff of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties, Santa Barbara Village, Girls Inc., and United Way, Lorie can often be found donating her time or waterskiing.
Elisa is a Santa Barbara native with deep ties in the community. After a successful 15-year career guiding businesses from concept to market, and often through acquisition, she returned to her family roots in real estate. Elisa’s marketing expertise, business acumen, and detailed knowledge of her hometown market makes her a valuable resource for her clients.
Elisa is a member of the National Association of REALTORS®, California Association of REALTORS®, and Santa Barbara Association of REALTORS®.
Renderings courtesy of Studio William Hefner. Stills by Sergii Dolgyi.