The largest and most private estate in Birnam Wood is a Montecito chateau situated in the “Golden Quadrangle,” a celebrity paradise surprisingly under the radar. The sprawling estate covers 2.2 acres and was designed with the Palace of Versailles as inspiration.
The 12,205-square-foot French chateau-style estate is a short distance from Montecito Upper Village’s many luxury shops, fine dining locations, the famed Butterfly Beach, and the renowned celebrity-studded Miramar Resort.
Situated on the 14th hole of Birnam Wood Golf Course, the property provides direct access to the course, with glimpses of ocean views. Wake up daily to gracious views of the Pacific Ocean, Channel Islands, and Santa Ynez Mountains. Prioritizing safety, the property is built with a Smart fire suppression system throughout.
The estate is equipped with its own commercial generator to support all electricity needs for the entire home, including powering the three elevators. An underground tunnel provides access to a wine cellar and guest room.
Carefully selected, rare and luxurious features include gold bathroom fixtures and historic chandeliers. This bountiful estate also includes a state-of-the-art smart home media/security system that operates everything indoors and out.
The large commercially-equipped kitchen comes with Miele appliances and offers a butler’s pantry, imported French marble countertops, and dumbwaiter. A Swiss bank vault in the butler’s pantry provides safekeeping for valuable kitchenware.
The Smart home automation system controls the home’s shades, lighting, audio, intercom, and gate. A full-service bar in the elegant foyer is perfect for entertaining. The estate includes a maid’s/caretaker’s quarters and a theater room is in the works of being built to accommodate seating for guests. Take advantage of a spacious home gym, sauna, and steam room.
Some of the exquisite features found throughout this home include five fireplaces, a secret staircase, and three elevators. French marble and brick materials from Italy were imported and used in construction and design, worth millions.
The accessible underground tunnel leads to a wine cellar accommodating 200+ bottles, a guest suite with two separate bathrooms, and a guest kitchen. You may find the woodwork design and craftsmanship of the lower-level closets to be familiar, as they were inspired by the movie “Titanic.”
Overall, the home has been upgraded to provide as much quiet and privacy for its owners as it has been for the joy of entertaining guests.
A 1,000-year-old Carrara fountain lies within the elaborate rose garden, patented with roses unique to this property alone. For personal use or entertaining guests, the spectacular BBQ/kitchen area boasts an outdoor television, grill, pizza oven, refrigerator, fire pit, and conventional oven.
Additionally, enjoy the pristine pool, equipped with a multi-color lighting system, an eight-hole putting green, and elaborate flowing fountains.
The detached five-car garage has a motor court accommodating 20+ cars. The community provides two 24/7 guarded gates.
The prestigious community encourages recreation, offering a variety of tennis, pickleball, and bocce ball courts. Guest houses are available for out-of-town visitors and friends and the esteemed community provides the highest level of privacy with full-time security service and two gates.
The Birnam Wood Golf Club restaurant offers a high-end dining experience. The social club hosts movie nights, sports tournaments, clubs, and other festive activities for members of the community.