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June 21st, 2023 at 11:00 am

Comedian and talk-show host Ellen DeGeneres once owned this farmhouse-style modernist Montecito estate and the adjacent Salt Hill property, which sold for $37,000,000 two years ago.

Located in a very quiet community, the residence at 2957 East Valley Road offers fantastic panoramic ocean views from virtually every room.

Kirsten and Darrell Becker of locally renowned design/build firm Becker Studios were architects and builders of the peaceful, expansive estate.

Marsha Kotlyar Estate Group in our Montecito office is listing agent for the modernist Montecito estate with five bedrooms, five full and two half bathrooms in the main house The guest house features one bedroom and one bathroom. The compound is approximately 6,512 total square feet on two acres, offered at $17,600,000.

High ceilings and tall steel-frame windows fill the two-story home with abundant natural light. The open floorplan is enhanced by wood-plank floors throughout, lots of pocket doors that slide into the walls, and fireplaces in the living room and family room.

All bedrooms en-suite

All bedrooms are en-suite, with the primary on the first floor featuring an adjacent office/sitting room. There also are two powder rooms. In the stunning kitchen, high-end appliances and a butler’s pantry will please any creative home chef. The laundry room with sink is adjacent to the main garage, connected to the house by a breezeway.

Outside, the detached cabana has a full bathroom. Newly installed French-style terraces are filled with olive trees and covered in a new type of turf that wraps around from outside the primary bedroom to the living room, family room, kitchen, and down to the pool area.

Covered patios, graced by 2 outdoor fireplaces, make the grounds ideal for entertaining and a spectacular site to host a wedding. A large swimming pool and hot tub in the backyard are perfect for exercise and relaxation.

Pickleball court for fun

A pickleball court has been built for those who love or want to learn the popular sport. For peace of mind, a whole-grounds security system is installed.

Vehicles can be parked in the two oversized two-car garages, plus horse and walking trails are nearby. The property is close to Montecito’s upper and lower villages.

About Marsha Kotlyar Estate Group

Marsha is a top-selling agent with a reputation for discretion, integrity, and keen negotiating skills, which has made her one of the most respected names in luxury real estate. With over 19 years selling local luxury properties, her extensive knowledge and meticulous attention to detail have resulted in a long list of happy and repeat clients. You can find her many awards on a shelf in the team’s office, but you won’t often hear her talking about them.

Combining passion for homes and a strong intuition, Marsha honors her role as a client advocate above all else. She delivers strategic advice and skilled negotiation to ensure clients get what they want, whether it is a premium price for the property they are selling or the most advantageous terms on the home they are buying. Her degree and background in city planning and real estate development gives her clientele an added advantage in navigating the complex Santa Barbara County building process.

Ready to schedule a private tour of this modernist Montecito estate?

Get in touch with Marsha Kotlyar Estate Group today!

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