Montecito Mountainside

Montecito, California

The spectacular southern California countryside provided the inspiration for this modern Montecito home. Its owners wanted the interiors to reflect the natural color palette and texture of the exterior environment to create a tranquil, retreat-like abode. The house is nestled into a mountainside brimming with flora on one side and expansive views of the Pacific Ocean on the other. The two-story living room with generous upper windows and dining room look out on the hillside, while the master bedroom and outdoor pool offer panoramic vistas of the Santa Ynez mountains.

Shades of green, sand, and pale blues – reflected in the Tabriz rugs in the living room and master bathroom – resonate throughout the house. Statement pieces including a custom four-poster bed and an antique coromandel screen enhance the sense of luxury, while a giant Buddha and subtle Asian overtones create an aura of serenity. The mood of this remarkable residence is one of sophistication and warmth, fully energized by the organic flow of the indoor-outdoor environment.