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Michael Bay’s Santa Barbara Estate – $5,995,000

Michael Bay’s Santa Barbara Estate – $5,995,000

Michael Bay’s Santa Barbara Estate – $5,995,000
September 01
12:33 2011

Michael Bay’s Santa Barbara Estate

This breathtaking approx. 5,400 square foot modern retreat on approx. 1.3 secluded acres commands expansive ocean and island views.  Designed by award-winning Santa Barbara architect Jan Hochhauser, the 3 bedroom, 3 and two 1/2 bath residence enjoys an infinity pool with spa, vast entertainment patios, lush landscaping and 1 bedroom guest house.  Crisp and clean architectural lines define the main house made of Portland cement plaster and accented with steel and glass.  Walls of glass along with sliders to patios and balconies provide an airy, bright feel while taking full advantage of the ocean view from most rooms. Slate-gray tile and stained ash hardwood floors add a contemporary touch.


The open concept floorplan features a two-story great room at the heart of the house where an immense barrel-vaulted skylight, cathedral ceiling, and floor-to-ceiling windows illumine a sophisticated space. An undulating accent wall, textured by French artisans to appear like suede, and a granite gas fireplace add warmth.  A spacious yet intimate living room with a dramatic fireplace focal point opens to the oceanview pool pavilion and a gas firepit patio. The adjacent formal dining room has sweeping sea views and a built-in sideboard with granite top.

Carrara marble counters and fine cabinetry create a kitchen of seamless elegance with the convenience of a stainless steel Sub-Zero refrigerator, 6-burner Gaggenau stove, and Miele dishwasher among the top-end appliances. An informal dining space opens to the pool and great room.  The carpeted second-floor master suite is an oasis of calm and luxury.  Sparkling expanses of sea and star-lit nights are the backdrop from the bedroom with its two private balconies.  A generous oceanview bathroom has a jetted tub, separate shower, dual sinks, and vast walk-in closets.  Two additional bedrooms with en suite baths and sisal carpeting are set apart from the master.  One bedroom enjoys a balcony and private patio overlooking a rose garden.


The oceanview one-bedroom guest house mirrors the main house in architectural style and includes a wet bar, plenteous built-in storage, and full bath. A glass door opens to the pool area. Below is a sweeping lawn dotted with over 35 palms. A creekside deck is suspended in a canopy of native oaks.  A full laundry room, ample storage, air conditioning, 3 car garage, and gated entry are among this sublime property’s many amenities.  Ideally situtated in a very private green swath of the lower foothills, the property is just a few minutes’ drive to the Upper Village.


Price: $6,800,000 $5,995,000
Size: 5,400 Sq. Ft.
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 4 Full, 2 Half
Specialty Items: Home of Michael Bay, 1.3 Acres, Ocean & Island Views, Designed by Jan Hochhauser, Infinity Pool, Spa, 1 Bedroom Guest Home, Gourmet Kitchen with Carrara Marble, Rose Garden, 35+ Palms, Very Private.
Address: 926 Buena Vista Drive, Santa Barbara, California, United States



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