1929 Spanish Colonial Revival Estate For Sale in Montecito, California

Jason Rick

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1929 Spanish Colonial Revival Estate For Sale in Montecito, California

$19,995,000 | Built 1928 | 8,712 Sq. Ft. | 7 Beds | 5.5+ Baths | 1.84 Acres
770 Hot Springs Rd, Montecito, CA 93108
Originally designed by architects George Washington Smith & Lutah Maria Riggs and built in 1928, Las Armas underwent a substantial three-year, multi-million-dollar restoration by renowned architect Marc Appleton. The historically significant estate is now on the market for $19.99 million in Montecito, California. Listing details: Iconic George Washington Smith and Lutah Riggs architecture, an extensive restoration, luxe modern finishes and design, and a history of Hollywood royalty coalesce at Las Armas – a beautiful 1929 Spanish colonial revival estate in the heart of Montecito’s Golden Quadrangle. Beautiful southern light fills the spacious living room which doubles as a state-of-the-art theater and a secret wine cellar. The dining room is ideal for entertaining with a bar/lounge tucked away for cocktail hour. Upstairs, a gracious master suite features a private office with a fireplace. Outside, a dramatic 88′ pool is perfect for lounging, splashing or napping. Effortless flow between the residence and gardens embody Montecito’s elevated indoor/outdoor lifestyle. Las Armas is on the market for $19.99 million with Robert Riskin of Riskin Partners Estate Group | Village Properties – Montecito. Photography by Jason Rick.

“Original elevations and details, including antique, original European statues perched among the iconic inverted arches, are a nod to the estate’s fabled origins. Built in 1929, this George Washington Smith and Lutah Maria Riggs designed home has exceptional provenance and history with only four owners to date, including 57 years ownership by actress and model Suzy Parker and actor Bradford Dillman. Conveniently located in Montecito’s Golden Quadrangle, with its old-world charm and elegant estates lining the lanes of this seaside village, this estate is privately tucked away but minutes to world-class amenities, shops, beaches, and is in the award-winning Montecito Union School district.”

Mulhauser house, rendering circa 1927 CREDIT: George Washington Smith papers/Architecture and Design Collection/Art, Design & Architecture Museum/University of California, Santa Barbara

“The Spanish Colonial Revival estate has undergone a three year, multi-million-dollar intentional restoration, by renowned architect Marc Appleton, meticulously preserving the architectural integrity, while modernizing all systems for today’s smart home comforts. The iconic entryway, with its spectacular groined vault ceiling, is flooded with natural light and creates a dramatic yet welcoming introduction to the home. The original tiled floors of the foyer lead the way to the exceptionally proportioned public rooms of the ground floor while the original wrought iron handrail, patinaed with nearly a century of stories, leads to the private upstairs bedrooms. As a convenience, a new elevator also leads to the second level of the home. Here you first experience the effortless blend of old and new as smart home technology and Hermes wall coverings blend seamlessly with original light fixtures and 16th century carved wooden doors.”

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“The beautifully scaled living room is anchored by a robust beamed ceiling, built-in bookshelves, and a massive wood-burning gas fireplace. A true great room for the ages, this space exudes livability and quality and can easily flex to accommodate multiple occasions. Whether you are entertaining a crowd, celebrating holidays, watching your favorite movie from the Marvel Universe with state-of-the-art audio, storing your extensive wine collection in the hidden 4,500-bottle cellar, or simply curling up with your favorite book, the living room is the center of where life unfolds. Four sets of French doors open to scent the room with fresh air and effortlessly foster Montecito’s enviable year-round indoor/outdoor lifestyle.”

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“The reimagined exterior spaces of Las Armas are as beautiful as the newly redone interiors. A dramatic 88-foot pool with spa and Baja bench rivals any resort and defines the southern grounds. Nestled between an extensive terrace, lush lawns, and ancient specimen trees, the back yard is perfect for lounging, laps, a splash, or a nap. Motorized awnings provide relief from mid-day sun and outdoor heaters warm cool evenings.” See more on Las Armas dedicated website.

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