Les Chenes – $16,700,000

332197Les Chenes

818 Hot Springs Road, Montecito, California, United States, 93108

818 Hot Springs Road is located in the heart of Montecito known as the Golden Quadrangle. This classic French Regency masterpiece is one of a kind. Location, quality, amenities and condition are addressed and receive top marks.

A major restoration in 2006, elevated this estate to state-of-the-art status. Many of the unique aspects, present when the estate was first completed, have been maintained or restored to their original splendor, including the exquisite formal gardens designed and planted in 1934.


“Les Chenes,” translates to “the Oaks”. The 10,000 square foot main residence combines all of the features of a regal lifestyle, with the comfortable and simple elegance that exemplifies the “Santa Barbara Life Style”.

Lutah Riggs Architect, partner and collaborator of George Washington Smith, designed this most notable and magnificent French Regency Estate “Les Chenes”, reminiscent of the golden era classic revival architecture. She was a partner and collaborator with George Washington Smith and the first licensed female architect in Santa Barbara and the first woman in California to be named a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects. Miss Riggs was also named “Woman of the year” by the Los Angeles Times in 1967.


Lockwood de Forest land, famed landscape designer, took his regional knowledge and painted with magic his strong asymmetrical and theatrical designs. A breath taking portion of his masterpiece remains as a center piece. Among his many accomplishments are the great residences, Val Verde and Casa del Herrero.

Price: $16,700,000
House Size: 10,000 Sq. Ft.
Lot Size: 2.1 Acres
Bedrooms: 6
Bathrooms: 6 Full, 3 Half
Specialty Items: Built in 1934, Restored in 2006, Formal Gardens Designed & Planted in 1934, Designed by Lutah Riggs.
Address: 818 Hot Springs Road, Montecito, California, United States, 93108
Listing Agent: Loyd P Applegate of Village Properties


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