Truly one of Santa Barbara's most unique and rare offerings! 800 E Micheltorena Street offers expansive ocean, island, and city views with multiple detached dwelling units on-site! Included in this offering is a 6 bedroom, 6 full bathroom main residence, a detached guest house with 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, and a one-car garage, PLUS an attached 1 bedroom, 1 full bathroom guest quarters with separate entrance, an indoor pool cabana, and a very special detached studio with ocean views, full bath, kitchen, private patio and vaulted ceilings! Resting on roughly 1.1 usable acres, this remarkable estate offers one of the largest residential lots within close proximity to the downtown area. Constructed with tremendous charm during the mid-1920's, the main residence of this estate boasts panoramic ocean and island views from multiple levels and vantage points. Truly an entertainer's dream home, the interior of the main residence is adorned with countless architectural details. The living room, equipped with refined oak floors and a regal stone fireplace, is perfectly south-facing to take in views of the Pacific ocean from numerous direction. Just off the living room rests the formal dining area with French doors that open directly to a massive ocean view deck, excellent for outdoor dining. This oversized deck has timeless Spanish arches and overlooks the estate's 913 square foot pool & spa, emerald lawns, mature trees, and incredible views. Set beneath the deck is an indoor pool cabana that opens directly to the estate's lovely pool and spa. Just off the eastward end of the formal living room rests a large home office that receives abundant natural light and beautiful mountain and ocean views. Follow the dignified staircase to the upper level and discover the spacious master suite, which overlooks more stunning ocean, island, and palm tree views. Two additional guestrooms reside on the upper level of the main residence. If one does not wish to live on the upper level, there is a fantastic ground-floor guestroom with a private patio that can serve as a perfect master suite option. Attached to the main residence on a separate level, you'll also discover a self-sufficient 1 bedroom/1 bathroom guest quarters with a private entrance, making this residence a very flexible floor plan for many lifestyles.
Follow the lovely flagstone walking path past the estate pool and you'll discover the ocean view studio, which exudes tremendous charm and beauty. The studio feels immensely spacious with high vaulted cathedral ceilings and boasts a full bath and lovely kitchen. The architectural details in the studio are abundant. You'll immediately notice a massive half-moon window sandwiched between two recessed half-moon shelves. The studio boasts three (3) separate sets of French doors that open directly to a private ocean and island view patio! The patio also leads to a private yard/garden area with mature trees, perfect for enjoying the afternoon sun or pitching a hammock.
Towards the western corner of the estate, you'll discover a stunning 3 bedroom, 2 full bathroom guest house with a one-car garage. The guest house has gorgeous cathedral ceilings with rustic washed wood beams. The guest house living room opens directly to an ocean view outdoor deck that is built around a large oak. The spacious kitchen offers abundant countertop space, tile backsplash, and some newer appliances. Just outside the guest house is an expansive lawn of emerald grass that leads to the estate's beautiful pool, spa, cabana and separate studio/workshop unit.
Completing this exemplary estate is a well maintained photovoltaic electric solar panel system, which rests on the roof of the main residence, studio/workshop, and guest house. The solar panels on the studio/workshop provide H20 solar renewable energy which helps heat the estate pool and spa! In addition, this estate offers ample parking with an attached three car garage to the main residence, an attached one-car garage to the guest house, and large motor court driveway. Simply put, this estate is one-of-a-kind and offers special views, lots of usable land, tremendous privacy, and multiple dwelling units that can accommodate many different needs and lifestyles!
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