This $25M Estate in Montecito is the Perfect Beachfront Retreat

An architectural stunner that’s the epitome of California coastal living is looking for a new owner.

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If ever was a time to daydream about living next to the beach and waking up to magnificent views of the ocean every morning, now would be it. And for one lucky buyer — whose pockets run $25 million deep — that dream might just come true, once they set their eyes on this stunning beachfront house currently for sale in Montecito. 

Located at 1150 Channel Drive (close to Coast Village, the Four Seasons Biltmore and downtown Santa Barbara), this massive estate is the perfect beachfront retreat. It has nearly 101 feet of frontage overlooking Butterfly Beach, and offers dreamy views of the ocean from basically every room. 

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Montecito beachfront home. Image credit: Two Fish Digital, courtesy of Smith Group Real Estate
luxury house in montecito
Montecito beachfront home. Image credit: Toby Ponnay, courtesy of Smith Group Real Estate
luxury house in montecito
Montecito beachfront home. Image credit: Toby Ponnay, courtesy of Smith Group Real Estate

The gated estate has been extensively remodeled, and is a perfect example of indoor-outdoor living. The massive homesite totals more than 26,000 square feet, with nearly 6,000 gross square feet of living, finished, or covered space. 

The outdoor space includes a jaw dropping vanishing-edge swimming pool, a heated loggia, and a private rear patio with an outdoor kitchenette and a fireplace with pizza oven. 

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Montecito beachfront home. Image credit: Toby Ponnay, courtesy of Smith Group Real Estate
luxury house in montecito
Montecito beachfront home. Image credit: Toby Ponnay, courtesy of Smith Group Real Estate

There’s also a huge rooftop deck that’s perfect for summer parties overlooking the ocean and lush surroundings. No need to worry about the neighbors, though, as privacy is ensured by tall palm trees and ingenious landscaping.

The house itself offers 3,813 square feet of chic living space that boasts a refreshing, beach-like design throughout. Frameless fold-away glass doors allow plenty of natural light inside every room, and offer bright and expansive views of the ocean, which is just a short walk away. 

luxury house in montecito
Montecito beachfront home. Image credit: Toby Ponnay, courtesy of Smith Group Real Estate
luxury house in montecito
Montecito beachfront home. Image credit: Toby Ponnay, courtesy of Smith Group Real Estate

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Montecito beachfront home. Image credit: Toby Ponnay, courtesy of Smith Group Real Estate
luxury house in montecito
Montecito beachfront home. Image credit: Two Fish Digital, courtesy of Smith Group Real Estate

There are three bedrooms and four bathrooms, as well as a subterranean media room for entertainment. The master suite features a private office, a spa-caliber bath, a seating area with built-ins, and of course, views of the ocean. 

The property has been fitted with all the most modern security and home automation systems, including whole-house audio, video surveillance, and automated shades. 

luxury house in montecito
Montecito beachfront home. Image credit: Toby Ponnay, courtesy of Smith Group Real Estate

The Montecito estate is being marketed by Tim Smith of The Smith Group, with an asking price of $25 million. The previous owner is real estate developer and philanthropist Hadi Makarechian, who owns several other properties in California. He’s selling his Montecito beach house and planning a move to Santa Barbara, where he intends to build an equestrian estate. 

If you want to see more of this stunning beachfront home, check out this virtual tour of the property led by Tim Smith:

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Written by Ioana Neamt

Experienced writer with a background in real estate and a fondness for soaring skyscrapers and Victorian-style mansions. Also loves fancy homes with crackling fireplaces and views of snowy mountains.

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