This hilltop retreat in Santa Barbara County blends Modernist style and minimalist architecture to striking effect. Retractable walls permit uninterrupted panoramic views of the surroundings. A two-bedroom guesthouse and a multiroom cabana share the 40-acre site with the glass-clad main house.
Community: Carpinteria, 93013
Price: $24 million
Architect: Andy Neumann
Lot size: About 40 acres
House size: 6,000 square feet, four bedrooms, six full bathrooms, one powder room
Features: Library, office, wine cellar, sandstone walls and fireplaces, walnut floors and cabinetry, outdoor dining area with built-in grill, swimming pool, spa, reflecting pond, native landscaping, mature oaks
About the area: The median sale price for single-family homes in the 93013 ZIP Code in February was $1.513 million based on six sales, according to CoreLogic. That was an 83.3% increase compared with the same month the previous year.
Agent: Cristal Clarke, Sotheby's International Realty, (805) 969-5005
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