A wide lane paved with hand-cut Santa Barbara stone leads past cypress trees and rose gardens and through a grand archway arriving at this 18,671-square-foot residence known as the Chateau at Riven Rock. Encompassing more than seven acres, the sprawling grounds feature a swimming pool and spa, a tennis court, rolling lawns and a tea house/meditation area built over a pond.
Location: Rockbridge Road, Santa Barbara, 93108
Price: $34.5 million
Year built: 2003
Architect: Sorrell Design
House size: 18,671 square feet, nine bedrooms, 12.5 bathrooms
Lot size: 7.38 acres
Features: Beamed ceilings, scraped wood floors, stone fireplaces, country-style chef’s kitchen, elevator, gym, wine cellar, theater, billiard/game room, spa, sauna, two-bedroom guesthouse, tea house, swimming pool, tennis court, formal gardens
About the area: The median sale price for single-family homes in the 93108 ZIP Code in April was $2.56 million based on 17 sales, according to CoreLogic. That represents a nearly 10% drop in median price compared with the previous year.
Agents: Catherine Marcus and Suzanne Perkins, Sotheby’s International Realty
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