Home of the Day: Modern outpost above Montecito

Designed by architect Barbara Bestor, found above Montecito, the modern outpost is defined by its flexible floor plan and panoramic views of the Channel Islands.
(Jim Bartsch)

An infinity pool fades into the horizon from this modern outpost, which looks down over Montecito from its 160-acre seat in the Los Padres National Forest. Designed by Los Angeles-based architect Barbara Bestor, telescoping glass doors frame mountain landscapes and ocean views while transforming indoor-outdoor living spaces.

Location: 3660 Toro Canyon Park Road, Santa Barbara, 93108

Asking price: $12.9 million

Year built: 2010


Architect: Barbara Bestor

House size: 4,330 square feet, four bedrooms, four baths

Lot size: 160 acres

Features: Gourmet kitchen, formal dining room with fireplace, gallery, media room, powder room, yoga room with meditation garden, telescoping glass doors, infinity pool, detached guesthouse

About the area: In the last 90 days, there were 71 home sales in the 93108 ZIP Code at a median sale price of $2.8 million, according to Redfin. The current median list price during that period was $4.2 million.

Agent: Billy Rose, the Agency, (424) 230-3702; Suzanne Perkins and Ron Brand, Sotheby’s International Realty, (805) 565-8643

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