Nancy Kogevinas

Luxury Collection Director


DRE: 01209514

Berkshire Hathaway

HomeServices California Properties

1255 Coast Village Road 102C

Montecito, CA 93108

DRE: 01317331

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"El Cielito"


365 El Cielito Road

Japanese Mid-Century Modern • 5 Bed/8 Bath (6 Full, 2 Half) • 280° Ocean, Island, Mountain, & Coastal Views

7,484 +/- Sq. Ft. • 2.26 Acre Compound • Pool • Private Well • Solar System


This masterfully renovated estate will open your heart and connect you to your soul.

Infinite ocean, island, mountain and coastal views expand your horizon.

Crafted from a singular vision of living in peace and harmony with nature

Featured in Santa Barbara Magazine, the celebrated and award-winning architectural designer, Xorin Balbes, has redefined the art of home with his heart-expanding restoration.

Japanese mid-century modern residence infused with the tranquil energy of nature and a sophisticated spirit.

On approximately 2.26 acres, the gated compound, resort-like, completely unique and inspired residence transcends you to another realm using materials and fixtures from Germany, Amsterdam, and Italy.


Everyday living becomes extraordinary.

Wander the romantic creekside paths, over bridges, past ponds, native boulders, a bamboo forest, citrus trees, succulent, cactus and sculpture gardens to find new inspiration at every turn.

With unparalleled vision and exemplary craftsmanship, the residence delivers the ultimate lifestyle experience. Privacy and beauty abound throughout the entire property.

The master suite occupies its own wing of the main residence surrounded by terraces offering endless ocean views, a copper Japanese soaking tub and fire pits for cool evenings al fresco.  

Blending artistic vision with practical conveniences, the kitchen is bordered by a wall of glass that opens to a magnificent rock garden and stone terraces.  

Artful and Spirited Entertaining

The dramatic living and dining rooms (indoor and outdoor) anchor the center of the residence offering expansive and peaceful views of Santa Barbara.

Completing the main living area of the residence is an ocean-view office, meditation room with en suite bathroom, an 800-bottle temperature-controlled wine room and the ultimate family/media room - with floor to ceiling windows and doors offering views of the magnificent exterior gardens.

Guest Wing

Three guest suites occupy their own wing of the house with a separate entrance, each with their own en suite bathroom, sitting area and private garden.

The largest guest suite could easily be a guest house on its own with a living room,

wood-burning fireplace and kitchenette. Two additional guest suites offer vignettes of the gardens and architecture from every window. 


Offered at $7,950,000

Experience 365 days of Heaven on Earth at 365 El Cielito Road and begin living life at the next level.


  • 5 Bed/8 Bath (6 Full, 2 Half)

  • 2.26 Acres

  • 7,484 +/- Sq. Ft. Residence

  • Designed by Xorin Balbes (TempleHome)

  • 1,087 +/- Sq. Ft. 3-Car Garage + Work Room with Half Bath

  • Master Bedroom Wing 

    • Grand Stone Fireplace

    • Spacious and Elegant Dressing Room with Wet Bar

    • 2 Showers + Steam Shower

    • ​Copper Japanese Soaking Tub

    • Private ocean view terrace with firepit

  • Meditation Room with En Suite Bathroom

  • Formal Dining Room and Covered Outdoor Dining Room

  • Temperature-Controlled Wine Cellar (800-Bottle Capacity)

  • Media Room with Fireplace

  • Silk, grass and platinum leaf wall coverings throughout

  • Sparkling Pool

  • Poolside Firepit

  • Serene Creek Flanked by Native Boulders

  • Hidden Succulent and Cactus Gardens

  • Creekside Meditation Terrace

  • Bamboo Forest

  • Sculpture Garden

  • Koi Ponds

  • Fruit Trees (40+)

  • Chicken Coup

  • Private Well for Irrigation ($5,000/Month Savings)

  • Solar System ($1,500/Month Savings)

  • 2 Tesla Back-Up Generators

  • Security System with 8 Security Cameras

  • Green Glazed Ceramic Tile Roof from Japan

  • Copper Gutters and Downspouts 

  • Period/Vintage, Mid-Century Light Fixtures Imported from Amsterdam, Germany and Italy



"Our homes are our greatest possibility of support. When you are completely in love with where you live, you can go out into the world knowing that you get to come back home and be taken care of."

-Xorin Balbes

The residence was designed by celebrated and award-winning conservator and architectural designer, Xorin Balbes of Templehome, known for his masterful restorations of landmark properties such as Lloyd Wright's 1927 Snowden House. 


Balbes believes in having an emotional connection to your property. He designed the home to nurture and reflect beauty, peace and harmony at every turn, and created a residence that defines an artful way of living in which creativity is encouraged and incorporated into everyday living.


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  • LA Times

  • Curbed LA

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