Introducing HollyOaks: Montecito's Premier 3-Acre Estate
FIRST LOOK: 2697 SYCAMORE CANYON ROAD Just Listed at $14,500,000 With world class gardens, mesmerizing mountain views and unrivaled architecture, HollyOaks is an unrivaled display of beauty and understated luxury. Designed in 1928 by a visionary architect, José Luis Curletti was inspired by grand European estates and crafted a residence of timeless appeal that stands today as one of Montecito’s most vibrant properties. When the gates open, you are greeted by a 90-year-old deodar cedar tree with branches spanning over 90 ft. embracing all who arrive at this captivating property. The original gardens were designed by renowned landscape architect Ralph Stevens and have been carefully tended and enhanced over the years to create a wonderfully inviting 3+ acre estate. The vision of open space beckons when you step through the front door to a magnificent entry gallery with pillowed limestone flooring and heart stopping views of the glorious Santa Ynez mountains. Floor to ceiling windows and doors throughout the home frame its most precious of art - the ever-changing beauty of the mountains from golden sunrises to the rosy hues of sunsets reflected on their majestic peaks. The mountain view is uniquely stunning as the home sits on a hill that overlooks the tops of an oak forest that appears to stretch uninterrupted all the way to the mountains. Combining intimacy with grand scale and every luxurious home amenity, this estate is for today’s modern family with a place for everyone to indulge in the art of living The sumptuous master suite commands its own wing of the house on the upper level, with expansive views of the mountains from the private balcony. Flanked by two full bathrooms, each with their own character and amenities, an office/sitting room, and private gym with a sauna. HollyOaks invites entertaining with its chef-friendly kitchen and generous, open living spaces where guests easily roam from the pub to the billiards, media and music rooms. In addition to the main residence, there are two, distinctly original guest cottages, each with its own kitchen area, plus an inviting pool cabana with a kitchen, sauna and accordion doors that open to the elegant poolside terrace with a covered dining pergola and barbecue area. HollyOaks has a rich history, its owners include well-known local families such as the Parma’s, who donated Parma Park to Santa Barbara, as well as Robert Zemeckis, producer of movies Forest Gump and Back to the Future. Zemeckis completely renovated and modernized the house in the late 1990’s adding the dramatic windows that frame the sylvan, tree-lined, mountain vistas while retaining the spirit of the original architecture. This is a property that will be lived in, loved, enjoyed and shared for generations to come.