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Montecito Classical Estate

Ground up new home designed by Appleton Architects

Panoramic ocean and mountain views define this classical Montecito estate that was designed to highlight the owners' extensive contemporary art collection. Nestled amongst a grove of existing oak trees, the main house showcases art galleries with vaulted & beamed ceilings, a spiral staircase, generous balconies, loggias and a wine cellar. Auxiliary buildings include a guest house, pool house, office and garage. Interior finishes include fireplaces, marble & stone imported from Europe, and custom steel windows throughout.

Location Montecito, CA Project New Construction Style Classical Estate Size 13,000 SF Services Preconstruction & Construction Architect Appleton Partners Designer Patti Skouras Design Contractor Leonard Unander Associates


I reckoned the expense of having an Owner's Rep was about 4% of the total project cost, but it saved 10-15% in design and construction expenditures and in keeping the project on schedule. As a person who has never built a home before, I would have been overwhelmed with understanding the process and pitfalls without Stonemark.

Estate Owner, Montecito