1940 Tollis Ave, Santa Barbara, CA 93108

9 beds9 baths9,792 sqft Edit

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Sold: $19,500,000
Sold on 03/15/12
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La Pumada, designed circa 1929 by renowned architect, Reginald Johnson (Montecitos Biltmore Hotel and the Clark Estate) rests on nearly 5 private and quiet acres with sweeping ocean, island and mountain views. In the very heart of Montecitos Golden Quadrangle, this priceless estate offers a grand main residence, two enchanting guest houses, a detached office, tennis court, party pavilion, swimming pool, garages for 8+ cars and gardens originally designed by Lockwood deForest.The seemingly endless entry drive weaves around the propertys orchards, rose gardens, magnolias and mature specimen trees before landing in the homes large motor court, which showcases the Italian Villa.Inside, an old world, European feel permeates each room, with original tile pavers and gleaming oak floors underfoot, magnificent hand-stenciled and beamed ceilings above, and gorgeous windows welcoming the sunlight. Marble and plaster details balance out clean lines and open spaces, creating a beautiful blend of decoration and airiness. The entry foyer leads onto the main gallery, which skims the living spaces, remaining open to and connecting with each room. The living and dining rooms, sunroom and library with glorious southern exposure, enjoy breathtaking views of Montecitos coastline and the Channel Islands. Looking south from the loggia, one eyes a formal and classical lawn that steps down to a large elliptical pond with a jet of water in the center, reminiscent of the 1920s. Bordered on the east and west side is an oak forest, all looking out on a panorama of the ocean and islands beyond.The remodel in progress will finish a top-of-the-line kitchen, an atrium-like breakfast room surrounded by oak trees, and a spacious sunfilled family room overlooking the spectacular vistas. Also to be completed, a new lower levelaccessed both by elevator and staircasewill offer a theater with stadium seating, a wine cellar with a romantic dining area, a Billiards room, and sound recording studio. Upstairs, the master suite encompasses its own wing, including a sitting room with a fireplace & coffee bar, and luxuriously expansive his-and-hers bath and dressing rooms. The bedroom itself stretches out in front of a classic terrace that garners the propertys premiere views. Double corner fireplaces bring warmth both into the room and onto the terrace. A large upstairs sitting room with an awe inspiring view terrace and three additional bedrooms on the top floor enjoy mountain or ocean views, while staff quarterscomplete with two bedrooms and a bathoccupy the other end of the home.The main house will soon offer an attached three-car garage with a two-bedroom apartment suite above. Two additional, unbelievably charming guesthouses sit privately away from the house; the first--with its own gated entrance, driveway, and addresshas a two-car garage; the second offers a three-car garage, deep enough to accommodate limousines. The grounds will soon include a first-class tennis court, pool, and an exquisite party pavilion with changing rooms and baths, and complete with reflective pools on either side. Antique and yet modern in all of the right ways, La Pumada brings a historical, Italian Villa presence into the heart of coastal California, blending the two styles seamlessly and sophisticatedly into one.  More Less 


  • Lot: 4.67 acres
  • Single Family
  • Built in 1930
  • Last sold: Mar 2012 for $19,500,000
  • Price/sqft: $1,991


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      • Floor size: 9,792 sqft
      • Last remodel year: 1930
      • Parcel #: 007100007
      • Zillow Home ID: 15878221

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      Zillow predicts 93108 home values will rise 4.6% next year, compared to a 4.3% increase for Montecito as a whole. Among 93108 homes, this home is valued 404.9% more than the midpoint (median) home, and is valued 94.1% more per square foot.

      Foreclosures will be a factor impacting home values in the next several years. In 93108, the number of foreclosures waiting to be sold is 29% higher than in Montecito, and 22.9% higher than the national average. This higher local number may prevent 93108 home values from rising as quickly as other regions in Montecito.

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