$68,000,000
7 Beds
11, 3 half Baths
SqFt
10.41 Acre Lot
453,459 Sqft Lot
Status Active
Property Type Home/estate
Price Type
Year Built 2017
Neighborhood
Days on Website 120

Property Map

$68,000,000 – 670 Hot Springs Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93108

Street View

Courtesy of Coldwell Banker Realty.

Description

Far Afield is one of two significant historic estates remaining in the prime Montecito ”Golden Quadrangle” commanding apx 10.5 acres with over 25 separate cultivated and native garden attractions. In 1916 famed American writer Hobart C. Chatfield-Taylor and wife Rose Farwell, Daughter of US Senator Charlie B. Farwell, purchased the land and named the property Far Afield by name blending, symbolizing the estate as their vacation home ”far away” from their primary home. This Preeminent Mediterranean Villa Estate was designed in 1917 and completed in 1918 by renowned Santa Barbara architect Francis T. Underhill, outdoing his other masterpieces such as Villa Solana and La Chiquita. Today, after a 15-year exhaustive restoration completed in 2017, Far Afield delivers art and architecture thoughtfully finished with hand-crafted custom details using reclaimed 17th & 18th century building materials curated throughout Europe. Each of the parquet floor patterns were custom built on site with hand-cut French Oak, imported from historic Chateaus. A curated collection of Dutch, Italian and Spanish antique tiles are attentively integrated throughout the estate’s interior and exterior. The elegance of the villa’s architecture, facade and finishes are enhanced by the estate’s unparalleled and completely updated infrastructure including a structural and mechanical engineering overhaul with added subterranean levels and state-of-the-art systems rivaling modern hotel resorts of today.

Property Details and Features

Appliances and Equipment

  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Gas Stove
  • Washer

Bathrooms

  • 14 bathrooms
  • 11 full bathrooms
  • 3 half bathrooms

Bedrooms

  • 7 bedrooms

House

  • Built in 2017
  • 2 total units
  • Estate
  • Ranch Office
  • Shed
  • Basement
  • Den
  • Exercise Room
  • Family Room
  • Game Room
  • Lbry/Study
  • Media Room
  • Office
  • Other
  • Primary Bedroom

Dining Room

  • Breakfast Area
  • Dining Area
  • Formal
  • In Kitchen

Exterior Features

  • Stucco

Fireplaces

  • FR
  • LR
  • Patio
  • Primary Bedroom

Floors

  • Blinds
  • Hardwood
  • Parquet
  • Tile
  • Wood

Foundation

  • Raised

Water

  • Mont Wtr
  • Pvt Well In

Heating & Cooling

  • A/C Central
  • Heat Other

Laundry

  • Room

Listing

  • Status: Active
  • Deposit: $3
  • Price: $68,000,000
  • 122 days on market

Location

  • County: Santa Barbara
  • Cross street: Valley
  • District: 10 – MONTECITO
  • Corner Lot
  • Level
  • Near School(s)
  • Near Shopping

Lot

  • Approximately 10.41 acres

Parking

  • Detached

Property

  • Property type: A
  • Deck
  • Fenced: ALL
  • Fruit Trees
  • Gazebo
  • Lawn
  • Patio Covered
  • Patio Open
  • Pool
  • SPA-Outside
  • Wooded
  • Yard Irrigation T/O
  • Islands
  • Mountain
  • Ocean
  • Panoramic
  • E-1

Roof

  • Tile

Schools

  • Elementary school: Mont Union
  • High school: S.B. Sr.
  • Junior high school: S.B. Jr.

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