Sold at $4,950,000
/ 4 beds / 3.5 baths / 5,548 sq. ft.
833 Knapp Drive
(TAKE THE INTERACTIVE 3D TOUR UNDER THE "TOURS" TAB) A singular opportunity awaits the discerning buyer who values classical proportions, rich historical provenance, ocean views, and premier location minutes from Montecito’s upper and lower Villages. This remodeled 1905 Italianate Mission style villa was built by artist Ralph Radcliffe Whitehead, and in 1911 was purchased and further developed by Union Carbide President George Knapp. Abundant in natural light, this was the original home on the famous 70- acre Arcady estate. Graciously situated on a hill-top, this dramatic 5,500+ square foot, two-story, 4 Bedroom, 3.5 Bath home contains the ingredients of an ideal Montecito lifestyle–inspiring public rooms, a large eat-in kitchen, ocean views, swimming pool, a thoughtfully landscaped acre of rolling gardens, a master suite with ocean views, and a one bedroom guest house with a kitchen, fireplace and its own driveway and entrance. The property is accessed through the private Arcady Road and features a gated driveway. Upon entry through the muraled foyer, public rooms on either side are generously proportioned with vaulted ceilings and sweeping windows opening to inviting gardens, the sparkling swimming pool and ocean views. The two-story great room, originally Radcliffe’s art studio, and a site of many parties and gatherings, is anchored with an inviting fireplace, and opens to an ocean view enclosed loggia patio. The formal dining room inspires with a grand fireplace, dramatic ceiling, doorways accented with ornate carvings, and a wall of windows opening to the outdoor patio and the gardens below. Hidden gems in the main house include a secret loft with powder room, wine cellar, and a drive-in basement.
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