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New Montecito Beach Area Closing: 1152 Hill Road

1152 Hill Road, a Montecito beach area home
New Beach Area Closing in Montecito
1152 Hill Road, which went into escrow within days after coming on the market, has closed for the full asking price of $3,150,000.

1152 Hill Road is a 4 bedroom/3.5 bath Nantucket style home in a prime location that is just steps away from Montecito’s beautiful Butterfly Beach and the Four Seasons Santa Barbara Biltmore Hotel. The home boasts a versatile floor plan with 3 fireplaces, a new roof, and French doors that open to garden patios. The main living area with its large master suite and guest room features a living room/great room with vaulted ceilings, central air conditioning, and skylights. Separate, but adjoining the main house are 2 additional bedrooms, 1.5 baths, a sitting area and a large 2-car garage. Across the street there is a deeded pathway easement to the beach.

1152 Hill Road living room, a Montecito beach area home
1152 Hill Road family room, a Montecito beach area home
1152 Hill Road dining room, a Montecito beach area home
1152 Hill Road kitchen, a Montecito beach area home
1152 Hill Road master bedroom, a Montecito beach area home
1152 Hill Road bedroom 2, a Montecito beach area home
1152 Hill Road upstairs bedroom, a Montecito beach area home
1152 Hill Road patio, a Montecito beach area home

About Butterfly Beach in Montecito
The world famous Four Seasons Santa Barbara Biltmore Hotel and its private spa, the Coral Casino, anchor the eastern end of Butterfly Beach in Montecito, while the Santa Barbara Cemetery rests peacefully on the bluff at the western end. In between, the homes along Channel Drive and Hill Road view the ocean from just across the street from Butterfly Beach and the estates along Fairway Road enjoy bluff-top views with only a pedestrian and bike path between their gardens and the sea. The famed Music Academy of the West on Fairway Road is just a stone’s throw from Butterfly Beach.

Ty Warner, the Beanie Baby mogul, is playing Monopoly along Butterfly Beach. His personal residence is on muliple acres on Fairway Road. He is also the owner of the Biltmore Hotel and Coral Casino and the Montecito Country Club just five minutes away. Indeed, millions of adorable little stuffed animals have given their shelf lives to create a Butterfly Beach real estate empire!

The disadvantage of homeownership along Channel Drive is the public parking along, and the inconvenience of having to cross, the street to access the beach. But homeowners greatly enjoy strolling down the block to dine at the world class Biltmore Hotel or to have a swim at the Coral Casino, or walking just up the road to listen to excellent recitals in the elegant gardens of the Music Academy.