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New Montecito Sea Meadow Closing: 1453 Bonnymede Drive


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New Montecito Sea Meadow Closing: 1453 Bonnymede Drive

After almost 4 years on the market, 1453 Bonnymede Drive, a beachfront home in the guarded and gated beachfront community of Montecito Sea Meadow, has closed escrow for $13,500,000.

1453 Bonnymede Drive is an exquisite 5 bedroom/5.5 bath beachfront home of approx. 7,150 sq.ft., not including the vast full basement, with lovely ocean, island and coastline views. Hand craftsmanship is evident throughout this spacious home, from the steel and glass doors that frame its ocean views, to the hand hewn hardwood floors, custom crown mouldings and fine cabinetry found in almost every room. The stunning library, paneled in rich Walnut, has a handsome fireplace and built-in entertainment center. The gourmet kitchen opens to the ocean view family room with fireplace and breakfast nook. The upstairs master suite, with its oceanside balcony, romantic fireplace and beautifully appointed bath, is truly a private sanctuary. Each of the four additional bedrooms have their own full baths and enjoy either ocean, mountain or garden views.

1453 Bonnymede Drive is adjacent to the public access trail through Montecito Sea Meadow, but its elevated site provides privacy from those using the trail.

1453 Bonnymede Drive was formally listed in June 2009 at an asking price of $29,650,000, though it was marketed privately prior to that asking $36,500,000. Its asking price was reduced over time to a final asking price of $14,900,000. It closed escrow in March 2013 for $13,500,000, entirely furnished, including furnishings and almost all of the artwork.

About Montecito Sea Meadow

The guarded and gated Montecito Sea Meadow enclave, on 22 lushly landscaped acres, includes 4 beachfront and 27 non-beachfront homes. All of the homes in Sea Meadow are French Normandy in design and have slate roofs and exceptionally high quality construction. Sea Meadow homeowners share use of a spectacular clubhouse, pool, spa and tennis court. Sea Meadow was developed by Charlie Munger of Berkshire Hathaway (who currently owns 2 homes there) and as a result is humorously also known as “Mungerville.”

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