1932 Santa Barbara Park Lane estate asks $8M

Set within a California coastal sage scrub, orange poppies, the blue flowered spikes of Pride of Madeira, and undulating live oak boughs as far as the eye can see, Santa Barbara’s 854 Park Lane could provide fodder for countless Santa Barbara lifestyle books, providing tips for fine living, entertaining, and landscaping, all within a world of dappled sunlight, where it is always the golden hour, a place where you can check your worldly cares at the gate, for you have this sheltered, hedged manse to return to, night after night, year after year, generation after generation; it is your duty as steward and new owner of this home.

The interiors are currently a stayed, old moneyed, conservative milieu of creams, beiges, and generously tufted furniture. The moderation and reserve apparent in this design will allow the future owner to more easily personalize the interiors of this estate to their current design vision. All the rooms possess the hallmarks of deliberate, well-executed design: plentiful, well-placed windows, wood beams and paneling, and easy access between indoor spaces and the out of doors.

The second floor family spaces similarly convey this understated, yet all too apparent, luxury lifestyle. As there are no pictures of the bathrooms, I see eight wonderful possibilities to further personalize the design of this with honed, veined marbles, subway or hexagonal tiles, waterfall showerheads, mirror after mirror after well-lit mirror.

The exterior gardens of the home are a particularly Santa Barbara southern California fantasy, with a curated collection of wildflowers, native plants, and Mediterranean transplants, allowing for temperate, coastal, and desert landscape to comingle and further one another in their new, unique combinations and relationships.

The floor plans reveal a highly livable home of yesteryear, with enfiladed rooms, that, if you so desired, could be further opened up and expanded, allowing for further ease of interaction between people, spaces, and things.

854 Park Lane, a 7 bedroom, 8 bathroom, 7,170 square foot home located within 3.3 acres of grounds, is currently listed by Ann Abernethy-Lieberthal with Compass for $7,950,000.

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