Some might say there’s a sort of a renaissance happening in the hills of Mission Canyon. Estates with old world charm are giving way to modern marvels that are as meticulous in their design as they are in state-of-the-art amenities. While privacy still reigns supreme, proximity plays a substantial role when choosing a vacation home as well. And leading the way in this revitalized, affluent way of living is the newly constructed Above It All, a secluded treasure trove of awe-inspiring views and high-end finishings.
Located up in the scenic and sought-after foothills, close to the Botanical Gardens and just about a 10-minute drive from downtown Santa Barbara, this private, picturesque retreat is truly a sight to behold. You’ll first lavish in its unique delineation as it is perched perfectly high upon one of the area’s greatest acclivities. Just a few minutes relaxing around your outdoor pool, hot tub or fire pit and you’ll quickly see why. The patio is both spacious and sprawling, and is not only a great place to entertain, but also take in those one-of-a-kind, panoramic views.
Inside, things are even more inspiring. The interior design makes you feel like you’re stepping into a museum of modern art. The home is furnished with both vintage and new issues of 60's furniture designed by Bertoia; Ludwig Mies van der Rohe; famous California architect and furniture designer, Richard Neutra; and Henning Kjaernulf. Yes, this 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom home is elevated in every sense of the word. From its glorious glass walls with automatic shades that open up to the great California air in virtually every room, to its atmospheric gas fireplaces that are perfect for setting the mood, finding that ideal ambiance for you and your family quickly becomes a soothing exercise and an absolute joy to observe. And observe you will, because while the main living area has no TV, once you experience the brilliant sightlines from the inside you’ll certainly understand why. You could spend hours upon hours just losing yourself in the magnificent views of the mountains that surround you and the Pacific Ocean that lies just below. And that’s only the beginning.
Should you want to prepare a delicious gourmet meal, the kitchen comes equipped with all the appliances you could possibly need -- and they all perfectly blend in with the stunning interior design. Ample seating abounds as well, from the 3-stool breakfast bar and 8-chair dining room to the uniquely majestic, modern couches and lounge areas throughout the ornate, one-level space. Two of the three bedrooms come furnished with luxurious California kings, and two have their own en-suite bathrooms (and TVs, as if you’ll need them) for maximum convenience. So go ahead, bask in the rebirth of modern elegance. Because when you stay at Above It All, we have a feeling you deserve each and every bit of all it provides.