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Wonderful Beach Home in Carpinteria

By Eric Meunier


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This exceptional beach home built in 1979 was completely remodeled in 2008.

Located on the beach front in Carpinteria along Southern California’s “Gold Coast”, the 5,979 square foot, five bedroom, six 1/2 bathroom residence offers expansive walls of glass which showcase breathtaking views of the gently curving sandy beach at Padaro Lane.

The residence was put on the market for $37,500,000 in July 2008 and is now offered at $29,000,000.

With an annual property tax of $228,000 and a price of $4,850 per square foot, there is still plenty of room for negotiation…

Here is the estate agent’s description of the house:

“Experience the beachfront in a way few others ever will. This extraordinary contemporary estate offers expansive walls of glass which showcase breathtaking views of the gently curving sandy beach at Padaro Lane along with lushly landscaped gardens shaded by huge eucalyptus, oak and cypress trees which surround the homes on this special beach enclave along Southern California’s “Gold Coast.”

Entry to this sophisticated awe inspiring home is from a long gated driveway lined with mature coral and eucalyptus trees alongside a new clay tennis court with lights. An element of surprise is provided by the brilliant red of the front door, in itself, the first piece of art in this gallery of architectural fantasy. Upon entry, you are drawn into widening views of sand and surf as rooms unfold to stunning views. Elegant white oak floors and windows framing ocean views provide an elegant palette for exquisite art and fine furnishings.

Comfort, privacy, and a serene sense of luxury surround you in this “open” floor plan. The entry level offers a private bedroom opening to an interior courtyard, a great room that encompasses a step up living room with windows above the sand, a comfortable dining area next to the outside entertainment deck along the beach, and a chef’s kitchen with every amenity, as well as a two bedroom wing with access to the outside for walks on the beach. The upper level is reminiscent of a New York style loft with huge gallery like space and rooms with no beginning and no end. You move from a light filled office with large picture windows framing the coral trees at the entrance and an intimate second level private sun deck with fireplace to the closet area (without enclosures) to the bathroom with its fireplace and large glass shower overlooking the beach and finally to the spacious master bedroom itself. All rooms are one. This incredible space is to be lived in and enjoyed without the normal boundaries of walls and doors.

In addition to the main residence of 5900 + square feet, the property offers a detached guest house of 800 + square feet which has a wonderful courtside living room for television, games or relaxed conversation, two bathrooms and a room filled with four glorious wood framed bunk beds. What fun for family and friends to stay here while spending time on the beach at Padaro Lane. No child would want to sleep in any other room. Outside is a new clay tennis court, so you can play with ocean air and breezes on a beautiful north/south court with lights. Alongside the court, there is storage for rackets, balls and a refrigerator for soft drinks.

Architecture as art; form follows function; design is fantasy in this exceptional beach estate completed in 2008. This home is to be lived in with awe at the union of the outdoors and indoors; you can “have it all” in this masterful expression of open space and luxurious interiors.”

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About Eric Meunier

Currently the Owner and Chief Executive of HODYO Design, Eric Meunier's expertise in the design industry spreads over 20 years. He was the driving force behind HomeDSGN's early success, founding this website in 2011. Today, he loves to channel his passion for design into remodeling houses and transforming interior spaces with his keen eye for detail and architectural finesse. Learn more about HomeDSGN's Editorial Process.

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