Backyard Retreats: Lush Gardens in Santa Barbara, Calif.

Known as El Fureidis, or "Tropical Paradise," this celebrated estate features incredible gardens with turquoise reflecting pools, herringbone brick walkways and century-old trees.

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Photo By: Village Properties, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Village Properties, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Village Properties, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Village Properties, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Village Properties, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Village Properties, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Village Properties, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Village Properties, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Village Properties, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Village Properties, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Village Properties, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Village Properties, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Village Properties, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Village Properties, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Lush Gardens in Santa Barbara, Calif.

Privately set on 10 acres, one of Montecito's most celebrated estates, El Fureidis, ''Tropical Paradise,'' was designed by renowned architect Bertram Goodhue in 1906. The property is bordered by a seasonal creek and offers significant gardens and landscaping, including several century-old tree specimens.

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Reflecting Pools

A Mediterranean terrace of herringbone brick and turquoise reflecting pools, which descends via a walkway is graced with additional water features. 

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Terraces

Pathways offer opportunities to take in the stunning trees and to reflect on the peaceful atmosphere across the grounds.

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Pool

A dazzling terrace of herringbone brick walkways and turquoise reflecting pools provide a tranquil outdoor atmosphere on this estate. 

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Brick Walkways

The south elevation of the estate showcases a beautiful terrace of herringbone brick walkways and turquoise reflecting pools. The gardens provide a tranquil atmosphere while water transports through narrow, shallow channels that are terraced to create cooling water. 

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Home Exterior

One of Montecito's most celebrated estates, El Fureidis, ''Tropical Paradise,'' was designed by noted architect Bertram Goodhue in 1906.

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Aerial View

The home sits on 10 acres of beautiful grounds offering the utmost in privacy and a variety of trees, many of which are over 100 years old.  

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Rooftop Patio

An exquisite rooftop provides 360-degree views of the lavish property. The climate allows the rooftop to be enjoyed year round, while the expansive space provides the perfect setting for events.  

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Courtyard

The open central courtyard features a mix of contemporary and romantic furnishings. Sleek white sofas and glass tables are paired with curvy iron armchairs.

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Dining Room

The formal dining room features a barreled ceiling painted in 24k gold leaf and depicting a scene of Alexander the Great conquering Persepolis by Henry Wadsworth Moore. A musician’s balcony overlooks the space and is accessed by a glass door.

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Chef's Kitchen

This luxurious kitchen opens up to a cozy breakfast area. Soft tan cabinets are paired with beautiful stone countertops, and the kitchen features top-of-the-line appliances. 

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Bedroom

A traditional four-poster bed sits in front of a classic fireplace in this light and airy bedroom. Flowing draperies frame windows that overlook the stunning Montecito estate. 

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Bathroom

A large soaker tub with marble surround sits in the center of this Mediterranean-inspired bathroom. The lovely blue ceiling representing the heavens and the neoclassical era of the Montecito estate.

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Living Room

Sets of double doors bathe the Mediterranean living room in natural light. The blue paneled ceiling represents the heavens and the neoclassical era of the estate. 

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Bedroom With Balcony

Double doors allow tons of natural light and open up to a Mediterranean courtyard. Soft creams and whites create a breezy atmosphere, while a traditional area rug, iron chandelier and dark wood bathroom vanity add visual weight to the space. 

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