Homes With a History: Country Manor in Santa Barbara, Calif.

Built in 1929, this historic country residence sits on 1.8 beautifully landscaped acres just moments from beaches and Montecito's Lower Village.

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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

Country Manor in Santa Barbara, Calif.

Just moments from Montecito's lower village, this historic English Country manor sits on 1.8 acres, privately hidden behind eucalyptus trees and garden hedges with breathtaking ocean and mountain vistas. Two stately iron gates lead to the estate's elegant motor court and the updated home's Old World facade. 

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Home Exterior

The epitome of balance between sanctuary and conviviality, Croyden offers luxury with warmth, and antiquity with contemporary comfort. 

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Living Room

An oversized fireplace enlivens the large formal living room, which boasts beamed ceilings and French doors to the outdoor entertaining terrace.

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Eat-In Kitchen

The country-style eat-in kitchen features stone floors and gorgeous paneled ceilings. Leading-edge appliances, a butler’s pantry and a temperature-controlled wine refrigerator surround a butcher’s block, offering optimal utility with resplendent charm. 

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Dining Room

The lavish dining room, complete with a roaring fireplace, offers a fantastic space to sit down and enjoy views of the ocean beneath the property’s manicured grounds.

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Stairs

Four additional bedrooms, two full bathrooms and a children’s playroom with a built-in desk also reside upstairs at a distance from the master suite that maintains both privacy and proximity for all.

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Master Suite

With an oversized fireplace, stunning pitch-beamed ceilings and ocean views from both its balcony and cheerful sitting area, the master bedroom provides unparalleled serenity. A full dressing room and large, open bathroom with dual vanities and additional ocean views from the oversized soaking tub complete the master suite.

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Sitting Room

Built in 1929, the home exhibits a delicate balance of contrarian characteristics, as floor-to-ceiling white paneling and large, ocean-view windows brighten rich oak floors, while state-of-the-art amenities complement cozy, traditional charm.

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Landscape

An abundant lawn wraps around the estate toward a large play area, nestled organically beside the wooded landscape. 

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Terrace

A handsome stone terrace overlooks the elegantly vast pool with an attached spa, several plush sitting areas, an outdoor fireplace and a large fire pit.

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Patio

A large manicured lawn leads to a stone patio that holds a cozy outdoor living room – the ideal place to relax after a dip in the nearby pool. 

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Outdoor Dining

Illuminated olive trees create an intimate setting for twilight meals and magical cocktail hours in Montecito's idyllic climate. 

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Gardens

Encompassed by pristine gardens, the estate’s outdoor grounds present boundless entertainment for all ages.  

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