Bringing the Outside In: Peaceful Orchard in Montecito, Calif.

In the middle of an olive grove and citrus and avocado orchards, this midcentury modern sanctuary features steel, glass and concrete elements.

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

Modern Exterior and Pool

This incredible home located in the foothills of Montecito, Calif. was built by the renowned modern architect Barton Meyers. With four bedrooms, four bathrooms and endless views of the surrounding mountains and the Pacific Ocean, it's a memorable gem of design and beauty.

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Urban Modern Great Room With View

The architecture exudes urban cool with imaginative design tricks like walls that vanish to connect the patios with the house. Inside, midcentury modern furnishings are comfortably casual, creating welcoming spaces for residents and guests to kick back.

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Open Plan Chef's Kitchen and Sitting Area

Dinner party for eight or date night for two: The sleek chef’s kitchen has it covered with extensive wine storage, three prep-sinks and easy indoor-outdoor flow.

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Great Room With Garage Doors Raised

You'll never tire of that view and in the main living areas of the home, it's always on full display from inside or out on the adjacent patio. Area rugs help break up the open concept layout and oversized pendant lights make each space feel intimate.

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Great Room With Garage Doors

One of the most stunning aspects of the home is the three, garage-style doors making up the south wall. Raise them up and suddenly the interior is a complete blend with the backyard, indoor outdoor living at its most luxurious.

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Library With Fireplace

Beat a peaceful retreat to the library where walls lined with books and a fireplace invite cozy contemplation. An oriental rug warms up the concrete floor.

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Guest Bedroom With Sliding Wall

A south-facing guest suite opens up to panoramic ocean views. In an ingenious design move, a sliding wall connects (or closes off) the space to two other bedrooms. Hello, flexibility!

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Modern Outdoor Dining Area With Fireplace

The outdoor entertaining possibilities are many including this so-chic dining area with a table that comfortably seats eight, a gas grill and a fireplace to ward off the evening chill (or toast s'mores!).

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Saltwater Lap Pool With Waterfall

Slip down to the salt-water lap pool at the right time of day and you might find a water nymph taking a dip. Perched on the edge of a hill and surrounded by lush landscaping, it's a blissfully peaceful and striking spot.

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Landscaping and Stone Path

The landscaping has carefully preserved the region's native habitat and age-old elements like olive groves and citrus and avocado orchards. Stone-laced paths make exploring easy.

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Patio and Pool With Ocean View

Plunk down here at sunset and watch the sky go colorful over the Pacific Ocean and the far-off Channel Islands. Long benches do double-duty as coffee tables or, in a pinch, extra seating.

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Property Overview With Pool

Known as "The Monastery," this landmark property includes more than 10 acres overlooking a grove of olive trees. Originally owned in 1934 by the famed conductor Leopold Stokowski with gardens designed by Lockwood de Forest, the estate received a modern update in 2008 when architect Barton Myers built the current house.

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