We always like to keep an eye on the interesting real estate listings on the market and the endless number of amazing new developments creating international buzz, so when we heard about 818 Hot Springs Road in Santa Barbara going to auction, LuxeGetaways wanted to get the full story. This romantic Gilded-age estate is nestled below the foothills of the Santa Ynez Mountains, and will go to auction via Concierge Auctions this week (February 24-27, 2020). Previously offered for $12.5 million, the estate will auction No Reserve in cooperation with Patricia Griffin of Village Properties.
Concierge Auctions is the largest luxury real estate marketplace in the world, powered by state- of-the-art technology. Since its inception in 2008, the firm has generated billions of dollars in sales, broken world records for the highest priced homes ever achieved at auction, and is active in 40 U.S. states/territories and 28 countries. Concierge curates the most prestigious properties globally, matches them with qualified buyers, and facilitates transparent, market-driven transactions in an expedited time frame.
“As a leading real estate agent in the Santa Barbara community for over 25 years, I’m continually learning and adding to my dynamic marketing tools in order to better serve my clients,” stated listing agent Patricia Griffin of Village Properties. “Concierge Auctions is a leader in the luxury real estate auction space, and I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to partner with them for the first time and present the rare opportunity to own one of Montecito’s most luxurious and romantic estates at market value.”
Built by architect Lutah Maria Riggs in the 1930s, 818 Hot Springs Road is a modern estate with the glamour of a bygone era. Opulent finishes and designer style emanate throughout all 13,456 square-feet of the five-bedroom estate, including hardwood and marble floors, intricate molding and wainscotting, soaring coffered ceilings, multiple fireplaces, enormous windows, and French doors. With an expansive Carrara marble island and fireplace, the Christopher Peacock-designed chef’s kitchen offers commercial-grade cabinet-front appliances, 6-burner stove, and a butler’s pantry.
The master sanctuary features a fireplace and lounge area, a morning coffee bar, and his-and- hers spa baths with enormous showers and Roman-style soaking tubs. Enjoy tranquil ocean views from the outdoor terraces, or entertain in the cabana with wet bar, fireplace, and barbeque. Additional outdoor features include a swimming pool, hot tub, sports and bocce ball courts, and formal gardens designed by renowned landscape architect Lockwood de Forest.
“When we decided we were ready to sell this property, we didn’t want to wait years for the right buyer to come along,” stated sellers Jeff and Lori Runnfeldt. “We hired Concierge Auctions because their process is seamless and efficient with predictable results. We’re looking forward to presenting the exciting chance to own a historic property to the market and identifying a new owner on auction day.”
Nestled between the Santa Ynez Mountains and spectacular coastline, Montecito offers the perfect combination of sophistication and breathtaking nature. 818 Hot Springs Road is just minutes away from Hammonds, Butterfly, and Miramar beaches, as well as world-class golf. Hike on more than 15 trails, including the Hot Springs Canyon Trail, just steps from the estate. Wineries, elephant seals, monarch butterflies, and classic beach town charm await in Pismo Beach and San Luis Obispo only 2 hours away. Located 30 minutes to the Santa Barbara Airport, and two hours to the Los Angeles International Airport, this chic seaside haven is perfectly located.
As part of Concierge Auctions’ Key for Key® giving program in partnership with Giveback Homes, the closing will result in a new home built for a family in need. Concierge Auctions offers a commission to the buyers’ representing real estate agents. See Auction Terms and Conditions for full details.