851 Buena Vista Drive

Montecito, CA 93108

1/2 Baths
9,036 Sq. Ft.
$1,826 / Sq. Ft.
Sq. Ft.
per Sq. Ft.

Property Details for 851 Buena Vista Drive

MLS #19-231
Year Built2008
Compass TypeSingle Family
MLS TypeResidential / Home/Estate / Single Family
Lot Size2.12 AC / 92,347 SF
Condo/Co-op Fees-
HOA Fees-
CountySanta Barbara County

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Property Details for 851 Buena Vista Drive

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Cross Street
Tollis Avenue
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A Home For Generations ~ Designed as the ultimate family retreat by renowned local architect Don Nulty, this East Coast meets West Coast styled compound is sited on 2+ acres of breathtaking Montecito scenery with ocean & harbor views. Offering a 9036+ sf main house (+3073sf Lwr Lvl), Guest House, Pool House and two 3-car garages, this 7 bed/13 bath estate includes a multitude of gathering spaces and features luxurious indoor and outdoor amenities. With private balconies, open air terraces and patios,...


Building Information for 851 Buena Vista Drive

Stories-Year Built2008Building Size-Lot Size2.12 AC / 92,347 SF

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$66,491 per month

30 year fixed, 4.45% Interest

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Property Information for 851 Buena Vista Drive

  • District: 10 - MONTECITO
  • Property Type: A
  • Property Sub Type: Home/Estate
  • Amenities: Butlers Pantry, Cathedral Ceilings, Dual Pane Window, Guest House, Guest Quarters, High R-Value Insul, Insul:T/O, Pantry, Remodeled Bath, Remodeled Kitchen, Second Residence, Wet Bar
  • Appliances Included: Central Vac, Dishwasher, Disposal, Double Oven, Dryer, Gas Rnge/Cooktop, Low Flow Fixtures, Microwave, Oven/Bltin, Refrig, Rev Osmosis, Washer, Wtr Softener/Owned
  • Dining: Breakfast Area, Breakfast Bar, Formal, In Kitchen
  • Exterior: Wood Shingles
  • Fireplace(s): 2+, FR, Gas, LR, MBR, Other, Patio
  • Floor Window Coverings: Carpet, Hardwood, Stone
  • Laundry: 220V Elect, Room
  • Pets: Yes
  • Roof: Slate
  • Rooms: Art Studio, Basement, Exercise Room, Family Room, Game Room, Ground Floor Bedroom, Lbry/Study, Music Room, Office, Sun Room, Theatre
  • Security: Fire, Gate:Elec, Monitored, Security Camera, Smoke Detc, Sys
  • View: Harbor, Mountain, Ocean, Wooded
  • Listing Details: None
  • Grounds Landscaping: BBQ, Deck, Fenced: ALL, Fruit Trees, Hot Tub, Lawn, Other Grnds, Patio Covered, Patio Open, Permeable Driveway, Pool, Pool House, SPA-Outside, Wooded, Yard Irrigation T/O
  • Parking/Garage: Attached, Gar #6, Interior Access
  • Parking/Garage: Total Garage Spaces: 6
Room Info
    Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 2 Room Level: 1
  • Bedroom 2 Room Remarks: full guest suite off 1st floor hallway
    Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 3 Room Level: 2
  • Bedroom 3 Room Remarks: ensuite (upstairs)
    Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 4 Room Level: 2
  • Bedroom 4 Room Remarks: ensuite (upstairs)
    Bedroom 5
  • Bedroom 5 Room Level: 2
  • Bedroom 5 Room Remarks: ensuite (upstairs)
    Breakfast Room
  • Breakfast Room Room Level: 1
  • Breakfast Room Room Remarks: octagonal room w/ French door to bkyd
    Extra Room 1
  • Extra Room 1 Room Level: 1
  • Extra Room 1 Room Remarks: Mud-room off garage+main hallway
    Extra Room 2
  • Extra Room 2 Room Level: L
  • Extra Room 2 Room Remarks: music + game room; Fr doors to garden
    Family Room
  • Family Room Room Level: 1
  • Family Room Room Remarks: stack-stone fireplace; Fr doors to BBQ
    Formal Dining Room
  • Formal Dining Room Room Level: 1
  • Formal Dining Room Room Remarks: French doors to backyard
    Guest House
  • Guest House Room Level: 1
  • Guest House Room Remarks: 1 bdrm/1 bath, wetbar w/ deck terrace
  • Kitchen Room Level: 1
  • Kitchen Room Remarks: Fully appointed luxury kitchen w/views!
    Living Room
  • Living Room Room Level: 1
  • Living Room Room Remarks: fireplace; curved sash windows; wood flr
    Master Bedroom
  • Master Bedroom Room Level: 2
  • Master Bedroom Room Remarks: fireplace; balcony w/ ocean views
  • Office Room Level: 1
  • Office Room Remarks: French doors to rear patio+backyard
  • Pantry Room Room Level: 1
  • Pantry Room Room Remarks: full butler's pantry
  • Pool Cabana Room Level: 1
  • Pool Cabana Room Remarks: Pool House = LR, DR, kitch, 1bdrm/1ba,
  • Theater Room Level: L
  • Theater Room Remarks: 10 seat theatre w/ performance stage
Location Info
    Location Info
  • Location Topo: Level, Rolly
  • Proximity: Near Bus, Near Park(s), Near School(s)
  • Elementary School: Mont Union
  • High School: S.B. Sr.
  • Junior High School: S.B. Jr.
Property / Assessor Information
    Property / Assessor Info
  • Apx Num Of Acres: 2
  • Condition: Excellent
  • Foundation: Mixed
  • Site Improvements: Cable TV, Paved, Public, Underground Util
  • Source: Other/See Remarks
  • SqFt: 9036
  • Total # Units: 1
  • Year Built: 2008
    Utility Info
  • Heating/Cooling: A/C Central, GFA
  • Water / Sewer: Meter In, Mont Wtr, Pvt Well In, Sewer Hookup
Contract Info
    Contract Info
  • Affordable Housing: No
  • Deposit: 3
  • Terms: Cash, Ctnl

Property History for 851 Buena Vista Drive

DateEvent & SourcePriceAppreciation
Jan 24, 2019Listed (Active)

CARETS #19427462

Jan 23, 2019Expired

CARETS #18369338

Jan 22, 2019Listed (Active)

SBMLS #19-231

DateEvent & SourcePrice
Listed (Active)

CARETS #19427462


CARETS #18369338

Listed (Active)

SBMLS #19-231


For completeness, Compass often displays two records for one sale: the MLS record and the public record.

Public Records for 851 Buena Vista Drive

Taxable ValueLand$5,673,030Additions$9,004,395Total$14,677,425
Tax Record2018$152,921
Home Facts
Beds5Finished Sq.Ft.12,168 SqFtLot Size86,249 SqFtStyleSingle Family ResidenceYear Built2008Year Renovated2008CountySANTA BARBARAAPN007060058

Schools near 851 Buena Vista Drive

Montecito Union SchoolPublicK-61.5 mi
Adelante Charter SchoolCharterK-64.0 mi
Santa Barbara Junior High SchoolPublic7-84.5 mi
Santa Barbara Senior High SchoolPublic9-124.8 mi

Montecito Union School

K-6, 1.5 mi, Public


Adelante Charter School

K-6, 4.0 mi, Charter


Santa Barbara Junior High School

7-8, 4.5 mi, Public


Santa Barbara Senior High School

9-12, 4.8 mi, Public


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A pocket of luxury caught between the magnificent Santa Ynez mountains and some of California’s most beautiful coastline.

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851 Buena Vista Drive is a single family home for sale in Montecito, CA 93108. This property was listed for sale on January 22, 2019 by Compass at $16,500,000. It has been on the market for a total of 211 days and was last sold on September 22, 2004. Nearby schools include La Cuesta Continuation High School, Open Alternative School and Montecito Union School. 851 Buena Vista Drive is a 7-bed, 11.5-bath, 9,036 sqft single family home built in 2008.

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