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Drool Worthy: Santa Barbara's Sprawling Monte Mar Estate

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Location: 1520 Roble Drive
Price: $19,500,000
Size: 7 beds, 8 baths and 3 half-baths, 7,586 sq. ft.

This home may well be worth a road trip to see in person, because the few pictures provided in the listing have whet our appetite for a close-up experience. "Monte Mar", as it was known by the home's original occupants in 1929, was designed by famed Southern California architect Reginald D. Johnson. Sitting on nine acres, the home also includes a two bedroom guest house and two detached garages, one with an upstairs apartment that has been retrofitted into a private gym. Per the lengthy listing: "Exploring the property's stone pathways, citrus and avocado trees and rose-covered trellises lead to a mature, aromatic rose garden. A truly expansive lawn, lined with mature oak trees and towering hedges, rolls gently towards the Pacific Ocean and Channel Islands."

· Reginald Johnson Estate circa 1929 [Village Properties]
· 1520 Roble Dr, Santa Barbara, CA 93110 [Trulia]