Location: 3660 Toro Canyon Park Road, above Montecito
Size: 4,330 sq. ft. on 160 acres
Built in 2010, the beautiful El Toro residence from architect Barbara Bestor may be one of the best properties we've seen in a very, very long time. Fine, let's not mince words -- we would have this house's babies. The three bedroom, three bath home is sited to perfectly capture views of the mountains, beaches and the Channel Islands. From the listing, "The newly constructed home is designed for entertaining and relaxation, with custom glass walls that slide away to bring the outdoors in...On one side, a 25-foot telescoping glass door retracts to reveal a panoramic view of the entire Santa Barbara coastline. The expansive room also leads into a lushly planted courtyard with fireplace."