Completely Reimagined Santa Barbara-Style Mediterranean Spares No Expense

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It’s only been on the market for 10 days, but it’s hard to imagine that someone won’t be ready soon to snap up this Santa Barbara-style Mediterranean on Beverly Drive — it’s just that inviting an oasis.

The five-bedroom, eight-bath home at 3204 Beverly Drive was originally built in 2002, but in 2015 it was completely reimagined by Los Angeles-based Maienza-Wilson, who redesigned the home, Caroline Summers of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s said, “from foundation to fringe.”

Maeinza-Wilson was founded by John Maienza and Gregg Wilson, Pepperdine and Tulane grads, whose work has been showcased in a veritable raft of architecture and design publications.

The 8,800-square-foot home has a rare subterranean full-floor addition complete with a professional gym, bar, billiards/trophy room, wine cellar, junior master suite, and office.

The exterior elevation of the home is impressive, with a lush lawn leading up to the stately Mediterranean that looks as if it’s been on Beverly for much longer than it has.

Inside, the home is punctuated with plenty of Spanish and Mediterranean touches, from the incredible detail work on the exposed beams to the ornate lighting.

“When entering the home the magnificent indoor-outdoor living is apparent through all of the glass doors leading you to two different courtyards featuring a huge outdoor fireplace, dining room, and pool set off by an overstated Gabion wall filled with indigo Slag glass,” Summers said. “The Moorish style tile-work represents the Toledo, Spain, influence of the home consistently, from the grand entryway to the impressive master suite.”

Summers said all the hand-carved wood is from Guadalajara, Mexico.

“The must-see living room ceiling draws inspiration from the original Santa Barbara Courthouse and was hand-painted in place,” she added.

A large kitchen is full of old-world charm, professional appliances and plenty of prep space — a whole catering crew could comfortably work in the substantial space.

The master suite is a true oasis, with a balcony, large (and beautiful) closet, and a gorgeous en-suite with the perfect tub for soaking, a shower, and double vanity.

Summers said the home is “truly a must-see property, to take in the level of detail that this home brings from out of this country influences.”

The home is listed for $7.8 million by Caroline Summers with Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International.



Bethany Erickson

Bethany Erickson lives in a 1961 Fox and Jacobs home with her husband, a second-grader, and Conrad Bain the dog. If she won the lottery, she'd by an E. Faye Jones home. She's taken home a few awards for her writing, including a Gold award for Best Series at the 2018 National Association of Real Estate Editors journalism awards, a 2018 Hugh Aynesworth Award for Editorial Opinion from the Dallas Press Club, and a 2019 award from NAREE for a piece linking Medicaid expansion with housing insecurity. She is a member of the Online News Association, the Education Writers Association, the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, and the Society of Professional Journalists. She doesn't like lima beans or the word moist.

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