Nothing says luxury lifestyle like a Mediterranean mansion. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex just purchased one in Montecito, so talk about a royal seal of approval.
The style exudes a casual elegance that resonates deeply because a Mediterranean house feels like home, regardless of size. That’s down to design and materials, which are eminently practical for warm climates. Those clay tile roofs are not just beautiful. They also shed heat. Stucco walls provide excellent insulation and tile floors keep things cool underfoot. The result is a smart package of beauty and sustainability.
Mediterranean homes are generally designed to be one room deep, so they are long and thin. This allows natural light to carry through, creating spectacular architectural opportunities. The gallery with a groin-vault ceiling and grand foyer are excellent examples.
This lovely Mediterranean mansion has an excellent pedigree. Architect Larry Boerder and builder Cole Smith, Jr., president, and owner of Crow Bar, are the talented team behind the 10,382-square-foot home on two acres in the heart of Preston Hollow.
These homes are easy to live in because they have an effortless flow and offer a great deal of privacy. The principal suite is tucked away on the first floor. There is also a first-floor guest suite with a private entry that’s perfect for college kids taking a gap year or visiting grandparents. Upstairs you’ll find three ensuite bedrooms, a home office, an exercise room, and a game room.
Perry and co-listing agent Elizabeth Wisdom brought in the team at George Bass Stage & Design to add the finishing touches to this Mediterranean mansion.
We are cocooning in our homes now, so having everything you need in one place, with no need to head to a country club or a lake house, is vital. You’ll never have a reason to leave this royalty-worthy Mediterranean mansion because, in addition to the indoor amenities, the grounds offer a sports court, an outdoor kitchen, and a resort-style pool.
“This property, right now, is what today’s buyer is looking for,” Allie Beth Allman Realtor Alex Perry said. “Everyone wants privacy and land. Properties like this are rare, and people are drawn to them.”
Certainly, Harry and Meghan were captivated by a Mediterranean mansion. If you want to live like royalty, make a move quickly, because this one won’t last long.
Perry and Wisdom have 10203 Hollow Way Road listed for $8.49 million.