An estate in Carpinteria, California that once served as a vacation retreat for President-elect Bill Clinton following his victory in 1992 has hit the market for $28.5 million. The beachfront home was constructed in the mid-’80s, and is situated on property comprised of two parcels of land. The Clintons would return in 1993, so the views must be nice.
The house is a French country-style, and measures a little under 6,900 square feet, with four bedrooms and seven full or partial baths. The exterior of the home is distinguished by stucco and exposed timber, and a slate-tiled roof; window styles are a nice mix of functional and ornamental shapes, and there are surrounding brick walkways and patios. Rustic and comfortable.
The interior follows through with the theme: stucco walls and hardwood floors, and raw, open-trussed timber ceilings. But the interior moves into a kind of Mediterranean blend, too, with romantic Italian frescoes adding a little artifice to the dining room, and terra-cotta tiled kitchen floor. Recessed lighting brings a little modernity to the mix, and arched lintels are a softening influence. Fireplaces are brick and raw granite.
The lot features picturesque views of the Pacific, and is dotted with conifers. The property measures almost four and a half acres, and contains 350’ of ocean frontage. There are gardens and lawns, walking paths, a putting green, a koi pond, and outdoor grill and dining area. A three car garage contains a charming little upstairs apartment.