Figure skating champion Evan Lysacek paid $9.8 million for a prized Monterey Colonial estate in Montecito in 2022. Now the 7-bed, 6.5-bath home returns at $12.8 million, its charms showcased anew.
Behind vine-laced gates, the 1900-built home reveals itself in profile, with a balcony atop a brick-porch base evoking California living at its most sanguine. Inside, narrow-plank floors likely original, French doors, plank ceilings and bright white paint bounce photons about the ebullient spaces.
A large tree-ringed lawn fronts the home. In back, amenities abound – a covered brick patio, firepit, and pool, all nestled amid walking paths, gardens and hedgerows.
Meticulous restoration preserved the estate’s timeless grace while integrating modern comforts. Four main-house bedrooms channel restful elegance. The primary suite provides mountain views from the bathtub. Original details like fireplaces combine with a remodeled chef’s kitchen, where Sub-Zero refrigerators and a La Cornue oven await.
The guest house adds three more bedrooms plus a living room with French doors to the grounds. Enhanced security and home automation deliver convenience and peace of mind.
Outside, the pool, spa and barbecue area share the grounds with 4,000 new plants in harmony with 120-year-old trees. Stroll among magnolia, gardenia, aromatic herbs and a petite orchard.
Situated near Montecito’s treasures, this historic oasis blends sophistication and serenity. From morning light filtering through vine-draped latticework to sunset from the bathtub, it promises an enchanting sensory experience. The California dream, reimagined and restored.