Santa Barbara Mountain Retreat
Set within the spectacular Santa Ynez Mountains above Santa Barbara with views that are out of this world, the Painted Cave community is home to an eclectic mixture of rustic cabins, large ranches and grand retreats. Named after the nearby historic Painted Cave Park – a treasured archeological site – the community attracts those seeking a peaceful lifestyle that is close to nature and away from distraction and routine, while still convenient to shopping, restaurants and the area’s top schools.
Located along the community’s main road, this custom-built contemporary home boasts organic materials combined with ample natural light and expansive outdoor living spaces that complement and merge with the native landscape. Thoughtfully designed to feature a dramatic vaulted ceiling, the open kitchen/dining area flows seamlessly into the living room. Glass doors welcome you onto a spacious deck – perfect for morning coffee or alfresco dining while enjoying stunning sunset views. The en suite master bedroom is located on the main floor and includes a private deck overlooking sandstone boulders and mature oak trees. Two additional bedrooms and a separate full bath are located on the ground floor with access to a large covered patio. A laundry area and basement providing ample storage complete the offering.
Set at approximately 2,800 feet, one can enjoy warm summer evenings sipping a beverage on the deck or cool winter days snuggled up by the wood burning stove watching an occasional snowfall dust the ground. The property is situated just 15 minutes from Hwy 101 and 25 minutes from downtown Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez, and offers easy access to several popular hiking and biking trails, as well as area wine tasting, Lake Cachuma recreating and much more. Located within the Mountain View Elementary School attendance area, this offering is truly a rare find.