Barton Myers' Montecito Compound
Designed by architect Barton Myers for himself, the Montecito Compound is a glass and steel sanctuary. The 5,200 square foot complex is sited on 38 acres overlooking the Pacific Ocean Channel Islands, and the mountains in the distance. Taking advantage of these dramatic landscapes, the home keeps a constant connection to the outdoors. Retractable walls roll up to open the interior up to terraces and gardens while full-height windows and glass doors provide full panoramas of the surroundings from the inside. Along with the three-bedroom main house, the property also features a guest house, studio, four-car garage as well as a 45-foot lap pool. With its stunning design and fire-resistant features, it's no surprise the home has been called "one of the 40 most important works of residential architecture in the last 120 years."
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