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Historic Montecito Gem Hits the Market: A Peek Inside "Los Sueños"

Are you ready to step into luxury living? A historic Montecito mansion, affectionately known as "Los Sueños" (The Dreams), has just been listed for a jaw-dropping $33 million. Owned by prominent attorney Robert Lieff and his wife Susan, this Spanish Revival masterpiece has a captivating history that adds to its allure.

The story begins in 2004 when Lieff and his former wife Carole acquired the residence for $4.5 million, investing an additional $2 million in renovations. Following a divorce, the home changed hands, but fate had other plans. In 2012, Lieff repurchased the property from his ex-wife for nearly $12 million, expressing, "I always wanted this house."

Built in the late 1920s by renowned architects George Washington Smith and Lutah Riggs, Los Sueños stands as a testament to Santa Barbara's architectural legacy. Boasting seven bedrooms and nine baths across 11,000 square feet, the estate is a seamless blend of Spanish Revival charm and modern luxury. As you explore, you'll encounter custom chandeliers, marble and hardwood floors, and exquisite design details throughout. The property also features a four-story tower guesthouse with ocean views, a fountain-clad motorcourt, and a red brick terrace overlooking a square pool.

For those with a taste for the finer things, the gourmet kitchen, formal dining room, and wood-paneled library offer elegance at every turn. The master retreat is a haven of luxury, complete with a fireplace, sitting area, and dual walk-in closets and baths. The grounds, sprawling over 3 acres, showcase manicured gardens, a tennis court, and an orchard. Lieff, 87, and Susan, who also own wineries in Napa and San Luis Obispo, have meticulously maintained and restored this estate, creating a masterpiece that invites you to live your dreams.

If you're in the market for a property that exudes history, sophistication, and luxury, Los Sueños might just be the dream home you've been waiting for. Take a virtual tour into the past and present, where every corner tells a story of legacy and refined living.

For more details and a closer look, check out the official listing or contact us to schedule a private showing. Your dream home awaits! (805) 455-9066,


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