Nestled in the foothills of Carpinteria's highly-desirable Shepard Mesa lies this Brian Cearnal-designed modern farmhouse masterpiece. Perfectly oriented to take advantage of stunning coastline, island, greenbelt, and mountain views, this 3 bedroom 3 bathroom home on a one (+/-) private acre with a separate detached guest apartment will delight even the most discerning of buyers. The main entrance is accessed from the motor court via a romantic trumpet vine-laden pergola. The main floor features an impressive living room with high, vaulted ceilings anchored by substantial trussed beams, and a wall of glass French doors leading to a view terrace. Large enough for two seating areas, the warm and inviting space is replete with a grand fireplace and a full wall of custom bookshelves. Beyond the living room is one of two primary suites. This large bedroom features a continuation of the high, opened-beamed ceilings with skylights and clerestory windows, and a sitting area with greenbelt views. A sumptuous bath features a wet room shower and a freestanding tub positioned perfectly for taking in the vistas while bathing. Across from the bathroom is a spacious walk-in closet. Up a curved flight of stairs is a voluminous, yet cozy library/den with head-on ocean and island views, a private terrace, fireplace, and built-in bookshelves. Immediately adjoining is the second primary suite replete with a wall of windows framing the ocean and garden views, a sitting area, private terrace, walk-in closet, and bathroom. The kitchen and dining area are found on the lower floor. The dining room's vaulted ceilings, walls of windows, and French doors leading to a trellised patio and a terrace provide a decidedly indoor/outdoor flow with multiple areas to dine amongst the landscaping, mature trees, and the breathtaking views. Adjacent to the dining room is the chef's kitchen with granite countertops, plenty of work and cabinet space, and stainless steel Thermador and Bosch appliances. A large butler's pantry features ample extra storage. The sink is situated under a window providing ocean views while doing the dishes. Beyond the kitchen is a guest room with an en suite bath along with a laundry room with exterior access. In 2015, the current owners added a guest suite/art studio as a second story above the detached garage. This open and airy space includes a full bathroom, and French doors leading to an ocean view terrace. This space affords privacy for guests and with the addition of a kitchen, could potentially be utilized to provide rental income for the property owner. The garage was re-engineered during construction of the addition, adding a storage room and built-in cabinets. In 2017, the owners hired landscape designer Jennifer Voss to create new landscaping. She designed a wonderland of plantings with an array of fruit trees including Hass avocado trees, lemon trees, an espaliered fig, a Fuyu persimmon, white peach, Santa Rosa plum, apricot, and pomegranate. Additionally, a raised vegetable and herb bed was installed. There are also numerous rose beds and mature olive trees, pepper trees, sycamore, and a deciduous Japanese maple. A decomposed granite path winds through the gardens.6957 Shepard Mesa- a remarkable and unique opportunity ready for new owners to enjoy the tranquility of a private view retreat, just minutes from downtown Carpinteria, Montecito, and Santa Barbara.
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