Archive for June, 2011

Santa Barbara’s luxury waterfront Clark Estate will become a museum

Saturday, June 25th, 2011

Huguette M. Clark’s expansive Santa Barbara estate will become a museum, filled with the late heiress’ art, book and music collection and run by a foundation, executers of her estate said Wednesday.

Santa Barbara's Clark Estate

Santa Barbara's Clark Estate

The Bellosguardo Foundation, named after her mansion, was created “for the primary purpose of fostering and promoting the arts,” her lawyers said in an email.

Clark, who died last month in New York at the age of 104, owned a 24-acre property overlooking the city and the Pacific Ocean. The land is home to a 21,000 square-foot mansion, built in 1933. Her lawyers, in a news release, estimated the property’s value at $100 million.

“It is in this beautiful seaside setting, with its formal gardens and grand galleries displaying magnificent artwork not seen for many decades, that Mrs. Clark’s passion and inner being will come to life,” Attorney James Hurley said. Hurley’s law firm had been managing Clark’s property for more than 80 years.

Clark last visited the home in 1963, but had the property maintained since.

Tennis Anyone???

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011
Beautiful Santa Barbara Home with Tennis Court For Sale

Beautiful Santa Barbara Home with Tennis Court For Sale

For the tennis enthusiast, buy this beautiful Santa Barbara home and you’ll never be far from an invigorating game of tennis. $1,799,500.

If you would like more info about this property or other Santa Barbara real estate, contact veteran Santa Barbara Realtor®, Sylvia Miller, sylvia@sanbarb.com; cell: 805-448-8882.

This Property is listed by Santa Barbara MLS Participating Member: Village Properties. The data relating to real estate for sale on this site comes from the Broker Reciprocity/IDX program of Santa Barbara Multiple Listing Service.

Beautiful Santa Barbara Beach Cottage

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011
Santa Barbara Beach Cottage

Santa Barbara Beach Cottage

Recently listed for sale, the beauty of Santa Barbara awaits you in this exquisitely designed cottage on Shoreline Drive, featured in Coastal Living Magazine. Ideally located with fantastic views of the ocean & islands, it is across from the park & steps to the beach. High-end quality throughout. Don’t miss this one!

If you would like more information or schedule a viewing appointment, please contact veteran Santa Barbara Realtor®, Sylvia Miller, sylvia@sanbarb.com; cell: 805-448-8882.

This Property is listed by Santa Barbara MLS Participating Member: Village Properties. The data relating to real estate for sale on this site comes from the Broker Reciprocity/IDX program of Santa Barbara Multiple Listing Service.

Thanks for reading this blog and I welcome your comments.

-Sylvia E. Miller
Cell: 805-448-8882

Remember my virtual compatriots, until we blog again, “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life” (from Monty Python)!