Cunningham House, Montecito, California


Offered at $11,995,000

In 1922 George Washington Smith created what was soon called “a perfect gem.” Truly, the Cunningham House, expanded and embellished by devoted owners over time, has become even more to be desired. Its massive mahogany farmhouse door opens up a rarefied world of vintage salons and suites showcasing beamed ceilings, terra-cotta floors, intricate ironwork, and signature plaster firesides. A highlight is the sunken living room, where French doors gaze upon the terrace, main lawn, pool, and magnificent mountain views. The library, one of Smith’s most dramatic rooms, is among the other jewels—a stunning exemplar of the romanticism that permeates the Montecito landmark.

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