Montecito is a part of Santa Barbara, California. The town has been all over the news recently since it was revealed that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, decided to settle down there for the time being. But for the longest time, the place had been exclusively for ultra-rich and comparatively discreet international people. Keep reading to find out all about the gorgeous and luxurious neighborhood
Firooz Zahedi’s Love For Montecito
The Royals may be the most famous people in the area, but they are certainly not the richest! It was over 40 years ago when Firooz Zahedi fell in love with Montecito. He visited the town for the first time when he was invited to a party at Micheal Douglas’ and his ex-wife’s house. His initial thought about the place was that it was heavenly. He told a celebrity photographer that this place was merely an hour away from LA and that he would love to have a place of his own in the town.
The Best Home Designs In Montecito
The best thing about this district is that no one tries to show off to one another and/or doesn’t shove their eliteness in visitors’ faces because everyone is either famous or rich or both. Rather, they gather inspiration. For example, Daniel Cuevas is an interior designer who owns a house in Montecito, and Zahedi revealed he loves how Cuevas has designed the midcentury home.
Another house located in Montecito that Zahedi loved belongs to the architect William Hefner. He said that if he were to build a house in Montecito from scratch, he would’ve most definitely hired William for the job. His house is built all around the grounds and offers maximum privacy. His property has quite a few buildings along with a pool house that boasts two rooms. The house is built in a kind of U shape, surrounding a gorgeous outdoor seating area.
The climate in California is not extreme; winters are cold but not freezing, and summers are hot but not scorching. This is the reason that the grounds of Montecito are pretty elaborate, which means that they are designed in a way that they become an extension of the entertaining indoor areas of the house.
Zahedi also talks about the cottage homes in the town, saying that the landscaping is excellent and the gardens are amazing.