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In early September, the spectacular Santa Barbara residence of 45 year old director Michael Bay (of the Transformers franchise, the Island, The Rock, Armaggedon, Pearl Harbor, Bad Boys and countless commercials) went on the market for 6.8 million.
Built in 1993, the 4 bedroom 4.5 bath residence is 5400 sq.ft. on approx. 1.3 secluded acres with expansive ocean and island views.
Designed by award-winning Santa Barbara architect Jan Hochhauser, the 3-bedroom, 3 and two 1/2 bath residence enjoys an infinity pool with spa, vast entertainment patios, lush landscaping and is complete with a 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom guest house.
The home has a bright, open concept floorplan with a giant barrel-vaulted skylight illuminating the sophisticated great room which has a fireplace, of course. The living room, also with a fireplace, opens to firepit patio.
The well-appointed kitchen has carrera marble countertops:.
The luxurious master suite has two private balconies, generous closets, and a jetted tub in spectacular bath:
There are two other separate bedrooms, each with en suite baths. The home has a full laundry room, a/c, ample storage, a creekside deck, a rose garden, a sweeping lawn and 35+ palm trees.
Aerial view of property (courtesy of google maps):
The very private setting includes a gated entry, a three car garage, and is minutes to Upper Village in Montecito.
This listing is represented by Suzanne Perkins of Sotheby's International Realty. To inquire about the home, call +1 805.565.8643