949 Toro Canyon Road Montecito, CA 93108

$8,200,000 4 Bedrooms5 Full Baths5,200 sq. ft.

949 Toro Canyon Road Montecito, CA 93108

Iconic Masterwork by Barton Myers
Interior: 5,200 sq. ft. (approx.)
Land: 38.68 acres (approx.)
Web #: 0114542
MLS ID: 20-1935

 'One of the 40 most important works of residential architecture in the last 120 years.'*  

Iconic architect Barton Myers designed the first of his transformative, California steel and glass homes, for himself! On a 38+/- acre site of breathtaking beauty, with panoramic ocean and mountain views, he created a series of lofty pavilions, artfully integrated with the spectacular natural landscape, and designed to erase all the boundaries between indoor and outdoor living.

The home, studio and guesthouse fully open to nature. At the press of a button, the front ‘walls’ of the structures roll up out of sight, through Myers ingenious, sectional glass doors, and extend the living space to expansive terraces with cantilevered canopies.   

Inside and out, the buildings mirror and absorb the magnificent scenery. The 16’ high ceilings, clerestory windows and glass doors, provide 360° degree views, and a constant interplay of light and nature. The hard surfaces of the steel framing are softened by a silvery finish and muted shades on the stucco walls.

A shallow layer of recirculating water, on two of the flat roofs, is a brilliant insulation and fire resistant feature, which becomes a cascade of reflecting pools that lead the eye to the shimmering Pacific Ocean beyond. At the edge of one roof, Myers has incorporated a 45’ lap pool, which doubles as water storage.

This stunning compound is nestled amidst the trees on three stepped terraces.  The surrounding acreage - majestic live oaks, beautiful native plantings and dramatic rock formations -  is reminiscent of early California paintings.  The 6 acres of cultivated land, offer a European way of life, with productive vegetable and cutting gardens, citrus orchards, olive grove and vineyard.

Barton Myers is one of the most acclaimed architects in the world.  Every building he creates is an original work of art.  This magical home, in its idyllic setting with mesmerizing views, may be his masterpiece.


Barton Myers has been awarded many prestigious awards for this extraordinary and visionary property. It has been featured in over 50 architectural and home publications and in several television programs.  

Property is comprised of 4 ‘pavilions’.
1. Main house – great-room, 3 beds/3 baths. 2800 sf,
2. Office-design studio with kitchenette and bath. 1400 sf.
3. Guesthouse with full kitchen and bath. 1000sf.  
4. Garage - 3 Car.  600sf

38+/- spectacular acres. 6 cultivated in drought-tolerant landscaping, blood oranges, grapes and olives. A productive well provides all irrigation water.  

* American Masterworks, Houses of the 20th and 21st Centuries. Rizzoli      

Vivienne Leebosh

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Interior Features

Bedroom Information
# of Bedrooms: 4
Bathroom Information
# of Full Bathrooms: 5
Kitchen Information
Chef's Kitchen
Design Features
Fireplace(s): 5
Floor to Ceiling Windows
Additional Rooms
Guest Suite
Home Office
Other Features
Hi-Speed Internet Ready

Exterior Features

Type of Property
Single Family Home
Garage Bays: 3
Other Features
Deck / Patio
Electronics Gates
Guest House
Architectural Style
Single Level (No Stairs)
Mountain Views
Ocean View
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