The Ultimate Work-from-Home Environment

While most of the country continues to work from home indefinitely, people from coast to coast are rethinking their living environments. For many, that has meant moving out of the city and into more suburban environments. Here, we profile move-in-ready properties on each coast that function as all-you-need compounds, complete with not only stunning home offices, but—in the spirit of our Sports, Media & Entertainment issue—amenities for an array of activities.

Just 90 miles north of Los Angeles, the storied city of Santa Barbara offers a small-town feel with big-time charm. Within the city, the tony enclave of Montecito has long been attracting Angelenos, and most recently, members of the British royal family, who have decided to make the region their new home.

This 2.5-acre property offers stunning ocean views and Mediterranean architecture.

Location Montecito, Calif. 

Scope 7,491 square feet, plus a 1,225-square-foot guest house, on 2.5 acres.

Design Don Nulty and Christina Rottman.

Inquiries 956 Mariposa Lane, offered at $9.95M. Riskin Partners, Village Properties.

Notable Features

  • Built in 2002 with an extensive remodel in 2012, the property combines authentic Spanish-style architecture with modern amenities. 
  • Native oaks, olive trees, and a waterfall greet visitors at the entrance, while the rest of the property is landscaped with swaths of greenery, manicured lawns, and palm trees, as well as a tennis court and swimming pool. 
  • Ample terraces, balconies, and outfitted outdoor spaces are ideal for social-distanced entertaining. 

The entrance greets guests with clean architecture, inspired by the city’s Spanish-style roots.

The kitchen features appliances from Wolf, Fisher & Paykel, Bosch, and Sub-Zero. A center island includes a wine fridge and breakfast bar.

The upstairs media room features French doors that open to ocean views and breezes.

The ground-floor master suite has its own private patio, as well as sitting area and office.

The Moorish-inspired sitting room in the master suite.

The private office space within the master has stunning views.

The home office also has its own balcony.

The property is located on 2.5 acres.

Numerous outdoor spaces offer a variety of intimate and grand settings for entertaining.

The pool area feels like a resort.