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Four Brand New Custom Houses in Montecito
Montecito Beach Cottages is just blocks from the world famous Butterfly Beach and the Four Seasons Biltmore Hotel. In addition, they are only a few minutes walk to world-class restaurants and shopping at Montecito's famous Coast Village Road. Montecito Beach Cottages are also in the Montecito Union School district which is one of the best grammar schools in the United States.
"Made in America," reflects Jim Congdon of Congdon Construction Company (the Builder/Developer) commitment to utilize as many building materials, fixtures and appliances made in America as possible — which is amazingly difficult these days. He is also a current member of the "Built Green Santa Barbara" organization. As a builder he has been committed to building "green" long before the term green was ever coined.
Built to Last the Test of Time
The Montecito Beach Cottages are designed to last the test of time and adhere to principles of sustainability. Although the term is often overused, sustainability applies here as the solid contruction of these homes will outlast most of their occupants.
The Montecito Beach Cottages were designed with almost all exterior surfaces to be fire, water and corrosive resistant. The exterior shingled siding is a manufactured product by CertainTeed that has a Class A fire rating. The stone veneer is underlaid with 1 inch of fireproof mortar base. All exposed sheet metal surfaces are copper sheet metal guaranteed to survive 100 years.
The roofs are all a minimum 50 years rated roof with at a minimum Class A fire rating. The slab on grade foundation construction all but completely eliminates the potential for termite intrusion. All the exterior windows and doors are Windsor Manufactured. The name Windsor equates quality in home construction. The exterior surfaces of the windows are aluminum clad with a baked on anodized finish. The solid pine construction and energy efficiency of the Low E glass makes these homes not only warmer in the winter but also cooler in the summer and also have one of the best sound reduction ratings on the market.
The homes will be super insulated with Icynene foam insulation (see video to the right) exceeding California's mandated Title 24 Energy Requirement by 20%. All these features mean a warmer quieter house with less maintenance and lower energy bills for you as an owner.
No expense is being spared to deliver the quality one would expect for a brand new home in Montecito, California. The custom cabinets are being manufactured by Santori Cabinets. All Santori Cabinets are made of solid plywood construction (not pressboard), self-closing drawer guide hardware and solid wood doors with glazed stained finish.
The kitchens are all Viking Kitchens including beautiful 36" Viking ranges and 36" Viking refrigerators and under mount 24 inch Viking Wine and Beverage Refrigerators.
Each of the Montecito Beach Cottages has a common theme and yet is uniquely individual. Each home has a unique color, floor plan, roof material and color and landscape plan. What they do have in common is a Cape Cod Beach Style, Carriage House garage doors and Eldorado Stone-Santa Barbara Sandstone.
More About Montecito Beach Cottages
Montecito Beach Cottages is a small well-planned sustainable subdivision. Sophie Calvin, Montecito Architect, has designed four brand new homes with the idea of assimilating into a well established but evolving neighborhood with a classic beach style and all new modern amenities.
Sam Maphis, owner of Earthform Landscape Design, has designed a park-like setting with a magnificent ficus tree as a centerpiece for the entire neighborhood. Although the homes share a common ingress and egress driveway (with an easy turn around for ease of traffic flow), Earthform designed a landscape plan to guarantee individual privacy.
Each home sits on a quarter acre lot. The homes are all a spacious 2,500 square feet, consisting of 3 bedrooms and 3 ½ bathrooms. Montecito Beach Cottages are designed to appeal to the lifestyle of a modern family or the retired couple that wants extra room to entertain out-of-town guests or the kids. Common in theme each home has dual master bedrooms (one upstairs and one downstairs). The homes also feature the Great Room concept. The homes have large open family rooms with high open beamed ceilings adjacent to family style kitchens with sit up counters. Large chef-style kitchens and lots of closet space for storage are also common in theme.
Outdoor living is synonymous with Santa Barbara. Each home has an outdoor loggia adjacent to the great room. The loggias have enough space for an outdoor living room to enjoy the fireplace and gardens.
Lot One • 1393 Danielson Road
1393 Danielson offers a functional landscaped island circular driveway. A classic Santa Barbara Palm tree graces the front yard and a grand old oak tree shades the back yard.
Eldorado Stone-Santa Barbara Sandstone faces the full height of the garage and front facing wall. Your guests will be guided to the front door through a pair of stone columns. Upon entering the house one will feel the grandness of a large open great room with beamed ceilings. The kitchen will comfortably greet you with the beautiful cabinetry and the all Viking appliances. Windsor bi-fold doors open to create an outdoor environment both on the loggia and in the great room. One flows easily down the hall to the first of two spacious master bedroom suites. The master bath has a Jacuzzi tub, shower with waterfall shower head and dual sinks. Continue into a large walk in closet.
Up the stairs one encounters two more bedrooms. The upstairs master bedroom is huge with Windsor bi-fold doors accessing a view deck large enough for tables and chairs. The upstairs master bathroom includes a Jacuzzi tub, a large shower and dual sinks.
1385 Danielson Road has a trellised pathway inviting guests to the front door. The mixed medium exterior finishes including CertainTeed shingled siding, Eldorado Stone-Santa Barbara Sandstone and exposed beamed trusses give this home real curb appeal.
Upon passing through the entry foyer one will be sure to be impressed with the open beam ceilings in the great room. A beautiful masonry covered fireplace in the centerpiece of the great room. Windsor French doors lead you to the outdoor loggia with another beautiful fireplace. The downstairs master bedroom has a walk in closet and beautiful Windsor French doors leading to an outside garden. The upstairs master bedroom is indeed grand boasting duo walk in closets and a huge bathroom with all the amenities and magnificent views of the Santa Ynez Mountains.
1387 Danielson is situated well in the rear of the subdivision. A mature oak tree graces the back yard and established hedges offer the ultimate in privacy. Although all the houses are the same square footage this home has largest footprint with its' three car garage extending all the way the opposite end of the home with it's outdoor living room loggia.
The entry to the home unfolds one into great room with high ceilings and open beams. The chef's kitchen is open into the great room and dining room. A stone masonry fireplace is a focal point of the great room. The downstairs master bedroom is very large with Windsor French doors leading to an outdoors garden area. The upstairs master bedroom is spacious and private offering nice views of the backyard. The master bathroom has all the amenities and also mountain views.
1395 Danielson Road sits well back in the subdivision. The driveway has a nice flow for ease of turning around and additional guest parking. Stone columns protect the driveway entry and create nice privacy from that point forward.
One flows through the entry foyer into the great room with high-beamed ceilings and a beautiful stone masonry fireplace. Windsor French doors guide you outside to the outdoor living room loggia with fireplace. The huge kitchen flows well and has duo islands for family to enjoy casual kitchen dining. The downstairs master bedroom is spacious and private with a large walk in closet. The bath has a Jacuzzi tub and a great tiled shower. The upstairs master suite is huge including Windsor bi-fold doors that invite you out onto the large south facing covered deck. The unique dual access doors into the walk in closet make it multi functional from both the bedroom and the bathroom. Enjoy the large vanity and it's beautiful mountain views in the morning light.
Congdon Construction Company is the next chapter in a family tradition of construction. Owner Jim Congdon began the building trade learning from his father George E. Congdon III. In additison to building multi-family apartments, commercial tilt-up construction and track housing Congdon Construction Company began building custom homes with his three sons. The youngest son, Jim began as an apprentice carpenter at age 16. The day he turned 18 he joined the carpenters union. By the time he was 20 he owned his own contracting business. He took a brief respite from construction business to earn a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Oregon. Jim established Congdon Land & Development Co. in 1993 after many years working real estate development and the construction business with his father. George is now retired.
Michael Calcagno & Nancy Hamilton
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