801 Alston Road Santa Barbara, CA 93108US

Single Family, 8 bedrooms, 11½ bathrooms, 18,150 sq ft, 7.43 acres, 99 years old
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274 Days
Price changed from $16,750,000 to $14,750,000 on 1/24/2017
Finished Sq Ft
18,150 sq ft
Single Family
Spanish Colonial
Lot Size
7.43 ac
Mortgage Payment
Year Built
Santa Barbara (VC81)
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The Graholm Estate is one of the original magnificent Santa Barbara hilltop estates from the last century, taking full advantage of the majestic views of the Pacific Ocean, Santa Barbara Harbor, and Montecito Valley from its approx. 7.43-acre hilltop perch. The home was designed by architect Roland Sauter for David Gray, whose family was one of the original shareholders in Ford Motor Company. Construction of the approx. 18,150 sq. ft. grand Spanish Colonial Revival estate began in 1918. The restored and remodeled home now enjoys extraordinary modern amenities. The new features of the grand estate with 8-bedrooms in total, 9-full baths, and 3-powder rooms, include a gourmet center island kitchen with 28-ft. vaulted, beamed ceilings, classic Spanish-style patterns and finishes, rich textures, massive wood-beamed ceilings, massive, arched French doors and windows, Batchelder Spanish-tile floor throughout the public rooms, custom wrought-iron balustrades and 7-fireplaces.
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1/24/2017Price ChangeTheMLS 16-127940$14,750,000
5/23/2016For SaleTheMLS 16-127940$16,750,000
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801 Alston Road Property Features

Master Bedroom, Great Room, Basement, Central/Center Hall, Entry, Formal Entry, Guest-Maids Quarters, Separate Family Room, Sun Room, Wine Cellar, Billiard Room, Retreat, Two Masters, Family Room
Basement, Beamed Ceiling(s), Built-Ins, Cathedral-Vaulted Ceilings, High Ceilings (9 Feet+), Bar
Bar Ice Maker, Dishwasher, Dryer, Freezer, Garbage Disposal, Gas Dryer Hookup, Ice Maker, Refrigerator, Washer
Pantry, Galley Kitchen, Gourmet Kitchen, Granite Counters, Island, Remodeled, Skylight(s)
Ground Level - no steps
Built-In BBQ, Built-Ins, Range Hood, Microwave, Built-In Gas, Convection Oven, Cooktop - Gas, Double Oven
Breakfast Area, Breakfast Counter / Bar, Breakfast Room, Formal Dining Rm, Kitchen Island
Carpet, Hardwood, Stone Tile
Powder Room
Inside, Individual Room
Den, Dining, Game Room, Guest House, Kitchen, Living Room, Master Bedroom, Master Retreat, Patio
Air Conditioning
Central Furnace, Combination, Fireplace, Gravity Heating
2-4 Lots, Fenced, Landscaped, Lawn
Chain Link, Wrought Iron
Foundation - Other
Patio Open
In Ground
City View, City Lights View, Coastline View, Park Or Green Belt View, Harbor View, Mountain View, Ocean View, Tree Top View
Detached/No Common Walls
Parking for Guests - Onsite
Circular Driveway, Controlled Entrance, Driveway - Combination
Santa Barbara Junior High
Santa Barbara High School


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 Janet Caminite, Sotheby's International Realty
  Monday, February 13, 2017 3:01:48 PM

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801 Alston Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93108US
801 Alston Rd is located in the Riviera area of Santa Barbara, CA. This spanish colonial style detached home has 8 bedrooms, 11½ bathrooms, and approximately 18,150 sqft of living space. This property sits on 7.43 acres. This property is 99 years old, having been built in 1918. Similar detached homes nearby have 6 bedrooms, 6 baths and sell for around $13,000,000.
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