516 CROCKER SPERRY
Nestled into the private, gated community of Birnam Wood Golf Club is a classic contemporary home designed by James A. Morris. Mountain views are the backdrop from the spacious living room and back patio. Right over the private hedge, the golf course awaits….
This property is the perfect mix of relaxation and recreation reminiscent of a high-end retreat. The floor plan suits many needs—2 separate workspaces at either end of the home with outdoor access and entry options. Each zone of the house is complemented with its own private outdoor space in a very quiet neighborhood.
AIRY & FULL OF NATURAL LIGHT
The 71′ foyer, living room and formal dining room all have travertine floors and floor-to-ceiling windows allow for plenty of natural light and fresh air to circulate throughout the home and invite the indoor and outdoor environments to meld together to enjoy Santa Barbara’s often divine weather.
There is a full bathroom in the main foyer that also accesses the next-door office/library. The office in the main house features floor-to-ceiling shelving on two sides and a custom foldout sofa/bed built into the shelving for overflowing guest use.
The main bedroom has two spacious and separated en suite bathrooms in addition to two separate and generously sized closets plus a centrally located gas fireplace. Patio doors are located on each side of the spacious room. One set faces the majestic mountain views behind the privacy hedges. The other set of sliding doors leads to the tucked-away pool, separate spa and completely private courtyard surrounded by lush plantings and gorgeous artwork by local artist Emiliano Campobello.
BEDROOMS & OFFICES
A spacious and separate 20×21 poolside room in travertine lends itself to office/exercise room, cabana or guest quarters (with half-bath).There are also two additional bedrooms in the home, both with en suite bathrooms with private outdoor access and patio space.
KITCHEN & DINING
The kitchen is located on the opposite side of the house from the master bedroom and includes a less formal dining/breakfast area as well as a laundry room. A two-car + golfcart garage includes a separate area for an additional fridge, two wine coolers plus plenty of additional space for storage. Attics available over garage and office/exercise room. Rare for Birnam Wood—the requirement for off-street parking is easily met with ample parking for numerous cars hidden away from the meandering Crocker Sperry Drive.
Birnam Wood offers a lifestyle that appeals to many! Two gated entrances provide secure and monitored surroundings with 24/7 service. This elegant community is located in the heart of Montecito off East Valley Road. The amenities* are plentiful and include: a vintage clubhouse that incorporates the 1892 Rancho Las Fuentes Lemon Packing House (Santa Barbara Historical Landmark #21); and a first-class restaurant that delivers meals to your door and also provides twice-weekly grocery deliveries.
Birnam owners have access to the Birnam Wood Cottages available nightly, weekly and monthly with seasonal price tiers. The cottages include a pool that can be reserved for private aquatic classes. Available by reservation on the Club App: an 18-hole 6,000-yard, Robert Trent Jones Sr. golf course (516 Crocker Sperry is tucked away behind a sand trap on the 10th hole); tennis (5 courts; 2 clay); two Pickleball courts; croquet court; two new bocci ball courts and a fully equipped fitness center with instructors on call. There is also a large dog park near the recently rebuilt driving range that includes a high-tech golf lesson studio.
A membership coordinator can address requests such as fieldtrip planning (LACMA/Getty), Summer BBQs, holiday gatherings, wine tastings, dinner pairings and much more. Membership is $100,000; Club dues are $895 per month plus $600 in HOA dues. Birnam Wood offers the perfect place to call home. (*Given current COVID safeguards, many of the usual amenities are limited to members of the same household and subject to the rules and protocols of BWGC and the government.)