Veteran high-tech exec Darren Entwistle has hoisted his lavish ocean-view estate in Santa Barbara County’s exclusive Carpinteria enclave onto the market with a whopping $65 million ask.
That’s a significant increase over the $17 million the longtime president and CEO of TELUS — a Canada-based communications and information technology company boasting $16 billion in annual revenue — and his wife Fiona paid for the place 10 years ago. But the couple did undertake an extensive renovation of the premises during their tenure.
Originally designed in the early 1990s by noted architect Robert L. Earl, the East Coast-inspired residence was “reimagined” by architect Andy Neumann and original builder Paul Franz in 2012, complete with a six-bedroom, eight-bath main house featuring 9,775 square feet of living space. Additional structures include an 810-square-foot guesthouse with one bedroom and a full bath, plus a three-car garage that currently holds a gym with an infrared sauna.
Hidden away behind a lengthy gated driveway that passes through manicured lawns dotted with reflecting ponds, on an almost 2-acre blufftop parcel sited just west of Loon Point, the white-shingled and gable-roof main house is shaded by magnolia trees and fronted by a cobblestone motorcourt. Inside, ornate interiors are punctuated throughout with coffered ceilings, rich hardwood floors, Murano glass light fixtures and numerous French doors providing seamless indoor-outdoor environs.
Highlights include a double-height foyer adorned with a dazzling chandelier and curving wrought-iron staircase, formal living and dining rooms, and a mahogany-paneled office sporting a fireplace with a green stone surround. A cozy family room connects to an all-white gourmet kitchen outfitted with marble slab countertops, an eat-in island and high-end stainless appliances, as well as an accompanying butler’s pantry and breakfast nook.
Upstairs, the plush master retreat rests beneath an eye-catching recessed ceiling, and offers a fireside sitting area, covered balcony, and dual baths and walk-in closets. Five additional ensuite bedrooms can also be found in the house — including one displaying a private sitting/game room with trundle beds, a loft and built-ins — and elsewhere is a wine cellar and an additional office space
The posh amenities continue outdoors, where the picturesque Sydney Baumgartner-landscaped grounds host several areas ideal for al fresco lounging and entertaining. An added bonus: private beach access and a viewing platform accessible via your very own stone pathway.
Robert Riskin of Village Properties serves as the listing agent.