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Barton Myers Sells His Most Prized and Sentimental California Residency

Following the passing of his wife, architect Barton Myers finally places the house he thought he’d live in forever, on sale.

Jul 02, 2020 | By Julia Roxan

Spanning across a 39 acre site in Montecito, California, architect Barton Myers finally places the house he thought he’d live in forever, on sale. Offering breathtaking views of the ocean, Channel Islands, and northern mountains, Barton designed the house to withstand as many natural elements as possible, including fire – which was a big concern for his family.

Barton Myers Sells His Most Prized and Sentimental California Residency

Comprising of a main house, guesthouse, garage, and studio which has since served as the headquarters of Barton Myers Associates Inc., the residence nestles seamlessly into the surrounding landscape with three terraces constructed from glass and steel.

Featuring massive industrial, roll-up, steel garage doors, Barton has successfully blurred the lines between the perceived indoor and outdoor space, whilst sealing the home off from potential fire hazards. Having survived the massive Thomas Wildfire which conquered most of Ventura and Santa Barbara in December 2017, Barton’s home served as Toro Canyon’s fire stop, as it’s well-designed landscape and non-combustible structures remained unscathed.

Housing backup water sources on the roof of the main house, guesthouse, and studio, if ever there were a home prepared for disaster, it would be his. Caged by walls of cactus and an abundance of man-made watering holes, the Barton home is prided for its safety and was published in American Masterworks: Houses of the 20th and 21st Centuries, which proclaimed the residence “one of the 40 most important works of residential architecture in the last 120 years.”

Now available for sale through Sotheby’s International Realty for an estimated $8.2M, the home remains one of Barton Myer’s most prized and sentimental projects.


 
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