This Midcentury Montecito Masterpiece Is Available for the First Time in 50 Years

Designed by renowned architect Lutah Maria Riggs, the 1958 Erdman House at 495 Valley Club Road is on four knoll-top acres in prime Montecito. The 8,743-square-foot main house has clean, beautiful lines, with three bedrooms, four bathrooms, and two half baths stretching out gracefully around a central courtyard—and Riggs’s use of shakkei, as the Japanese call “borrowed scenery,” is evident in almost every room. Elsewhere you’ll find a pool house guest suite, a workshop, four garages, and four carports.

The courtyard looks to the rectangular swimming pool and up to the mountains through stands of pine and eucalyptus trees.

Gated and private, the property transports one back in time, with space to breathe and enjoy, wander and explore.

This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be the next steward of this legacy Montecito estate. The asking price is $7.5 million.

For more information on 495 Valley Club Road, or to see it in person, contact Susan Pate of Compass (s[email protected], 805-895-9385) or Jeff Oien of Village Properties (j[email protected], 805-895-2944).


Sponsored by Susan Pate of Compass (DRE #01130349) and Jeff Oien of Village Properties (DRE #00852118).