This classic French Regency masterpiece ($16,700,000) is one of a kind. Location, quality, amenities and condition are addressed and receive top marks. A major restoration in 2006, elevated this estate to state-of-the-art status. Many of the unique aspects, present when the estate was first completed, have been maintained or restored to their original splendor, including the exquisite formal gardens designed and planted in 1934. âLes Chenes,â translates to âthe Oaksâ. The 10,000 square foot main residence combines all of the features of a regal lifestyle, with the comfortable and simple elegance that exemplifies the âSanta Barbara Life Styleâ. Lutah Riggs Architect, partner and collaborator of George Washington Smith, designed this most notable and magnificent French Regency Estate âLes Chenesâ, reminiscent of the golden era classic revival architecture. She was a partner and collaborator with George Washington Smith and the first licensed female architect in Santa Barbara and the first woman in California to be named a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects. Miss Riggs was also named âWoman of the yearâ by the Los Angeles Times in 1967. Lockwood de Forest land, famed landscape designer, took his regional knowledge and painted with magic his strong asymmetrical and theatrical designs. A breath taking portion of his masterpiece remains as a center piece. Among his many accomplishments are the great residences, Val Verde and Casa del Herrero.