15 Sep Open House: Former Apple Exec Selling His Incredible Smart Mansion
Former Apple executive Michael Barnick spent millions building his dream house.
He started designing the contemporary home with a bevy of automated features in 2005, according to The Wall Street Journal.
But by the time it was completed — just a few weeks ago — he no longer needed the 10,000-square-foot mansion, as his kids are all grown up.
Located in Santa Barbara, California, the home is listed for $35 million, but Barnick told the Journal he only spent $30 million on it. Suzanne Perkins of Suzanne Perkins Realty has the listing.
Though he didn’t live in the home, Barnick definitely made use of it. The design process taught him so much about home automation that he went on to found Quantum Integration, a company that installs smart home systems.
On a sleepy Santa Barbara street, 4305 Marina Drive sits high on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Southwestern landscaping and reflecting pools welcome you into the home.
via BI | All images: Jim Bartsch