The Monticeto mansion of celebrated TV commercial director, Kinka Usher, can now be yours. Photo: Courtesy of The Agency
A celebrated TV commercial director, Kinka Usher, who has worked with brands from Burger King to Adidas, has just listed his distinct Montecito digs—for $35 million.
Inspired by his youth and subsequent travels—Usher was born in France and spent time in Italy before eventually settling down in California. The residence features deep-coffered ceilings, Corinthian columns, reliefs and other touches from across the European art and design world. But the biggest point of reference here is the Alhambra palace and fortress in Granada, Spain. The home’s magnificent arched entryway pays not-so-subtle homage to the landmark, as Usher was evidentially quite taken by it upon his first visit to Spain many years ago.
In addition to its one-of-a-kind style, the approximately 12,000-square-foot mansion also boasts two master suites, one with a Turkish bath-inspired lavatory and floor-to-ceiling glass windows on three sides. An attached guest house sits adjacent to the main pavilion, with its own living room, kitchen and bedroom.
Read more and see more images at Robb Report – ‘Spectacular Monticeto Mansion Fells Like Spain‘