Open House Obsession: 3 Great Homes in Montecito + Santa Barbara

 

Open House Report/Montecito & Santa Barbara Edition: Three Great Homes to Visit This Weekend
2860 East Valley Road, Montecito $2.95M
This renovated '40s Montecito ranch has managed to keep its inherent charm while getting a very LA-style makeover. There's lots of charming outdoor space like the porch (top) looking out onto the gardens, along with a very sleek kitchen, but in the end we were washed away by the master bath (below.) A renovation that's up-to-the moment without the obvious solutions so many other remodeled houses suffer from, like faux-Tuscan kitchens. More images of the house at the listing link.
Open on Sunday, Nov 18th from 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Photo Credit: Village Properties
1444 School House Road, Montecito, $3.260
This charmingly pink, board-and-batten compound comes with two perfect guest cottages. We'd move into this one (above) and lend the other to a friend who thinks they want to write a novel, but the rooms throughout the three structures are big, airy spaces and well-connected to the outdoors. Overall, we love the sleepy, low-key vibe and beautiful trees this property offers, although visually the solar panels are a little awkward (more images at the listing link.) Perfect for your extended family or entourage, the 5-bed, 5-bath complex could be described as a romantic ranch.
Open on Saturday and Sunday, November 17th from 2:30PM to 4:30PM and 18th 12:30PM to 2:30PM
Photo Credit: Sotheby's International Realty
4135 Lago Drive, Hope Ranch/Santa Barbara, $1.895M
If we had only one opportunity to visit an open house this weekend, this would be it– a classic 1940's wingspread ranch by Cliff May. The man responsible for fusing Anglo and Ranchero design elements into houses that hugged the ground, his designs would go on to become the California Ranch house. And while this house lacks the high-pitched central room that he would develop later, it has the beautiful timber-crafted and masonry details of his best work. And speaking of work, this 3-bed, 2-bath house house probably needs some. With a large lot and spectacular mountain views, we're hoping it's not a tear-down– yet another reason to have a look this weekend.
Open on Saturday and Sunday, November 17th from 1:00PM to 4:00PM
Photo Credit: Sotheby's International Realty
This renovated '40s Montecito ranch has managed to keep its inherent charm while getting a very LA-style makeover. There's lots of charming outdoor space like the porch (top) looking out onto the gardens, along with a very sleek kitchen, but in the end we were washed away by the master bath, below:
A renovation that's up-to-the moment without the obvious solutions so many other remodeled houses suffer from, like the dreaded faux-Tuscan kitchen. More images of the 4-bed, 3.5-bath house at the listing link.
Open on Sunday, Nov 18th from 2:00PM - 4:00PM
This charmingly pink, board-and-batten compound comes with two perfect guest cottages. We'd move into the one shown above and lend the other to a friend who wants to be the gardener, but the rooms throughout the three structures are big, airy spaces and well-connected to the outdoors. Overall, we love the sleepy, low-key vibe and beautiful trees this property offers, although visually the solar panels are a little awkward. More images at the listing link. Perfect for your extended family or entourage, the 5-bed, 5-bath complex could be described as a romantic ranch.
Open on Saturday and Sunday, November 17th from 2:30PM to 4:30PM and 18th 12:30PM to 2:30PM
If we had only one opportunity to visit an open house this weekend, this would be it– a classic 1940's wingspread ranch by Cliff May. The man responsible for fusing Anglo and Ranchero design elements into houses that hugged the ground, his designs would go on to become the California Ranch house. And while this house lacks the high-pitched central room that he would develop later, it has the beautiful timber-crafted and masonry details of his best work.
And speaking of work, this 3-bed, 2-bath house house probably needs some. With a large lot and spectacular mountain views, we're hoping it's not a tear-down– yet another reason to have a look this weekend.
Open on Saturday and Sunday, November 17th from 1:00PM to 4:00PM

 

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