Monthly Market Report | February 2018

Here’s a snapshot of the real estate market in South Santa Barbara County for the month of February 2018. Enjoy and check back soon for the March update.

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Monthly Market Report | Jan. 2018

I’m excited to roll out our new Monthly Market Report! Here’s a snapshot of the real estate market in South Santa Barbara County for the month of January 2018. Enjoy and check back soon for the February update.

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SOLD ~ Ocean View Mesa Elegance

SOLD ~ Ocean View Mesa Elegance

Sold ~ Off market the first weekend. Closed at $1,740,000

Shown by appointment only with agent to qualified Buyers.

This is the property you’ve been waiting for — a beautifully remodeled and expanded, Spanish-style home located in the sought-after Mesa neighborhood of Santa Barbara! Set far off the street and nestled behind a charming privacy wall, this 2,600+sq.ft. home was renovated and transformed in 2003 into a stunning Spanish-style residence with a new second-story addition that capitalizes on the brilliant ocean and island views and watercolor sunsets.

A friendly living room with vaulted beamed ceiling, Brazilian Walnut hardwood floors and cozy fireplace welcomes you as you enter. The living room leads to the heart of the home: a spacious and colorful chef’s kitchen complete with center island, dining area, and a sunny breakfast nook for morning coffee. Elegant French-doors open from the kitchen to an expansive brick patio and beautifully landscaped, private rear yard, perfectly suited for entertaining both large and small groups. Two bedrooms separated by a whimsical full bath, a tiled powder room, separate laundry, and a den that accesses the rear yard completes the main level of the home.

A graceful staircase with colorful Mexican tile and custom ironwork railing leads you to the second level of the residence. This space boasts a private master bedroom with vaulted beamed ceiling, large walk-in closet and a charming balcony that features views of the ocean as well as the rear yard. The sunny, south-facing master bathroom is punctuated by a stunning ocean & island view soaking tub, as well as a double-sink vanity with marble counter top. A second bedroom with access to a quaint west-facing balcony, and a second powder room, complete the space.

Situated on .3 acres in the Monroe Elementary attendance area, the Property is located close to Elings Park, Hendry’s Beach, Mesa Lane steps, and area shopping and restaurants.

SOLD ~ Los Colibris ~ The Hummingbirds

SOLD ~ Los Colibris ~ The Hummingbirds

SOLD  ~ With multiple offers. Closed $100,000 over ask price for $2,350,000.

Once home to the founder of the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, William Leon Dawson, Los Colibris is steeped in rich history. Located a short distance down “sunset” road from the Museum’s current site, a century-old rock wall marks the entrance to a remarkable treasure that played a role in Santa Barbara’s storied past.

Perfectly situated on an almost 1-acre flat lot, the endearing farmhouse christened Los Colibris (the Hummingbirds) by Dawson graces the Property, believed to be built in the late 1800s. The 4-bedroom/1.5 baths, 2-story home boasts large casement windows, a graceful staircase, a dining room fireplace, wood floors, crown molding and wainscoting – all the charm and craftsmanship one would expect from the era. According to several writings, Dawson added a granny flat to the west side of the farmhouse in 1912 that includes a kitchen, full bath, and separate entrance. Significant improvements have been made to the home in recent years to bring the systems up to modern standards.

Dawson also built two structures on the Property that became the Museum of Comparative Oology in 1916. While the contents of the Museum were moved down the street in 1923 into what is known today as the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, the original structures remain on the Property.

The main building, referred to as the “Museum”, is a stucco, Spanish-style structure with a tile roof, vaulted wood beamed ceiling, wood casement windows, living room fireplace, full kitchen and bath, and a loft bedroom. A second structure, referred to as the “Iron Nest”, is built of corrugated metal and includes casement windows, wood floor, a full kitchen and bath, and a small bedroom with access to an attached deck. Two additional structures are located on the Property: a charming converted garage that includes a kitchen, bathroom, and bedroom; and a converted shed that also includes a small kitchen and bathroom. The Property features lovely mountain views, privacy, and plenty of off-street parking under the ancient live oaks.

Situated in the County of Santa Barbara yet close to the Santa Barbara Mission, hiking and downtown shopping, Los Colibris offers the discerning Buyer a rare opportunity to acquire a special piece of Santa Barbara history in the sought-after Glendessary neighborhood of Mission Canyon.