Quality Design, Craftsmanship & Value

Quality Design, Craftsmanship & Value

Steeped in history and beautifully updated, this turn-of-the-century Craftsman boasting classic architectural details has stood sentry over the entrance to Mission Canyon for almost 100 years. Originally owned by Rev. George Francis Weld and home to the historic “Riven Rock” road marker, the residence has retained its original charm while being carefully renovated by the current owners to provide modern conveniences and amenities, as well as a bright, open and flexible design that provides great flow throughout the house and into the outdoor areas.

Enjoy beautifully crafted stonework as you approach the home and enter the light-filled foyer. The entry foyer opens into a cozy sitting area by a striking two-sided fireplace that serves as the focal point of both the dining area and the spacious living/family room. These rooms are filled with warmth and character, and are highlighted by rich walnut flooring and bi-folding French doors that open to a stone patio with soothing water feature and a magical rear yard hugged by a stone wall. The flow is perfect for entertaining large groups, or the space can easily be made warm and cozy for more intimate gatherings.

A chef’s kitchen sits adjacent to the living/family room providing convenient access for both indoor and outdoor dining. A six-burner Viking stove is highlighted by a well-designed tile backsplash, while custom alder cabinetry holds other Viking Professional-series appliances. Warm soapstone countertops and a Shaw’s Original farmhouse sink finish the look. The lower level of the home is completed by two charming bedrooms that share a jack-n’-jill marble bathroom with tub, a striking powder room with antique vanity, and a third bedroom and full bath that enjoy a private entrance off the kitchen.

The second level of the home is dedicated completely to master living. The cozy master suite is a private sanctuary that enjoys a center fireplace flanked by French doors opening to a south view balcony. The room is completed by a walk-in closet and a soothing travertine master bath. A private sitting room and library is tucked away from the bedroom and is the perfect spot to curl up with a good book or enjoy a cool beverage from the adjoining wet bar while gazing through French doors at the view below.

Situated on just over 1/2 acre and ideally located close to the Tennis Club of Santa Barbara, the Museum of Natural History, the Botanic Garden and the historic Old Mission, the offering includes a charming sandstone outbuilding (think wine grotto!), a horse corral and plenty of space to create your dream environment and steward this magical property into the next century.