A ridge-top location just minutes from town provides unbelievable panoramic ocean and mountain views for this 5BR / 5BA Spanish estate compound. With over 5300 SF of combined living space, the large main residence, Guest House, Artist’s Studio, and 2-bed Guest Apartment are set on over 6 acres of natural beauty, including a private well and hiking trail to a year-round creek with rope swing and picnic area.
A permeable driveway leads into a serene entry courtyard with a bubbling fountain and a zen rock garden feel. The home welcomes you in with expansive westward views straight through the living area out over the glass-railed balcony. A stately fireplace is central to the living room, while large walls of glass and wood-beamed cathedral ceilings ensure that the room is bright and no view is blocked. The kitchen feels as if it is cantilevered out over the hillside and has floor to ceiling windows and sliding doors to the patio to capture both the sunrise and sunset ocean views. The commercial grade custom kitchen is a chef’s delight with large granite counters topping stainless steel cabinets, which feature full-extension gliding drawer hardware and coordinate well with the Wolf 6-burner range and Miele dishwasher. The massive central island is the hub of activity, featuring a 2nd prep sink and built-in stainless steel bins for serving condiments or sides–perfect for hosting and entertaining.
The master suite features cathedral ceilings and its own expansive private patio, a perfect place for sunbathing while enjoying the panoramic views–including a seasonal waterfall. The master bathroom includes a claw-foot tub, a marble walk-in shower and an antique Tibetan mirror. Past the large walk-in closet is a short set of stairs to a “meditation balcony,” just large enough for one to enjoy the ocean view in solitude. The entry level guest bedroom features a rough-cut reclaimed wood floor and a beamed cathedral ceiling. The accompanying bathroom has a slate sink surround and a tumbled stone shower, as well as skylights, accentuating the natural feel. The lower level of the main residence is made up of an incredible entertainment/family room with unobstructed views, built-in media center and a kitchenette with a pass-through to the covered patio. Two bedrooms and two bathrooms complete this level.
The home sits on over 6 acres of land, a hiker’s paradise, landscaped to preserve its natural beauty and keep it low maintenance and drought tolerant. A hiking path (large enough for a car) leads to the seasonal creek at the bottom of the property, where you can enjoy your own private picnic area complete with a swimming hole and rope swing.
The home was completed in 1992, built by a local craftsman as his private residence, so construction is first-class, including a foundation, extra thick sheared walls throughout, and finished with a “forever roof,” with double layers of tar paper, asphalt and classic Spanish tiles that are cemented, wired and nailed on for long term durability. The home’s water is provided by a private well that is 660 feet deep–filtered and stored in four 1,000 gallon tanks.
With four additional living spaces, this estate is a unique opportunity for those buyers wanting a family compound or additional rental income. The Nanny’s Quarters, 2-bedroom Guest Apartment, Artist’s Studio and Guest House all offer their own private kitchens and baths, and have been thoughtfully designed to offer their own exclusive outdoor areas and capture unobstructed views.
The location feels rural and serene, but still provides quick and easy access to Santa Barbara. The freeway is less than 4 miles away and the shopping and dining on State street just over 5 miles away. Numerous amenities in both Santa Barbara and Goleta can be accessed in less than 10 minutes, and wine tasting and valley amenities are just a short drive over the 154. This location is also in the award winning Mountain View Elementary district.
This is truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own the kind of estate compound that could become part of your family’s legacy for generations!
This stylish and expansive 4 BR / 4.5 BA home offers a versatile layout with luxury appointments and stunning city and sunset views. Located just minutes from Downtown Santa Barbara, the 3300 sqft home is set back from the street, providing an extremely quiet and tranquil location. Priced at nearly $175 LESS than the average price/sqft in Mission Canyon Heights, this home is an INCREDIBLE value!
From the moment you enter, you know that this home is constructed with superb attention to detail and an artistic eye. Travertine tile covers the floor throughout much of the home, including the kitchen and all five bathrooms. The cabinetry throughout the home is all matching teak, with quality hardware, including the kitchen cabinets, the bathroom vanities and the built-in wardrobes in the guest bedrooms. Most rooms have substantial view windows to let in natural light and the exceptional vistas. From the entry foyer you can look out over the living room, the central focus of the house, taking in the fireplace with travertine mantel and the wall of glass through which to enjoy the incredible city and sunset views. Sliding doors lead out to a generous patio, which can be set for al fresco dining, or sipping wine while enjoying the scenery.
The large gourmet kitchen is a chef’s dream with an abundance of cabinets (to rival any home in SB!) and plenty of workspace on the expansive granite counters. Stainless steel appliances combine with a breakfast bar and wet bar with display hutch and prep sink to complete the gourmet kitchen. The kitchen cabinets extend across the entire back wall of the house, functioning as a spectacular built-in pantry.
The master bedroom is positioned to display sunsets while you recline in bed. The expansive en suite bathroom features a soaking tub and a large walk-in shower, as well as dual sinks set in a large vanity with plenty of storage. His and Hers walk-in closets eliminate the need to battle over closet space, and both offer custom organizers.
On the lower level are two identical spacious bedroom suites, each with a walk-in closet, built-in wardrobe and a full bath with tub/shower combo. The two are separated by an area perfect for a sitting room and with access to a covered patio presenting the same incredible city and sunset views as the upper balcony. Alternatively, for dual living, a new buyer could explore converting the entire lower level into a guest apartment with access from Glen Albyn below for a completely separate living space.
The home’s central staircase was thoughtfully designed to leave room to add an elevator.. The curved copper roof is a gorgeous architectural feature, accentuating the clean modern lines of the home and adds extra protection from fire, along with the fire sprinklers integrated throughout the home. The yard is landscaped with low maintenance, drought tolerant plants to blend into the surrounding natural beauty. The finished 2-car garage has high ceilings and extra space for storage or a workbench. There is additional storage under the home accessed through the utility room and yet more outdoor storage under the driveway that is both out of sight and out of the elements—perfect for tools or outdoor toys like surfboards and bikes.
This home is being sold for nearly $175 LESS than the average price/sqft in Mission Canyon Heights. This is a rare, quality built modern home at an unbeatable price!
Talk about White Picket Fence! This 3 Bedroom/2 Bath offers coved ceilings in the Living Room, wood floors throughout, separate Dining Room, Master Bath off Back Bedroom, and separate Laundry Room off Kitchen. Enjoy the wood deck from both Master and Back Bedroom. Fenced back yard with Fruit Trees and front yard Rose Garden. Some updating done, leaving the Cottage Charm for your personal touches!
Located in the gated and desirable Eucalyptus Grove community, this remodeled 2 BR / 2 BA condo offers the largest floor plan in the development with two spacious master suites, perfect for dual living. Nestled in the trees, this unit has one of the best and quietest locations in the complex, offering scenic views, 2 private patios, and is just a short distance from the pool and workout room.
This great unit has been tastefully remodeled including tile floors in the main living spaces and laminate floors in the bedrooms, updated lighting and a newer furnace and water heater. The kitchen offers washed oak cabinets, a built-in wine rack, newer SS fridge, and a breakfast bar facing into the living room. A gas fireplace is the focal point of the living room, with a custom built-in media center next to it. Sliding glass doors lead out to a covered patio and let in plenty of light in the morning and a cool breeze in the afternoon.
The first master suite is on the entry level, has an abundance of storage space and features newer paint, custom wood blinds and fresh white wainscoting. Downstairs is the second master suite, with two large closets and a double-wide bathroom vanity. Sliding glass doors lead to the home’s 2nd private patio looking out over the eucalyptus grove, for a peaceful setting. This patio and is a convenient place to store bicycles, paddle boards, etc. and its closet houses a side-by-side washer/dryer.
This pet-friendly community is one of the most popular Goleta condo complexes and is known for its beautiful setting and resort-style amenities, including a pool, spa and workout room. The complex is in an excellent location just a short distance from Camino Real Shopping Center and directly across from the Monarch Butterfly preserve, providing great hiking and biking opportunities as well as beach access. This is a unique opportunity to buy one of the prime units in this gated community at an incredible price!
This 4 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom home at 1150 Bel Air Drive has just undergone an extensive remodel, with numerous upgrades to its systems and aesthetics providing a combination of luxury touches and low-maintenance living. The home is listed with Daniel Zia for $1,495,000. You can call Daniel for more information at 805.637.7148.
A private lane leads from Bel Air Drive to a small enclave of homes nestled among mature oak trees. This spectacular home has been taken down to the studs and extensively rebuilt, enlarging the home and adding 350 square feet of decking to fully enjoy the stunning views. All the main living areas, including the master suite are on the entry level—leaving the downstairs for guests and extra entertaining space. The exterior was redesigned to present a charming facade reminiscent of the French countryside, including antiqued wooden shutters, new carriage-style garage door, carriage-house lighting and cupola, a vine-covered trellis and a Dutch style front entry door.
As you step inside, your eyes are captivated by both the sweeping panoramic views and the architectural details and fine quality finishes. Gray washed wide plank eucalyptus wood floors have been installed throughout the home, creating continuity between the living spaces. The new Andersen windows and sliding doors have been custom stained to match the gray washed floors and are metal-clad on the exterior for long-term durability and low maintenance. Coved ceilings, bullnosed corners, and rich baseboard molding are small details that add to the rich character. The living area features a fireplace with rustic wood mantel and a custom wrought-iron railing surrounds the staircase to the lower level. A brand new gourmet chef’s kitchen provides all the necessary appointments for outstanding meals and entertaining. Granite counters and a subway tile backsplash compliment the custom maple cabinetry, complete with soft-close hardware on all drawers and cabinets and pullout shelves on many lower cabinets for maximum storage space. Appliances include a Viking 5-burner stove, Viking french door refrigerator and dishwasher, and a Sharp microwave drawer. The luxury master suite offers the best views in the house, a custom sliding barn door for secondary access, access to the view deck, and a large walk-in closet. The master bathroom has been artfully designed so one can enjoy the ocean views while using the custom dual vanity or the large walk-in shower. The large downstairs family room offers stunning mountain and city views and makes for a great media room or second entertaining area with easy access to the lower patios. Two more bedrooms, the laundry area, a guest bathroom, and a wonderful office or 4th bedroom with lots of light and great views complete the downstairs level.
Along with the aesthetic upgrades, this home also features many upgrades to its systems. Two new furnaces have been installed for a dual-zone heating system (one for each level). A tankless water heater and all new plumbing system were also installed along with a rebuilt 1,200 gallon septic tank. The electrical system was completely replaced, including a new 200-amp panel, new wiring, and recessed lighting. Along with the new windows, additional insulation was installed, and a rain-water collection system was tied into the gutters to make this both an energy and utility efficient home.
This fine estate offers the rare combination of fine architectural design, incredible views, and a proximity to downtown without the hustle and bustle, limited parking, and other constraints found in comparable view properties in other Santa Barbara locations.
Daniel Zia has just brought to market this delightful 3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom home. It sits on a coveted circle in the Lower Riviera neighborhood, populated with classic D’Alfonso homes with large picture windows and red-tile roofs. The home consists of over 1,200 SF, with beautiful hardwood floors throughout, an attached 2-car garage, a large, multi-level deck in the private backyard and a surplus of storage under the home. Call Daniel today (805.637.7148) to make an appointment to view the home, or if you have any questions.
Built in 1948 by famed local builder Alex D’Alfonso, on the street named after his daughter, this home sits in a unique enclave of homes with a distinct form, which has become the trademark of “the American Riviera.” The white-washed stucco, green wood window frames and red tile roof are all hallmarks of the style. D’Alfonso’s other buildings, which include the St. Francis Medical Convent and several other local landmarks, are credited with helping influence city leaders to make this the desired style of the town.
The interior of the home has been well preserved and upgraded over the years with oak hardwood floors throughout much of the home, white plaster walls, arched doorways, and wood casement windows. The kitchen has been updated with newer cabinets and appliances (including a Bosch dishwasher), granite counters and a custom tile backsplash. The private backyard is fully fenced and features mature hedges adding to the intimate feel. A large, multi-level deck provides ample space for al-fresco dining and sunbathing, with both shaded and un-shaded areas. Drought-tolerant landscaping finishes off the authentic Santa Barbara feel of the yard, which also provides pleasant views of the Riviera.
Many of the home’s systems have been updated, including copper plumbing, a newer furnace with built-in air purification, a reverse-osmosis water filtration system and newer water heater. The garage and storage areas under the home add almost 950 SF of unfinished basement area to the home.
With an exemplary mix of old-world style and modern amenities, this is a rare opportunity to purchase the quintessential Santa Barbara abode for an exceptional value!