THE PAGODA HOUSE - Sold at $1,250,000!
Santa Barbara, CA - Lower Riviera
This historical turn of the century craftsmen folly had unfortunately been neglected for quite a while, fortunately it hadn't been abused much and retained much of it original charm.
A lot of tender loving care is turning this grand old lady into a formidable showplace. As you can see the house is all about drama. Not only is the home spectacular, the surrounding gardens are breathtaking, filled with mature specimen plants, rare flowers and trees. Wall and ceilings and we believe framing are all in high quality redwood, it's a bit like being in a ship. The ceilings soar high creating a huge volume of space, yet the color of the wood helps gives the home a great warmth.
The grand entry stairway begins the drama of the house and leads off from the low ceilinged foyer and opens in the the stunning spacious foyer which is the axle upon which the floorplan is built. Every outdoor deck, balcony, and terrace offers smashing views of the ocean, Santa Barbara harbor, mountains, the Riviera or the amazing gardens.
After much negotiating my client and I closed on the property at $1,250,000. The house sits on over a half acre in the lower Riviera neighborhood of Santa Barbara. The home is approx 6000+/- Sq Ft, 5 bd/2ba, with a 900+/- sq ft master suite. An artist studio and 1bd rental unit complete the package. This fine Dutch Craftsmen in the Anglo-Japanese style is the epitome of a great craftsmen folly. I am sure that every dollar my client puts into this magnificent home for renovation and restoration she will get back, and I am sure, quite a bit more.
BIG ROCK RANCH - Sold at $1,700,000!
Painted Cave, CA 93105
Just an example of the jaw-dropping views. Views from every corner of the property!
View from near San Marcos Pass, one obvious reason why they call it "Big Rock" are the enormous multi ton sandstone boulders throughout the property. Endless views from the pool and numerous outdoor decks.
VIEWS! VIEWS! VIEWS! This 53 acre estate property, on the edge of Painted Cave, with large home, guest house and additional guest accommodations, barn, out buildings, pool and the most astonishing views, was purchased by two great guys. The main house is on the front ridge on the way up to Painted Cave, it offers jaw-dropping panoramic views and one of the upper mesas has a 360 degree view from mountain to coast and back. On a clear day you can see ALL of the Santa Barbara Channel Islands. We closed at $1,700,000 and worked with a great selling agent - Rich Box. The buyers have plans for updating the main house which was feeling a little tired and dated. I have seen their other properties and this should turn into a stunning home perched high above Santa Barbara.