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Montecito Estate

Montecito Estate — Listed for $15,750,000.

Seldom in a Realtor’s career does the opportunity arise to represent such an incredibly well built, hand crafted masterpiece as the home I recently sold on 550 Freehaven Drive.  Truly an honor and a pleasure to represent the buyers of this spectacular estate in Montecito.

In  September, I entered into my 28th year as a Realtor in Montecito. Having the privilege of marketing properties for my clients gives me great reward. I hope that I have the opportunity to help make your buying or selling experience an exceptional one.

Please call upon me for all your Real Estate needs.

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4th of July in Santa Barbara

4th of July at Santa Barbara

4th of July at Santa Barbara

It’s time once again for Santa Barbara to don its red, white and blue colors and celebrate Independence Day in style.  This year’s festivities promise to be a good time for young and old alike, and include a pancake breakfast, Spirit of 76 parade, arts and crafts show along Cabrillo Boulevard, Fourth of July concert at the Santa Barbara County Courthouse Sunken Gardens and a spectacular fireworks display that will launch off West Beach.

Start the day with a hearty breakfast at the Montecito Firemen’s Association pancake breakfast. Pancakes, eggs, sausage, juice, coffee, and milk will be served by your local firefighters from 7:30 am to 10:30 am at the Fire District Headquarters located at 595 San Ysidro Road in Montecito. Tickets are $8 each and can be purchased at the door.  Proceeds will benefit the Montecito Firefighter’s Benevolent Fund.

Next up is the Fourth of July parade which is scheduled to begin at 1:00 p.m. at Micheltorena Street and will proceed down State Street to Old Town Santa Barbara, concluding at Cota Street. If you don’t wish to secure a spot to watch the parade ahead of time along the route and hate fighting crowds, the organizers offer reserved seating. (link: http://spiritof76sb.org/donations.php)

A free concert will take place at the Sunken Garden of the historic and picturesque Santa Barbara Courthouse.  Admission is free and the music is set to start at 4:30pm.  Bring a blanket and a picnic basket and enjoy a musical salute to American patriotism by the West Coast Symphony Orchestra.

After the concert, be sure to head down to West Beach for the fireworks display. Plan to get there early and enjoy the musical entertainment on the beach while securing the best “seat in the sand” from which to watch the fireworks.  The fireworks display is scheduled to start at 9pm and West Beach will be open for free public viewing.

And don’t miss the best parade of all, the post-firework walk up State Street. If you watched the fireworks on the beach, you’ll likely be walking back up State Street afterward to get to the remote place you had to park your car. Walking under the Highway 101 underpass in a huge crowd of people is quite a memorable experience in itself. 4th July fireworks

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Montecito home Just SOLD!

boundary ArialJust sold, another great home estate site in Montecito. Located at 1920 Boundary Drive in Birnam Wood. Closing price $1,950,000

Possibly the best one acre lot in the gated Birnam Wood Country Club, complete with a vintage pool and pool house.  Once the pool house for the famed Bechtel Estate the home was split off during the creation of Birnam Wood Country Club.  Ideally situated off the golf course this understated home could be used as an eventual estate site or could be a great candidate for a remodel/addition.

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New Home For Sale In Santa Barbara

Great new listing, just came on the market.  This very clean 2 bedroom 2 bathroom offers

large square footage vaulted ceilings and is ready to move into with new carpet, paint and

fixtures.  Great opportunity to move into the Mountain View School District at an affordable

price.  The complex offers pool, tennis  playground and more. Don’t miss out on this great

value.  Well priced homes don’t last long in this market.

New listing, great value!

New listing, great value!

Property address is 5317 Traci Drive Santa Barbara near Goleta.  Open house this Friday from 10:00-1:00 and Sunday 2:00-4:00.  Hope to see you then!

 

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Santa Barbara new home for sale on the Mesa

Great Ocean, Island and Mountain views are seen from the top of the Mesa, Santa Barbara location.

New Santa Barbara Home For Sale

New Santa Barbara Home For Sale

This light bright home offers an Ocean view from every bedroom. Enjoy the sunrise over the Santa Ynez Mountains on the east side of the home in the morning and beautiful sun sets over the deep blue Pacific ocean from the west side of the home in the evening.  Remodeled kitchen and bathrooms and nearly 3000 square foot of home make this a best buy.  If you question the value of this great property, try searching 2510 Calle Galicia, Santa Barbara on Zillow.com and see for yourself.  The neighborhood is one of a very few locations that offer all underground utilities and a huge park less than a block away. Central quiet location near the beach and just a short drive to downtown.  Great house, great neighborhood and a great buy!

Please come by this Thursday from 10:00-1:00 or this Sunday from 1:00 to 4:00 and see this special home.

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Santa Barbara Weather

Santa Barbara HarborToday’s weather forecast for Santa Barbara is another beautiful day in paradise. Tomorrow’s forecast is calling for yet another perfect day in Santa Barbara.

Is it really fair to the rest of the country suffering from sub-zero temperatures that we should be wearing shorts on the beach  in January?  Well, this is why we have all migrated to the Santa Barbara area – to spend our golden years in the warm California sun.  If you ever wonder what drives the price of homes, you better believe our weather is one of the main driving forces.

If you are new to the area or planning a vacation to southern California, take a look at this graph for the best months to visit for weather.

Some other Santa Barbara weather facts are:

– On average the warmest month to visit is August.

– On average the coolest month is December.

– The highest recorded temperature was 109 degrees in 1985.

– The lowest recorded temperature was 20 degrees in 1990.

– February is on average the wettest month.

Be sure to call your “out of state” friends and family and let them know that you are strolling on the beach under sunny skies and 82 degree temps.  There is no better reminder of why you call one of the best cities in the world in which to live home.

 

 

 

 

 

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New Santa Barbara Mesa Home For Sale, Open house this Sunday Nov. 10th

2510 Calle Galicia evening sunset editedI am very excited to invite everyone to an open house at my new listing at 2510 Calle Galicia on the Mesa this Sunday and next Sunday, from 1:00 to 4:00.

2510 calle galicia patio ocean editedLocated at the top of a quiet street in the desirable Westwood Hills neighborhood, this spacious ocean, island and mountain view home is a fantastic value. The home offers a large ocean view master bedroom downstairs, as well a second ocean view master bedroom upstairs.  In total, the house is a 5 bedroom 4 bath home which boasts a beautifully remodeled kitchen with granite counter tops and 3 tastefully remodeled bathrooms. As an added bonus, the home is just a short distance from the neighborhood entrance to Elings Park (for those of you new to the area, Elings Park is an off leash, pet friendly park that offers miles of biking/walking trails, soccer fields, playgrounds, baseball, BMX track, paragliding, tennis courts and is located across the street from Hendrys Beach).  Another benefit of living in the neighborhood is all utilities are buried underground allowing for unobstructed ocean and island views.

2510 Calle Galicia Front of house editedPlease let your friends know about this wonderful new listing and stop by this Sunday to say hello so I can personally show you the house.

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Santa Barbara Mesa Home is a “Best Buy”

Mesa Homes For Sale

Mesa Homes For Sale

Don’t miss this incredible “best buy” on Santa Barbara’s most sought after Mesa neighborhood. Newly listed for sale in July, this beautifully remodeled view home offers 5 bedrooms 3 bathrooms, spacious lot, incredible pool, views of the city/mountains/Santa Barbara Mission, all underground utilities and is just a few houses away from Ellings Park. Now reduced down below market value to $1,395,000 this property is a bargain.

Open today from 1:00-4:00. Please come visit and see for yourself why this home is one of Santa Barbara’s best real estate values.

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New listing on the top of the Mesa neighborhood of Santa Barbara

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Beautifully remodeled executive home at the top of the desirable Santa Barbara Mesa.

Located in the prestigious Westwood Hills neighborhood at 2434 Calle Montilla, this two story home offers 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. The first floor contains a guest suite as well as a gourmet kitchen and living areas, while the second story holds the additional bedrooms, office and an incredible master suite with spacious deck overlooking the city of Santa Barbara and the picturesque Santa Ynez mountain range. One block away from Ellings Park and a neighborhood gate leading to miles of hiking, biking, paragliding and dog friendly trails to Hendry’s Beach.

This unique home offers one of the best pool/entertainment areas with spectacular views in Santa Barbara. Complete with custom built w ater slide, 2 gas fire pits, spacious spa and an automatic locking pool cover to keep your loved ones safe and the water warm, the newly constructed pool area is guaranteed to bring out the kid in all of us.

Only one thing is missing from this home that nearly ever neighborhood in Santa Barbara has, but this missing feature actually adds value to the property.  The entire neighborhood has underground utilities assuring that no telephone poles or wires will get in the way of some of the best views in Santa Barbara.

Open this Sunday for the first time from 1:00-4:00 this home is priced to sell at $1,475,000. Please call me if you need directions or have any questions.

Ryan Strehlow-(805) 705-8877

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Santa Barbara Dog Friendly off Leash Parks

Elings Park is one of the best off leash dog parks in Santa Barbara
Max stops for a photo overlooking the ocean and incredible sunsets at elings park off Cliff Drive on the Mesa

One of Santa Barbara’s Best off leash dog parks covers nearly 200 acres and is located off Los Positas Road and Cliff Drive.  This park is a privatly funded park and requires a dog permit for use.  The yearly or daily permits are available at the Elings Park office off Las Positas Road.  If you would like more information, Elings Park’s phone number is (805) 569-5611.  The ocean and island views are wonderful and there is ample room for the dogs to run and play in the untouched natural topography.  Elings Park is known also one of the best places to take Paraglideing lessons in California. They also offer over 6 miles of bike trails, soccer fields, baseball diamonds, a RC race track, an ampatheator,  a BMX track and a great venue for a wedding or birthday party.  The Park opens at 7:00 and closes at sundown.

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