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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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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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4th of July in Santa Barbara

4th July fireworksHappy birthday, America!  With July fast approaching, it is time once again for one of Santa Barbara’s most beloved and anticipated celebrations – Santa Barbara Symphony’s  free 4th of July concert followed by fireworks at the beach.  ­This year celebrates the 22nd annual July 4th concert at the Santa Barbara County Courthouse Sunken Gardens.  The Santa Barbara Symphony and the Santa Barbara Choral Society will perform a variety of patriotic favorites, light classics and a touch of jazz, including “The Star Spangled Banner,” “Strike Up the Band,” an excerpt from Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9, “Victor’s Tale” from the movie, The Terminal, “Riding Home” and others. The concert will also feature the world premiere of “Santa Barbara Song” by Peter Clark. The concert is scheduled to start at 5pm and it is free to the public.  The entire community is encouraged to attend this patriotic event and to bring picnic dinners and lawn chairs. A spectacular fireworks display over Santa Barbara Harbor will round out the day’s festivities.  The fireworks display is scheduled to start at 9pm, but there will be activities throughout the day at West Beach for the entire family.  Be sure to get there early for optimal viewing or better yet, enjoy a sunset dinner on Stearns Wharf and stay for the fireworks.

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Montecito Beach Home For Sale, 1821 Fernald Point

Beach House Newly Offered For Sale

Beach House Newly Offered For Sale

Located in the heart of Montecito, on the sandy beach near the famed Santa Barbara Biltmore hotel and the Miramar Hotel, down a private gated lane is a home so special that when it is sold you will wish you could have bought it.

Rarely does a does a Montecito beachfront property have three stories and rarely is a home in Montecito on the sand and even more rarely do you find a 3,200+-square foot home on 100+-  foot ocean front property that is under 5 million dollars in a quiet cove.  At this incredible price you could live in it the way it is, remodel it as a weekend vacation home or tear it down and make it into a architectural masterpiece. They will not be making any more beach front in Montecito. The laws of supply and demand weigh heavily to real estate in Santa Barbara, its all about Location, Location, Location.

I invite you to call me to make a special appointment to see this one of a kind Montecito Beach Home. Please contact me at (805) 705-8877 , I would enjoy the opportunity to meet with you.

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