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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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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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Santa Barbara Zoo Welcomes Newborn Baby Giraffe

Newborn Baby

Newborn Baby

Santa Barbara zoo welcomes baby giraffe

 
On April 18 at 3:52, after a mere 12.5 months of pregnancy, two hours of labor, mother giraffe Audrey welcomed her newborn son “Dane” into the world. Weighing in at 156 pounds and standing 6′ 3″, Baby Dane is expected to double his height and weight in the next year. If you would like to see the baby giraffe at the Santa Barbara Zoo he is now on display in a nursery pen within the main exhibit. 
 
If you have the opportunity to visit the zoo in the next week you may be lucky enough to personally witness the birth of another Giraffe. Mother Betty Lou is also pregnant and overdue to give birth.
 
During pregnancy a female Giraffe will only gain about 100 pounds. This is natures way of protecting the pregnant mother from drawing attention or vulnerability to predators.
 
The Santa Barbara zoo hours of operation are 10:00 to 5:00 daily. Please check the Santa Barbara zoo’s website; sbzoo.org for special holiday hours. The zoo is located near East Beach near the bird refuge at 500 Ninos Drive.
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New listing In The Santa Barbara Foothills

Great Views and Decks

Mountain View From Home

If you are looking for a great valued home in Santa Barbara under a million dollars then please don’t miss this great new listing price at only $949,000. Located in the Mission Canyon Foothills at 2822 Ben Lomond this spacious house offers expansive views of the mountains and is loaded with charm. The 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom home is light, bright and offers a great central floor plan, great entertaining decks with exceptional mountain views an attached two car garage. As an added feature the home also offers the possibility of dual family living. A great neighborhood to go walking, hikeing or biking and even a better, it’s simply a great place to call home.

Best Neighborhood

Great private location

With the Santa Barbara Real Estate home values, increasing this newly listed property is considered a best buy. Located in the highly sought after Roosevelt School District, Santa Barbara Jr High and Santa Barbara Sr High it could be perfect for families or couples alike.

 

 

If you are searching for the perfect home and a great Realtor please stop by my first open house tomorrow, Saturday March 2, from 1:00 to 4:00. I would enjoy the opportunity to meet you.

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Summer Solstice Parade in Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Summer Time Fun!

Santa Barbara Summer Solstice Parade 2012

It’s that time of year again!  Time to celebrate the longest day of the year at Santa Barbara’s annual Summer Solstice Parade!  On Saturday, June 23rd Santa Barbara will once again host the largest single-day event in the county, attracting crowds of 100,000 or more.

This year’s parade has “Fantasy” as its theme and will feature Fantasy-inspired extravagant floats, whimsical costumes and creatively choreographed dancing ensembles.

Santa Barbara’s Summer Solstice Celebration has been deemed a combination of New Orleans’ Mardi Gras, Rio’s Carnival, with a touch of Pasadena’s Doo Dah Parade thrown in for good measure.  The unique people powered parade commences at noon on the Saturday closest to the longest day of the year.  The nearly two hour long parade starts at Cota Street and winds its way up State Street, finishing at Alameda Park shortly after 1pm – with the fun just beginning!  Bands are scheduled to play throughout the day into the evening hours, and again on Sunday.

If you are new to the area, this is one Santa Barbara celebration that you will not want to miss. The Solstice parade is second only to the Santa Barbara Fiesta parade in size and will be a memorable part of your visit to the area.

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Memorial Day I Madonnari Festival At The Santa Barbara Mission

The "Mona Lisa" of Santa Barbara!Dont’ miss this weekend’s        I MADONNARI Festival at the Old Santa Barbara Mission.  The 2012 Schedule of events begins on May 26 and lasts the entire three days of Memorial Day weekend. This year will mark the 26th anniversary of the local celebration which has it historic roots in our sister festival in Grazie de Curtatone, Italy.

Sponsor’s pay up to $650 to have local and international artists of all ages and abilities create beautiful artwork on the street at the base of the stairs of the Old Santa Barbara Mission.  The Money raised from the sponsor sales and food stands benefits the Children’s Creative Project which in turn serves 50,000 children in more than 100 local schools.

Admission is FREE and the event runs from 10:00-6:00. If you are visiting Santa Barbara and have never seen this before, you will not believe just how incredible chalk paintings can look on bare asphalt. The Historic Santa Barbara Old Mission is located a short distance from downtown on the corner of Laguna and Los Olivos Streets.  The best time to see the completed artwork is Sunday into Monday.

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Santa Barbara Real Estate

Santa Barbara home for sale in Mission Canyon

850 Mission Canyon Road. Now at a great price of only $1,075,000 for a 3 bedroom 2.5 bathroom home on approximately 1/2 acre of park like setting.  Set amidst the oaks and boulders near Rocky Nook Park and The Old Santa Barbara Mission this nearly 2,000 sq. ft.  well maintained home offers an updated roof, furnace, 50 gallon water heater, electrical service, quality Pella windows and doors and new insulation.  To set up a private showing of this great property or any other Mission Canyon homes call me at (805) 705-8877.

 

 

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