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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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New Mesa listing at 1266 San Miguel, Santa Barbara

Don’t Miss this exquisite home! Looking over roof 1266 san miguel

Open House this Saturday and Sunday from 1:00-4:00

Priced to sell at: $1,700,000

This impeccably remodeled home has been meticulously maintained and cared for. Original home was taken down to just a few walls and completely rebuilt around 2008. Located in the highly sought after Washington school district in Marine Terrace neighborhood and just a short distance to Shoreline Park, Leadbetter Beach, surfing, bike paths, jogging paths, restaurants, shopping the home is ideally situated to take advantage of sweeping ocean views over the neighborhood. The well thought out floorplan and high ceilings allow light to stream into all Three bedrooms and three baths. Designed to perfection with an upstairs and also a downstairs master suite, an office/bedroom and a second story front ocean view deck as well as a back side private sunning deck. The downstairs beDSC_0626DSC_0796_edited-1droom suite offers a spacious private bathroom with French doors leading to the back yard, spa and hillside view veranda.

Live near the beach and enjoy all Santa Barbara has to offer! Why look any further when you can buy this beautiful home today.

See more photos and video at:https://youtu.be/9ORNTcMlWvU

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Big Bear Lake Luxury Cabin For Vacation Rental

Ever Think about traveling up to Big Bear lake to go skiing at Snow Summit or Bear Mountain. You may want to check out this great 5 star cabin for rent. Decorated in mountain decor with log bedroom sets, cathedral ceilings, snowshoe and antler light fixtures and a well appointed gourmet kitchen. Centrally located near the slopes and downtown this cabin offers three bedrooms, three bathrooms, new spa, game room, air hockey, pool Big Bear rental cabintable, Foosball table, pinball machine, table top arcade game offering 50 different games as well as the seasonal outdoor sports as volleyball, badminton, and horse shoes.
Check out this link on VRBO.com http://www.vrbo.com/316526
Enjoy the short trip up to the mountains instead of the 6-8 hour drive to Northern California ski resorts. Big Bear Mountain was recently sold to the same company as runs Mammoth Mountain and is rumored to accept season passesBig Bear 2013 Kitchen from either mountain.

Big Bear 2013 Master Bedroom

 

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2014 Summer Solstice Parade in Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Summer Solstice Parade

Santa Barbara Summer Solstice Parade

The Solstice Parade had it beginning in Santa Barbara in 1974 and has evolved into a parade of more than 1,000 parade participants, consisting of human powered floats, strange costumes and choreographed dance groups. Over the years it has developed into the second largest parade in Santa Barbara drawing crowds of over 80,000.
With the beautiful weather Santa Barbara has been having it seems like it’s been summer for two months already!

The official time of Summer Solstice is 4:30 Saturday morning.  But more importantly, the official time of the parade in Santa Barbara is at 12:00 Saturday.  The parade route starts at Cota and runs up State Street to Micheltorena.  Parade enthusists can follow the parade to Alameda Park where a full weekend of festivities will follow.

The Schedule of Solstice events are as follows:
Festival Main Stage – Alameda Park – Schedule for Friday June 20th, 2014

4:00 Art Cisneros, Chumash Elder, (Invocation)
4:15 Iridescence: A MermaidTribe (Presents “Mer Theatre”
5:00 Milo Destanovski & Friends (Macedonian Folk)
5:50 SB Dance Arts (Hip Hop Performance Group)
6:00 TINA SCHLIESKE AND THE GRACELAND EXILES W/ SISTER LAURA (Americana Rock n’ Roll)
6:45 RemJ (Michael Jackson Impersonator)
7:30 Raw Silk w/ Leslie Lembo (SB favorite band reunited for Solstice 2014!) (soul/funk/jazz)

 


Festival Main Stage Schedule for Saturday June 21st, 2014

 

12:00 Ulysses S Jasz (New Orleans Dixieland Jazz)
1:00 The Kinds (Rock/Folk Alternative)
2:00 Cornerstone (Reggae)
3:00 David Courtenay and the Castawaves (West Coast Roots/rock/ reggae)
4:00 Area 51 (soul/funk)
5:15 Camille Umoff Band (Pop/Rock)
6:00 Grooveshine ( Funk Reggae Groove)
7:00 Tommy and The High Pilots (Alt. Rock Pop)
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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 UCSB Shooting in Isla Vista

When I turned on the news this morning, I never expected to hear about a mass shooting in Isla Vista. It saddened me to hear of such a violent end to so many innocent lives. When parents send their sons or daughters to one of the top schools in California, they should never expect that harm could come to them in their pursuit of a higher education. Over the lifetime of a student, they may only remember 10% of what they are taught in school. Unfortuantely, students will remember 100% of a tragic experience such as this. Let us hope that the lesson learned here is there are bad people in all walks of life and we must trust our internal instincts with whom we associate with.  As I listened to his prerecorded video, I was slightly encouraged by only one thing – that the girls of Isla Vista were smart enough to distance themselves from this very sick person.

For the best Santa Barbara coverage on the latest developments on the shootings, or to see Elliot Rodger’s prerecorded “retribution video”, go to Noozhawk online newspUCSB-from-airaper. noozhawk.com

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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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Lights, Camera, Action! 2014 Santa Barbara International Film Festival

Known to the rest of the world as the American Riviera, Santa Barbara’s south facing beaches and north facing mountains are the perfect backdrop to what is becoming one of the best film festivals in North America.

The 29th Santa Barbara International film festival opens on January 30th and runs 11 days  featuring premier independent films from some 60 countries around the world.  This year the lineup of celebrities include; Cate Blanchett, Robert Redford, Emma Thompson, Jared Leto, Daniel Brühl, Michael B. Jordan, June Squibb, Oscar Isaac, Oprah Winfrey, Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio.

For information on where to purchase tickets for the Santa Barbara Film Festival click here: http://shop.sbiff.org/SearchResults.asp?Cat=1814 .  For the most current 2014 Santa Barbara International Film Festival schedule of over 200 films and speakers please go to; http://sbiff.festivalgenius.com/2014/schedule/week

And that a wrap!

To see a list of homes for sale in your favorite neighborhood or in Santa Barbara / Montecito please take a quick look at my website.  If you are buying or selling, SantaBarbaraHomesAndLifestyle is one of the best custom built real estate sites for Santa Barbara or Montecito area.

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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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