With Summer comes an expected increase in the available housing inventory. This past month has seen inventory grow 10-20% in most areas of Santa Barbara. People during this time are putting their homes on the market, looking to moving for many reasons, switching schools, downsizing, catching visiting tourists who want to move to our small slice of paradise, etc… The sun is shining and home shopping is in the air. Inventory in Santa Barbara and Montecito is still low in many price ranges, so there are not always a lot of choices for buyers looking for their dream home… but here are 2 new listings by SHEELA HUNT that offer size, location and price points worth considering.
MONTECITO HOME – NEW ON THE MARKET – $2,295,000
Located in the Cold Spring School District, this spacious Montecito home sits on a beautifully landscaped, .84 acre lot and features 4 bedrooms and 3 baths in 3200+/- square feet. The open and airy floor plan home is surrounded by park-like grounds. The sunny living room includes a fireplace and cathedral ceilings. The adjacent formal dining room has built in cabinets. Both of these main rooms have French doors leading to patios and the expansive back yard.
The spacious kitchen offers a large center island, pantry, Viking appliances and breakfast area with French doors to the outside gardens. Next to the kitchen is a bonus room, currently used as an office, and adjacent to the office is a laundry room.
The Master suite on the 2nd floor offers a fireplace, walk-in closet, ocean views, balcony and dual sinks in the master bath. The other bedrooms are directly below the master suite, so for a family this keeps everyone on the same end of the home and close to each other at night.
Additional features of this property include a private courtyard entry, mature landscaping, gently sloping lawns, wrap around patios and multiple outdoor sitting areas, all of which make this a fabulous home for entertaining.
Conveniently located in Montecito, this home is less than a mile from Cold Spring School and is just a short drive to Montecito’s Upper and Lower Villages or to downtown Santa Barbara.
NEW LISTING AT THE CROWN COLLECTION – GOLETA – $1,450,000
Rarely available opportunity in the Crown Collection, this lovely home is situated on a corner lot in a cul-de-sac near Dos Pueblos High School. The Tuscan style home offers 3800+/- sf, 5 bedrooms + Bonus room, 4.5 baths, living room w/dramatic high ceilings, formal dining area, gourmet kitchen that opens to a spacious family room and breakfast area.
The first floor bedroom suite can also be accessed through a private separate entrance.
Other special features include an alcove area perfect for an office, wood floors, large picturesque windows, fireplaces in the living room and family room, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops and center island, laundry room, 2 car garage, patio, lawn, fruit trees, master with jacuzzi bathtub and walk in closet, dual zone heat and A/C, new water heater, recessed lighting, wrought iron railings, window seat and generous sized bedrooms.
This is a lot of house for a great value in an area of similar sized homes.
Beaches, Shopping, Glen Annie Golf course and Bacara Resort are all near by.
Here is a link to both listings for further information and more images.
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