How about a second home in Montecito?

By: Laura Pardini  Realtor
Contributor’s Website: City Style LA

Looking for a quick get-away from the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles? Escape to picturesque Montecito, Santa Barbara. I think my pulse slows down every time I get close to it. There’s something to be said for owning a home close to the the beach, nestled amongst the mountains. The retail section of this community is also beautiful. The commercial sector captures the feel of Spanish architecture…low rise, clean and timeless design, with attention to deal.

No wonder there are so many artists. I know my immediate reaction would be to grab a paint brush and canvas. My husband would be inclined to grab his camera. I have a love for Spanish style homes, so I’d be remiss if I didn’t tempt you with one that caught my eye.

Inspired by George Washington Smith, this compound features the main house and a detached Casita and private guest house on an award winning two acre lot rich with gardens accessed via a private lane. This enchanting view estate features vaulted ceilings, intimate spaces and an open flowing floor plan. Stroll the garden walkways or sit back and relax in one of a multitude of patios.

The list price is $2,850,000. Feel free to contact me for more details.

Thinking of going to Santa Barbara for a weekend to check it out? Here are some tips to make your stay that much more enjoyable.

Breakfast at Jeannines Restaurant.

Hire Kevin Hildenbrandt from Coastal Concierge to give you a private Santa Barbara tour. This company can tailor a tour just for you.

Stay at either one of these places:

San Ysidro Ranch

El Encanto

The Biltmore

Simpson House Inn

Canary Hotel

And for dinner, try…The Stone House

The next day venture out to Lotus Land

And grab a bite at at The Boathouse at Hendry’s Beach

Santa Barbara…the perfect anecdote to a busy life!

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Contributor’s Website: City Style LA

Image Credits: 1. Sotheby’s ; 2. Jeannine’s Restaurant; 3. San Ysidro Ranch; 4. El Encanto; 5. The Biltmore; 6, 7, 8. Simpson House Inn; 9. Canary Hotel; 10. The Stone House; 11. Lotus Land; 12. The Boathouse at Hendry’s Beach

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