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Jan 152019

“California Chic” is Alive and Well in Montecito

Here are some ways to pull off the effortless cool look that’s synonymous with the California lifestyle If you already live in Montecito or just about any of the communities in or around Santa Barbara, there’s a good chance you’re already embr...

Nov 202018

Million-dollar Homes to Million-dollar Neighborhoods: The Rise of the 7-figure Enclave

Statistics show the million-dollar neighborhood is a growing phenomenon despite the recent market cool-down After analyzing home values across the country, including right here in Montecito, the experts at Trulia have issued a new report showing 7-...

May 252018

Top Residential Architects in Montecito and Santa Barbara History

These four top residential architects of Montecito and Santa Barbara brought their own unique style to our area George Washington Smith Architect George Washington Smith is Montecito’s and Santa Barbara’s most admired home designer, ha...

Mar 162018

A Rare Opportunity to own the Palmyra Estate in Montecito

MY NEW LISTING IS A PIECE OF MONTECITO'S HISTORIC EL MIRADOR ESTATE Imagine owning the Palmyra estate in Montecito: a historic, breathtaking and very private 4.5-acre grand property. Originally part of a large family-owned 70-acre estate known as E...

Feb 192018

This New Summerland Real Estate Listing is a Mid-century Beauty

Combining chic design and classic comfort with a nostalgic flair in a piece of Summerland Real Estate My new listing, a Mid-century beauty in this charming beach town next door to Montecito, is a standout among Summerland real estate.  It's a wond...

Feb 152018

SOLD: A Piece of Country in the City

This Hope Ranch Annex Mini-ranch offers the best of both worlds I just made another sale, this time it's a mini ranch in Santa Barbara's highly desirable Hope Ranch Annex that offers a piece of country in the city. Ah, country living—fresh air, wi...

Feb 132018

SOLD: Hope Ranch Dream Home

Hope Ranch: a beautiful hidden enclave on the Santa Barbara coast I just found the perfect Hope Ranch dream home for my new clients. The exquisite estate has been re-designed and executed to the highest level of taste and finish. Featuring sweeping...

Feb 82018

SOLD: Another Perfect Montecito Showcase Estate

I just found the perfect Montecito showcase estate for one of my discerning buyers: a Montecito Mid-Century Ranch set among classic Montecito estates in a coveted neighborhood of grand and timeless homes. Montecito is a destination for people all ov...

Feb 62018

Beautiful Toro Canyon Estate Sold: Is the Santa Barbara Real Estate Market is Hot?

The Santa Barbara real estate market is still looking hot: showing an increase 11% in median home sales over the past year. Those include my recent sale of a Beautiful Toro Canyon Estate. I loved finding the perfect new homeowners for this showcase ...

Dec 172017

SOLD: Perfect Showcase Home Within the Montecito Golden Quadrangle

I just found the perfect showcase home within the Montecito Golden Quadrangle for one of my discerning buyers. The family can now be counted among a small group of 'exclusive' owners of a George Washington Smith (GWS) Collection of notable homes in t...

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