Sold! 2682 Montrose Place & 1237 Las Palmas Drive in Santa Barbara, CA

We are happy to announce the sales of two beautiful Santa Barbara properties: One of our listings at 2682 Montrose Place Santa Barbara, CA 93105 and we represented the buyer in the sale of 1237 Las Palmas Drive Santa Barbara, CA 93110. Read on to learn more about these wonderful properties and the Santa Barbara neighborhoods they feature.

2682 Montrose Place Santa Barbara, CA 93105

Awash with rustic charm and timeless elegance, this romantic Tuscan villa is one of Mission Canyon’s hidden treasures with its breathtaking ocean views and architectural grandeur reminiscent of an Italian grotto. Unique, magical and supremely inviting, this three bedroom, three-and-a-half bath home was meticulously constructed in 2005 by a local contractor.

The builder demonstrated remarkable attention to detail and employed the finest elements of the earth to create an enchanting home where Old World craftsmanship meets modern-day functionality. The woodwork alone is enough to swoon even the most discerning buyer, from Cedar doors and windows to vaulted Douglas Fir ceilings and handcrafted vanities throughout the home. Add to that a hand-cut stone entry and wide-plank Pine hardwoods; custom wrought-iron handrail, sconces and chandeliers; intricate travertine tile work in every bathroom; and a massive stone fireplace — these are among the home’s abundance of artisan effects that deliver richness of character while reflecting the utmost quality of craft.

Listed For: $2,195,000

MISSION CANYON NEIGHBORHOOD

Located in the beautiful Mission Canyon neighborhood, Santa Barbara Travel Guide explains, “The Mission Canyon area of Santa Barbara is one of the prettiest neighborhoods in the city. Home to the Santa Barbara Mission, this spot was chosen by missionaries for its prime location on a rise of land situated between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez mountains. The views in this primarily residential region are spectacular.”

1237 Las Palmas Drive Santa Barbara, CA 93110

Updated and single-level 2 bedroom, 2 bath home in Hope Ranch on over 2 beautiful acres with barn and horse corral.

Listed At: $2,195,000

HOPE RANCH NEIGHBORHOOD

With lush landscaping, the Hope Ranch Park Homes Association, a private beach, polo field, tennis courts, and the Hope Ranch riding trails, owning a home in this exclusive enclave is definitely very special. Boasting it’s beautiful estates, sparkling ocean views, and a gorgeous entrance on Las Palmas Drive, Hope Ranch has become a very sought after and desired location. With home prices in the millions, you might see residents on horseback riding the trails around Hope Ranch, or others strolling around the Laguna Blanca lake which sits adjacent to the private La Cumbre Country Club and Golf Course. Offering an exclusive, private and peaceful lifestyle close to nature, Hope Ranch has it all and is one of the most expensive neighborhoods in the Santa Barbara community. When inside Hope Ranch you feel a world away, however, nearby Upper State, La Cumbre and downtown Santa Barbara areas are all just a five minute drive away.

Please contact us today with any of your real estate needs, view all of our current listings, search Santa Barbara listings and open house guide today!

Thank you,

Randy & Kellie

New Listing! 1118 Portesuello Avenue, Santa Barbara, CA 93105

Less than 2 miles to Hendry’s Beach in lovely Bel Air Knolls sits this grand, 4-bedroom 3-bath home with a striking open driveway & impressive curb appeal. This 2,465-sq ft home offers an open floorplan with vaulted ceilings, engineered hickory wood floors, an expansive backyard with patio and spa, and the driveway of car collectors’ dreams. The nearly 650-sq ft master suite occupies the entire second floor, which was added to the home in 2005 and features high-end contemporary finishes throughout the bedroom, deck, private wet bar, spectacular bathroom and custom walk-in closet. The flexible floorplan offers a variety of uses for the three-bedroom guest quarters downstairs with potential for renovation, two rooms of which can easily access the backyard for that coveted indoor/outdoor living.

OFFERED AT: $1,495,000

OPEN HOUSE ON SUNDAY, AUGUST 20TH FROM 2 PM TO 4 PM.

As Santa Barbara Real Estate Voice illustrates, “Bel Air Knolls is a very distinct, quiet Santa Barbara community located on a “private feeling” hilltop located between Las Positas Road, The Westside, and the back side of The Mesa. It is a community where you get the feeling that more than half the residents have lived there most of their lives. Sometimes months will go by before a single new home comes on the market.”

Please contact us today with any of your real estate needs, view all of our current listings, search Santa Barbara listings and open house guide today!

Thank you,

Randy & Kellie

SANTA BARBARA AND SANTA YNEZ VALLEY MARKET STATS

August 2017 real estate roundup

We hope that you are enjoying your summer. With a quick note, we would like thank everyone so far who has voted for us online as the Best Real Estate Team, in The Santa Barbara Independent “Best of the Best.”  If you haven’t already voted, we would sure like it it if you would take the time to log into The Santa Barbara Independent and vote here.

You need to vote for 20 items, of which, Best Real Estate Team, Randy Freed and Kellie Clenet, and Best Real Estate Company Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. Voting ends on August 17th, so there is still time to vote. We would appreciate it very much.

Santa Barbara prices

Single Family & pLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT

Total Current Listings: 405
# of Single Family & Planned Development Homes Priced under $1,000,000: 61
Lowest Priced: $550,000 - 324 W. Ortega St
Highest Priced: $85,000,000 29,000 sq ft estate on 237 acres on E. Valley Rd in Montecito

cONDOS

Total Current Listings: 101
# of Condos Priced under $1,000,000: 84
Lowest Priced: $450,000 2 bedroom 2 bath in Carp
Highest Priced: $5,550,000 2 bedroom 2.5 bath Bonnymeade

santa ynez valley prices

single family

Total Current Homes: 167
# of Single family homes priced under $1,000,000: 88
Lowest Price: $489,000 2 bedroom home in Alisal Ranch - Lease land
Lowest Priced: $515,000 3 bedroom home in Rancho de Maria, Buellton
Highest Priced: $14,900,000 6,500 sq ft home on 116 acres in Happy Canyon area

condos

Total Current Listings: 11
Lowest Priced: $315,000 1 bedroom condo in Buellton
Highest Priced: $749,000 4 bedroom Hillside condo in Solvang

santa barbara real estate update:

single family homes:

# of Sales Median List Price Average List Price Median Sold Price Average Sold Price
July-2017 89 $1,125,000 $1,694,083 $1,130,000 $1,568,599
July-2016 83 $1,249,000 $1,912,625 $1,210,000 $1,810,035

single family homes: january 1st-july 31st

2016 2017 % Up or Down
# Sold Prices: 625 675 Up + 7.4%
Median Sold Price: $1,200,000 $1,230,000 Up + 2.5%
Median Sold Price: $1,005,000 $1,055,000 Up + 4.7% w/o Hope Ranch & Montecito
Average Sold Price: $1,756,073 $1,720,322 Down - 2.0%
Average Sold Price: $1,256,073 $1,339,503 Up + 6.2% w/o Hope Ranch & Montecito

residential: january-july 2013-2017

Year # of Properties Sold Median Sold Price
2017 675 $1,230,000
2016 625 $1,200,000
2015 708 $1,122,500
2014 608 $1,123,000
2013 764 $ 925,000

condos

# of Sales Median List Price Average List Price Median Sold Price Average Sold Price
July-2017 40 $644,500 $948,584 $639,500 $920,901
July-2016 33 $599,000 $699,884 $599,000 $690,085

condos: january 1st- july 31st

2016 2017 % Up or Down
# of Sold Properties: 236 243 Up + 2.8%
Median Sold Price: $635,000 $619,000 Down - 2.5%
Median Sold Price: $610,000 $597,000 Down - 2.1% w/o Montecito
Average Sold Price: $787,326 $732,027 Down - 7%
Average Sold Price: $692,081 $685,696 Down - 0.9% w/o Montecito

condos: january-july 2013-2017

Year # of Properties Sold Median Sold Price
2017 243 $619,000
2016 236 $635,000
2015 328 $565,000
2014 237 $545,000
2013 262 $498,750

santa ynez valley real estate update:

(single family homes, condos, & planned developments)

HOMES- ranches- estates

# of Sales Median List Price Average List Price Median Sold Price Average Sold Price
July-2017 10 $765.806 $742,888 $743,000 $730,982
July-2016 12 $769,750 $860,354 $747,500 $847,904

condos

# of Sales Median List Price Average List Price Median Sold Price Average Sold Price
July-2017 5 $410,000 $421,800 $412,800 $405,000
July-2016 3 $385,000 $474,333 $350,000 $440,000

Homes: January 1st –  July 31st 

2016 2016 % Up or Down
# Sold Properties: 128 119 Down - 7%
Average List Price: $1,121,866 $1,337,471 Up + 16%
Average Sold Price: $1,064,866 $1,270,655 Up + 11.4%
Median List Price: $827,000 $798,000 Down - 4.5%
Median Sales Price: $814,000 $790,000 Down - 3.0%

condos: January 1st –  July 31st

2016 2017 % Up or Down
# Sold Properties: 128 119 Down - 7%
Average List Price: $1,121,866 $1,337,471 Up + 16%
Average Sold Price: $1,064,866 $1,270,655 Up + 11.4%
Median List Price: $827,000 $798,000 Down - 4.5%
Median List Price: $814,000 $790,000 Down - 3.0%

 

We would like to thank the Santa Barbara Association of Realtors, Coldwell Banker and the North Santa Barbara County MLS for providing us with our information that we use. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.  As always if you are thinking of buying or selling, or know someone who is, please think of us and make sure you check out our new website at:  www.TheSantaBarbaraLifestyle.com

NOW SOLD! 171 Coronada Circle, Montecito, CA 93108

We are happy to announce the sale of 171 Coronada Circle. Brilliant tropical landscaping saturates the curbside in striking technicolor as the curves and contours of an undisturbed enclave present this stately Spanish jewel. Under sky-high vaulted ceilings rests the sprawling, south-facing living room where walls of windows frame commanding 180-degree vistas of the harbor, beaches and glistening ocean. Forming a ‘U’ shape around a private courtyard, the single-level, open floor plan pays homage to practicality and comfort while laying the perfect framework for both large and intimate parties.

Complete with three ensuite bedrooms – including a grand, ocean-view master and an attached guest wing addition with private entry – and a total of three and a half bathrooms, the 3,453 square-foot house offers no shortage of living space.This well-appointed home also hosts a sizeable kitchen with breakfast nook; two-car garage; central A/C system; library/office with built-in bookshelves and fireplace; and a wraparound Saltillo tile terrace — a supreme vantage point for eyeing cotton candy sunsets and Fourth of July fireworks this summer.

A premier hillside development consisting of 34 luxury homes and a sun-soaked pool with spa, Villa Coronada offers the ultimate Santa Barbara abode with its unparalleled location on Eucalyptus Hill and simple, yet elegant, architecture.

Listed at $3,000,000

Montecito neighborhood

Offering a timeless lifestyle of unmatched beauty and effortless elegance, Montecito is truly in a league of its own. Boasting some of the most impressive and expensive real estate in the world, Montecito is an exclusive community a few miles west of Santa Barbara and has been a premier destination for celebrities and those fortunate enough to call this hidden gem their home. Montecito consists of two “villages,” the upper village, which runs along East Valley Road and is home to desirable restaurants and local boutiques as well as two private golf courses, and hidden neighborhoods boasting true grandiose estates. Lower Village consists of Coast Village Road, Montecito’s real “main road” and “downtown” area. Coast Village Road has world class shopping in unassuming local boutiques, coveted restaurants, and runs almost parallel to the coast. Butterfly Beach, Montecito’s main beach, is truly beautiful and is the home to the Four Seasons The Biltmore Resort and The famed Coral Casino Beach and Cabana Club. Montecito is known for its homes and sprawling estates that run into the high millions. With three golf courses, country clubs, and two of the most sought after public schools, Montecito also has and many of the best private schools in the area as well as Westmont College, a smaller liberal arts college. Most Montecito residents don’t feel the need to have to leave their small town, as both villages have everything one would need, but when they do, they are just a few minutes away from downtown Santa Barbara.

Please contact us today with any of your real estate needs, view all of our current listings, search Santa Barbara listings and open house guide today!

Thank you,

Randy & Kellie