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Renovated California midcentury home asks $3.5M

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Located in Montecito, Santa Barbara

Exterior shot of single-story ranch style house with garage and courtyard.
The 1957 home has since been tastefully updated.
Photos courtesy of Truly Great Homes

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Location: Santa Barbara, California

Price: $3,495,000

This 1957-built rancher in the Montecito neighborhood of Santa Barbara has been sympathetically updated for contemporary living. Occupying a private acre, the main house measures 2,984 square feet and comes with two studios for a total of 4,146 square feet of livable space.

The single-story midcentury home features a sweeping open-plan layout with vaulted tongue-and-groove ceilings, sliding glass doors and large windows, and a white brick fireplace in the living room, which transitions into the kitchen with a breakfast bar and eat-in area. Two steps down from there is a formal dining room and a den.

Four spacious bedrooms (one of which could be used as an office) and a couple of bathrooms are located off the skylit hallway. Each room boasts ample windows, all of which frame outdoor views of oaks, sycamores, gardens, and a seasonal creek.

Two studios with private entrances bring up the total bedroom count to five, with five full bathrooms and one half bath rounding out the property. Located at 1211 E. Valley Road, it’s offered at $3.495 million.

Courtesy of Truly Great Homes