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Location: Santa Barbara, California
If you’re going to live in beautiful Santa Barbara, your outdoor space will be as important as what goes on inside. This modern stunner, designed by LA firm Shubin + Donaldson and completed in 2012, shows how that’s done with a sleek and inviting indoor-outdoor spread.
The approximately 2,500-square-foot home contains four bedrooms and three full bathrooms, plus a cozy living room with a custom steel fireplace, shiny gourmet kitchen, and library office.
Now for the party in the back: The roughly U-shaped home surrounds an outdoor dining courtyard and a hardwood deck, both looking onto the lap pool and a grassy area with a fire pit. Another highlight? The master suite that is immersed in all this with glass walls on three sides. The bathroom is practically outside as well.
The residence also comes with some tech upgrades, including mobile app pool control, Control4 home automation—automated exterior blinds!—and a sound system throughout the house.
Located at 20 Cedar Lane, the 0.23-acre property is asking $2,450,000.