The allure of living in Santa Barbara, California, isn’t just the picturesque beaches and sparkling water. It’s also indoor-outdoor living blended with history and a dash of sophistication. Take this three-bedroom, three-bath property located in the Mission Canyon neighborhood just north of downtown.
Built in 1900 in the Craftsman style with a guest house, the main home’s original features include wainscoting, picture railings, and beardboard paneling. The living room boasts a cozy brick fireplace, and wood floors create a streamlined look. New amenities include an updated kitchen and bathrooms, new dual-pane windows, and a master closet carved out of a former bedroom.
But it’s the secret garden-like grounds that draw you in. The builders used Santa Barbara sandstone on the .42-acre’s garden walls, boulders, and stepping stones. You can meander through a maze of walking paths and numerous seating areas, including a pergola for alfresco dining. And then there’s the orchard, with passion fruit, plum, red and green grapes, blackberries, avocados, figs, pears, oranges, and more.
Taken together, it’s a charming retreat that exudes Santa Barbara style. 839 Mission Canyon Road is on the market now for $1,995,000.