A lineup of all of this weekend’s open houses can be found at sbopenhouses.com, courtesy the Santa Barbara Association of Realtors. Here are five of the most intriguing ones:
There’s something backwoods about Conejo Road, and from the street, 75 Conejo Road ($1.7 million) fits right in. Once inside, however, you’re treated to deluxe mountain views. The right designer could really transform the place. / Open Sunday, 1-4 p.m.
Similar story at 1299 Estrella Drive ($3.1 million) in Hope Ranch. Designed by architect Donald Ziemer, the 1969 house clearly has potential—those angles finally feel fresh again. The landscaping on the 3.24 acre lot needs attention, too. / Open Sunday, 1-4 p.m.
2749 Sycamore Canyon Road ($4.25 million) recently got a spot-on renovation—the finishes throughout look great. And I love the two-sided gas fireplace between the master bedroom and the tub. The layout seems suited to a family, with two guest rooms upstairs sharing a hallway bath. / Open Sunday, 1-3 p.m.
There’s more to like about 2541 Whitney Avenue ($2.195 million) in Summerland than just the Pacific views: the style choices are generally good (although a bit more money could’ve been spent here and there), and it has a sweet terrace in the front yard. (Yoga instructor not included.) / Open Saturday, 1-4 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
The 2,274-square-foot 528 Alegria Road ($1.575 million) in Samarkand has a surprise: The floor plan is the same as when the house went up in 1940, but at some point the interior got a contemporary overhaul. The wall of glass along the backyard is especially successful. / Open Saturday and Sunday, 1-3 p.m.