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:
You don’t often see open houses at this price point: 1086 Channel Drive ($25 million), on Butterfly Beach, is a 1962 time capsule, complete with interior fire pit. The whole thing is likely a gut renovation, but there’s potential in the low-slung living room, with the drop-dead Pacific views. (The rounded corners throughout the house are another story.) That said, I highly recommend keeping the Patrick Nagels in the entryway. / Open Saturday and Sunday, 1-4 p.m.
While you’re in the area, check out 1147 Hill Road ($11.5 million) around the corner. Built in 2011 and still in great shape, the house has “a private walking path [that] leads you straight to the sand in less than 30 seconds.” P.S. Love the door between the shower and the pool. / Open Sunday, 1-4 p.m.
If you care more about seeing the ocean than being able to walk to it, there’s 2160 Ortega Ranch Lane ($5.495 million). The house, complete with dumbwaiter, is built for entertaining. / Open Sunday, 1-4 p.m.
I wish 117 Calle Bello ($3.295 million) hadn’t been given faux-rustic touches, because the rooms would look better with contemporary trappings, the better to get out of the way of the ocean/mountain views. / Open Sunday, 2-4 p.m.
The jury is out whether the Brutalist new-build 523 Conejo Lane ($1.595 million) works. Maybe you have to see it in person. The open kitchen has appeal, though. / Open Sunday, 1-3 p.m.