In lieu of a roundup of open houses—which haven’t started up again yet—here are some noteworthy properties that have just come on the market.
It’s easy to see why the living daydream at 176 Pomar Lane ($3.925 million) went pending almost immediately: if there’s a sweeter, more charming house in the Hedgerow, I have yet to see it. Built in 1925, the house has been kept up nicely. There’s no garage, and the neighbors to the south and north are a bit close, but to the east is an avocado orchard.
314 W. Victoria Street ($1.075 million) is another antique that never had the charm renovated right out of it. Built in 1890, it might be the oldest house featured on this site to date. Only two bedrooms, but you could do something fun with the finished attic. Note: According to Redfin, offers are due by 5 p.m. on July 9.
Just above Coast Village Road, the 1939 house at 1126 Oriole Road ($2.395 million) is a gem waiting to be polished.
At the other end of the style spectrum: 881 Paseo Ferrelo ($2.595 million) in the Lower Riviera. I wish the listing had a floor plan, because it just doesn’t look like a five-bedroom house. Anyway, Zillow and Realtor.com say the 1975 house—by AB Design Studio—was listed in April 2019 for $1.395 million, and removed eight months later. I have to assume it got renovated between then and now.
7170 Gobernador Canyon ($2.495 million) is 4.37 acres above Carpinteria with a nondescript 1980s farmhouse and “approved plans thoughtfully designed by the owners with Two Trees (architect) and Eric Nagelmann (landscape designer). A Coastal Development Permit has also been issued and the property is ready to be developed with a new, single level modern farmhouse, barn, pool and fruit and vegetable gardens.”