This weekend’s full open-house lineup can be found at sbopenhouses.com, courtesy the Santa Barbara Association of Realtors. Here are five of the most intriguing ones:
On 5.7 acres in Hope Ranch with views in every direction, 4558 Via Esperanza ($11.2 million) has a great setting. The house, designed by Barry Berkus (presumably long after the initial 1979 construction), looks like it might make a better impression in person than in the photos. The staging certainly could’ve gone more upmarket, considering the eight-figure price. / Open Sunday, 1-4 p.m.
If you’re up for a renovation, and you don’t mind spending a fair amount on top of whatever you end up paying for the house, check out the beachfront 1811 Fernald Point Lane ($9.975 million). It’s hard not to love a front door that looks straight through to the ocean, the better to distract from the fact that the 101 runs right behind the property. / Open Sunday, 1-3 p.m.
440 Cota Lane ($4.8 million) is a lot of house—six bedrooms!—on a .42-acre lot. (Your landscaping bill will be the envy of Montecito.) Don’t let the lack of interior photos scare you: Built in 2011, the house is in good shape, with solid style choices. Open Sunday, 2-4 p.m.
Meanwhile, its much smaller next-door neighbor, 1401 E. Pepper Lane ($3.5 million) is on a full acre. Built in 1895, it has plenty of old-house charm, although you’d want to look at blowing out the kitchen, the living room, and, while you’re at it, the master bedroom. (The second photo below is actually of the guest house.) That and some creative landscaping and you’d have a cute compound, on a quiet street, within walking distance of the Upper Village. / Open Sunday 2-4 p.m.
Those of us who prize walkability will also want to venture downtown to check out 310 E. Canon Perdido Street ($2.6 million), the El Caserio duplex condo featured here. / Open Saturday and Sunday, 1-4 p.m. UPDATE: I’m pretty sure that the listing originally said that the condo is in El Caserio, and I assumed that El Caserio jumped Canon Perdido in some unusual way. But when I went to the open house, I learned otherwise, and now the listing says, accurately, that the condo is “across from the El Caserio historic neighborhood.”