A Rare Peek Inside Downtown’s Most Adorable Enclave

Downtown Santa Barbara has more nooks and crannies than an English muffin, and none is more adorable than El Caserio, an enclave built in the 1930s as artists’ studios. The new listing at 310 E. Canon Perdido sits across the street from the main part, but the style is everything you’d hope for from a property in the compound—and it’s a three-minute walk to Handlebar.


Bedrooms: Two.
Bathrooms: Two and a half.
Size/Acreage: 2,258 square feet / .2 acre.
Price: $2.6 million.
Last sold: In April of 2015 for $2.475 million.
Listing agent:
 Lucas Martinez of Compass.


Also, it’s a two-story condo, “completely remodeled, expanded and split into condos in 2005,” as per the listing. Maybe someday you can combine the units.

Previous owners have made many good choices, although there are clues—like the angled door off the dining area—that the floor plan might be challenging.

Both bedrooms are upstairs. The stairs in the master bath aren’t ideal, but that’s life in an old building.

The sweet little office gets a lot of light.

The main outdoor space is spectacular, and the hot tub is a nice amenity in a property of this size, although it seems to be accessed via the guest bedroom.

Whether or not the condo has parking is unclear. Find out for yourself at the open house this Sunday, 1-4 p.m., or contact Lucas Martinez of Compass for a showing. Be sure to tell him Siteline sent you.