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:
I’m not crazy about the interior finishes, but the Brutalism of 1944 Eucalyptus Hill Road ($3.325 million) feels refreshing. (The exterior is done in gunite.) I’d love to see it with Brazilian modernist furniture…. / Open Saturday and Sunday, 1-3 p.m.
Built in 1980, 2531 Santa Barbara Street ($2.77 million) presents nicely from the street—and it’s on a corner lot—but the interiors need a rethink. Also, it’s four bedrooms and only two full baths…. / Open Saturday, noon-3 p.m.
I don’t often come across $2.5 million listings in Carpinteria unless they’re on the beach or above 192, but here’s 750 Olive Avenue, built in 2003 but with attention. From the listing: “Commissioned Stained Glass Ceiling Skylight with Frank Lloyd Wright Design, Light Scones are Mica Glass Replicas of 1930’s Design, Original Stairwell Windows from 1920’s and Custom Front Door by Pasadena Woodworker which is a Replica of a Green & Green 1920’s to Name a Few.” (The broker is working that shift key like it’s an erogenous zone.) Bonus points for the pine. / Open Saturday, 1-4 p.m.
With a style upgrade, the 1955 house at 130 Santo Tomas Lane ($2.3 million) could be pretty darn cute, despite the rough location two houses from the freeway. / Open Sunday, noon-3 p.m.
Last listed for $12.5 million, the 1930s Lutah Maria Riggs estate at 818 Hot Springs Road will be auctioned off in late February. It’s worth a peek even if you’re not in the market. / Open daily 1-4 p.m.