Another Banner Week for Santa Barbara Real Estate

Last week’s sales….

1475 E. MOUNTAIN DRIVE
11,484-square-foot house on two acres (above).
Listed: $14.9 million in July 2019, cut to $13.9 million a few months later, and removed in May 2020; it came back on the market in August 2021 for $19.995 million.
Closed: $19.6 million.

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2626 SYCAMORE CANYON ROAD
Bali-inspired five-bedroom built in 1999.
Listed: $12.5 million in April 2021, cut to $11.95 million the following month.
Closed: $10.5 million.

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4110 CRECIENTE DRIVE
Turnkey four-bedroom in Hope Ranch.
Listed: $8.7 million in October 2021.
Closed: $8.974 million.

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4163 MARINA DRIVE
Turnkey Hope Ranch house with nice guest house.
Listed: $8.599 million in October 2021.
Closed: $8.886 million.

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1 MIRAMAR AVENUE
Pocket listing of 1885 house steps from Hammonds Beach and the Miramar resort. The property has been a hot potato, selling for $4.25 million in late 2019, and then $7.685 million two months ago.
Listed: $8 million.
Closed: $8.25 million.

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311 MEADOWBROOK DRIVE
Five-bedroom Ennisbrook house on 1.2 acres.
Listed: $6.975 million in September 2020, removed a couple of months later, and brought back on in November 2021 for $7.195 million.
Closed: $7.45 million.

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743 WOODLAND DRIVE
1960 four-bedroom on Eucalyptus Hill.
Listed: $6.195 million in July 2021, cut to $5.795 million two weeks later.
Closed: $5.415 million.

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2297 FEATHERHILL ROAD
1989 four-bedroom near Romero Canyon.
Listed: $5.5 million in August 2021.
Closed: $5.25 million.

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154 CORONADA CIRCLE
Eucalyptus Hill three-bedroom with swell views.
Listed: $4.495 million in October 2021.
Closed: $5.029 million.

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982 JIMENO ROAD
1955 Lower Riviera house.
Listed: $5.195 million in July 2021, cut to $4.995 million in October.
Closed: $4.95 million.

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801 VIA TRANQUILA
Off-market sale of Hope Ranch four-bedroom.
Listed: $3.8 million in January 2018, cut to $3.695 million six months later, to $3.65 million in May 2019, and to $3.475 million in July 2019; pulled from the market in October 2019.
Closed: $4.825 million.

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487 MONARCH LANE
Off-market sale of three-bedroom Ennisbrook casita.
Listed: N/A.
Closed: $4.5 million.

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And a few others worth checking out:
••• 3115 Calle Noguera: $3.3 million.
••• 213 Calle Alamo: $2.475 million.
••• 931 Coyote Road: $2.36 million (below).
••• 867 Randolph Road: $2.25 million.

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Erik Torkells

The county’s South Board of Architectural Review has been considering a bunch of proposed improvements for a while now. From the October 15 agenda: “Request of Scott Branch, architect for the owner Sharon Kussman to consider Case No. 20BAR-00000-00141 for Final Approval of a new 1,340 square foot canopy over the existing fuel dispensers, minor exterior finish changes to chimney, wall section bollard replacement, and roof replacement to standing seam metal. The following currently exists on the parcel: a convenience store, 3 fuel dispensaries, one unused island, trash enclosures and landscaping planters. The proposed project will not require grading. The property is a 12,196.8 square foot parcel zoned C-1 and shown as Assessor’s Parcel Number 005-177-005 located at 2285 Lillie Avenue in the Summerland area, First Supervisorial District.” The item was approved, with some changes to the planters.

More recently, a request for a large illuminated sign (“approximately 24.9 square feet”) received a lot of blowback from neighboring businesses and residents in advance of the meeting on November 5. Here’s one letter submitted to SBAR:

“The gas station is open 24/7, therefore, there will [be] no ‘extinguishing the lights’ at any time from dusk to dawn. Is this allowable within the current zoning? Is the zoning in Summerland different than on Coast Village Road where another one of these gas stations was remodeled and does not have this highly illuminated signage. 600 LED watts on two sides of the building. Some residents will have direct line of vision seeing 1200 LED watts. There will be a glow the entire community will see. Ocean rescue lights are 300 LED watts. This proposal is the equivalent of 4 search lights illuminating out over Summerland every day all night.”

I’m trying to find out what SBAR decided. If anyone out there knows, feel free to chime in. UPDATE: “The project went back to SBAR on 11/5 and was granted final approval,” said the SBAr planner. “The project included two wall signs, which were both externally illuminated. The pole sign was part of the original proposal but was ultimately removed from this application.”

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