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:
The spec renovation at 401 El Cielito Road ($2.995 million) has many charms—nicely done surfaces, an inviting poolside cabana, and those views. The floor plan is funky, though, with a double-high living room way off on its own. And one of the guest baths has no shower, just a tub, presumably a bit of value engineering. For all that, it quickly went pending. That deal fell through, but I bet it’ll get snapped up again soon. / Open Sunday, 2-4 p.m.
French-inspired architecture never seems to move quickly—case in point, 808 San Ysidro Lane ($5.95 million), on the market since November of 2018, when it started out at $6.725 million. But le rustique didn’t get poured on too thick, the house appears to be in good shape, and it’s on a prime lot. I’d be curious to see what William Laman could do with it. / Open Sunday, 1-4 p.m.
Located in La Romana Estates, off San Antonio Creek Road (i.e., uphill from In-N-Out), 1320 Via Brigitte ($3.995 million) has widescreen mountain views. Inside, some of the surfaces are a bit intense, but it’s all very livable. Bear in mind that, according to Google Maps, there are three adjacent buildable lots. / Open Sunday, 1-3 p.m.
340 E. Los Olivos Street ($2.995 million) in the Upper East is the kind of rambling old property that open houses were made for. Go explore! / Open Sunday, 1-3 p.m.
Same goes for 165 Middle Road ($6.78 million) in Montecito, except where 340 E. Los Olivos makes you want to play hide and seek, 165 Middle makes you want to throw a party. In fact, you could probably throw two simultaneously without your guests ever noticing. P.S. Be sure to investigate the hidden passage on the ground floor. / Open Sunday, 12-3 p.m.