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:
Kill two adobes with one stone by visiting 2942 Torito Road ($2.7 million) and 2960 Torito Road ($2.65 million). Built in 1950 and 1946, respectively, both have historical charm, and they make for an interesting game of compare-and-contrast. / Open Sunday 1-4 p.m. (2942) and 1-3 p.m. (2960)
East Montecito’s Hidden Valley Lane is worth exploring even if you’re not all that interested in 2896 Hidden Valley Lane ($4.95 million). The house has definite appeal, with the ocean and mountain views that the street is known for. Some of the finishes may not be to your taste, but the rooms have nice scale. Don’t miss the guesthouse, the three-acre lot’s original residence. / Open Sunday, 1-3 p.m.
There are sexy midcentury moments at 1589 Las Canoas Road ($3 million) up in Cielito, including a curved wall of windows in the dining room, and the floors are impeccable. The layout is awkward around the entry, though, and the neighbors are a bit raffish. / Open Sunday, 2-4 p.m.
I’m going to visit 101 Mesa Lane ($2.136 million, $6.407 million, or $14.95 million) on the Mesa tomorrow, so I can do a full post on the property, but in the meantime, put the open house on your calendar. Previously owned by Mike Love of the Beach Boys, the 2.5-acre complex has five cottages. You can buy it all, or just part, which explains the trio of prices. / Open Saturday 3-6 p.m.
The Cubist white elephant at 760 Hot Springs Road ($2.28 million) in Montecito is priced like a teardown. Every time I think it might be salvageable, I remember this bedroom…. / Open Saturday, noon-3 p.m.