This weekend’s open-house lineup can be found at sbopenhouses.com, courtesy the Santa Barbara Association of Realtors. Here are five of the most intriguing ones:
Behind the Hawaiian foliage and under all the white paint, there’s a midcentury house on a nice piece of land at 808 Riven Rock Road ($6 million). That’s it pictured at the top, too. A bit of undo on the design would go a long way toward restoring it to glory. / Open Saturday 1-4 p.m.
The sweet little—really little—house at 1570 Bolero Drive in Montecito ($3.9 million) has been given the perfect makeover; would that every renovation was so thoughtful. The neighborhood is a little suburban, but once you’re behind the big hedge, you can forget about it. (Plus: It’s walkable to the Upper Village.) The front yard badly wants an ADU alongside the lavender field. / Open Saturday 1-3 p.m.
The 1918 house at 1817 Anacapa Street, on the Upper East, sits awkwardly on the lot, with its side toward the street. I found it charming—one more funky detail in a funky old house. And check out the shape of that pool! Brace yourself for a manual cover. / Open Saturday, 1-4 p.m.
In some ways, the brand-new 707 Park Lane ($6.7 million) in Montecito feels like it’s been there for decades. The guest rooms skew dark, and the front door is down a flight of stairs, but otherwise there’s a lot to admire. / Open Sunday, noon-2 p.m.
3102 Sea Cliff ($9 million) is in a perfect location, near the ocean but not right on it, so you don’t have to deal with the California Coastal Commission. Because unless you’re taste aligns perfectly with the current owners, you’re going to want to make some changes…. / Open Sunday, 1-4 p.m.