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 six-acre lot at 907 Park Lane ($5.8 million) is up a spur off Park Lane proper, abutting the national forest and within walking distance of the Buena Vista trailhead. Bathrooms are dated and the carpet is a drag, but the rest looks like it’s in good shape, and the views and floor plan are terrific. That far up the hill is a microclimate with warmer air and less fog, making the indoor-outdoor layout more appealing than it might be farther down. The tradeoff is the fire risk. / Open Sunday, 1-4 p.m.
On the eastern border of Hope Ranch, the 1950 house at 4002 Cuervo Avenue ($4.65 million) is on the market for the first time in 50 years. Usually, that means the interior is a disaster, but not in this case—which isn’t to say it doesn’t want some updating. The property seems to be priced as if demand for Hope Ranch houses is as high as it was after the Montecito debris flow; is that still the case? / Open Saturday and Sunday, 1-3 p.m.
With 2850 Torito Road ($3.3 million), the quirky enclave off Toro Canyon Road now has four properties on the market. The others—2700, 2942, and 2960 Torito Road—share a Spanish/adobe aesthetic, while 2850 wouldn’t be out of place in Connecticut. It was built in 2001, and some of the choices haven’t aged well. / Open Sunday, 1-3 p.m.
The listing for 1568 La Vista Del Oceano ($3.48 million) in Alta Mesa says it’s “the newest and most exciting home currently on the market,” which is a stretch and a half, but the views are pretty intoxicating. Bonus points for the kitchen not being Spanish/Tuscan. / Open Saturday, noon-4 p.m., and Sunday, 2-4 p.m.
3315 Los Pinos Drive ($2.4 million) is a prime example of how to take a nondescript 1947 San Roque house and turn it special with board-and-batten siding, a Dutch door, and so on. Plus: it’s a two-block walk to Farmer Boy. / Open Thursday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., and Sunday, noon-2 p.m.