Noteworthy new listings….
Marcus and Bobbi Lemonis have sorta-listed their 8,100-square-foot Ennisbrook property, 1850 Jelinda Drive, for an eye-popping $24.85 million. That’s $18 million more than they paid in 2016. Heaven knows the market has changed since then, and the thorough renovation is stylish inside and out (but added no square footage). It’ll be fascinating to see where this one lands. P.S. You could host a dinner party in that closet.
it’s hard to imagine anyone not being charmed by the approach to 2025 Plaza Bonita ($3.795 million), at the end of Lower Riviera cul-de-sac with a fountain in the center. The 1931 Edwards & Plunkett house doesn’t disappoint inside, with a kitchen and bathrooms that are in nice shape. Not in the listing photos: a sweet little office shed on the rear deck.
When an architect designs a house for him- or herself, you usually have to brace yourself for the kind of quirks that clients tend to kibosh. But there’s none of that at 812 Romero Canyon Road ($6.995 million), designed by John Kelsey and subsequently expanded: the main rooms have elegant lines and proportions. The master bathroom wants to be redone, though, and the other baths are tight. The house is down a long driveway in a part of Montecito that feels surprisingly rural.
The 1966 house at 3415 Campanil Drive ($5.695 million) has been dressed up with kicky contemporary design elements, but I could see someone stripping those away to make it all about that view. Either way, the property should be a hot commodity, given that it needs much less work than the average one next door in Hope Ranch.
Small but mighty cute, 1520 Lingate Lane ($4.95 million) is a 1922 house designed by Mary Craig on one of the Hedgerow’s most adorable streets. It’s been redone and looks great, and I bet it gets snapped up before I finish typing this senten—
The inside of 1181 Las Alturas Road ($4.59 million), built in 1924 and with lots of old-house character, is ready for updating, but dang, what a setting! I wish the motor court and the outdoor area could be switched, so the view didn’t include parked cars.
479 El Cielito Road ($3.995 million) was built in 1956 but the floor plan feels right for today, including four bedrooms that are all en suite. (They all want updating, although I found some of the tilework refreshing.) And the lawn extending out toward the view is just lovely.
Having been bought just over a year ago for $1.6 million, 8 Celine Drive ($3.1 million) is back for a flip attempt. The three-bedroom, three-bath house off N. Ontare Road looks much improved, but I’d want to make sure that the work was more than skin-deep.
And a few others worth checking out:
••• 7732 Kestrel Lane ($3.25 million): Tuscan-ish three-bedroom in the Bluffs gated community between the Sandpiper Golf Club and Santa Barbara Shores Park.
••• 1039 Portesuello Avenue ($2.95 million): I would’ve thought this Bel Air Knolls house was priced as if it’s something/somewhere else, but 1144 Portesuello—more stylish, but a bit smaller—just sold for $3.2 million.
••• 1347 Santa Rosa Avenue ($2.495 million): Also known as the Shamrock Shake House. Anyone in those back bedrooms has a journey getting to the kitchen….
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