Noteworthy new listings….
It’s been a while since we’ve seen a “Balinese farmhouse,” let alone one decorated to the elevens. If you stripped 2626 Sycamore Canyon Road ($12.5 million) bare and painted it white, however, you’d have a lot of surfaces and fixtures that want updating, and perhaps $12.5 million is a big ask for any house with a rusty corrugated metal roof…? Then again, the two-acre knoll-top location looks appealing.
We only have one photo so far of 4180 Cresta Avenue ($9.8 million), on three acres in Hope Ranch. When I started this website a couple of years ago, French-style houses tended to languish on the vine, but that was before big-city folks came craving space, which this 8,927-square-foot house has in abundance.
Aside from some large picture windows, 965 Via Fruteria ($4.95 million) in Hope Ranch is pretty uninspired. The seller bought it last September for $3.4 million, which shows you how fast and far the market has moved.
The 1923 Spanish Colonial Revival house at 614 Alameda Padre Serra ($2.695 million) has great bones and it got a turnkey renovation. If it were anywhere else besides wedged between APS and Las Alturas, it’d be a slam dunk at this price.
305 Sierra Vista Road ($2.295 million) is a three-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath house with potential. Surfaces need updating but the mountain views are deluxe; the noise coming up from Route 192 could be an issue.
It’s a similar story at 331 Sherman Road ($2.195 million), where the mountain views might be enough to distract you from dated choices (even though the house was built in 2012).
The house at 435 Fellowship Road ($1.9 million) on the Mesa isn’t all that interesting—certainly not compared to the fantastical turtle-roofed art studio up the hill behind the house.
Behind the green door at 4063 Naranjo Drive ($1.95 million), over near the San Marcos Foothills Preserve, is less exciting that one might hope; the interiors are all over the place. Of note, though, is the first Tesla solar-tile roof I can recall seeing in a listing around here.
Behind the blue-green door of 3215 Laurel Canyon Road ($1.775 million) above San Roque, on the other hand, is a spare-but-fascinating interior, some parts of which are more successful than others. I’m talking to you, last two photos (and especially you, clown).
Others worth checking out:
••• 2972 La Combadura Road ($1.345 million): San Roque house with a funky entrance (above).
••• 1823 Mira Vista Avenue ($2.98 million): 1950 Riviera three-bedroom in need of updating.
••• 637 Aurora Avenue ($2.495 million): Alta Mesa four-bedroom.
••• 711 Cima Linda Lane ($2.4 million): Eucalyptus Hill three-bedroom; in escrow.
••• 260, 262, and 266 E. Mountain Drive ($1.65 million, $1.3 million, and $1.55 million, respectively): Three vacant lots in nosebleed territory.
••• 910 Bath Street ($1.695 million) Spiffy 1926 Craftsman cottage with a one-bedroom ADU out back.
••• 411 N. Alisos Street ($1.18 million): Nicely remodeled Eastside three-bedroom.
••• 1380 Virginia Road ($1.65 million): At 764 square feet, it must be among the smaller houses in Montecito.
••• 1578 Overlook Lane ($1.42 million): Eucalyptus Hill teardown; check out the time-capsule interior below….
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