Six Acres of Lifestyle on Cold Spring Road

A lineup of all of this weekend’s open houses can be found at, courtesy the Santa Barbara Association of Realtors. Here are four of the most intriguing ones:

“Not just a home, but a lifestyle!” emailed the broker about 1050 Cold Spring Road ($11.95 million), which almost sounds like a dare. Built in 2006, the house clearly aspires to an earlier age. It’s been on the market for 518 days, having started at $13.5 million and dropping back in April. Could another cut be on the horizon? P.S. All the online listings say “Cold Springs Road,” but Google Maps says “Cold Spring,” and the street sign itself has the “s” blacked out. So I’m going with the singular. P.P.S. Might you not feel like the National Geographic woman is judging you? / Open Sunday, 12-2 p.m.


1124 Harbor Hills Lane ($3.695 million) has astounding ocean and mountain views, and though the floor plan has a peculiarity or two, I’m surprised it hasn’t sold. (It has a pending offer, so that may change.) The house feels solidly built by someone who cared. Perhaps the price is a bit rich for the Alta Mesa? / Open Saturday, 1-4 p.m.


On the Santa Barbara side of Eucalyptus Hill, 1540 Knoll Circle ($4.275 million) might also be priced a little ambitiously for the neighborhood. / Open Saturday, 1-3 p.m., and Sunday, 12-2 p.m.


Many of the surfaces at 438 El Cielito Road ($3.975 million) want updating, but the alfresco entertaining situation is top-notch. And nothing keeps partygoers from lingering like the threat of “built-in bunks and Murphy beds for your guests.” / Open Saturday and Sunday, 1-4 p.m.