Notable new listings….
I can’t recall a house as suburban in style as 3201 Campanil Drive ($22.85 million) asking anywhere near $22.85 million, but the setting and views are certainly special, and maybe the idea of nine bedrooms is appealing. While the Campanil neighborhood can’t compare to Montecito in terms of cachet or charm—there’s a distinct whiff of Orange County—it does have ocean views without freeway noise. P.S. The microphone in the office is a clue to the owner’s profession.
The 1929 house at 645 Olive Road ($10.9 million), designed by Winsor Soule, combines the appeal of an old building with the livability of a new one. The price includes the adjacent 675 Olive Road, which has a nice small house on it (with its own entrance), for a total of 2.7 acres; 645 Olive alone is available for $7.45 million.
The turnkey 1940 house at 788 San Ysidro Lane ($10.9 million) is big (5,329 square feet) and in prime Montecito. Naturally, it has already gone into escrow.
513 Crocker Sperry Drive ($5.695 million) suffers from a classic unwieldy Jack Warner floor plan; the journey from front door to living room must feel like you’re getting birthed. I’d strip it and try to make it feel like an art gallery.
The 1922 Wallace Neff house at 1424 La Vereda Lane ($3.795 million) is a beaut. Too bad it’s right on the freeway.
And a few others worth checking out:
••• 830 Norman Lane ($2.2 million): needs new surfaces but already in escrow.
••• 1218 Shoreline Drive ($2.4 million): eensy house across from Shoreline Park.
••• 860 Miramonte Drive ($2.595 million): Alta Mesa Mediterranean; already in escrow.
••• 1815 Mountain Avenue ($1.35 million): 1941 Westside cottage.
••• 105 San Rafael Avenue ($1.975 million): Nondescript Mesa house.
••• 630 Cima Vista Lane ($2.695 million): five-acre vacant lot with “conceptual plans.”
••• 35 Leslie Drive ($1.175 million): cute 1930s cottage in outer Samarkand (below).
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