••• Damaged in the big debris flow, Montecito’s Ashley Road bridge had been scheduled to reopen on December 27, but the contractor is now forecasting February 11, weather permitting. Below: the bridge on December 26.
••• Three more recent sales of note:
—210 Miramar Avenue in Montecito’s Hedgerow, which is composed of a pair of conjoined 18th-century Tudor-style barns, sold for $3.6 million. It was first listed at $7.75 million in December of 2017, then relisted this past July for $4.75 million.
—Bonkers/fabulous 1230 Toro Canyon Road, which has a partially finished wraparound moat-pool, sold for $1.065 million. That’s half off what it was first listed for in August.
—And after 1215 High Ridge Lane on the Riviera sold for $4 million, a tad higher than the asking price, it was promptly put on the rental market for $8,000 per month, presumably so the new owner can squeeze out some income while he/she figures out how to build on the juicier part of the lot.
••• The hermit in me is intrigued by the idea of the 38-acre “Santa Barbara Ranchette” in New Cuyama just listed for $1.3 million (with an additional 760 acres available for $3.2 million more). The restaurant lover in me isn’t quite so sure, despite the charms of the Cuyama Buckhorn….