Noteworthy new listings….
Located where Garden Street turns into Constance Avenue, 2446 Garden Street ($4.25 million) is a 1963 house redone in recent years to nice effect. While I could quibble with some surfaces, the layout is appealing, with four en-suite bedrooms, two of which could serve as the primary. The backyard is all about the pool, which has a cool bathroom (last photo below)—know before you go, however, that anyone over six feet can peek in.
No surprise that 1123 Camino Viejo Road ($4.285 million) went into escrow upon arrival: it feels larger than its 2,736 square feet, and a refresh would really bring the place up a notch or two. If the house is closer to the road than one might like, the tradeoff is that most of the .89-acre lot is backyard (extending well past the wooden fence in the last photo). P.S. Is that a bathtub for three?
656 Orchard Avenue ($2.895 million) is a sweet little 1947 three-bedroom on a sweet little street. Anything at this price point in Montecito is rare, which means it will likely catch a lot of buyers’ attention. If you want to enlarge, your options are to build out into the spacious backyard (with freestanding office) or go up—but then you might find yourself looking right into the window of the neighbor who did the same thing, for most houses on the street are cheek by jowl.
And a few others worth checking out:
••• 317 Alston Road ($2.195 million): 1962 three-bedroom that wants updating.
••• 300 Bell Street ($1.295 million): .47-acre lot on the main drag in Los Alamos with permitted plans for an Old West–style mixed-use building with retail and four apartments (below). Perhaps someone who read the recent L.A. Times feature on the town will take the bait….
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