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Autumn Autumn or Fall marks the transition from Summer to Winter. The arrival of our nights becoming noticeably earlier. It truly is a beautiful Santa Barbara County Season. Santa Barbara County Real Estate sales have quickened their pace as the time to sell a home decreases and falls more in line with a “balanced” housing market. Fewer sales in the lower price ranges are contributing to stronger increases in the median price but all of the home price ranges now are showing positive movement and that is building confidence in the market. Lawrence Yun, National Association of Realtors chief economist, said “housing affordability conditions are very good. Mortgage interest rates have been at record lows this year while rents have been rising at faster rates.” In our next issue we will be reporting the results of our upcoming Futures Golf Tournament (September 21, 2012) benefiting the Village Properties Teacher’s Fund. We are very hopeful we raise more fund for our local classroom’s needs. Village Properties and our hard working agents and staff are proud to report that our company has been the #1 company for most of 2012 according to our Santa Barbara Multiple Listing Service. We thank all of our wonderful clients and friends who have trusted us with their Real Estate transaction. We truly appreciate your business.


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Learn how Santa Barbara has really impacted the Aviation Industry


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on the cover Montecito Shores Penthouse This 3 bd/2.5 ba with walls of glass framing the endless ocean views was recently upgraded w/ gourmet kitchen, radiant heat flooring, central vacuum system, sound system, tinted sliding doors, and new lighting system. Up the spiral staircase is a loft balcony and generous storage areas. The LR with fireplace, DR and kitchen all showcase the views. Page 8

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Welcome Home Watch Hill Vineyard & Ranch $7,900,000, (page 31)

Santa Barbara’s Contribution to

Aviation!@$> History> by Jon Fritsche


ne man’s misfortune was a stroke of luck for Santa Barbara. The 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition was held in San Francisco and airplane rides were to be available. Bids were solicited to provide the airplane rides and the Loughead brothers (who later changed their name to Lockheed) did not win the concession. However, on the first day of the fair, the concession winner crashed his plane and Allan and Malcolm Loughead were in business! With 600 paying passengers at $10 a head in their Model G plane they earned $6,000 but owed $2,000. Equally important to the Santa Barbara story was that a Santa Barbara High School graduate by the name of John Northrup marveled at the flight of the Model G at the exposition.

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In 1916 Allan and Malcolm shipped their Model G plane to Santa Barbara by boat and asked for permission from the city to fly their plane from the beach. They took the city by storm as many had never seen a plane, much less ever ridden in one. Once they decided to build a large seaplane for tours, work started and young John Northrup applied for work. Their combined work produced the F-1 plane and set the stage for aviation history to be made in Santa Barbara. World War I intervened and eventually many surplus planes became available for only $300 for brand new Jenney’s capable of carrying paying passengers. With the advent of competition, the Loughead’s found themselves in serious financial condition. But flying had become a viable business for passenger service along with tourist flights and they had made their mark in aviation history.

The Loughead’s business model depended on the sea for a runway, but the air transports needed land runways for the planes to take off and land. So the search was on for a suitable place for an airport. One spot for a short time was near where the Marmonte Hotel (Hyatt) exists today. Another option was proposed at what today is Pershing Park as a site for the Belvedere Hotel guests (formerly the Potter). Serious consideration was given to the Mesa, but a take off over the ocean was too dangerous for planes of the past. Even our present day Municipal Golf Course had an airport, the Casa Loma Field run by Earl Ovington, until the city outlawed an airport within the city limits. Fortunately in 1928, the three flyers gained access to some acreage at Hollister and Fairview where they scrapped out a dirt runway. That was the beginnings of what over time was to become the present day airport. In 1931, General Western located in Burbank, leased some land at the site and set up operations to build aircraft and set about to encourage an airline to include Goleta on their flight schedule. Century Pacific Airlines accepted the offer and utilized the air terminal buildings built by General Western. The depression caused General Western to declare bankruptcy. In 1936 United Airlines entered service to Goleta. In 1942 they constructed the original Spanish style terminal designed by William Edwards and Joseph Plunkett an architectural team whose works include the Arlington Theatre and the National Armory, helped shape the mediterranean style of the city which has now been replaced by the recently completed terminal. Fortunately, the city preserved much of the old building and intend to make part of it a museum for airport history including the time the airport was a training base for Marine pilots for service in WW2. To continue reading this article, see page 78

Submitted by Dianne Johnson Village Properties Raeltor 805-455-6570

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Montecito Shores Penthouse This Montecito Shores 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath south facing Penthouse with walls of glass framing the endless ocean views was recently totally upgraded with gourmet kitchen, radiant heat flooring, central vacuum system, sound system, tinted sliding doors, and new lighting system. Up the spiral staircase is a loft balcony and generous storage areas. The living room with fireplace, dining room and kitchen all showcase the views.

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hether you seek that special getaway in a place that moves you, or desire privacy with a sense of luxury, Montecito Shores is one of Santa Barbara’s most sought-after places to live and relax. This penthouse, located in the heart of Montecito is a stone’s throw away from the world renowned Four Seasons Santa Barbara Biltmore hotel, beautiful Butterfly beach, the Coral Casino, fine restaurants and boutiques. Situated on the top floor with walls of glass, framing endless views of birds, dolphins, whales, and boats, this South facing penthouse is a “Skybox” for world class surfing, sunrises and sunsets. Multilevel interiors have soaring ceilings and a floor plan that invites entertaining with an open living room warmed by a fireplace, formal dining room, and gourmet kitchen all showcasing the cobalt blue water views. The fireplace has a driftwood mantle from The Rincon and a seashell limestone surround. The dining room has views from two windows and a modern, beach chandelier. The plush and spacious master bedroom and library/3rd bedroom open up to an east facing balcony ideal for enjoying the magnificent surroundings and morning sun. The upper-level loft provides a comfortable and quiet work space and includes 3 spacious rooms and a ocean view balcony. The penthouse was recently upgraded with electric radiant heat flooring with individual room thermostats, a central vacuum system serving both floors, a sound system in the living room, and two wine refrigerators with a total capacity of 72 bottles. All sliding doors are insulated and tinted for anti-glare and 107 lights were installed with dimmer switches to control the mood in every room.



Included in the association fee of $1133 per month is the use of the tennis facilities, swimming pool and hot tub. People travel from every part of the world to see the views that you can enjoy every single day. This is a place that lifts you out of your logical state of mind and into to an enriched emotional experience. 

Offered at $4,995,000 Shandra Campbell 805.565.8872 Visit page 36 for more details about this listing or visit

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for the Brave New World “So you want to be a rock n’ roll star, then listen now to what I say, just get an electric guitar…” never mind, that was the Byrds and they were making fun of the Monkees for being a Hollywood ‘made-up’ band. by Charles Pavlosky


ut speaking of Hollywood make-up, if I see one more real estate video with the same lamely panned shots of each room and the bored narrative about ‘turn-key condition’ or ‘park-like setting’ accompanied by music that would better suit a funeral procession than anything, I’m going to throw up my nachos and beer all over the zebra-striped carpet in the executive sitting room overlooking the quaint fountain tableau, which leads to the Koi-pond garden and lovely landscaping next to the trellised faux Mediterranean bric-a-brac!!!

Okay, sorry, I’ll pop another Xanax and chase it with a tequila shooter and be back in just a moment or two. But come on! We are real estate professionals can I please get something creative up in this $50 Million Montecito mansion already? All I’m saying is that there are ways, very easy and yes, inexpensive ways to make a great marketing video for your listing. I know. I’m from Hollywood, so you’re just going to have to trust me on this. (And really the check is in the mail). For the price of a normal, boring video, you can have a camera and lighting package, and a two man crew to make a really cool video that will make your

listing really stand out from all the others, really. It just takes a good story, a narrative. People want to be entertained, told a good story and right before bedtime—just like the child in all of us—we love good storytelling. I’m not saying you have to be a filmmaker like Jimbo Cameron or even me to write, produce, direct and edit your piece, but hey it wouldn’t hurt, right? But barring the expense of going to film school to advance your real estate career, there are plenty of smart, funny and brilliant people out there who own camera, lighting and editing gear and know how to tell a cool story on video about yes, a house. Don’t believe me? Well here are two examples—both shot in LA on different budgets with some very creative financing and production— both of which get the idea across beautifully.

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The first is for a cool little hip Hollywood hills pad which would appeal to the young urban high-tech professional and the second is a trendy Malibu estate, which would appeal to — well, just about anyone with $30 Million or so in their hip pocket to blow on the ultimate crash-pad. But what each has in common is a story that holds our attention, because you want to know what happens next — just like in a movie, which is the point after all. And while the Hollywood Hills pad video is more of a rambling narrative, and the Malibu one being a more specific, detailed story with a beginning, middle and end, both get the idea across that the home in which they happen would simply be a cool place to live, be and yes, own. And isn’t that the whole point anyway? Aside of course from drawing attention to you as a marketing genius for being so ahead of the curve that you know how to really put that listing on the map. So it not only extends your brand, it extends the brand of your company, the seller and the area in which you live and work. Now that’s what I call a win-winwin-win-win. Okay, I’ve run out of wins, but not out of fine, single malt scotch or ideas for that matter, so if you want to know more, in the words of my Mafioso buddy Tony, “You know where to find me…” Until then I’m out there, doing what you do, working hard to put great people in really great homes. I’ll let you know how it goes… Thanks.

Charles Pavlosky Village Properties Realtor 310-857-8922

Provincial Living Montecito, Ca


private acres with sweeping ocean & mountain views in Montecito’s Golden Quadrangle. This French Provincial style home offers perfect scale throughout. 5 bedrooms, 5.5 baths main house + guest house, 2 bedroom apartment, pool, cabana, tennis court, orchards and exceptional greenhouse great as gym/art studio.

Offered at $34,000,000 Rebecca Riskin 805.565.8600

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La Case Del SueÑo Montecito, Ca


by renowned Calif architect Reginald Johnson & completed by 1917. The 2 story home has 4 bedrooms upstairs & 1 bedroom suite downstairs. There are 5 full baths & 2 powder rooms. A separate game room w/bar w/its own gated entrance. A putting green, stables, spa, 80 ft pool w/ fountain. Views of the ocean & mountains.

Offered at $22,500,000 Emilie McMinn 805.689.2726

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French Country Estate

Nestled between the sea and mountains in exclusive Hope Ranch, this approx 13-acre site

spans two premiere parcels to showcase an enchanting French country estate. Included in this magnificent property is a grand 6bd/9ba main house, 1bd/1ba poolhouse, 1bd/1ba apartment, horse stables with a riding ring, two pools, tennis court, pond and private beach path.

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Offered at $19,200,000 Rebecca Riskin Carey Kendall 805.565.8600 805.689.6262

Glamor & Elegance

Think 1920s Paris, glamor & elegance. Never before on the market this breathtaking newer

estate designed & built to be free of toxins boasts unobstructed vast ocean views, a home of unmatched style, sophistication & sheer beauty. The gated drive leads to approx 11,000sqft of enchanting living space,sumptuous guest house, pool & organic gardens.

Offered at $18,900,000 Rebecca Riskin 805.565.8600

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Quintessential Montecito Montecito, Ca

On nearly 3 prime acres offering breathtaking mtn views, exceptional quality & exquisite style. Distinct old world influences combine with world-class amenities. 9,000+/- sq ft, Med, estate boasts gracious public spaces, 4 guest suites & extraordinary Master suite. Separate 1bdm guest house, swimmer's pool w/adjoining pavilion, expansive view terraces, lush lawn.

Offered at $18,400,000 Rebecca Riskin 805.565.8600

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River Edge Farm Buellton, Ca

Renowned River Edge Farm, total of 233 acres, 7 legal parcels

ranging from 9.5 acres to 63 acres. Complete operating thoroughbred farm, numerous barns, pastures, holding pens, etc. Located close to Highway 101 access.

Offered at $15,000,000 Carey Kendall 805.689.6262 Wayne Natale 805.680.7227

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Oceanfront Estate Carpinteria, Ca

A very special & private beach front family compound in exclusive & gated Sandyland Cove includes a 6 bedroom main house, a 1 bed guest house with living room, tennis court, swimming pool & spa, 3+-car garage on 1 +- acre with apx. 95 ft of beach frontage. One of the largest parcels on the “Cove.� Properties like this are almost never on the market.

Offered at $14,975,000 Gregg Leach 805.886.9000

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Majestic Estate Montecito, Ca

This newly-built Med estate offers 20+/- acres of privacy and endless

ocean and mountain views. All spaces are warm and intimate and at the same time ideal for entertaining. 4 bedrooms in main house (1st floor Master), formal Living Room and Dining Room, game/media room, exquisite wine cellar (3,000+/- bottles) plus 1-bdrm guest house & pool.

Offered at $14,900,000 Rebecca Riskin 805.565.8600

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Exquisite Estate Montecito, Ca

Exquisite Mediterranean estate (12,000+/sq. ft of newer construction) on approx 3 acres. Privately sited in the heart of Montecito, this majestic 2-story masterpiece boasts all the amenities one expects of such an estate including ocean & mountain views, theater, pool, guest house, sprawling lawns, manicured gardens, private well. Offered at $14,500,000 Rebecca Riskin 805.565.8600

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La Candelaria Carpinteria, Ca

This magical villa abounds in elegance &

romance, resting on approx 13 of the most enchanting acres in Carpinteria’s foothills. Like a jewel in the Spanish countryside, the seemingly 200-year-old La Candeleria estate makes a masterpiece out of newly built, inspiring details. 6 bdrm suites + guest quarters, infinity pool, 2 lakes. Offered at $13,400,000 Rebecca Riskin 805.565.8600

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Elegant Adobe

Elegant Adobe ambiance on 5.6 acres with ocean & mountain views. Rancho San Leandro

Offered at $12,500,000

offers incredible privacy in truly idyllic, natural setting. This property must be experienced.

Susan Pate 805.895.9385

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Deer Lodge

Located minutes from both Santa Barbara and the Santa Ynez Valley, this incomparable 180 acre picturesque site features the most utterly charming compound. Main house built in the early 1900s, oozes with character, could not be duplicated today. 14 separate buildings on the property offering every imaginable amenity.

Offered at $10,900,000 Rebecca Riskin 805.565.8600

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Sulphur Mountain Road Ojai, Ca

Newly built Spanish style estate perched atop of Sulphur Mountain

Road in Ojai. Exudes refined elegance in naturally rugged, extremely private & serene setting. STUNNING panoramic views of mountains & ocean, boasts 100+ ac, over 7,200 sqft with lots of outdoor terrace. Spanish colonial mission style with superb craftsmanship. Pool, spa & barn-great for orchard/equestrian development.

Offered at $9,950,000 Natalie Grubb 805.895.6226

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Calming Ocean Breezes Dramatic Tuscan Villa $4,495,000, (page 38)

Specuacular Contemporary


pectacular coastline/mountain views, the 3.7 ac. site currently hosts a 20,000+/- sf contemporary home. An adjacent 2.8 ac. parcel provides flat, useable land perfect for a tennis court, guesthouse & garden. This 6.5+/- ac. estate site offers a unique opportunity!

Offered at $9,950,000 Rebecca Riskin 805.565.8600

European Country Estate

This European country estate has been restored with attention to every detail. Steps from Montecito’s Upper Village on 1.6 lush, quiet, mountain view acres. 5 bedrooms in the main house + 2 superb guest houses, 2 swimming pools, gardens and outdoor entertaining areas!

Offered at $9,690,000 Rebecca Riskin 805.565.8600

Mediterranean Estate


resenting ocean views as well as intimate mtn views, this newly constructed & expertly designed 5 bedroom estate is located in a prestigious Montecito location. The approx 1.25 acres feature an infinity pool, gst house/pool house and elegant motor court.

Offered at $9,475,000 Rebecca Riskin 805.565.8600

One Of A Kind


ver 7 acres with ocean, mtn & valley views, is truly a one of a kind rustic compound. Featured in Architectural Digest, modern elements have been blended with reclaimed barn wood to create this most stylish estate. 4 parcels with 4 structures. An incredible opportunity!

Offered at $9,450,000 Rebecca Riskin 805.565.8600 30 - Village insight


George Washington Smith

Restored George Washington Smith circa 1923. Impressive gated

entrance, on nearly 2 private, mtn-view acres the main house (4 bdrms suites), a charming guest house, studio apartment above the 3 car garage, pool, spa, expansive lawns & room for tennis court

Offered at $8,950,000 Rebecca Riskin 805.565.8600

On The Sand


o expense has been spared to create this 4 bedroom, 3 bath home on the sand. Vanishing French doors, beamed ceilings, fireplace, gourmet kitchen, an ocean front master suite, climate controlled wine room, upstairs den, an outside patio with built in spa & so more.

Offered at $8,250,000 Gregg Leach 805.886.9000

Stylish Estate

Over 5.5 acres with ocean, mtn & valley views, truly a one of a kind rustic compound. Featured in Architectural Digest, modern elements have been blended with reclaimed barn wood to create this most stylish estate. 2 parcels, 3 structures;an incredible opportunity!. Offered at $7,950,000 Rebecca Riskin 805.565.8600

Watch Hill Vineyard & Ranch

Approx. 122 ac., the Main home is 4,000+/- sq.ft. Constructed

as a traditional manor house with beautiful features throughout. Pool, 3 car garage, equestrian facilities, employee housing, a 18+/vineyard. Exquisite vistas surrounding hills and vineyards.

Offered at $7,900,000 Carey Kendall 805.689.6262 Village insight

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Tasteful Grandeur


ormal entry gate and stone lined walls with circular drive is an inviting approach to this refined property. The private and guard gated community of Ennisbrook a private retreat feel. 2BD/2BA detached guest house for total of 6 bedrooms and 7.5 baths.

Offered at $7,500,000 Elberta Pate Susan Pate 805.565.4549 805.565.4548

Montecito Valley Ranch

This newer Mediterranean estate boasts grand spaces, 4 spacious

bedrooms suites, guest house, pool & incredible outdoor entertaining areas. Impeccable inside and out, this newer Don Nulty-designed Mediterranean estate presents the pinnacle of Montecito living. Offered at $6,950,000 Rebecca Riskin 805.565.8600

Pollyrich Farms


pscale equestrian farm of 34+/-ac. 4 bedroom Manor Home with beamed ceilings & open floor plan. Barns, breeding facility, irrigated pastures, arenas. The Annex, offered separately, 20+/- ac. parcel with century old barn, multiple irrigated pastures & water well. Offered at $6,900,000 Carey Kendall 805.689.6262

Enchanting Craftsman

Tucked down a private lane, 2+ park-like acres in a close-in

Montecito location. The main house is accompanied by 2 detached guest structures, large swimming pool, bocce court, sprawling lawns & organic orchards & gardens. Truly a rare find! Offered at $6,495,000 Rebecca Riskin 805.565.8600

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Stunning mountain & lake views


tunning mtn & lake views. 2.9 lushly landscaped acres, over 9,000 sqft of structures w/impeccable attention to detail including 2 offices, downstairs master suite, 3 upstairs bds, guest hse, pool, barn, wine cellar. Ideal for entertaining indoors & out, formal or casual. Offered at $5,995,000 Colleen Beall 805.895.5881

Palladian Style Homes


uilt in the style of grand summer cottages. This estate, built as a family compound w/2 legal lots & 2 homes, award-winning gardens, pergolas, arbors & lily pond. 1948: 4bd, 4 ba, 5700 sq ft, Oc Vu, pool, 1 acre. 1952: 1.2 ac, 2700 sq ft, 3/3, built around a courtyard,.

Offered at $5,900,000 Colleen Beall 805.895.5881

Golden Quadrangle


xceptional Montecito location for 3.64+/- acre property comprised of a traditional style 4/3 home with full guest house and pool. Privacy and wonderful views. Room for tennis court or horse facilities. Owners have already purchased replacement property. Offered at $5,875,000 Emilie McMinn 805.689.2726

Nantucket Beach Home

Located on the ''sweet spot'' of Padaro Ln. Walls of glass open to

the ocean & island view deck. Pitched beam ceiling in the great room - with open cook's kitchen. Separate guest suite on first floor, as well as family room which opens to lower entertaining deck & lawn. Offered at $5,500,000 Pamela Regan 805.565.4556 Village insight

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Truly Unique


n Montecito's Golden Quadrangle, with ocean & mtn views. On approx 1.5 secluded acres. 1 bdrm main house and 4 private guest suites, attached to the main house by a breezeway. A Koi pond, lagoon style pool & ancient specimen trees complete this estate. Offered at $5,495,000 Rebecca Riskin 805.565.8600

Picacho lane


2 acres on Picacho Lane. Massive specimen trees, sprawling lawns, majestic mountain views, lush gardens and a delightful & impeccable one story home with a charming guest house await. A rare opportunity! Offered at $5,295,000 Rebecca Riskin 805.565.8600

French Country Manor


eautifully detailed Architectural features, 4 bedrooms,5 baths. Large master wing & office, Large living & family rooms, vaulted ceilings, Formal dinning room, prvate 1.02 acres, lush landscaped gardens, oaks, lap pool, spa, ent pavilion, mountain & garden views Offered at $5,250,000 Wayne Barker 805.637.2948

Montecito Shores

This 3 bd/2.5 ba south facing Penthouse with walls of glass framing the endless ocean views was recently totally upgraded. Up the spiral staircase is a loft balcony and generous storage areas. The living room with fireplace, dining room and kitchen. Offered at $4,995,000 Shandra Campbell 805.565.8872 36 - Village insight


White Hill

This prestigious promontory boasts a rare combination of ocean,

island, coastline & mountain views, coupled with privacy and convenience. The existing home and pool are well-placed for future expansion, while the +/- 5 acre parcel holds many possibilities. Offered at $4,975,000 Kelly Knight 805.683.7362

Western Ranch Vernacular


12+/- ac. property is the highest level of quality & sophistication. Offers a contemporary, sophisticated design. 4 bdrms, a large great room; a gourmet kitchen, office, game room, Guest House, Barn, Stables, Pool are just some of the amenities! Offered at $4,850,000

Carey Kendall 805.689.6262

Padaro Lane Beach Cottage

Adorable cottage sits above the sand in a premiere ocean front

enclave. Nearly one half acre with almost 100 feet of beach front. Enjoy it as it is or take advantage of plans designed by Neumann, Mendro for a stunning two story beach home with expansive views. Offered at $4,800,000 John Henderson 805.689.1066

Ranch Estate


softly sophisticated French country home features 4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, pool, stunning one acre of lush grounds, big lawn, stately trees, terraces, beautiful hickory floors. Close to the upper village and everything that Montecito has to offer. Offered at $4,795,000

Cecilia Hunt Don Hunt 805.895.3834 805.895.3833 Village insight

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Simply Elegant


panish home with ocean views, on 2 usable, private Hope Ranch Acres. Rebuilt in 2007. Custom wrought iron details, beautiful granite surfaces, striking Alder wood doors & travertine floors flow throughout. 7 car garage, office, exercise room & craft room. Offered at $4,700,000 Adrienne Schuele 805.452.3960

Breathtaking Views

Mediterranean style home on 40+/- ac. with 360* views, 4 bdrms,

7 baths, office, library/game rm, workout/hobby rm, 4 masonry fireplaces, family rm that opens up to the kitchen. hardwood flrs throughout, 4 car garage, pool, spa, covered patios & amazing views! Offered at $4,595,000,000 Carey Kendall 805.689.6262

Jonee Hanson 805.455.6175

Dramatic Tuscan Villa

On prestigious Pepper Hill showcasing privacy and ocean and

island views. Wonderful Hochhauser-Blatter AIA designed home with interior & exterior space to create seamless indoor-outdoor living with expansive entertaining terraces, a gorgeous pool and spa. Offered at $4,495,000 Carey Kendall 805.689.6262

Mediterranean Estate

Mediterranean estate on 2 landscaped acres, with panoramic

ocean & island views. 4 bdrm, 5.5 bath, dramatic high ceiling, kitchen opens to wraparound loggia. Large MB on main level, 3 bdrm suites downstairs. 4700 +/- sq.ft. Large pool, spa & art studio. Offered at $4,195,000 Sharon Fisher 805.695.7265

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Vickie Craig 805.695.7264

Villa De Las Palmas


ast ocean views, spaciousness and the gleam of floor to ceiling glass-encased mid-century architecture. The exquisitely private, classically designed home features 5 bed & 5.5 baths of contemporary elegance with single level living. Offered at $3,995,000 Susan Jordano 805.565.4544

Hope Ranch

Ocean & mountain views, gentle 3.77 acre lot. Currently enjoys 4,206

+/- square feet of living space with soaring ceilings, Spanish accents and a flowing floor plan. Wonderful for the equestrian with a 4 stall, 1,124 square foot barn with storage & office. Offered at $3,95,000 Brian Campbell 805.294.2890

Palladian Style Homes

Ocean views overlooking Monet-like gardens. 5700 sq ft. Palladian

style home. Spacious living room, sitting room, floor to ceiling arched windows, high ceilings, 20+ skylights, & 4 bd/4 ba. tons of potential. Rare oc vu fixer in MUS. Can buy with 1952 Tollis.

Offered at $3,950,000 Colleen Beall 805.895.5881

a Must See

1st time on the market, Don Nulty designed, featuring; a main level master suite, 1st level office/4th bedroom, 2 gracious upstairs bedroom suites with large balcony, a chef ’s kitchen, many doors throughout leading to the private gardens & patios. A must see! Offered at $3,950,000 Gregg Leach 805.886.9000 Village insight

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Watch the Sunsets Quintessential Montecito $18,900,000 (page 18)

Rare Jewel

Romantic 1920s George Washington Smith. Classic architectural

gem offers 4 beds/3.5 baths & separate studio w/bath. Intimate outdoor living areas grace the outside of the gorgeous 2 story residence. With many original features, this is a rare find! Offered at $3,950,000 Rebecca Riskin 805.565.8600

Rare Find


n the Santa Ynez Valley, Main Residence approx. 6,500 sq.ft., Includes 4 other residences, 3 barns totaling 58 stalls, 2 arenas, 2 hot walkers, hay storage and a 5,700 sq.ft. utility barn. Fenced and Cross fenced, irrigated pastures, paved driveway with gated entrance.

Offered at $3,900,000 Rebecca Riskin Wayne Natale 805.565.8600 805.680.7227

Stunning Contemporary

Approx 4,500 sqft., is sited for ocean & island views to the south

and mountain views to the north. This single level, chic & cleanlined 4bd/4ba with high ceilings, grand windows and transparent covered terraces, while featuring a lap pool, rose garden & fruit trees. Offered at $3,650,000 Rebecca Riskin 805.565.8600

a Car Collector’s Paradise


ated Mediterranean Style Estate Compound, with over 23+ garage parking on 7 +/- acres! Custom built residence with 5 bedrooms, 7 baths, gourmet kitchen, library/media room. Guesthouse over a 3 car garage. Tennis court, pool, & equestrian facilities! Offered at $3,645,000 Carey Kendall 805.689.6262 42 - Village insight


Montecito Ranch Style


n the coveted Golden Quadrangle. 1.29 level ac. with Montecito Ranch style home, detached guest suite, Mediterranean inspired gardens, pool/spa and cabana create the perfect space for relaxing and enjoying the good life. Offered at $3,500,000 Susan Pate Beverly Palmer 805.565.4548 805.452.7985

Custom Built Home

At the end of a cul-de-sac, near upper Village. This custom-built

home offers one story living with 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, cathedral ceilings and formal dining area. The master bedroom boasts a fireplace, and access to the pool. Gated entry, fruit trees, garden, pool, BBQ Offered at $3,495,000 Louise McKaig 805.637.4774

Breathtaking Views

Mediterranean style home on 20+/- ac. 4 bedrooms, 7 baths, office, library/game room, workout/hobby room, 4 masonry fireplaces, hardwood floors, 4 car garage, pool, spa. Adj. 20 acre parcel that could be available for sale to the Buyer. Offered at $3,450,000 Carey Kendall 805.689.6262

Jonee Hanson 805.455.6175

Exceptional Sanctuary


13.4-acre where the ocean views are everywhere. 2 buildable parcels with approved plans for 3 legal residences. Existing charming 1-bedroom Adobe house with fireplace, pool, horse paddocks, specimen trees, plants & emerald lawns. Offered at $3,295,000 Paul Suding 805.455.8055

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Early Spanish Architecture by Anthony Grumbine

A proud and strong lineage, Santa Barbara has long been known for its excellence in architecture. The explorer George Vancouver commented about his visit in 1793 that Santa Barbara was “far more civilized than any of the other Spanish establishments…The buildings appeared to be regular and well constructed, the walls clean and white, and the roofs of the houses covered with a bright red tile. The presidio excels all the others in neatness, cleanliness, and other small though essential comforts.” This attention to detail and refinement of living is an integral part of Santa Barbara’s identity which has helped to inform and inspire many generations to this day. In addition to a tradition of quality architecture, another key element has been the language of Spanish architecture as a recurring and influential theme throughout much of Santa Barbara’s history.

Centuries of Inspiration In Rome, buildings from the early 1800s are considered to be “new”. In America, and California in particular, our buildings have a much younger history. Since Santa Barbara played a key role in the early settling of California by Spain, we are fortunate to have wonderful examples of California’s oldest history. Thankfully, this architecture is alive, well and relevant to this day. As the Renaissance artists looked to ancient Rome for inspiration, architects of the Mission Revival, Spanish 44 - Village insight


Colonial Revival, Pueblo Revival, and Modern Ranch styles (not to mention our current Spanish Colonial based architecture) have each looked to the period of Early Spanish settlement to help inform their forms. The history, building techniques, and even philosophy of the early Spanish are all relevant to our current architecture of the Santa Barbara region.

F orm F ollows F orms At times, Early Spanish architecture is over-simplified and described as the red-tile-style. Although a key element of Spanish architecture, red, clay barrel tiles are only a fraction of the language of Early Spanish architecture. We can start to examine Early Spanish architecture by dissecting the architectural language. Beginning at the base, we see stones that have been collected and formed to make the foundation. Mud, formed into bricks, dried in the sun, and stacked, makes the inner structure (think bones and muscles) of the walls. A thin spread of plaster forms the skin of the building and keeps the bricks from melting away (think Wicked Witch of the West), while the roof structure is built of timbers and young trees for roof rafters. And finally, the whole thing is protected by a covering of red clay tile. Each part has a function and a related form.

This, however, is not the end of the architecture style story. You see, the Chumash Indians who had settled the region long before the Presidio and the Mission were founded had the same mud for adobe, the same trees for timbers, and the same clay for clay tiles. But they did not build Spanish style buildings. It was not their tradition. When the Spaniards arrived, they used the simple tools they had, the unskilled labor (no master-masons on the frontier), and a memory of architectural forms back home. Form followed earlier Spanish forms, which were then adjusted to function with the practicalities of the new region. The new Spanish settlements were founded on the principles dating back to Roman urban planning, filtered through the Law of the Indies (no suburban sprawl here!), which meant that every settlement was established with future community/ city growth in mind. The result was that the city was coherent in architectural language and city planning. To continue reading this article, see page 79 Anthony Grumbine is a project architect with Harrison Design Associates ( and is currently helping the City of Santa Barbara to develop its architecture styles guide. You can e-mail Anthony at: or phone 805.899.3434

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2108 Forge Road

2 BD/3. BTH Offered at $2,995,000 Elberta Pate, 805.895.0835

13500 E Sulphur Mountain

3 BD/4.5 BTH Offered at $2,999,000 Carey Kendall, 805.689.6262

920 Ladan Drive

2995 Calle Bonita

2 BD/2 BTH Offered at $2,995,000 Wayne/Natalie, 805.680.7227

4 BD/6 BTH Offered at $2,895,000 Carey Kendall, 805.689.6262

2198 Veloz Drive

4 BD/4.5 BTH Offered at $2,850,000 Gregg Leach, 805.886.9000

2060 Dermanak Drive

309 E. Valerio Street

1326 Estrella Drive

1134 Hill Road

4 BD/3 BTH Offered at $2,795,000 Louis/Susan, 805.895.6918

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5 BD/4.5 BTH Offered at $2,700,000 Adrienne Schuele, 805.452.3960

4 BD/3 BTH Offered at $2,800,000 Carey Kendall, 805.689.6262

2 BD/2 BTH Offered at $2,550,000 Rebecca Riskin, 805.565.8600

125 East Pedregosa Street 4 BD/4.5 BTH Offered at $2,525,000 Dianne Porinsh, 805.886.7052

949 Via Rosita

4 BD/3 BTH Offered at $2,500,000 Adrienne Schuele, 805.452.3960

222 Ortega Ridge Road

590 Freehaven Drive

4680 Pennell Road

6587 East Highway 246

667 Cold Springs Road

3791 Live Oak Road

1952 Tollis Avenue

2 BD/2 BTH Offered at $2,400,000 Patricia Griffin, 805.565.4547

2 BD/3 BTH Offered at $1,999,000 Bridget/Paul, 805.455.8055

5 BD/4 BTH Offered at $2,150,000 Regina Magid, 805.451.1994

3 BD/2.5 BTH Offered at $1,995,000 Jonee Hanson, 805.455.6175

4 BD/4 BTH Offered at $2,485,000 Patricia Griffin, 805.565.4547

3 BD/3 BTH Offered at $2,100,000 Nancy Rizzo, 805.403.2700

3 BD/4 BTH Offered at $1,990,000 Colleen Beall, 805.895.5881

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1733 N. Refugio Road

1860 Eucalyptus Hill Rd

1833 Cougar Ridge Road

1715 North Refugio Road

6673 Breakers Way

1281 poppy Valley Road

550 Bell Street

234 Rametto Road

3 BD/3 BTH Offered at $1,950,000 Jennie Bradley, 805.688.8135

3 BD/2.5 BTH Offered at $1,795,000 Jennie/ Virginia, 805.686.7461

980 Vista De La Mesa 5 BD/4 BTH Offered at $1,595,000 Jenise Tremblay, 805.689.7233


4 BD/3 BTH Offered at $1,888,000 Natalie Grubb, 805.565.8879

4 BD/2.5 BTH Offered at $1,750,000 Mitchell Morehart, 805.689.7233

2Âą acres, commercial property Offered at $1,575,000 Judy Crawford, 805.588.1425

3 BD/3 BTH Offered at $1,800,000 Nancy Rizzo, 805.403.2700

3 BD/3 BTH Offered at $1,749,000 Patti Cotter, 805.680.0769

3 BD/3 BTH Offered at $1,575,000 John Sener, 805.331.7402

4616 Via Gennita

3006 Hermosa Drive 3 BD/3 BTH Offered at $1,495,000 Susan Pate, 805.895.9385

4 BD/4 BTH Offered at $1,350,000 Don Hunt, 805.565.4555

1273 Veronica Springs

4 BD/3 BTH Offered at $1,550,000 Nicole Dinkelacker, 805.570.8444

1632 Cliff Drive

3 BD/3.5 BTH Offered at $1,329,000 Gloria/Lynette, 805.565.8862

2601 Baseline Ave

4 BD/3.5 BTH Offered at $ 1,295,000 Wayne Natale, 805.680.7227

623 Romero Canyon Road

2850 Quail Valley Road

2405 Meadow Ranch Road

1945 Old Mill Road

3 BD/3.5 BTH Offered at $1,199,000 Barbara Morr, 805.245.0455

4 BD/2 BTH Offered at $1,125,000 Connie Meynet, 805.680.6001

3 BD/2.5 BTH Offered at $ 1,225,000 Julie Barnes, 805.895.9498

5 BD/3.5 BTH Offered at $1,099,000 Wayne Natale, 805.680.7227

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2475 Meadow Ranch Road 3 BD/2.5 BTH Offered at $1,095,000 Wayne Natale, 805.680.7227

1433 Edison Street 1 BD/1 BTH Offered at $1,050,000 Wayne Natale, 805.680.7227

2719 Puesta Del Sol 3 BD/2.5 BTH Offered at $1,050,000 Gail Shannon, 805.448.7887

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Santa Barbara County: A World-Class Wine growing Region by David J. McIntire

Have you ever dreamed of owning your own vineyard property? Look no further — here in Santa Barbara County we are blessed with world-class winegrape growing conditions.


he great wine growing regions of the world, from Napa Valley to Burgundy to Piemonte to our own Santa Ynez Valley, are all marked by warm days paired with cool nights during a long growing season. The cooling influence of the Pacific Ocean extends inland through the east-west oriented Santa Rita Hills into the Santa Ynez Valley, offering a range of temperatures from the relatively cool Sta. Rita Hills AVA in the west, known for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, to the relatively warm Happy Canyon AVA in the east, known for Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. As Santa Barbara’s presence in the world of wine becomes more prominent, it is attracting top-notch winemaking talent, press, and investment. Yet, as one explores the golden hills and valleys within Santa Barbara’s north county, the relative lack of development, presence of open space, and vibrant ranch and horse culture stand out alongside vineyards growing in their prestige. The growing and vibrant wine industry’s supporting role within the Santa Ynez Valley stands in contrast to the vineyard mono-culture of the Napa 52 - Village insight


Valley. As the world market for fine wine grows, with rapidly expanding demand in China, opportunities for new planting abound. Prospective vineyard buyers are quickly faced with a number of questions that frame their search: Is this a lifestyle purchase or a business opportunity? Owning a home with a view, a few acres planted to vines, contracting out the farming, and keeping one ton of grapes to make wine is one thing. Buying 50 acres of raw land, planting and farming it with the intention to make wine, and building a brand is another. If there is a business component, is it important for the business to be profitable? For a fair number of your competitors in the wine business, profitability will be a secondary concern. If the business is not profitable, will the other benefits (lifestyle, tax advantages, etc.) be enough?

Will you be primarily a grapegrower or winemaker? There are vineyard owners who sell all of the grapes they grow, winemakers who buy all theirs, and folks who do both in house, and everywhere in between. Which grape varieties would I like to grow and/or what style of wine would I like to make? While there is always room for the pioneering spirit, the most acclaimed wines from the following official and unofficial areas have been as follows: Santa Rita Hills: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Syrah Los Alamos: Syrah, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir Santa Maria Valley: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay Ballard Canyon: Syrah, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc Santa Ynez: Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah Foxen Canyon: Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah Happy Canyon: Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah, Viognier As the search moves beyond the conceptual stage, it is important for prospective vineyard buyers to assemble a team of professionals to advise them throughout the process. The first of these should include: • Realtor • Vineyard Manager/Consultant • Financial/Tax Advisor These team leaders should be able steer the buyer to local professional resources: • • • • • •

Soils Engineer/Geologist Land Use Planner/Compliance Advisor Winemaker Attorney Architect Other Advisors

Next time we will delve further into the search process, and look at some of the desirable characteristics of a potential vineyard site and review some useful rough numbers to use when calculating yields. Until that time, goodbye, and please do not hesitate to contact me if questions arise. David J. McIntire Village Properties Realtor 805-688-1620

Breathtaking Views One Of A Kind $9,450,000 (page 30)

CHARMING HOME 2 bd/2 bth, $995,000 Judy Crawford, 805.588.1425

Racquet Club 5 BD/2.5 BTH, $985,000 Jim Witmer, 805.448.3921

Skyline Park 5 BD/4 BTH, $906,100 Colleen/Nicole, 805.895.5881

Work of Art 1 bd/2 bth, $899,500 Dianne Johnson, 805.455.6570

single level duplex Duplex, $895,000 Elberta Pate, 805.895.0835

Extensively renovated 4 bd/2.5 bth, $895,000 Brittany Lough, 805.683.7398

Panoramic views 3 bd/3 bth, $890,000 Barbara Moor, 805.245.0455

Orcutt hilltop 4 bd/2.5 bth, $888,000 Margie Yznaga, 805.294.5050

single level home 4 BD/3 BTH, $875,000 Julie Barnes, 805.895.9498

English cottage 3 BD/2 BTH, $875,000 Pamela Regan, 805.565.4556

Beautiful 3 BD/3 BTH, $849,500 Thomas/Paul, 805.689.7306

Ocean views 3 bd/2.5 bth, $849,000 Carolyn Wood, 805.565.8880

Trout Club 2 BD/2.5 BTH, $795,000 DeAnn/Elizabeth, 805.451.7488

Beautiful home 3 BD/2.5 BTH, $789,000 Patti Cotter, 805.680.0769

ranch house 3 BD/2 BTH, $750,000 Carey Kendall, 805.689.6262

Beautifully remodeled 3 BD/2 BTH, $709,000 Natalie/Brian, 805.565.8879

custom built 4 bd/4 bth, $699,000 Jenae Johnson, 805.452.9812

La Purisima Estates 3 bd/2 bth, $699,000 Barbara Moor, 805.245.0455

Riviera VIEW 2 bd/1.5 bth, $699,000 Kim Dorsey, 805.895.2968

1920's remodeled 3 BD/2 BTH, $665,000 Emily McBride, 805.252.2773


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Pride of Ownership 4 BD/3 BTH, $645,000 Nancy Rizzo, 805.403.2700

south-facing 3 bd/2 bth, $639,000 Alyson Spann, 805. 637.2884

polo condo 2 BD/2 BTH, $639,000 Susie Maybery, 805.565.8884

Charming Victorian 3 bd/3 bth, $625,000 Barbara/Judy, 805.245.0455

renovated 2 BD/2 BTH, $619,000 Billy Mandarino, 805.570.4827

Lovely studio STUDIO/1 BTH, $595,000 Gail Shannon, 805.448.7887

Inspiring views 2 BD/2 BTH, $575,000 Elle Seymour, 805.688.8858

Oak Park cottage 2 BD/1 BTH, $560,000 Marcella Simmons, 805.683.7391

Janin Acres 3 bd/2 bth, $549,000 Barbara Moor, 805.245.0455

Great Opportunity 2 BD/2 BTH, $549,000 Jeff/Julie, 805.681.8122

Excellent location 3 bd/2 bth, $499,000 Carolyn Wood, 805.565.8880

Spacious living 2 BD/3 BTH, $495,000 Susan Jordano, 805.680.9060

Spacious home 4 bd/3 bth, $495,000 Wayne Natale, 805.680.7227

great location 3 bd/2 bth, $470,000 Nancy Rizzo, 805.403.2700

great opportunities COMMERCIAL, $450,00 Nancy Rizzo, 805.403.2700

highly visible Commercial, $445,000 Connie Meynet, 805.680.6001

Rancho Goleta 3 BD/2 BTH, $399,000 Daniel Warnars, 805.680.2712

San Remo 2 bds/2 bth, $565,000 Carla Reeves, 805.689.7343

polo condo 1 BD/1 BTH, $395,000 Susie Maybery, 805.565.8884

charm all around 3 BD/2 BTH, $349,000 Daniel Warnars, 805.680.2712

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Rarely available Studio/1 bth, $349,000 Billy Mandarino, 805.570.4827

Nyborg estates condo 3 bds/2 bth, $329,000 Jennie Bradley, 805.686.7461

Brand New 2 BD/2 BTH, $299,000 Julie/Jeff, 805. 895.9498

One of the best 3 bd/2 bth, $299,000 Ron Madden, 805.284.4170

Best location 3 BD/2 BTH, $288,000 Mike Long, 805.304.5664

MUST SEE TO BELIEVE 2 BD/2 BTH, $269,000 Daniel Warnars, 805.680.2712

Gorgeous 3 BD/2 BTH, $239,000 Daniel Warnars, 805.680.2712

Spacious and bright 3 BD/2 BTH, $224,990 Gail/Kim, 805.689.7767

Class & design 2 BD/2 BTH, $209,000 Daniel Warnars, 805.680.2712

wonderful! 3 bd/2 bth, $205,000 Carolyn Wood, 805.886.3838

San Vicente Park 2 BD/2 BTH, $189,900 Lynette Naour, 805.705.6539

Sweet home 2 BD/2 BTH, $189,000 Gail Cooley, 805.689.7767

beautiful 2 bd/2 bth, $165,000 Daniel Warnars, 805.680.2712

Opportunity knocks! 3 bd/2 bth, $129,000 Daniel Warnars, 805.680.2712

views galore 2 BD/2 BTH, $85,000 Carey Kendall, 805.689-6262

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V illage Properties  Lan d Lots Vogelzang vineyard $7,250,000 The 108+/- acre Vogelzang vineyard, a rare opportunity to own an award-winning vineyard & one-of-a-kind estate site. Second nationallyrecognized appellation in Santa Barbara County.  Carey , 689-6262/Rebecca, 565,8600 A key landmark  $6,000,000 287+/- ac. offers a great mix of topography from flat lands, rolling hills and vistas, to interesting valleys. Approx. $100,000 annual income from cell tower leases lends further value to this rare land offering.  Carey Kendall, 689-6262 2 legal parcels $5,900,000 2 legal parcels, each apprx 1 acre. Both have existing homes built in Palladian style, underground utilities, mature landscaping & pool. Gardens & pergolas.  Colleen Beall, 895-5881 COASTLINE VIEWS! $3,700,000 Steeped in history and tradition, with 50 miles of coastline views, privacy, huge expanses of flat land and only minutes to the Santa Barbara. 3600 views! 19.4-acre knoll-top parcel is where the Mount Calvary Monastery once stood. A SFR or a religious retreat are possible.  Paul, 455-8055/ Bridget, 886-1300/  John, 683-7358

3 large pastures $1,900,000 River front 20+/- ac. parcel w/a charming, circa early 1900?s cattle barn & irrigated pastures. In approx. 2007 the owners developed this parcel into 3 large pastures of 5 +/- ac. each,all 3-rail fencing w/non-climb wire & fully irrigated.  Carey Kendall, 689-6262 Beautiful Views $1,495,000 Beautiful Mountain & Peak Ocean Views from this usable parcel. Currently a container plant nursery - Ag Zoning, 2'' water meter. Currently in the Williams Act/AG preserve.  Carolyn Wood, 886-3838 private & peaceful  $1,300,000 Over 9 acres, with ocean & mountain views. Lagoon-style pool + room to build a guest house w/privacy from the main house. 130 E Mtn is adjacent & offers unique opportunity creating an exceptional estate on over 12 acres.  Rebecca Riskin, 565-8600 Santa Barbara Foothills1,200,000 Only minutes from downtown, this gorgeous parcel on 4+ pristine acres has panoramic ocean & coastline views. Specimen trees, oak groves, hiking paths all on a private, gated lane called Las Montanas.  Paul, 455-8055/ Bridget, 886-1300

Views!$3,295,000 13.4-acre private sanctuary where ocean views are everywhere. This oasis has 2 buildable parcels w/approved plans by Blackbird Architects for 3 legal residences. Existing charming 1-bedroom Adobe house w/fireplace, pool, horse paddocks, specimen trees, plants & emerald lawns.  Paul, 455-8055/ Bridget, 886-1300/

Estate parcel $1,150,000 Located in the desirable Hedgerow neighborhood of Montecito. Level lot, with mountain views. Close proximity to MUS. Coast Village Road shopping, dining, and the beach. Plans available for a 4000 sq ft Nantucket style home designed by Berkus.  Pamela Regan, 895-2760

PANORAMIC VIEWS $2,995,000 Located at the end of Park Hill Lane, this buildable 3.94 acre parcel has ocean, island, city and mountain views and has points allocation and conceptual plans for a Bob Easton designed 4 bedroom Mediterranean home & guest house.  John Henderson, 689-1066

plans available  $999,000 Approx. .47 acres, in “downtown” Santa Ynez. Zoned C-2. Mixed use development plans for a 10,000+/- sq ft western style building w/a restaurant on the ground level and 4 residential, 1 bdrm/1 bth units upstairs are included. Owner financing available.  Jenae Johnson, 452-9812

Harbor View Estate  $$2,300,000 Rare usable 10 acre Harbor View Estate site. Private, quiet, easy to build Montecito site with all utilities. Currently planted in avocados & lemons. Ted Campbell, 886-1175 Spectacular Site $1,995,000 Spectacular 1 acre buildable site with stunning ocean and mountain views. Unique opportunity to own one of the last premium ocean view building sites in Montecito.  Emilie McMinn, 689-2726

panoramic view $995,000 45 acre parcel with panoramic views in Montecito. Paved road to the parcel and graded road to a huge pad. Property has electric meter at entrance and 1/3 interest in a water company.  John Henderson, 689-1066 Upper East location  $897,000 Surrounded by historic, architectural masterpieces and stately trees and established vegetation. Lot size is 10,200sf. Fully approved plans and paid permit and school fees. Ready to build now. Paul, 455-8055/ Bridget, 886-1300

La Romana Estates Starting at $695,000

A dream 20 years in the making - A rare opportunity to build your dream home in an exclusive gated community in the Santa Barbara Foothills. Dianne, 455-6570/Renee, 689-2004 Build your dream  $675,000 Build your dream home or compound. 5.4 acre site zoned for horses/agriculture with producing Cherimoya orchard. Ocean and mountain views with a private well.  Cecilia, 895-3834/Don, 895-3833 Rare Opportunity  $675,000 Build your dream home on this 2.2 acre ocean view site located in the heart of Santa Barbara on a private with gated lane. Matured avocado orchard and ag meter. Utilities on site. Seller Financing Available.  Darin Guglielmo, 805-698-8260 OAK-STUDDED$599,000 Oak-studded 5 acre with hilltop and valley views. 2 approved building sites. Two drywells and pump system installed on the property for both buildings sites with power lines adjacent to the property. Existing well and pump installed on the neighbors property with a shared well agreement.  Jonee Hanson, 455-6175 Ballard Meadow Ranch $595,000 Parcel A of PM 14,649. This is the first lot on the right as you enter Ballard Meadow Ranch from Baseline. Previously a part of 1775 Still Meadow Road. According to the Water District a 2 water meter is installed.  Wayne Natale, 686-7454 STA. RITA HILLS AVA $595,000 Gorgeous, secluded, and picturesque land. Bountifully covered with oaks and other flora, possessing phenomenal views, the land is remote, private, and peaceful. The property overlooks the Santa Ynez River and the Santa Rosa Valley.   Wayne, 686-7454/ David, 315-8444 mountain view lot $299,000 Buildable mountain view lot on oak-studded .66 acre+/- Build your own design; consider a prefab modular a la Dwell Magazine OR use previously approved & permitted plans for 2,880 sp.ft. Spanish style designed by Murray Duncan Architects.  Paul, 455-8055/Bridget, 886-1300

JANE ALEXANDER (805) 886-2930

VIVIEN ALEXANDER (805) 695-7260

LOUIS ALMARAZ (805) 695-7282

LOYD APPLEGATE (805) 565-8874

WAYNE BARKER (805) 565-8886

LYNN BAUERSFELD (805) 565-8890

MARCY BAZZANI (805) 565-4542

COLLEEN BEALL (805) 565-8894

JESSE BENENATI (805) 565-8865

NICOLE BYRNES (805) 565-8898

BRIAN CAMPBELL (805) 565-8550

SHANDRA CAMPBELL (805) 565-8872

TED CAMPBELL (805) 565-8875

VICKIE CRAIG (805) 695-7264

THOMAS DABNEY (805) 565-8608

PIPPA DAVIS (805) 695-7275

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KIM DORSEY (805) 895-2968

ED EDICK (805) 565-8866

MARY LU EDICK (805) 565-8871

SHARON FISHER (805) 695-7265

FLORENCE FORMBY (805) 695-7268

DIANA FORNAS (805) 895-2777

AARON GILLES (805) 695-7267

PATRICIA GRIFFIN (805) 565-4547

NATALIE GRUBB (805) 565-8879

RENEE GRUBB (805) 565-8868

WADE HANSEN (805) 565-4552

ANN HARKEY (805) 565-8897

RON HARKEY (805) 695-7271

David Hekhouse (805) 565-8619

JOHN HENDERSON (805) 565-4545

KATHY HENRY (805) 637-4400

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KIM HULTGEN (805) 695-7270

CECILIA HUNT (805) 565-4554

CHRISTOPHER HUNT (805) 565-8606

DON HUNT (805) 565-4555

MARK HUNT (805) 695-7276

SHEELA HUNT (805) 565-8864

DANA ISTRE (805) 695-7269

THOMAS JOHANSON (805) 565-4558

SUSAN JORDANO (805) 565-4544

SARAH KELLY (805) 565-8611

ROBERT KEMP (805) 695-7263

DAVID KIM (805) 695-7273

BRIAN KING (805) 695-7272


DINA LANDI (805) 565-8863

GREGG LEACH (805) 565-8873

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(805) 565-8869

GAYLE LOFTHUS (805) 565-8615

Marcos Lazaro (805) 637-9121

RON MADDEN (805) 565-4541

BILLY MANDARINO (805) 683-7384

SUSIE MAYBERY (805) 565-8884

EMILY MCBRIDE (805) 683-7359

EMILIE MCMINN (805) 565-8896


Toni Mochi (805) 636-9170

MARILYN MOORE (805) 565-4543


(805) 565-4546

HELGA MORRIS (805) 565-4551

BRIDGET MURPHY (805) 565-8605

CHARLENE NAGEL (805) 565-8878

BEVERLY PALMER (805) 695-7261

ELBERTA PATE (805) 565-4549

(805) 565-8602

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SUSAN PATE (805) 565-4548

JIM PATTERSON (805) 695-7266

CHARLEY PAVLOSKY (805) 683-7357

JON PERKINS (805) 284-3660

PAMELA REGAN (805) 565-4556

REBECCA RISKIN (805) 565-8600

CHRISTINA RUELAS (805) 565-4559


BARBARA SAVAGE (805) 565-4540

Whitney Schott (805) 565-4540

JOHN SENER (805) 565-8867

GLORIA VAUGHN (805) 565-8862

ELIZABETH WAGNER (805) 683-7388

LEE WALSH (805) 565-4553

TIM WALSH (805) 565-8881

JACKIE WALTERS (805) 565-4598

(805) 565-8539

ROB WILLIAMS (805) 695-7277

JIM WITMER (805) 565-8601

Village Properties, Montecito

CAROLYN WOOD (805) 565-8880

Dog Friendly Beaches in Santa Barbara

by Cecilia Hunt

Santa Barbara enjoys several places where the dogs can roam off leash. As a proud owner of an adorable French bulldog (Frenchie), Em (Emma) or “Budge” as my husband Don calls her because she is so stubborn, we like to take her to off leash parks and beaches. Here are some of our favorites. Arroyo Burro Beach — Locals still call it Hendry’s. Elings Park — A designated area where you can Off leash area on the left side or just across the creek. have doggie play time on the grass. Need to purchase At this beach you will also find a dog wash station! special tag sold at the Eling’s park office. This is our favorite beach to walk Em. Hale Park — between Camino Viejo and Eucalyptus Douglas Preserve at Medcliff and Selrose — Hill Road. Beautiful setting with many oaks and Gorgeous views of the ocean and Hendry’s beach, eucalyptus trees, lovely. beautiful trees, lots of birds, squirrels etc. These are just a few of the parks in our dog friendly Elings Park — Off of Las Positas Road, Jerry Harwin town. Parkway. Hike the hills to the flat top to enjoy views of the ocean towards Hendry’s beach and to see the Remember always to clean up after your doggie and to Paragliders in action. You also get your heart rate up keep your pet licensed and vaccinated. hiking the hill!

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Cecilia Hunt Village Properties Realtor 805-565-4554

The Santa Ynez Valley

Rural and pristine Santa Ynez Valley, approximately 100 square mile which includes Santa Ynez, Solvang, Buellton, Los Olivos and Ballard. An area renowned for its horse ranches, vineyards, world-class wines, and lately, for its ever more sophisticated art scene. A wonderful break in anyone’s visit is to pop into any of these local galleries or regional museums to discover even more about the gorgeous Santa Ynez valley, its history, community, and beauty.


Young’s Frames and Art Gallery, Los Olivos Originals and prints of noted local artists and scenes.

Zaca Creek Art Gallery, Buellton Details Boutique & Art Gallery, Los Olivos Combining art and style with original works by local artists in Specializing in water-based media. Santa Ynez Valley artists, plein air landscapes and seascapes of the area. the midst of a very stylish boutique. Gallery Los Olivos, Los Olivos Over 40 regional artists exhibit in the gallery Elverhoj Museum of History & Art, Solvang Features a fine art gallery of changing exhibits

MUSEUMS Old Mission Santa Ines, Solvang Gem of the California Missions. Founded in 1804, it is the 19th of the California Missions. Many original paintings and decorations.

Little Pine Studio, Solvang Working art studio featuring watercolors by noted artist Deborah Elverhoj Museum of History and Art, Solvang Dal Zuffo; locally inspired originals Devoted to the history of Solvang and the colorful heritage of Denmark. Pavlov Art Gallery, Solvang Offering a beautiful and vivid selection of artwork by owner SYV Historical Museum & Carriage House, Santa Ynez Chris Pavlov Carriages, wagons, farm machinery & vehicles, vintage clothing and Indian artifacts Sansone Studio Gallery, Los Olivos Enamel and copper; unique shapes, brilliant colors of original -----The Santa Ynez Valley is located in northern Santa Barbara works County and approximately 30 minutes to either Santa Barbara or Santa Maria, about 2 ½ hour drive from Los Angeles. Noted Solvang Antique Center, Solvang for its sunshine the weather is influenced by the nearby westerly Quality 18th and 19th century furniture, jewelry and fine art Lompoc coastline. Wilding Art Museum, Los Olivos Founded by wildlife artist Patti Jacquemain focusing on nature Wayne Natale Village Properties Realtor and wildlife. 805-686-7454

JOHN BAHURA (805) 683-7370

AMY BAIRD (805) 683-7314

JULIE BARNES (805) 683-7392

PRISCILLA BEDOLLA (805) 683-7374

RACHAEL BISSIG (805) 683-7369

TOBY BRADLEY (805) 681-8116

CINDY CAMPBELL (805) 683-7349

CHARLES CLAYTON (805) 895-6039

STEVE COCHRAN (805) 683-7315

SUZANNE COHEN (805) 681-8135

GAIL COOLEY (805) 683-7379

KIM CRAWFORD (805) 681-8132

BOB CURTIS (805) 683-7333

CAROLENE DAVIS (805) 681-8118


JOHN FAULKNER (805) 683-7358

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(805) 681-8110

CAROLYN FRYER (805) 681-8126

JOHN GAFFNEY (805) 681-8119

CARA GAMBERDELLA (805) 683-7336

DARIN GUGLIELMO (805) 683-7361

IAN HAGGERTY (805) 683-7367

DIANNE JOHNSON (805) 683-7375

CAROL KELLER (805) 681-8117

TONI KIRALY (805) 681-8115

KELLY KNIGHT (805) 683-7362



(805) 683-7345

JUNE LAULA (805) 683-7351

PHYLLIS LENKER (805) 683-7376

MIKE LONG (805) 565-8618

BRITTANY LOUGH (805) 455-5736

REGINA MAGID (805) 683-7396

(805) 681-8124

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JUDY MANSBACH (805) 683-7329

LOUIS MANZO (805) 683-7346

SUSAN MANZO (805) 683-7395

JACK MAXWWELL (805) 683-7343

JUDITH MCDERMOTT (805) 683-7364

LOUISE MCKAIG (805) 683-7393

HUGO MENDEZ (805) 681-8130

JANINE MICHAUD (805) 683-7324

LYNETTE NAOUR (805) 683-7389

JEFF OIEN (805) 681-8122

CARLA REEVES (805) 683-7341

JOAN ROBERTS (805) 683-7323

MARTY RODGERS (805) 681-8111

Jane Runyen (805) 689-5564

CHRIS SALVETTI (805) 683-7387

ADRIENNE SCHUELE (805) 683-7371

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GAIL SHANNON (805) 683-7338

MARCELLA SIMMONS (805) 683-7391

NANCY SOMBERG (805) 886-2102

ALYSON SPANN (805) 683-7331

PAUL SUDING (805) 683-7377

CARLOS TORRES (805) 681-8129

JENISE TREMBLAY (805) 683-7378

DANIEL WARNARS (805) 681-8120

ROBERT WATT (805) 683-7318

MARTA WEEKS (805) 683-7311

GARY WELTERLEN (805) 683-7337

DEANN WILSON (805) 565-8610

SHARON WILSON (805) 683-7390


MARGIE YZNAGA (805) 683-7334

(805) 681-8121

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LISA ALLEN (805) 705-3460

PATTY ARMOR (805) 350-4038

JENNIE BRADLEY (805) 886-6644


VIRGINIA CLINE (805) 448-5769

PATTI COTTER (805) 680-0769

JUDY CRAWFORD (805) 588-1425

LYNN GOLDEN (805) 570-5888

JONEE HANSON (805) 455-6175

JENAE JOHNSON (805) 452-9812

CAREY KENDALL (805) 689-6262

DAVID McIntire (805) 688-1620

CONNIE MEYNET (805) 680-6001

BARBARA MORR (805) 245-0455

WAYNE NATALE (805) 680-7227

NANCY RIZZO (805) 403-2700

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(805) 350-4444

ELLE SEYMOUR (805) 680-6677

Village Properties, Santa Ynez

Fall Events

There’s always plenty to do in and around Carpinteria to Santa Yenz during Spring. Go ahead and explore!

Santa Barbara

much more!

Historic House & Garden Tour September 1st (90 minute tours begin at 10AM and 2PM) Casa del Herrero

For more information visit:

The Casa del Herrero offers a glimpse of life in Montecito in the 1930’s. Moorish style gardens, covering most of the 11 acre. In 2009 the Casa was designated a National Historic Landmark. Tickets: $20

BUGS- Art Workshop with Mary Price October 6 (10:00am-12:00pm) Art From Scrap

Contacts N' Coffee Weekly Network Meetings November 30 (Recurring weekly on Friday, 8:00-9:00am) First United Methodist Church

Cost: $8.00.

Contacts n’ Coffee is a rapidly growing network that gives Santa Barbara-area professionals a simple, stress-free way to make connections and build business relationships within our community. Everyone is welcome.

For more information call: (805) 884-0459

Fashion's Night Out September 6 (4:00-9:00pm) Center Court at Paseo Nuevo

For more information visit:

The 2012 Santa Barbara Century Bike Ride October 20th (7:00am-6:00pm) Leadbetter Beach This is the third year if the Santa Barbara Century Bike Ride. Riders experience all the beauty that Santa Barbara beaches and mountains have to offer as they ride through Goleta and Carpinteria.

30th Annual Depot Day at the Railroad Museum September 30 (11:00am-4:00pm) South Coast Railroad Museum A day of fun celebrating the railroad history of SB. Events and festivities include, silent auction, train rides, music, food and so 74 - Village insight


Admission: $14 per adult, $10 per child 2-12 years old (Members receive $1 off)

Weekly Art workshops at Art From Scrap for all ages every Saturday. Children and adults love Art From Scrap! Make art from our vast array of reuse materials. Children under age 5 must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information visit:

Make a fashion statement at Paseo Nuevo. View the fall fashion show at 6pm. There will be live entertainment, refreshments, demonstrations and raffle. Individual stores will have events, promotions and giveaways.

traffic-free trick-or-treating during this merry-not-too-scary event. Features monster-ous thrills and chills including a Trick & Treat Trail, Boo-Choo-Choo train rides and more!

Boo at the Zoo October 26 Fri 5:30-8:30pm, Sat 4:30-8:30pm, Sun 4:30-7:30pm Santa Barbara Zoo Have a spooktacularly good time as the Zoo transforms for three nights of safe,

Santa Ynez Valley Los Olivos Field Feast to Benefit the Los Olivos School Foundation September 8 (5:00pm - 10:00pm) Montanaro Farm Join us for a farm-to-table dinner by Chef Clark Staub, Full of Life Flatbread. Feast with friends old and new in the historic Montanaro field. Evening includes silent and live auctions, local wines, and live music. Tickets: $150

Gabriel Iglesias October 4 (8:00 pm) Chumash Casino Resort Known as the "fluffy comic" in the Hawaiian shirt, Gabriel Iglesias is the reigning Audience Favorite winner on NBC's "Last Comic Standing." For more information call 1-800-CHUMASH Santa Barbara County Vintners Association's Harvest Festival October 13 (1:00pm - 4:00pm) Rancho Sisquoc Winery Our annual celebration of the year's bounty, where vintners take a break from the vineyards and cellars to share with you harvest tales and wines. The highlight of the weekend is the Festival itself, where every one of our 100+ member wineries gather to present their wines, often poured by the winemakers themselves. The Festival also presents some of the best local food from

For more information visit: Actor's Corner Center in Solvang Presents: "Some Thing To Do" November 9 "SOME THING TO DO" Magical Stories in Solvang for all ages. Admission: $24 adults, $12 children For more information visit: Vino de Suenos November 12 (3:00pm - 6:00pm) Santa Ynez Valley Marriott

live music, silent art and lifestyle item auction benefitting farm and vineyard workers. Twenty new releases featuring labels fromoriginal art available in the auction For more information visit: Live Music at Solvang Brewing Co November 16 (8:30pm - 11:30pm) Every Friday, Rotating Bands and great Live Music For more information visit:

Please join us for the 4th annual “Vino de Suenos: Wine Release Celebration." A splending night of tasting, gourmet appetizers from award winning chefs,

Ticket prices: $65 The Rhythmic Arts Project Benefit Concert September 28 (8:00 - 10:00pm) Lobero Theatre See Bonnie Bramlett, Tata Vega, Rosemary Butler and Carl Graves with Special Guests from LITTLE FEAT Paul Barrere and Fred Tackett in a Benefit Concert for The Rhythmic Arts Project" Village insight

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Village Activity Village Properties, the largest locally owned real estate firm in Santa Barbara County, is a beehive of activity. With over 150 dedicated, professional and experienced agents, it’s no wonder so many clients are helped each and every day with their real estate transactions. Here’s a quick overview of how our agents have been assisting their clients over the past three months. 788 SAN YSIDRO LN 670 Park Lane 1046 LADERA LN 869 Buena Vista Ave 2103 STRATFORD PL 516 CROCKER SPERRY DR 575 Las Palmas DR 615 STONEHOUSE LN 14 ALISAL RD 1312 DOVER RD 1969 LILLINGSTON CANYON RD 485 MEADOWLARK RD 5560 East Vineyard Ave. 4085 Lago Dr 1344 SCHOOL HOUSE RD 32 E UNIPERO ST 904 JIMENO RD 5396 DORWIN LN 41 EL CIELITO RD 679 ALTO DR 1010 GARCIA RD 244 TORO CANYON RD 1528 MIRAMAR BEACH C DR 2110 MOUNT CALVARY RD 1680 FRANCESCHI RD 974 DEBRA DR 1681 LAS CANOAS RD 1530 WILLINA LN 933 ARCADY RD 4018 VIA LAGUNA 616 E Valerio St 256 LAS ALTURAS RD 76 - Village insight


$6,350,000 $6,250,000 $4,350,000 $4,195,000 $3,500,000 $3,392,000 $3,295,000 $3,025,000 $2,995,000 $2,856,000 $2,750,000 $2,675,000 $2,650,000 $2,475,000 $2,455,000 $2,450,000 $2,412,500 $2,200,000 $2,150,000 $1,890,000 $1,888,200 $1,850,000 $1,825,000 $1,800,000 $1,797,500 $1,750,000 $1,725,000 $1,725,000 $1,725,000 $1,700,000 $1,675,000 $1,625,000

1257 SAN ANTONIO CREEK RD 1061 GARCIA RD 4443 SHADOW HILLS BLVD 985 Las Palmas DR 2102 SUMMERLAND HEIGHTS LN 123 VIA ALICIA 1627 Las Canoas Rd 22 East Islay St 240 HOT SPRINGS RD 733 EL RANCHO RD 180 NOGAL DR 1053 Camino Viejo 202 LAS PALMAS DR 202 Las Palmas Drive 3 FRANCISCO DR 3130 OXBOW PL 1020 DIAMOND CREST CT 207 NORTHRIDGE RD 2496 LILLIE AVE 1275 CAMINO RIO VERDE 2719 Clinton Terrace 4583 Camino Del Mirasol 2609 Dorking Place 156 Eucalyptus Hill Cir 618 Ricardo Ave 601 E Micheltorena 115 Street 938 ROBLE LN 4620 CAMINO DEL ROBLES 853 WALNUT RD 2000 LAS CANOAS RIDGE WAY 117 Terrace Vista Lane 4525 ATASCADERO DR

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2815 BEN LOMOND DR 1060 May Ct 1833 LA CORONILLA DR 720 FLORA VISTA DR 717 CATHEDRAL POINTE LN 202 SAN NICOLAS Ave 1011 CHELTENHAM Road 20 CAMINO VERDE 7975 Winchester Cir 1128 PALOMINO RD 2322 WHITNEY AVE 825 Chelham Way 349 PALISADES DR 5640 CIELO AVE 454 Arbol Verde St 804 GROVE LN 18 TOYON DR 1280 CLIFF DR 2549 Elk Grove RD 1006 BEL MONTE DR 7527 Padova Dr 783 FREDENSBORG CANYON RD 3719 SaN REMO DR 2363 Whitney Ave 1233 Calle Cerrito 144 GERARD DR 4961 LA GAMA WAY 3744 Greggory 4 Way 951 E CARRILLO RD 3824 STERRETT AVE 1559 KATHY ST 1204 Calle Del Sol 2022 MONTEREY St. 2949 ALTA ST 1286 CASITAS PASS RD 1723 Robbins St 1506 SHORELINE DR 521 E ANAPAMU 4 ST 2305 Vista Madera 2305 VISTA MADERA 599 VIA EL CUADRO 5081 SANTA SUSANA AVE 1436 W VALERIO ST 7544 CARLISLE WAY 290 BRANDON DR 5666 BERKELEY RD 1601 CALLE CANON 307 MELLIFONT AVE 319 VALERIO 1 ST 2765 GRAND AVE 2525 STATE 1 ST

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300 GRENOBLE RD 2275 OLIVET ST 1611 CHINO ST 1025 1/2 Haley St 343 N Calle Cesar Chavez 2037 Mission Hills 146 VALDIVIA DR 5098 SAN VICENTE DR 2012 CASTILLO A ST 1392 FARADAY ST 2225 ALAMO PINTADO AVE 193 N KELLOGG C AVE 912 SAN PASCUAL ST 1669 NORDENTOFT WAY 391 Cannon Green C Dr 347 N CALLE CESAR CHAVEZ 123 MANZANITA DR 4154 VIA ANDORRA D 1239 RICHELLE J LN 532 E ARRELLAGA A ST 2117 Castillo #B St 1493 AARHUS 7 DR 5290 OVERPASS 18 RD 4168 MODOC RD 2637 STATE U3 ST 5290 OVERPASS 8 RD 7386 CALLE REAL #23 2079 VILLAGE LN 945 WARD 149 DR 340 OLD MILL 56 RD 30 Winchester Canyon 10 Rd 4280 CALLE REAL 52 5921 Birch 3 St 340 OLD MILL 263 RD 333 OLD MILL 177 RD 340 OLD MILL 145 RD 2155 ORTEGA HILL 9 RD 5510 ARMITOS 25 AVE 2125 VILLAGE Ln. 340 Old Mill 87 Road 340 Old Mill 70 Road 333 OLD MILL 56 RD 333 OLD MILL 19 RD 6180 VIA REAL 58 4280 CALLE REAL 40 30 WINCHESTER CYN 101 6180 Via Real 92

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On November 14, 1961 the city completed the annexation of the airport property by extending the Santa Barbara City boundaries out into the Pacific Ocean thus connecting the City to the airport lands we know today. In August of 2011, Santa Barbara welcomed a brand new terminal to the airport. According to the airport’s website,, “The $63 million project includes a new aircraft parking ramp, a new airline terminal building including site preparation and soil stabilization, relocation and rehabilitation of the 1942 portion of the existing terminal, a new short term parking lot and roadway. The 72,000 square foot terminal was designed in the tradition of the Spanish Colonial Revival architectural style which defines the City of Santa Barbara’s local culture and sense of place.”

Submitted by Dianne Johnson Village Properties Raeltor 805-455-6570

We are so grateful to our local treasure, John Fritsche, for his knowledge and keeping of our local Santa Barbara history. His postcard collection chronicles events and sites of days gone by. John has recently completed a project with the City of Santa Barbara commemorating the Loughead Brothers and their contributions to flight from right here, in Santa Barbara. You may visit this monument at 101 State Street.

Green Architecture, Early-Spanish Style Since Santa Barbara has a Mediterranean-like climate, many of the same building principles apply to this region as in Spain. Thick white plaster walls with relatively few windows and doors block out much of the heat of the sun during the day and then release that same heat during the night. In Spain, fireplaces were small since wood was scarce and upper story windows were used for natural ventilation. Firedclay tile roofs (which last to this day) minimized the longterm need to constantly replace roofing materials. These, and many other naturally developed techniques, continue to work as well in Santa Barbara as they do in Spain.

Adobe houses, the Presidio, and the Mission are all great examples that we have with us today of early Spanish Colonial architecture in Santa Barbara. By appreciating and understanding Santa Barbara’s roots, we can help continue the legacy of beauty that has been handed down for over 200 years.

Prior to our ability to overcome nature through technology, Spanish architecture learned to work with its environment in the most energy efficient ways possible while adding details and embellishments for the sake of beauty. By doing so, traditional Spanish architecture was (and still is) a perfect fit for Santa Barbara.

Looking Back to Look F orward

Anthony Grumbine is a project architect with Harrison Design Associates ( and is currently helping the City of Santa Barbara to develop its architecture styles guide. You can e-mail Anthony at: or phone 805.899.3434

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Visit + Move + Live Santa Barbara County’s breathtaking coastline, friendly locals and endless outdoor activity make it a perfect vacation destination. So much so, that every year over 6 million people visit our fine city and surrounding areas. And some of them take it one step further - they relocate to make Santa Barbara County their permanent home. The following websites are provided to assist you in your journey. Whether you plan to visit, move and/or live in Santa Barbara or its neighboring cities, we hope you find the provided links helpful and enjoyable to peruse. SB County Website This site is a must go-to whether you are visiting, moving, or currently living in the Santa Barbara County. Provided by the County Of Santa Barbara, this site offers extensive information in many categories including living, working, business, vacationing and government agencies. Click here to visit website.

Santa Barbara Conference & Visitors Bureau and Film Commission This site is good for folks planning a visit to Santa Barbara and its surrounding areas. Visitor information, hotel tips, food and drink recommendations, general points of interest, as well as outdoor recreation, beaches and park listings are all at your fingertips. Or mouse. Click here to visit website. Wikipedia: Santa Barbara Even folks who have lived in Santa Barbara for a number of years will learn a new thing (or 2, or 3!) about their beloved American Rivera. Wikipedia has an superb (and extensive) reference guide to Santa Barbara County. Its many topics include, to name just a few; history, demographics, neighborhoods, education and transportation. Click here to visit website.

SB Chamber of Commerce A fully comprehensive site of living, working, business, visiting and government information for the Santa Barbara County. This site offers links and information to assist with career opportunities, services, maps, recorder and assessor, bid opportunities and emergency contacts. Click here to visit website. 80 - Village insight


Craigslist: Santa Barbara Craigslist is truly one helpful site. Find furniture, employment, even new friends! Click here to visit website. Santa Barbara County Schools The official site of the Santa Barbara County Education Office provides a comprehensive list of school districts in Santa Barbara, Carpinteria, Santa Ynez, Solvang, Goleta, Santa Maria and more. Click here to visit website. Santa Barbara Parks & Recreation A great blog site, updated often. The site contains excellent information about ongoing Parks and Recreation events. The website highlights the various recreation centers in the area, seasonal programs, classes and more. Classes and programs are available for youths and adults of all ages. Click here to visit website.

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