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Santa Barbara's guide to what's new and undiscovered for home and garden, entertaining, style and travel. The resource guide below lists local happenings, boutique finds, travel destinations, food artisans and design professionals.

Sophisticated Tuscan Villa

From its private, nearly 11 acre setting to its expansive mountain and ocean views, this remarkable property was originally crafted by the architectural dream-team of Harrison Design and Giffin & Crane. Through a graceful revival, this Tuscan villa recently entered the premier echelon of design. Listed with Riskin Partners, Montecito, CA.     This gracious estate is a [...]


Exceptional Ocean View Villa

Located in one of the area’s most beautiful natural settings, this estate represents the classic sophistication that has come to define Montecito living. A perfect marriage of endless ocean views and stately mountain vistas, from sunrise to sunset, this property is exquisitely positioned in a front row seat to experience the stunning beauty of Montecito.       Nestled [...]


Beachside Cottage in Montecito

A charming board-and-batten cottage situated privately behind gates boasts an open floor plan and direct access to Butterfly Beach, one of Central California’s most beautiful beaches. The enticing home on over a half-acre  is in one of the world’s most enviable coastal locations.     Wall-to-ceiling windows and double sets of French doors fill the inviting living room [...]


Ron Brand Homes Contemporary Montecito Residence

Down a tree-lined gated driveway, this newly remodeled Contemporary Style Montecito home, completed in 2015 by Giffin and Crane, sits on approx. 2.73 acres. Listed with Sotheby's International Realty, Ron Brand Homes.     The home allows for the quintessential indoor/outdoor living for which Southern California is known.     Ocean views abound from the tastefully appointed yet comfortable single level [...]


Modern Montecito Masterpiece

California living at its best. This modern masterpiece by Los Angeles architect Barbara Bestor offers unparalleled views of ocean, islands and mountains in a completely private setting on 160 acres of unspoiled wilderness. Bestor is best known for both residential and commercial/retail projects for L.A.’s creative community. Listed with Ron Brand Homes, Sotheby's International Realty.     The [...]


Historic Adobe in El Caserio Enclave

This Historic Landmarked Adobe home in the rarely available El Caserio enclave is located in the heart of Santa Barbara’s downtown “Pueblo Viejo” district. The residence is listed with Pippa Davis of Village Properties. The two bedroom, two bath secluded residence has been completely restored by Santa Barbara interior designer Micholyn Brown.     Enter the brick courtyard, [...]


Butterfly Beach Mediterranean Villa

Tucked behind a gated entry, this exceptional Mediterranean villa overlooks Butterfly Beach. The shops and restaurants of Montecito’s Lower Village, East Beach, the Santa Barbara Zoo and downtown’s State Street are just minutes away. Listed with Riskin Partners, Montecito.     Enveloped by fragrant roses and a lush lawn, the ample motor court rests beneath views of the [...]


California Modernism

Designed by noted Pasadena architect John Galbraith, this Santa Barbara residence is a wonderful example of the interpretation and evolution of modernism in Southern California. Discover this enchanting and inspiring redwood and glass structure with 14 ft. ceilings, where indoors and outdoors blend seamlessly. Listed with Suding/Murphy Partners, Village Properties.     Surrounded by huge specimen boulders, spectacular [...]


Vintage Padaro Beach Compound

Renowned for miles of pristine beaches offering an unparalleled air of privacy, Padaro Lane is known locally as one of Santa Barbara County’s most coveted beach locations. Offering a coastal lifestyle without parallel, this classic shingled beach house combines the serenity of ocean front living with coveted amenities and a prime location in the heart [...]


Magnificent Mediterranean Compound

Grandeur, elegance and a finely reputed history combine in this sprawling Montecito villa. Commanding over 4.5 captivating acres on the original El Mirador estate, beneath the statuesque Santa Ynez Mountains, this exceptional estate is without parallel. The property is listed with Riskin Partners, Montecito.     Adjacent to Montecito’s famed Lotusland, tropical woodlands provide uncompromised privacy, allowing verdant [...]


Contemporary Montecito Luxury

Nestled at the end of a quiet Montecito cul-de-sac, an exceptional contemporary residence combining California warmth and Santa Barbara luxury is poised for an effortless indoor/outdoor lifestyle. Resting on approximately 1.3 prime acres near Montecito’s upper village and the celebrated San Ysidro Ranch, the residence enjoys mountain views and tranquil ocean and island vistas from [...]