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About our home
Breathtaking views of ocean, islands, mountains and city from this magical three-story redwood home at the end of a cul-de-sac on 1.38 acres! Walls of glass & 4 decks let you enjoy the spectacular views from sunrise to sunset. Offering privacy in a tranquil mountain setting both dramatic and romantic, this 2,400 sq ft. home is filled with light. Soaring 25’ wood ceilings, an open floor plan, faux walls by Vivencio, wooden floors, hand-painted tiles and a Balinese fireplace mantel are a few extras that make this home unique. This is the home of an artist and writer and is elegantly furnished with art from around the world. Here is an opportunity to stay on top of the world, only 20 minutes from State Street, 25 minutes to the beach and 30 minutes to the famed Santa Ynez wine country. Quail, wild pigeons, soaring hawks and hummingbirds make this home a bird watcher’s paradise. Surrounding roads are a Mecca for hiking and bicycling. This area was sacred to the Chumash Indians. The California state monument, the Chumash cave known as "Painted Cave" famous for its petroglyphs, was once owned by my husband's family and is a short walk away. Fishing, boating and nature cruises are available at Cachuma Lake, 20 minutes to the east. Nearby historic Cold Springs Tavern offers excellent cuisine and Sunday afternoon concerts.
Note: The top level of the home, a loft open to the floors below, has a double futon and can function as a third bedroom.
More about us
My husband is a writer and a retired university professor. I am a writer, visual artist and performer currently performing my multimedia solo show "WIND IN A MIRROR...AYAHUASCA VISIONS."
My family and friends mean more to me than anything.
Sunday champagne brunch at the Biltmore in Montecito. http://www.biltmorehotel.com/dining/brunch.php For dinners: 1. Close by to the home is Cold Springs Tavern--rustic and cool with very good food. http://www.coldspringtavern.com 2. The Stonehouse Restaurant at San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito, pricey but excellent. http://www.sanysidroranch.com/san_dining.cfm 3. The WIne Cask in downtown Santa Barbara, but I see it has mixed reviews. I have liked it in the past. http://www.santabarbara.com/dining/review_read.asp?pk_restaurant=809 4. Bouchon-- French restaurant very fine in downtown Santa Barbara http://www.bouchonsantabarbara.com/homepage.php 5. Joe's Cafe-- this restaurant in downtown Santa Barbara has been here for over 50 years. It was recently sold and remodeled and lost some of its charm but is still good. This is a less expensive restaurant with a bar. http://www.joescafesb.com 6. Arnoldi's in downtown Santa Barbara has also been here forever and still has its original atmosphere. Middle prices. ww.arnoldis.com 7. Montecito Cafe has good food at very reasonable prices. http://www.santabarbara.com/dining/review_read.asp? pk_restaurant=733 8. Arigato Sushi--downtown Santa Barbara, best Japanese restaurant, cool atmosphere. http://www.arigato-sushi.com 9. Blue Agave--downtown, very nice https://blueagavesb.com/ 10. Downey's--downtown, very very good, quiet, excellent food, pricey http://www.downeyssb.com
Blue Agave, Elsies, Cold Spring Tavern, Joes, The Wine Cask, The Wildcat
Janes, Opal, The Montecito Inn
Bit of culture
programs at the University of Santa Barbara, the Granada, The Music Academy of the West, The County Bowl
Walks in the park
just walk out our front door and proceed
Spot of exercise
hiking, boating at Cachuma Lake (20 minutes away) golf, horseback riding, all that the beach offers
Wine tasting in the Santa Ynez valley, Los Angeles museums and Hollywood offerings