Designed circa 1926 by Joseph Plunkett of the renowned firm of Edwards & Plunkett, designers of Santa Barbara's Arlington Theater, original Santa Barbara airport terminal & other local landmarks. This home was designed in the style of an English country home, complete with vibrant extensive gardens with a stunning integration of original old world charm, stylish interiors & updated with modern conveniences. The gated home has 3 en suite bedrooms, hardwood floors, dramatic 2 story living room with open beam ceilings, opera balcony, fireplace & views to the gardens. Chef's kitchen, family room with custom built ins, dining room, updated bathrooms with beautiful tile accents. Lovely gardens on .32 acres close to SB Mission & rose gardens. A true Upper East gem. Close to shopping, restaurants. This wonderful gated three-bedroom, three bath home boasts hardwood floors, a dramatic & spacious 2 story living room with an impressive wall of windows that invites the lovely gardens inside, large fireplace, opera balcony, distinctive exposed beamed ceiling; typical of the Joseph Plunkett design.
The spacious kitchen looks to the enclosed front entry gardens. The chefs' kitchen has a Viking range/oven, microwave, Miele dishwasher, Sub Zero refrigeration, Viking wine refrigerator, separate prep sink, granite counters & ample storage.
Adjacent to the kitchen is a lovely dining room equally perfect for both more formal entertaining or everyday casual dining.
The sun room or family room adjacent to the dining room entered through French doors is a great gathering place with garden view filled windows, custom cabinetry & opens to the lovely rear gardens.
The ground floor bedroom with its own entrance to a full bathroom has views of the front garden & fountain. This bathroom also has an oversized enclosed shower & marble slab counters, custom fixtures & can be used as a guest powder room also accessible from the entry foyer.
The wonderful old-world staircase leads you to the primary & secondary bedrooms & offers three landings, the topmost being the opera balcony which affords a dramatic perspective of the living room below.
The en suite primary bedroom has custom closets & cabinetry, Views of the rear gardens are also enjoyed from this room. The primary bath with double sinks, tub & separate enclosed shower features beautiful tile accents & tile flooring.
The additional upstairs en suite bedroom has mountain views & walk in closet. Adjacent to the bedroom is a full bathroom with custom cabinetry & mosaic tile details that decorate the floor & tub surround.
The home is beautifully situated on approximately .32-acre parcel of flat usable & beautifully landscaped land; located in one of Santa Barbara's most prestigious & desirable Upper East neighborhoods.
While central to the downtown area, close to parks, the Santa Barbara Mission & rose gardens, shopping & restaurants. The feeling behind the home's gates seem as you are a world apart; a personal retreat filled with flowers, mature plantings, fragrant roses, fountains & the sounds of birds.
The enclosed front entry garden is designed around flowering cycles, so that it is filled with some type of blooming plant almost year-round. Azaleas, hydrangeas in varying shades and other varieties of plantings compliment the bubbling fountain.
In the upper rear garden hedged areas around the outer perimeter are filled with white blooming roses while the inner hedged areas surrounding the fountain are filled with pink shades of roses.
Outside the living room window & family room area are a variety of roses in shades of coral, bougainvillea & a private patio overlooking the gardens. The lower rear garden is landscaped with mature trees, various plantings & meandering brick garden pathways.
At the top of the drive there is a detached 2 car garage with plenty of storage space available.