Rarely available, three bedroom / three bath, single-level Bonnymede townhome, located just steps to the beach and Hammonds Meadow. Top floor, end unit, featuring a flexible "open" floor plan with enclosed lanai and unobstructed ocean and island views. Largest floor plan in the association, with sumptuous master suite, walk-in closet, two additional ensuite guest bedrooms and formal dining. Gourmet kitchen with custom cabinets, top-of-the-line appliances and breakfast bar. Additional amenities include built-in sound system, in-unit laundry, recessed lighting, hardwood flooring and two assigned covered parking spaces with additional storage lockers. Full time guard-gated community also offers tennis court, pool, spa and spectacular oceanfront terrace for entertaining.
Convenient location, within a short stroll to the Four Seasons Biltmore, Coral Casino and Montecito's lower village.
Stunning Mediterranean townhome with modern interior, tucked discretely within the coveted Antigua Village Home Owner’s Association. One of only four units, immaculate from inside to out, while updated to take advantage of a peaceful setting, combined with stunning vistas. Impeccably maintained, post European influenced remodel, offering two bedrooms, den and two and one half baths; in addition to attached finished two-car garage. Gourmet kitchen offers Wolf and Subzero appliances, custom bamboo cabinetry, quartz counter tops and built-in banquet nook. Spacious Master Suite, complete with walk-in closet, adjacent sitting room and ensuite bath with custom tile and cabinetry.
The ultimate home for entertainment, with multiple view decks and patios, complete with above ground jacuzzi and custom sauna.
Truly a rare opportunity to procure a hidden downtown gem, just blocks away local restaurants, area parks, boutique shops and just steps away from the renowned Santa Barbara Bowl.
Sprawling single-level, three bedroom, two and one half bath San Roque home, located on a hidden lane in San Roque. The ultimate ‘park-like’ setting, set on a serene .32 acre creekside parcel with mature landscaping; featuring local stone pathways, specimen trees, free standing jacuzzi and stunning hand-crafted outdoor fireplace. Flexible floor plan offers large master bedroom with en-suite bath, walk-in in closet and custom built-ins. Formal living and adjacent dining room with beautiful hardwood floors and direct access to covered rear patio, ideal for entertaining. Added bonus room, adjacent to half bath and laundry room, allows for versatility of use. Detached auxiliary structure, complete with half bath, sitting room and beautiful views of creek via secluded rear patio area.
Private driveway leads to detached two-car carport and additional area for off-street parking. Truly a rare opportunity to secure this special property on Canon loop, just steps away from Stevens Park, local hiking trails and everything Santa Barbara has to offer.
Single level mid-century ‘Marine Terrace’ bungalow, located just a few short blocks from Shoreline Park and direct access to area beaches. Offering three bedrooms and one bath in addition to attached two car garage. Impeccably maintained with original hardwood flooring, cozy living room fireplace and covered front porch. Tranquil .17 acre corner parcel with secluded South facing wood deck and mature fruit trees. A rare opportunity to procure an amazing home in the most sought after Mesa locale.
Quintessential two bedroom, one bath Santa Barbara bungalow, located just blocks from the Mission and adjacent rose gardens. Situated in the the highly sought after ‘Upper East’ locale, on the final block of East Islay Street, with professionally landscaped grounds - featuring local sandstone walls and flagstone patio. Bottom level offers additional bonus room with half bath. Charm and character has remained in intact with ‘of era’ details and style. Includes recently completed, detached, one-car garage.
Within close proximity to local restaurants, boutique shopping and Roosevelt Elementary School.
Single level ranch home with five bedrooms and three bathrooms. Offering refinished hardwood flooring, large room sizes and a very flexible floor plan. Situated on .25 acres of grounds with detached two garage and attached auxiliary structure. Property is zoned R-2 and located within the coveted Hope Elementary School attendance area.
Beautiful 180 degree views of the ocean, islands, and downtown Santa Barbarafrom this Mid-Century Ranch Style home. Located in the desirable Mission Canyon neighborhood, known for access to parks, hiking trails, the Mission and minutes to the vibrant downtown. Opportunity to complete construction and customize finishes with the current approved County plans. Expansion includes increasing the common area of the 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom, ±1,075 sq ft home. The kitchen and living room area addition will expand by ±200+ sq ft, while maximizing the panoramic views. The remodel also includes floor to ceiling windows, adding a laundry closet and updating the kitchen layout and bath. Excellent opportunity to acquire an ocean view property with plans ready to finish with your personal touch or create the floor plan and dream home that you have been envisioning. Potential to expand current approved plans with an ADU, garage, terraced gardens, increased footprint with 2nd story addition. Roosevelt Elementary School, Santa Barbara Jr High and Santa Barbara High attendance area.
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Santa Barbara Area Information
Mesmerizing is the spell cast by the natural splendor of Santa Barbara. Officially christened The American Riviera, it is no wonder that world travelers find their way here to enjoy her lush climate and pristine Pacific coastline. However, the true allure of Santa Barbara is that it is so much more than a postcard perfect paradise for vacationers.
Beneath her veil of beauty and serenity is a thriving community of business, government, technology, medicine, agriculture, education, arts, history and culture. All of these vital elements are seamlessly interwoven creating a spectacular place to visit and an even more wonderful place to live.
For those fortunate enough to call Santa Barbara home, there is a vast array of real estate choices offered by the amazing diversity of her geography alone. Whether it is seaside or mountainside, foothills or valleys, there is a comfortable setting worthy of those with even the most discriminating of tastes.
The variety of properties and lifestyles covers everything from downtown chic to mountain rustic. Within the charming neighborhoods of Santa Barbara one is likely to find their perfect townhouse or farmhouse, villa or vineyard, ranch or ranch-style, bungalow or condo, estate or starter, cottage or castle.
Santa Barbara's poetic fusion of diversity and contrasts began with nature and has continued to evolve under the care and guidance of enlightened leaders, planners and citizens who throughout its rich history have done their best to create and preserve this truly remarkable place.
Stretching from the sands of the Pacific to the verdant mountains of a National Forest, Montecito's charms have seduced moguls, magnates and movie stars for over a hundred years. It is almost mysterious how their old and new grand estates and glorious villas lie hidden behind curtains of lush landscape allowing them to harmoniously blend with more moderate residences.
Nature has played a vital role in the seduction by providing a backdrop of hot springs, cold springs, waterfalls, and stunning beaches. Luxury resorts blend seamlessly into the landscapes, looking more like estates themselves. The business district is divided into two quaint villages. The Upper and Lower Villages offer outstanding shopping and dining opportunities for those who have come to expect the best.
A stone's throw from Montecito, the small seaside hamlet of Summerland is terraced along a magnificent hillside overlooking the Pacific Ocean. From their graceful perches, many of Summerland's homes enjoy breathtaking ocean and island views. In the distance, larger homes and ranches are sprinkled among the rolling hills. Along its main avenue below, there is an impressive collection of shops offering antiques, home furnishings, and garden accessories. Charming cafes, spas, and Bed and Breakfast Inns complete this idyllic setting.
Located at the most southern edge of Santa Barbara County, Carpinteria is nestled in a fertile valley that spills to the sea. In addition to its neighborhoods with small town appeal, Carpinteria living includes condominiums, ranches and agricultural estates. Known for its delicious avocados as well as orchids and a variety of other flowers grown for worldwide distribution, Carpinteria's business community also embraces more high tech and traditional businesses. Although Carpinteria is that quintessential small town with postcard appeal, it also hosts the "Sport of Kings." Carpinteria is home to the world-renowned fields of the Santa Barbara Polo Club. Whether it is nearby Rincon - billed as one of the finest surfing spots in California - or the fabulous swimming beach at the end of Carpinteria's main street, there can be no doubt that this "Beach Town" is that and so much more.
The Riviera is alive with a Mediterranean ambiance that so clearly resembles the south of France that one could easily forget this is still Santa Barbara. A myriad of homes with red tile roofs dot the hills above the city, peeking out among its lush semitropical vegetation. The views are nothing short of incredible whether they be of the sea, mountains, islands, or city below. The many curves, rustic stone walls and double tiered streets of the Riviera's navigation system further add to the European charm of this most desirable neighborhood.
From Victorian to Spanish, Craftsman to English Tudor, the Upper East is a rich tapestry of fine architectural gems. Settled by the wealthy elite in the late 1800's, its age is evidenced by such charming features as sandstone curbs and hitching posts. The Upper East is a harmonious blend of large stately homes with more modest residences. Located in close proximity to the Downtown area, this neighborhood is "walking distance" from an abundance of restaurants, shops and theatres, in addition to the Santa Barbara Mission and its beautiful Rose Garden.
Mission Canyon is a rustic yet refined neighborhood with a rich historical heritage. Beginning northeast of the Santa Barbara Mission, Mission Canyon stretches up into the foothills through forests of grand sycamores and stately oaks. Streams, creeks and magnificent hiking trails abound with residences carefully and thoughtfully interwoven with nature. Old aqueducts, dams and other structures fashioned of native Santa Barbara sandstone stand as visible reminders of the area's early history. Mission Canyon is a perfect home for the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden which showcases a wide variety of native and endangered plants.
This tabletop bluff sits above the blue Pacific with commanding views beyond. The Mesa is one of Santa Barbara's later developed neighborhoods and is comprised of mostly single-family homes and some condominiums.
Mesa style is "casual beach" with a carefree sophistication. It is home to the area's only Lighthouse and in close proximity to the beautiful campus of the highly regarded Santa Barbara City College. Its fabulous Shoreline Park is a perfect setting for recreation, picnics and scenic strolls.
Adding to its alluring appeal, the Mesa exists in a microclimate of sorts with temperatures approximately 10 degrees cooler in the Summer and 10 degrees warmer in the Winter.
Although early planners had decided that the area should be a golf course, San Roque developed into a traditional neighborhood of storybook cottages interlaced with more stately yet equally charming homes. What was once a vast, treeless grassland is now a picturesque neighborhood of tree lined streets and lush landscapes. This transformation began in the early 1920's and many of its homes retain the appeal of a bygone era. Parks, shops, restaurants and businesses are in close proximity to this treasured Santa Barbara neighborhood.
Awash in the sun and surf, Hope Ranch is a world apart. Secluded among coastal bluffs, rolling hills and oak groves, residents of Hope Ranch are fortunate to enjoy a gracious rural life style while being located in close proximity to city conveniences and pleasures.
A purely residential neighborhood, Hope Ranch is an enclave of elite estates as well as the more simple California ranch style living. Its main drive is lined with stately palms and is bordered by the prestigious La Cumbre Country Club with its handsome golf course and sparkling Lake Laguna Blanca.
Within the Ranch, an owner's Association maintains the many amenities which include miles of bridle trails, private beach facilities, tennis courts and a security patrol for this affluent community.
City or country, Hope Ranch is a clear opportunity to enjoy the best of both worlds.
Minutes from downtown Santa Barbara, Goleta offers the good life to its fortunate residents. Traditional neighborhoods of single-family homes and condominiums ramble across its valley floor, while larger properties and ranches grace its foothills.
The University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB) calls a beautiful campus on the Goleta coastline home and is the county's largest employer. Private business has also flourished here. There is a strong business community comprised of high-tech and aerospace companies, as well as many small business.
The dynamic energy of business, technology, and higher education are balanced by the many contrasting features born of Goleta's natural beauty. There are beautiful parks, bluffs and beaches as well as an amazing nature preserve. Golfers can enjoy the stunning coastal Sandpiper course or the foothill location of Glen Annie. Goleta is also home to Bacara, a world-class resort that has become a favorite destination of the rich and famous.
Santa Ynez Valley is Santa Barbara's Wine Country. Amidst oak studded rolling hills are the many vineyards and wineries that produce world-class wines. This picturesque valley is also horse country and home to several breeding farms. Other animals raised in the Valley include ostriches, llamas and miniature horses.
Great food follows great wine and the Valley has no shortage of fine eating establishments. Solvang, Santa Ynez, Ballard and Los Olivos are among the charming towns within the Valley that host a variety of restaurants, shops, art galleries and lodging.
A Valley of wide open spaces where ranches and farms dominate the landscape, there are some more traditional neighborhoods tucked here and there providing a variety of residential opportunities. From Golf to Hot Air Ballooning, the Valley offers a wide range of recreational activities for its residents and visitors alike.
While only a short 30 minute drive from the many amenities of Santa Barbara, Santa Ynez Valley provides a rustic yet sophisticated backdrop for country living at its finest.
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We specialize on fine homes and estates in the Montecito, Hope Ranch and surrounding Santa Barbara Area.
As a top producing agent, Nick specializes in the marketing and sale of properties within the greater Santa Barbara locale. Beginning his career in 1996, Nick has consistently excelled in sales volume, while representing his clients with the utmost attention to detail and care; as required in such an important field of business.
Early success with his first company, Fred Sands Realtors, was reflected by his recognition within the Executive Circle; reserved for the top ten percent of agents. After four years with Fred Sands Realtors, Nick chose to join Sotheby's International Realty in Montecito. Ultimately, after 16 years, making a place for himself within the top 3% of the parent company's 42,500 agents worldwide.
In 2016, he chose to add a new chapter to his career by joining Compass where a new range of marketing and software tools have given him a greater ability to succeed in representing his clients and friends.
"I strive to represent my clients with integrity and commitment so that we build a professional relationship that lasts a lifetime"
Born in Linköping, Sweden; Nick arrived in Santa Barbara at a mere 5 months old. While he has been excited to call Santa Barbara home since 1972; he still keeps his Swedish roots intact and is fluent in the language.
When not at the office or out with clients, he can be found in the ocean surfing, on a beach lounging, a sideline coaching one of his two boys or spending quality with his wife of 17 years; a local elementary school teacher.
"I am always available to assist with any of my clients' real estate needs with excitement and enthusiasm"
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