Mission Canyon | Green Built | Natural Setting | Separate Home Office | Close To Trails
Imagine living in a home that is filled with natural light, surrounded by mature oak trees, moments away from some of Santa Barbara’s most incredible trails. This is a location that was carefully chosen and on the almost ½ an acre, a home was designed and professionally built by the preeminent green builder in our community, Dennis Allen.
Take a moment to admire and take in the thoughtful processes that Dennis and his wife Jenny considered when building the home that they lived in for 30 years and was the “birthplace” of their business, Allen Construction. In fact, the only reason they moved “down the mountain” almost 10 years ago was so that they could continue on their ec0-voyage and become almost completely car-free when they built and moved into Victoria Mews, that the SB Independent called the “Greenest House Ever”.
From this elevation in Mission Canyon, the views of the Channel Islands are obscured only by the mature oak trees on your property and accentuated by the hills that roll down towards the town. Should you be of the ilk that appreciates a hike or run or sunset/sunrise viewing of our gorgeous community from Inspiration Peak or a seasonal dip in one of the Seven Falls watering holes, right out your back door, then this property is worth your while to explore.
Built in 1983 and tucked away amongst the trees on almost ½ an acre is an approximately 2,117 square feet home that is comprised of 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, one with a sunken bath-tub plus an additional studio space below the main residence, complete with a compostable toilet and plenty of storage.
The wood floors throughout are a mix of Douglas fir as well as hemlock and every surface has been finished with non-toxic materials. Well thought out airflow options exist throughout the home and radiant heat on demand individually controlled thermostats in the various rooms along with the wood burning stove make the home very cozy.