Downtown | Updated Features | Modern| Fantastic Backyard| Natural Light
“Use less. Live more.” This motto could have been written with this property in mind especially with the Walk Score of 96/100 and Bike Score of 99/100 and proximity to the newly pedestrian friendly State Street and easy path to the nearby beaches and harbor.
Tucked away in downtown Santa Barbara, this cottage, originally built in 1921, is said to have been moved (along with its three neighboring cottages) from the Eastside*, is perfectly situated for all that our community has to offer. With a bike score of 94/100 and a walk score of 99/100; the home is ideally suited for outings to the newly pedestrian friendly State Street and moments from the beach and harbor.
Upon opening the gate, you are welcomed to a modern and updated front porch and newly landscaped, easy to maintain front and side yards. The address number and front door hardware are the beginning of the modern vibe that continues throughout the house.
The living room, complete with bamboo floors and complimentary ceiling material above the silver fan, set the tone for a spread in “Dwell” magazine. The calming gray and white color palette with splashes of color continue throughout the space and there is plenty of natural light coming in from all angles. There is a curtained closet at the front of the house and a mounted flat-screen television anchoring the living room wall.
Continue towards the beckoning backyard and on your left is the bedroom and 2nd closet. The open and inviting flow of the house is uninterrupted by the option of having a curtained door that can be pulled across the bedroom entrance. Directly across from the bedroom is the home office space that is outfitted with long modern desk and copious bookshelves.
The kitchen, complete with a breakfast bar and Caesarstone white counter tops and blackened steel custom cabinets is the heart of the home. With glass doors leading to the backyard, a stainless-steel sink, Viking appliances and a sturdy and well positioned stainless-steel ledge, this room is dialed in! Across from the sink area is a dedicated utility zone that smartly houses the stackable washer and dryer as well as ample storage space. In addition, there is a Rinnai FHA wall furnace, owned water softener as well as a Takagi tankless water heater.
Even the bathroom is hip in this house. Gray square porcelain tiles adorn the walls and floor. There is a space saving shower curtain that can be pushed flush against the wall when not in use. The radiant heated floor adds a warming touch and the Hansgrohe low flow fixtures adorn the Duravit sink as well as the Duravit toilet are all accented with an orange light cords.
Step outside of the kitchen onto the back patio and enjoy the love seat in front of the in-ground gas fireplace and enjoy the ambiance of the outdoor speakers. The backyard is fully fenced and lovingly landscaped with native choices that tie in well to the natural setting that is backdropped by Mission Creek. There are palm trees as well fig, two avocado, lemon and orange. The setting is delightful, and many meals will be created, memories made and discussions had for the lucky new buyers of this incredible California Cottage in the heart of Santa Barbara.