Pool | Outdoor Kitchen | +/-.25 Acre | County of Santa Barbara
Sometimes when you walk into a house you just know that it is the “one” for your clients. All the pieces just fall into place and the path into the future becomes clear once your home has been found. This was the case when I showed my clients 3828 Pueblo Avenue. This is their forever home and that makes me so happy for them. The place also has a pool, which also makes me so happy (for me…I mean them) and for all of our friends!
For over a year I had been assisting my buyers with a property that they could live in and rent part of out to earn some extra income. Some of the properties that we put offers in had major “hurdles” shall we say…that would need to be overcome: flood insurance, leaning eucalyptus trees, creeks running through them, illegally constructed garages and extra dwelling spaces, uneven foundation in the living room under the carpet (hill repeats in your own home we giggled…) and other “things” that just weren’t meant to be…there was one house on the Westside that we tried really hard for, we call it the “lobster” house but alas that one was very popular and we did not end up with the winning bid.
Everything happens for a reason.
Once inside the house on Pueblo Avenue, we explored the upstairs, discovered the fireplace and were told by the owner about the secret laundry shoot to the basement and we all appreciated the open beam ceiling and wood floors in the living room. We continued about and ventured downstairs where my buyers interests were peeked further by the potential for dual living as well as a workspace.
Upon exiting the lower level that was filled with many possibilities for the future, we wandered out into the backyard and that is where we all really fell in love. The pool. The solar panels to heat the in-ground pool. The fruit trees. The potter’s wheel. Then it got even better. One more level down into the approximately ¼ acre lot, there was the “pièce de résistance”; the outdoor kitchen.
Take a moment and let this sink in. Amazing house. Income options. Pool. Outdoor kitchen. Pizza. Pizza. Pool. Pizza.
Congratulations to my two very patient, creative, smart, researching, dedicated, in love buyers. Thank you for putting your trust in me to represent you and I can’t wait to raise a glass (or two!) to you at the house for your house warming and birthday party and take a swim, eat pizza, celebrate and know that it is all about human connection and community and trusting in the universe that everything truly happens for a reason.
So let’s get back to the clay pizza oven that the owner had built and told us all about. The 6-foot long outdoor bar. The chicken coop. The GIANT staghorn fern. The almost 1/4 acre lot. The vibe. The stories the amazing owner who was there told us…everything just felt right. I left for my next appointment with my clients discussing things in front of the house and knowing that this was the place for them.
What happened next is the stuff that you hear about and what makes you proud of humanity. Actual real human interactions and connections took place and in my opinion, that is what made this deal all come together. I won’t go into details about it all here, as that story will be told while eating pizza in the outdoor kitchen for years to come. Needless to say, we got the house and my buyers are very excited to be moving in later this month.
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