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Architectural Spotlight

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    Architectural Spotlight: Jeff Shelton

    July 16th, 2021

    In the city that's become his canvas, Jeff Shelton is known for his magical Dr. Suess-like buildings that have captivated tourists and locals alike.  Read More »

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    Luxury Market

    January 27th, 2021

    Just over a year ago, luxury buyers were looking for smaller spaces in urban settings, but a turn of events in 2020 ignited a shift in the market. “With quarantine concerns still top of mind for many luxury buyers, we see large, sprawling estates making their comeback” (Institute for Luxury Home Marketing).  Read More »

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    Architect Spotlight: Alex D’Alfonso

    July 31st, 2020

    Take a walk around downtown, climb the courthouse tower, hike to Inspiration Point––wherever you go in Santa Barbara, you’re bound to see those quintessential white stucco walls and Terracotta rooftops dotting the horizon. We can thank famed architect Alex D’Alfonso for playing an influential role in this movement called the Spanish Colonial Revival Style dating back to the 1920s.  Read More »

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    Architect Spotlight: Becker Studios

    August 9th, 2019

    As one of Santa Barbara’s most sought-after designers, Becker Studios has conceived and completed a number of exquisitely designed homes. They are highly known for their impeccable taste and suburb attention to detail with every project they oversee.  Read More »

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    ​Architect spotlight: Chester Carjola (1901-1985)

    April 27th, 2018

    When you spend as much time as we do getting to know the homes of the Montecito, Santa Barbara and Hope Ranch communities, examples of historic architecture make us dream of what life was like in this area’s formative years. Today we have the exquisite pleasure of representing a classic Hope Ranch farmhouse at 4691 Via Roblada designed by Chester Carjola.  Read More »

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    Architect Spotlight: The Historic Moody Sisters

    March 9th, 2018

    With names such as Hollyhock, Sweetbriar and Greencote, these whimsical homes and gardens seem straight out of an English fairy tale. The intriguing work of four sisters in the 1930’s and 40’s left Montecito and Santa Barbara with three dozen petite creations.  Read More »