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  • Casa Blanca: Sold Over Night, Over Asking

    Casa Blanca: Sold Over Night, Over Asking

    April 8th, 2021

    Casa Blanca is in a class of its own. This classic California Spanish Colonial masterpiece approaches Montecito luxury with confidence and ease, a rare pairing that ended a lucky buyer’s search for “the one” earlier this month. Just one day after its debut, 788 San Ysidro sold for $12.6M, $1.7M over asking.  Read More »

  • A Guide to the Channel Islands

    A Guide to the Channel Islands

    February 23rd, 2021

    Here’s a guide to Channel Islands National Park, one of our favorite weekend getaway destinations.  Read More »

  • The Perfect Time to Buy

    The Perfect Time to Buy

    February 10th, 2021

    While mortgage rates are low, the value of homes continue to increase. You’ll thank yourself later down the road for the great investment you made, not to mention the beautiful home you get to live in.  Read More »

  • Neighborhood Spotlight

    Neighborhood Spotlight

    November 24th, 2020

    Birnam Wood. Montecito’s beautiful golf course community, renowned for its luxury estates and private, gated premises.  Read More »

  • Meaning of home

    Meaning of home

    November 10th, 2020

    In the past several months, “home” has taken on more meanings than one.  Read More »

  • Classic Gardens of Montecito

    Classic Gardens of Montecito

    June 12th, 2020

    Lotusland, located in the heart of Montecito, is a stunning 37-acre estate featuring unique and diverse horticulture throughout. The botanical gardens, originally owned by fabulous Madame Ganna Walska, provide a worldly experience with an array of notable plants and landscapes.  Read More »

  • Pools of Santa Barbara!

    Pools of Santa Barbara!

    July 3rd, 2019

    Nothing screams summer like a sparkling pool to dive into. Whether you’re into swimming laps, just lounging by a pool, or throwing a pool party, we’ve compiled the listings with the best pool areas. These fantastic pools will inspire you to jump right in!  Read More »

  • Montecito’s Most Exclusive Community

    Montecito’s Most Exclusive Community

    June 25th, 2019

    A prestigious gated golf community comprised of 142 single family homes and estates with most parcels hovering just under one acre. The gated community was founded by Robert McLean who purchased the 250+ acre Rancho Las Fuentes in 1964.  Read More »

  • 2018 Local Holiday Shopping Black Book

    2018 Local Holiday Shopping Black Book

    December 11th, 2018

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  • Ultimate Beachfront Compound

    Ultimate Beachfront Compound

    August 24th, 2018

    Located off one of the most popular surf spots in California at Rincon beach, is an extremely rare opportunity to own a beachfront compound totaling just over 80ft of beach frontage. Nestled in the highly desired Seacliff Colony, both homes have been extensively renovated with no expenses being spared.  Read More »