4 BD / 5 FULL BA / 1 HALF BA     1935 YEAR BUILT     santa barbara UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICt     


Nestled on a quiet cul-de-sac in an enviable Riviera location, this beautiful Spanish Colonial Revival home underwent a recent revival of its own. 

Originally built circa 1930 and designed by Edwards and Plunkett, the renowned architecture firm who designed the Arlington Theater and Santa Barbara Airport, this historic, four bedroom hacienda was once part of the famed El Encanto hotel. 


Under the thoughtful and reverent custody of a talented designer, this incredibly restored residence, once a diamond in the rough, now offers a modern twist on a classic example from Santa Barbara’s golden age of architecture. As you enter the main gate and meander through the covered breezeway toward the front door, the home’s stunning architecture is revealed for the first time. Beautiful archways offer a graceful balance to a stoic beamed ceiling and Saltillo tiled floors.  Rustic iron window grills compliment soulful wood shutters. 

A large central courtyard integrates the residence with its natural surroundings. As an eloquent extension of the home, and with access to every public space of the residence, this private hamlet is host to a number of entertaining areas.   A dining pergola is perfect for al fresco dinners under the moonlight.  

The original Malibu Tile fountain, lovingly refurbished and christened “Queen of the Courtyard,” offer a lyrical focal point. The fire-pit and surrounding patio were constructed from Santa Barbara stone gathered onsite during the estate’s restoration. With elements that are both old and new, this courtyard, 85 years in the making, offers an invitation for an incredible lifestyle.