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Rarely available, three bedroom / three bath, single-level Bonnymede townhome, located just steps to the beach and Hammonds Meadow. Top floor, end unit, featuring a flexible "open" floor plan with enclosed lanai and unobstructed ocean and island views. Largest floor plan in the association, with sumptuous master suite, walk-in closet, two additional ensuite guest bedrooms and formal dining. Gourmet kitchen with custom cabinets, top-of-the-line appliances and breakfast bar. Additional amenities include built-in sound system, in-unit laundry, recessed lighting, hardwood flooring and two assigned covered parking spaces with additional storage lockers. Full time guard-gated community also offers tennis court, pool, spa and spectacular oceanfront terrace for entertaining.

Convenient location, within a short stroll to the Four Seasons Biltmore, Coral Casino and Montecito's lower village.

Stunning four bedroom, three bath, Mediterranean Custom, discreetly perched in the San Roque foothills; with Ocean and Mountain vistas. Designed and remodeled to leave no detail excluded while providing the ideal home for entertaining or simply lounging in comfort. Flexible single level "open" floor plan, featuring master suite, family room with built-in bar, formal living and dining area. Gourmet kitchen, complete with fine custom cabinetry, top-of-the-line appliances, quality fixtures and large center island for casual dining. Sumptuous master suite with wood flooring, dual closets and custom tiled bath; allowing for exterior access to outdoor patio, fire pit and jacuzzi.

Large guest suite with private bathroom, currently functioning as private gym, allowing for a multitude of possible uses.

The ultimate retreat, designed for entertaining friends and family, assuring adequate space via multiple outdoor patio spaces, roof top viewing deck, outdoor BBQ and natural gas fire pit.

Professionally landscaped manicured .68 acre multi-level parcel with attached two car garage, within the coveted Peabody School District.

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Stunning Mediterranean townhome with modern interior, tucked discretely within the coveted Antigua Village Home Owner’s Association. One of only four units, immaculate from inside to out, while updated to take advantage of a peaceful setting, combined with stunning vistas. Impeccably maintained, post European influenced remodel, offering two bedrooms, den and two and one half baths; in addition to attached finished two-car garage. Gourmet kitchen offers Wolf and Subzero appliances, custom bamboo cabinetry, quartz counter tops and built-in banquet nook. Spacious Master Suite, complete with walk-in closet, adjacent sitting room and ensuite bath with custom tile and cabinetry.

The ultimate home for entertainment, with multiple view decks and patios, complete with above ground jacuzzi and custom sauna.

Truly a rare opportunity to procure a hidden downtown gem, just blocks away local restaurants, area parks, boutique shops and just steps away from the renowned Santa Barbara Bowl.

  • 512 E. Islay
  • Santa Barbara, CA
  • 2 Bedrooms / 1.5 Bath
  • Offered at $1,265,000

Quintessential two bedroom, one bath Santa Barbara bungalow, located just blocks from the Mission and adjacent rose gardens. Situated in the the highly sought after ‘Upper East’ locale, on the final block of East Islay Street, with professionally landscaped grounds - featuring local sandstone walls and flagstone patio. Bottom level offers additional bonus room with half bath. Charm and character has remained in intact with ‘of era’ details and style. Includes recently completed, detached, one-car garage.

Within close proximity to local restaurants, boutique shopping and Roosevelt Elementary School.


  • 760 Cieneguitas
  • Santa Barbara, CA
  • 5 Bedrooms / 3 Baths
  • Offered at $1,200,000

Single level ranch home with five bedrooms and three bathrooms. Offering refinished hardwood flooring, large room sizes and a very flexible floor plan. Situated on .25 acres of grounds with detached two garage and attached auxiliary structure. Property is zoned R-2 and located within the coveted Hope Elementary School attendance area.

Ideally situated three bedroom and two bath California Craftsman featuring ‘of era’ appointments including custom built-ins, antique hardware and covered front porch. Convenient Upper Westside/ Downtown location, adjacent to local parks, restaurants and the renowned Public Market. Spacious second story master suite featuring new paint, floor coverings and large picture window. Two additional bedrooms on entry level with formal dining room and wood burning fireplace in living room. Offering a unique parcel configuration, featuring two detached single car garages, with separate alley access and the possibility of future use options.

2331 Chaplala Street
  • 965 Cheltenham Road
  • Santa Barbara, CA
  • 3 Bedrooms / 1 Baths
  • Temporarily Off Market During Remodel
  • Price Upon Request

Beautiful 180 degree views of the ocean, islands, and downtown Santa Barbarafrom this Mid-Century Ranch Style home. Located in the desirable Mission Canyon neighborhood, known for access to parks, hiking trails, the Mission and minutes to the vibrant downtown. Opportunity to complete construction and customize finishes with the current approved County plans. Expansion includes increasing the common area of the 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom, ±1,075 sq ft home. The kitchen and living room area addition will expand by ±200+ sq ft, while maximizing the panoramic views. The remodel also includes floor to ceiling windows, adding a laundry closet and updating the kitchen layout and bath. Excellent opportunity to acquire an ocean view property with plans ready to finish with your personal touch or create the floor plan and dream home that you have been envisioning. Potential to expand current approved plans with an ADU, garage, terraced gardens, increased footprint with 2nd story addition. Roosevelt Elementary School, Santa Barbara Jr High and Santa Barbara High attendance area.

  • 1306 Chino St.
  • Santa Barbara, CA
  • 2 plus Studio / 1 + 1 Baths
  • Offered at $939,000

Charming 1920’s two bedroom, one bath Craftsman Cottage with additional detached studio. Two bedroom features updated kitchen with custom cabinetry, caesar stone counters, and cozy dining nook. Additional details include of-era built-ins, hardwood flooring and living room fireplace. Studio offers remodeled kitchen and full bathroom. Situated on professionally landscaped grounds, with an amazing walk score of 76, just blocks from local restaurants, area parks and the Public Market. R-2 zoning allows for flexibility of use, ideal for investment income property or primary residence.

Shown by appointment.

1306 Chino Street


Lovingly maintained La Cumbre Circle two bedroom & two bath PUD. Beautiful remodeled kitchen with custom cabinetry and tile work. Light and bright interior featuring updated bathrooms, hardwood floors, in-unit laundry and newer windows and doors. Single level floor plan offers convenient access to private rear patio for outdoor entertaining. Association also includes manicured grounds, pool, spa, clubhouse and gym. Attached two car garage with additional off-site parking for guests. One of Santa Barbara’s best kept secrets.

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Nick Svensson & Melissa Birch, Realtors®

We specialize on fine homes and estates in the Montecito, Hope Ranch and surrounding Santa Barbara Area.

As a top producing agent, Nick specializes in the marketing and sale of properties within the greater Santa Barbara locale. Beginning his career in 1996, Nick has consistently excelled in sales volume, while representing his clients with the utmost attention to detail and care; as required in such an important field of business.

Early success with his first company, Fred Sands Realtors, was reflected by his recognition within the Executive Circle; reserved for the top ten percent of agents. After four years with Fred Sands Realtors, Nick chose to join Sotheby's International Realty in Montecito. Ultimately, after 16 years, making a place for himself within the top 3% of the parent company's 42,500 agents worldwide.

In 2016, he chose to add a new chapter to his career by joining Compass where a new range of marketing and software tools have given him a greater ability to succeed in representing his clients and friends.

"I strive to represent my clients with integrity and commitment so that we build a professional relationship that lasts a lifetime"

Born in Linköping, Sweden; Nick arrived in Santa Barbara at a mere 5 months old. While he has been excited to call Santa Barbara home since 1972; he still keeps his Swedish roots intact and is fluent in the language.

When not at the office or out with clients, he can be found in the ocean surfing, on a beach lounging, a sideline coaching one of his two boys or spending quality with his wife of 17 years; a local elementary school teacher.

"I am always available to assist with any of my clients' real estate needs with excitement and enthusiasm"

Purchasing a home is often the biggest decision you’ll make in your lifetime. As a longtime Santa Barbara resident, Melissa has intimate knowledge of the area, which makes her well-suited to accommodate clients' desires to be in neighborhoods specific to their lifestyles.

Melissa’s clients all share an authentic relationship with her both personally and professionally. In the end, keeping a reputation of integrity and honesty has kept her successful for 17 years through past client referrals, many of whom she calls friends. Melissa continues to understand the importance of the local connections, latest real estate technology and market trends.

Melissa enthusiastically utilizes all of the latest marketing innovations, and takes personal interest and attention into every detail from photo shoots to complex negotiations and inspections, and even down to the custom doormats provided at her closings.

Currently working at Compass in the prestigious Montecito, California office. She now boasts over 200 closings throughout her career. Melissa brings her impeccable professionalism to transactions to all of her clients, whether ranging from modest condominiums to multimillion dollar estates.

Underscoring Melissa's contagious enthusiasm and undeniable appeal as a realtor is her love and appreciation for Santa Barbara. Melissa's clients often speak of her strong sense of community, whether she is supporting one of her kids’ schools, or enjoying the local scene with her husband. It's not unusual for her to be in contact with clients long after escrow closes, whether for assistance with additional property or, with choosing the best restaurant for a special occasion.

Nick Svensson & Melissa Birch : : Fine Homes and Estates in Montecito

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805.895.2957 (Nick's cell) 805.689.2674 (Melissa's cell)
1101 Coast Village Road, Montecito, CA 93108

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