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  • 2050 Garden Street
  • Santa Barbara, CA
  • 3 Bedrooms / 2 Full Bath / 3 Half Bath
  • Offered at $4,750,000

Impeccably restored and maintained ''Santa Barbara Mission Revival'' style home, originally commissioned by William H. Crocker in the mid 1890's, as one of 5 Crocker Row Homes. Offering three bedrooms, two and one half baths in the main residence; along with two additional detached powder rooms. Detailed and thoughtful renovation completed in 2013, preserving the 'of era' appointments, along with the history and architectural merit of the home. Ideally located on The Upper Eastside, in the heart of the El Pueblo Viejo District, sited on over one third acre; by way of acquisition of adjoining parcel and expansion of original plot. Professionally landscaped grounds, complete with gated motor court, loggia with outdoor fireplace, heated outdoor patio and specimen plantings.

Within close proximity to area beaches, local parks, renowned restaurants and the Santa Barbara Mission and accompanying rose gardens.

Truly, the most inspiring and authentic Spanish Revival Estate in Santa Barbara, within one of the most sought after locales in California.

  • 331 Arboleta Road
  • Santa Barbara, CA
  • 4 Bedrooms / 3 Bath / 1 Half Bath
  • Offered at $3,895,000

Quintessential custom designed Craftsman home, offering four bedrooms, three and one half baths with added office. Constructed with the utmost attention to detail with a gourmet kitchen, multiple fireplaces, oak flooring, and cathedral ceilings. Offering a flexible floor plan and ideal for entertaining, complete with covered loggia, formal dining room and multiple French doors opening to inviting outdoor spaces. Sited on one half acre of professionally landscaped grounds with newly renovated pool, fruit trees, chicken coop and organic raised garden beds. Convenient cul-de-sac location, just minutes from local restaurants, Whole Foods, Bristol Farms, area beaches, More Mesa open space & the Obern bike path in one of the most sought after locales in Southern California.

Convenient cul-de-sac location, just minutes from local restaurants, shops, area beaches, More Mesa open space and the Obern bike path. Enjoy everything this home has to offer, in one of the most sought after locales in Southern California.

Located in the coveted Hope Elementary School District.


  • 1821 Gibraltar Road
  • Santa Barbara, CA
  • 3 Bedrooms / 2 Bath / 2 Half Bath
  • Offered at $2,495,000

Stunning 'Post and Beam' Modern sited on one full acre of park-like grounds with ocean, island and mountain views. Versatile open floor plan, emphasizing expansive glass, offering three bedrooms, two full and two half baths. Main suite placed accordingly with floor to ceiling windows and sumptuous remodeled en-suite bath. Chef's kitchen, complete with top of the line stainless appliances, custom cabinetry and a multitude of additional work space/ entertainment areas. Elevated ceilings, coupled with strategically placed windows, help to invite the outdoors into the home. Taking full advantage of California's most temperate climate in conjunction with numerous landscaping Possibilities.

Truly, the ideal home for entertaining, complete with bocci court, sport court, multiple view decks and more.

Positioned discreetly into the natural landscape and under the canopy of 100 year old oak trees, native plantings and sandstone outcroppings.

Close proximity to renowned local eateries,, hiking/biking trails, area beaches and everything that Santa Barbara has to offer.

And yes, there is so much more. Come see it for yourself.

Beautiful Mediterranean Villa extensively renovated to embody the essence of Montecito with coved/vaulted beamed ceilings, classic tile roof and exquisite details throughout. Enjoy stunning views from 2800 square feet of home, comprising 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths in addition to a 1 Bed/1 Bath Guest Quarters. Sited on a tranquil Montecito acre, just minutes to Upper Village, Summerland, and the Beach. The versatile floor plan offers lots of flexibility from a 4 Bed/3 Bath home, a 3/3 with large family room and loft office or a 3/2 with a full guest apartment.

The main living space is a captivating room with an inviting fireplace at the focus, a beamed, vaulted ceiling and double French doors out to the entertainer's patio. This rebuilt patio features Terracotta tile floors and decorative pueblo tile, and is positioned to enjoy the gardens as well as sweeping mountain views.

Gourmet chef's kitchen features top of the line stainless steel appliances, with a Bosch French-door refrigerator, a large island with breakfast bar and granite counters over custom maple cabinets finished in antique cream. A large floor-to-ceiling pantry with convenient pull-out organizers provides extra storage space in the nearby media area. Main suite offers a generous bedroom with oversized walk-in closet, luxurious master bathroom and French doors to a private balcony with views of the private orchard and grape vines. The bathroom contains a spacious travertine tiled walk-in shower and a custom vanity with granite counter and dual sinks.

Attached guest apartment complete with of a large living space with elevated ceilings, complemented by a bedroom loft with ocean views. Custom wrought-iron spiral staircase leads from the loft area down to an open floor plan living, dining, kitchenette area and full bathroom. Guest quarters feature a private entrance, driveway, and redwood deck.

The scenic 1-acre lot is nestled amongst a canopy of mature oaks and the outdoor spaces have been thoughtfully laid out for maximum enjoyment of the surrounding views. Stacked Santa Barbara sandstone walls surround drought tolerant landscaped areas that are both colorful and low maintenance, creating an enchanting setting with relatively low water usage. Estate provides two raised garden beds, and a small orchard (10+ fruit trees). Truly a very special home set in a rural locale, while only 4 miles to Montecito's Upper Village, Summerland, and the beach!



Single level three bedroom & two bath California Cottage located in the heart of Samarkand. Flexible floor plan, offering chef's kitchen with custom cabinets and stainless appliances; main suite with walk-in closet and updated bath. Sited on just under one quarter acre of professionally landscaped grounds, offering unobstructed mountain views, courtesy of underground utilities. Enjoy everything this home has to offer, conveniently located within minutes to area beaches, local parks, boutique shopping and renowned restaurants.

  • 1513 Olive Street
  • Santa Barbara, CA
  • 3 Bedrooms / 3 Baths / 1 Half Bath
  • Offered at $1,749,000

Enjoy ocean and city views from this stunning 3 bed/ 3.5 bath Mediterranean townhome offering the ideal blend of contemporary appointments and Andalusia architecture. One of six units, situated in the highly sought after Upper East locale, within close proximity to downtown Santa Barbara, allowing quick access to local parks, boutique shops, fine dining and local museums. Stainless appliances, custom tile, walk-in pantry create a true chef's kitchen with adjoining dining room. Convenient floor plan for entertaining with covered front porch, additional ocean view terraces, private yard space and exterior patios. All bedrooms are en-suite in addition to the master which offers a private ocean view deck.

Designed and oriented for the feel and comfort of a single family residence. Attached two-car garage with interior access and adjacent bonus room for additional storage.


  • 660 Russell Way
  • Santa Barbara, CA
  • 2 Bedrooms / 2 Baths
  • Offered at $1,095,000

Two bedroom/ two bath custom home, located at the base of the Santa Barbara foothills. Custom built in 1995, offering a flexible open floor plan, complete with bonus room, vaulted ceilings, wood burning fireplace, newly installed flooring and attached two car garage. Sited on a .17 acre parcel, tucked away from main roads, offering mature fruit trees, raised potting beds, outdoor fire area and new fencing. Gourmet kitchen, complete with high-end stainless appliances and island for entertaining guests. Located in the coveted Hope School attendance area, within close proximity to local parks, renowned Santa Barbara restaurants and area hiking trails.

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Nick Svensson & Melissa Birch testimonials

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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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