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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.

Iconic Spanish Colonial Revival, designed by Windsor Soule, circa 1929, tucked graciously behind mature hedges, in Santa Barbara's coveted Upper East. Offering four bedrooms, three full and one half bathrooms, with formal dining room, welcoming foyer, sunken living room with wood burning fireplace and bonus room/office; while showcasing a romantic 'Monterey style' second story balcony. Flexible floorplan, offering main suite and two guest bedrooms on second floor, with added en-suite guest bedroom on entry level. Sunken living room, formal dining and welcoming kitchen, with direct access to multiple exterior patios to create the ideal home for entertaining; in this highly sought after locale.

Sited on just under one third of an acre of professionally manicured grounds featuring fruit trees, meandering pathways and mature gardens.

Detached two-car garage with second floor office/studio with half bath, accessed via a private driveway, with ample off-street parking for additional vehicles.

Located within close proximity to the Santa Barbara Mission & Pueblo Viejo District; allowing for convenient access to local parks, renowned dining establishments, boutique shopping and area beaches.



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, 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.

  • 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.


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

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Nick Svensson & Melissa Birch testimonials

Here are what Nick and Melissa's clients have to say about them...

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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