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

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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.

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  • 1352 Manitou Road
  • Santa Barbara, CA
  • 3 Bedrooms / 2 Baths / 1 Half Bath
  • Offered at $1,595,000
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Three bedroom, two and one half bath Bel Air Knolls home tucked discreetly under a canopy of mature oak trees. Situated at the end of a private lane, sited on a secluded .38 acres of professionally landscaped grounds. Main suite offers cathedral ceilings, walk-in closet, ensuite bathroom with bathtub and separate shower. Completed in 1999, with 2,531 square feet under roof. Ideal home for entertaining, courtesy of a flexible open floor plan, complete with gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances and immediate access to rear patios. Entry level offers two bedrooms and a recently remodeled bathroom. Central location, within close proximity to parks, area beaches, hiking trails, local restaurants and boutique shopping.

Additional amenities include but are not limited to:

  • Attached two-car garage with interior access
  • Central air conditioning
  • 2 fireplaces
  • Sun Solar System
  • Thermospa Chesapeake hot tub
  • Built-in indoor & outdoor speakers

This desirable home is located in the highly sought after East Beach Townhomes. Enjoy this beautifully maintained and gated community offering year round amenities. This tri-level home boasts three bedrooms, two updated and spacious bathrooms. Recently renovated, this home offers an open floor plan with updated kitchen with quartz countertops and top of the line appliances. Walk out your patio and enjoy the heated pool and newly remodeled Cabana, or stroll through the park like lawn setting. The two-car garage has ample storage, private laundry and new flooring. These townhomes are located near the Santa Barbara Zoo, East Beach, Wharf, Funk Zone, boutiques and restaurants.

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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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1101 Coast Village Road, Montecito, CA 93108

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