Stunning 3 bed / 3 ½ bath Montecito Beach Cottage, located in the heart of Montecito's most convenient locales. Completed in 2014, with the utmost detail in finishes and design. Flexible, open floor plan, perfect for entertaining, boasting generous living room with fireplace; and adjacent formal dining room. Second story master suite, complete with ensuite bath, walk-in closet, cathedral ceilings and private covered balcony. Two additional guest bedrooms, generously proportioned, offer ensuite bathrooms, walk-in closets and elevated ceilings; allowing for versatility of entry level master suite. Gourmet kitchen, with stainless appliances, custom cabinetry and large island for eat-in dining.
Dine 'al fresco' on the covered loggia with outdoor fireplace, surrounded by lush, professionally landscaped, grounds.
Situated just steps (less than one mile) from area beaches, local restaurants, boutique shopping, the Four Seasons and Rosewood Miramar Beach resorts.
A quintessential home for entertaining, sited discreetly behind gates, offering everything that Montecito that has to offer.
Located in the highly sought after Montecito Union Elementary School attendance area.
Located down a private gated drive is this beautifully designed 4,000 sf Montecito Hacienda. Stroll through the Spanish style courtyard, past the fountain & under the red tile walkway into this romantic home which boasts private guest wings on either side of the living spaces & a spacious master suite upstairs. The grand formal living & dining room has cathedral beamed ceilings and 5 sets of French doors to create the ultimate indoor/outdoor entertaining experience. When not entertaining, cozy up fireside in the quaint & cozy family room. Up the spiral staircase through double doors is the impressive master suite featuring a fireplace, balcony & large bathroom with dual sinks, built-in dressers & walk-in closets. The spacious rear yard is ideal for lounging, lawn games & outdoor dining.
Rare opportunity to procure a hidden 1.6 acre ranchette with mountain views, tucked discreetly into the coveted San Antonio Creek neighborhood. Comprised of a single family home, three stall indoor barn, multiple paddocks and arena. Main home offers a sprawling single level, mid-century modern four bedroom/ two and one half bath with flexible floor plan, ideal for entertaining, with soaring ceilings, large picture windows, multiple exterior patios and sumptuous master suite. Of era appointments and architectural details intact, creating a 'true' mid-century feel. Secondary accessory structure provides unique opportunity for expansive detached office and entertaining space. Attached two car garage, in addition to ample off-street parking including space for both RV and horse trailer.
Ideally located five bedroom, three bath San Roque Cottage, situated on .16 acres of professionally landscaped, drought tolerant grounds. First floor offers Master Suite with two additional bedrooms and guest bathroom. Second floor provides two additional guest bedrooms with full bath. Attached single car garage, with additional off street parking. Living area allows for entertaining with formal dining room, updated kitchen with stainless appliances and cozy living room with fireplace and bay window. Located in the coveted Peabody Charter School District within walking distance to local restaurants, parks and hiking trails. An exceptional property in a highly sought after locale.
Single level three bedroom, two bath Mesa home, sited on .25 acres of usable grounds. Flexible 'Ranch Style' floor plan with master suite, outdoor patio for entertaining and living room with fireplace. Mature landscaping with numerous fruit trees, detached accessory structure and attached two car garage. Close proximity to local beaches, parks and restaurants. Located within the coveted Washington Elementary School attendance area.
Stunning single level three bedroom, two bath La Cumbre Circle home with attached two car garage. Offering one of the largest floor plans within the association, situated on a sun drenched .13 acre parcel with mature fruit trees & entertaining patios. Flexible and open floor plan, Ideal for entertaining, with direct access to exterior yard. Gourmet kitchen, featuring new maple cabinetry, Italian tile backsplash and Caesarstone counter tops. Master bedroom, complete with en-suite bathroom, featuring new dual sink vanity and tile flooring. Newly installed wide plank, white oak, flooring throughout all living areas, complete with air conditioning and recessed lighting. 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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Here are what Nick and Melissa's clients have to say about them...
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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