Lush Hideaway -  514 Parra Grande  -  Montecito -  $2,175,000

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This charming California cottage is located on a picturesque tree-lined street just a short distance to Montecito’s Upper and Lower Villages.

Recently remodeled, it was built in the 1880’s, and the owners added thoughtfully designed modern conveniences without losing any of the original charm.

This impeccable two bedroom, three bath home seems far more spacious than its approximately 1760 square feet, due to the bright, open floor plan and large windows. The interior décor offers the warmth of hardwood floors and a mellow color palette, set off by crisp white accents and unique architectural features. Careful attention to detail is seen throughout—ceiling fans, skylights, hard-wood flooring, custom lighting, crown molding, original baseboards, a cozy stone fire-place, and a beamed ceiling in the living room, and Cathedral ceilings in the kitchen and Master bedroom, Even a reluctant chef will be inspired by the pristine kitchen, with its granite counters and center island, stainless appliances, glass front display cabinets, and abundant storage. The spacious Master Suite is bright and airy with French doors to the backyard, and a luxuriously remodeled bathroom and walk-in closet. 

Lots of French doors open to sunny patios and outdoor dining areas creating a pleasant indoor-outdoor ambiance. All the rooms and the broad decks surrounding the home enjoy views and access to the lush gardens, which are fenced with high privacy hedges, and populated with water-wise native plants.  

There is a detached private office, a carport, and ample off-street parking. Located in the sought-after Montecito Union School District, this home is just a few minutes to the wonderful variety of restaurants and activities Santa Barbara has to offer, fabulous local beaches, golf courses, and backcountry hiking and vineyards.