Santa Barbara, California
Upper East Retreat
Upper East Retreat
This unique 4 bedroom, 4 bath, 3,600 sq. ft. home was designed by Michelle Kaufmann, an award-winning green architect, and is located on Santa Barbara’s Upper East Side.
Beautiful furnishings and original artwork accent the modern contemporary aesthetic of this spectacular Santa Barbara home. The home is brimming with great design and art- even the fireplace in the lounge room is integrated neatly into the wall! As an environmentally friendly infrastructure, this home cools passively by allowing air to flow completely through the space via retractable glass doors.
The sleek, modern kitchen is well stocked with a Wolf 6-burner gas range, and All Clad and Le Creuset pots, pans, and baking dishes. Don't forget to pluck some fresh herbs from the garden out front to garnish your gourmet dishes!
The formal dining room contains a table for 8. In the great room, you'll find a Samsung 52" plasma TV and DVD player.
The master bedroom is located on the lower level and contains a king size bed, walk-in closet, original artwork, ceiling fan, private bath with a tile walk-in shower and double vanity, and large doors also open up from the bedroom to a deck with views of the gorgeous backyard garden!
On the second level you'll find the remaining bedrooms. The second bedroom is furnished with a queen bed, ceiling fan, and glass doors that lead out to a private balcony. The third bedroom has a queen bed, desk, and closet. The fourth bedroom also has a queen bed, as well as a private balcony that overlooks the front garden.
Downstairs, there is an additional office/bedroom option with a sleeper sofa. This room opens to the back patio and there is a bathroom nearby.
Enjoy the scenery of your award-winning backyard while eating at the lovely outdoor dining table. There is a heat lamp for cold weather, as well as adjustable overheard louvers for shade when it's hot.
Multiple indoor and outdoor seating areas create a wonderful environment for families and friends to gather and enjoy each other’s company. The outdoor fire pit is the perfect spot to relax with the family or roast marshmallows on a cool night. The outdoor redwood hot tub is ideal for a well-deserved relaxing soak!
Upper East Retreat is located in a safe, quiet residential neighborhood within walking distance of the historic Santa Barbara Mission and Rose Gardens. Explore State Street with a bike ride or leisurely stroll to the downtown area, or bask in the sunshine in the beautiful backyard, where indoor space and outdoor living effortlessly merge into an idyllic backdrop for the ultimate Santa Barbara getaway.
With recent articles in Sunset, Better Homes and Gardens, and Seasons Magazines, this eco-friendly home has earned substantial praise from the press for its “green” construction and design. In 2013, it won a prestigious award and received the title for "Best Santa Barbara Single Family Home."
Single Family Home with 2 levels
4 bedrooms, 4 baths, 3600 square feet
King, Queen, Queen, and Queen
8 guests maximum
Santa Barbara Airport
15 minutes by car
Breathtaking award winning garden where indoor space and outdoor living effortlessly merge into an idyllic backdrop for the ultimate Santa Barbara getaway.
Activities of Interest
- Wine Country
- Renowned vineyards and tasting rooms of Santa Ynez, Los Olivos and Santa Barbara Urban Wine Trail
- Incredible hiking with fantastic ocean views
- Surfing at nearby pristine beaches
- Santa Barbara arts & culture
- Walk along the pedestrian oceanside trail from East Beach to Shoreline Park
- See California from new heights on a hot air ballooning adventure
- Attend a performance at The Grenada Theatre
Places of Interest
- Santa Barbara County offers miles and miles of beautiful beaches, many of which are home to some of the best surf breaks and stand up paddle board zones along the West Coast
- Santa Barbara Mission
- Santa Barbara Waterfront- fantastic dining options!
- Located in the heart of the State Street shopping sector, La Arcada offers an enclave of nook shops and boutique options
- Santa Barbara Zoo
- Arroyo Burro County Beach Park
An oasis of tranquility
A beautiful house full of light. Everything one might need was there even if we didn't use it.”
- 40"+ TV
- Air Conditioning
- Chef's Kitchen
- High Speed Internet
- Hot Tub
- Outdoor Grill
- Pets (with Approval)
- Satellite/Cable TV
- Washer & Dryer
- Wireless Internet
- iPod Dock Stereo