Beautiful Downtown Retreat
Beautiful Downtown Retreat
This wonderful, loft-style townhome, the largest in the award-winning Cota Street Studios known for its architectural uniqueness, sophistication and unsurpassed craftsmanship, is in the creative heart of Santa Barbara. The home’s ideal location offers exceptional downtown living and is just steps from great shopping, outdoor cafes, casual eateries, and fine dining. Take a short walk to the best of Santa Barbara—weekly Farmer’s Market, the Funk Zone, wine tasting rooms, theaters and museums, weekend art walks, the beach, the harbor, and the pier. This remarkable home, published in Sunset Magazine, possesses an abundance of joy, color, and originality--all part of the artistic design of critically-acclaimed architect, Jeff Shelton. The home’s beauty comes from the blend of its organic, whimsical appearance with its highly functional, enjoyable design.
The custom lighting, gorgeous Spanish tile and unique metal work, along with the beautiful antiques and finishes and the abundance of natural light truly make this a special living space. The ground level offers a large family room with a 57” flat-screen TV and wireless audio system built into an amazing custom wall of art and a beautiful deco-styled desk with sitting area. On one side of the room a sliding glass wall opens up to a magnificent, serene courtyard with fountain and gardens perfect for relaxing or reading. On the other side, French doors open up to a private, tiled patio with built-in natural gas grill and sitting area perfect for year-round al fresco dining with friends. A large Carrara marble top bar with full sink and beverage refrigerator makes this space ideal for entertaining. Completing this level is a unique guest room with queen bed, a separate built-in daybed, a storage closet and a marble-tiled full bathroom. The second level is a bright, open living space with gourmet kitchen opening up to a garden view balcony, a dining area with custom iron-framed windows overlooking a side courtyard and an expansive living room with large French windows, built-in wine rack and gorgeous Lyptus hardwood floors.
The fully-equipped chef’s kitchen features Carrara marble counters, custom cabinetry, Viking and Sub-Zero appliances, and new coffee maker, microwave and toaster ovens. The living room houses a beautiful leather sofa, special art pieces, and a 57” flat-screen TV with Sonos sound bar and audio system. Tiled stairs lined with art niches and built-in bookcases lead up to the entire top-floor master suite with its hardwood floors, barreled ceiling and large walk-in closet, conveniently containing the new washer/dryer. The large, Carrara marble-tiled master bath has a balcony with beautiful western vistas. The trickling of the courtyard fountain, the mountain views from the master balcony and the fragrance of the citrus trees and ocean breeze from the suite’s private sun deck all add to its magical, peaceful ambiance.
This eco-conscious condo comes with wireless Internet, an electronic-gated garage space, and a bike rack. The quiet, intimate building complex of only 7 residences shares exquisite courtyards, fountains and commons areas. This downtown Santa Barbara treasure is perfect for a special, relaxing get-away.
|Average Rating:||5 (1 Ratings)|
We just finished a five week stay at this wonderful downtown Santa Barbara condo. It could not have been more perfect! The pictures and description on the website are 100% accurate, and everything worked perfectly. We have rented vacation homes in Santa Barbara and elsewhere for many years, and this was the most luxuriously furnished and completely equipped property we have ever rented. The kitchen was especially well-equipped (unlike the bare-bones kitchens we find in many rental properties), which was especially important to us since we love to cook. We also loved the location of the condo, and being able to walk just about anywhere we wanted to go in Santa Barbara (restaurants, shopping, groceries, etc. are all located just blocks away; the Saturday farmers’ market, which we never missed during our stay, is only a block away). Although located in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara, the condo is set back at an angle off the street, and we found it very quiet day and night.
|Master Bedroom||California King Bed||Flat Screen TV, Sitting Area, Walk in Closet||Shower, Bath Tub|
|Bedroom 2||Queen Bed||Shower|