Montecito Real Estate Update | March 26th – April 8th, 2015 | 11 New Listings, 9 Sold Homes

Since March 26th, eleven new listings have come on the market in Montecito. In that same time, nine homes have been sold. Find more information about these listings below.

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Montecito is an upscale area of Santa Barbara. Quieter lanes, the possibility of either ocean or mountain views (or both) and the quality of local schools are just a few of the reasons that many area A-listers choose to call Montecito home. Home styles and prices can vary widely.

If you have questions about any of the Montecito homes represented here, or any other home listings, please contact us at the Zia Group. We are available to answer any of your Santa Barbara real estate questions. Call us at 805.456.3635 or email info@ziagroup.com. Search for Montecito listings on our website.

Montecito Real Estate Update | March 26th – April 8th, 2015 | 11 New Listings, 9 Sold Homes

Hope Ranch Real Estate Market Update | March 19th – April 1st | 3 Sold Homes, 1 New Listing

While Hope Ranch began as pastureland for sheep, the community has grown into one of the most popular in the Santa Barbara region. Varied terrain, larger lots, a private beach and recreation facilities and equestrian trails and facilities are just a few of the many features that Hope Ranch residents enjoy.

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Hope Ranch Real Estate Market Update | March 19th – April 1st | 3 Sold Homes, 1 New Listing

Montecito Real Estate Update | New Listings & Sold Homes | March 12th- 25th

Montecito is an attractive area of Santa Barbara to those who can afford it. Quieter lanes, the possibility of either ocean or mountain views (or both) and the quality of local schools are just a few of the reasons that many area A-listers choose to call Montecito home. Home styles and prices can vary widely. Below is an update of the Real Estate activity in Montecito over the past two weeks.

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Montecito Real Estate Update | New Listings & Sold Homes | March 12th- 25th

Montecito Real Estate Update | Sold Homes & New Listings| Feb 12th – 25th

Montecito is one of the most prestigious communities in the Santa Barbara area. It is home to celebrities, sun birds and many extremely successful people that you’ve probably never heard of. While the homes in Montecito can range from condominiums to mega-estates, the entirety of the area is known for privacy and specific areas offer either ocean or mountain views, or both. Read on for an update on the homes that have come on the market in the past two weeks, as well as those that have sold in the Montecito area.

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Montecito Real Estate Update | Sold Homes & New Listings| Feb 12th – 25th

New Zia Group Listing | 1499 Sycamore Canyon Road | $1,395,000

This one-of-a-kind 4 Bedroom, 2.5 Bathroom Mediterranean retreat offers over 2,900 square feet of living space and sits on a private 1-acre lot just minutes from downtown Santa Barbara and the beach. Owned by a local artisan, the home has been upgraded to feature superb woodwork, including a remodeled kitchen with custom cabinetry. French doors lead to multiple patios and gardens for the idyllic indoor/outdoor Santa Barbara lifestyle. If you have questions about the home, please contact Daniel Zia at 805.637.7148. More information can also be found on our website.

1499 Sycamore Canyon Rd, Montecito, CA
The home features several patios linked by pathways through gardens of roses, boxwood hedges and numerous fruit trees.

From the moment you drive through the gated entry and cross the bridge over the year-round creek, you are surrounded by lush (and low maintenance) landscaping, including mature oaks, sycamore, and numerous fruit trees (orange, lemon, tangerine, avocado and more). Ornamental shrubs and ferns, as well as heirloom roses provide color and beauty. The outdoor areas were thoughtfully designed as extensions of the interior living space and provide great spaces to be enjoyed regardless of the time of day or season. Saltillo tile paths meander around the home, through boxwood hedges, linking the various patios. 

1499 Sycamore Canyon Rd, Montecito, CA
Covered and uncovered patios and balconies abound, providing many options for enjoying the outdoors, including dining al fresco.


Inside, natural light fills the home’s interior through five Velux skylights set in the vaulted ceilings of the living spaces. Wood-beam ceilings and oak floors exude warmth in the Living and Dining Rooms, both positioned to enjoy the double-sided fireplace. Energy-saving updates like low-e Milgard Ultra windows and high R-value insulation keep energy costs down and provide a cool escape from the warm summer days. 

1499 Sycamore Canyon Rd, Montecito, CA
The soaring vaulted ceilings feature skylights to brighten the interior, matched with the warmth of oak floors and a dual-sided fireplace.
1499 Sycamore Canyon Rd, Montecito, CA
The dining area features French doors to the patio, oak floors and wood-beamed ceiling.


The Kitchen is a definite highlight of this home, as It has been completely remodeled and all cabinetry was hand-made on site by the owner, using rare woods and the finest techniques. The majority of the cabinets are made of curly ash wood, with dovetail joints and book-matched panels for the doors. A built-in storage and display unit is made of walnut, with the same attention to detail. The counters are tropical green granite, with travertine backsplashes and compliment the stainless steel Bertazzoni range. For those who enjoy entertaining outside, a built-in BBQ and beautiful travertine counters are under a covered patio.

1499 Sycamore Canyon Rd, Montecito, CA
Handmade cabinets of oak and curly ash feature in the one-of-a-kind kitchen with other high-end upgrades.


The luxurious master suite features oak floors, French doors leading to a covered private balcony, and a large walk-in closet. The master bathroom offers an array of amenities including double vanity with travertine counter, a travertine tiled walk-in shower, whirlpool tub, and even a built-in Far infrared (FIR) sauna. 

1499 Sycamore Canyon Rd, Montecito, CA
The Master Suite features French doors to a private balcony, large walk-in closet and a luxurious Bathroom dressed in travertine tile with whirlpool tub and walk-in shower.


Located only two miles away from the heart of downtown Santa Barbara, Coast Village Rd, and East Beach, this incredible property offers that rare combination of a peaceful, almost rural setting, with incredibly quick and easy access to all of Santa Barbara’s famed amenities. For more information, call Daniel Zia at 805.637.7148, or email daniel@ziagroup.com.

New Zia Group Listing | 1499 Sycamore Canyon Road | $1,395,000

Montecito Real Estate Update | February 18th – 24th, 2014

For those with their eye on the Montecito real estate market, here is the market update for February 18th through 24th, 2014.

Closed Listings:

Since the 18th, there have been two homes that closed escrow in Montecito. One was sold without coming on the market, at a price of $3,475,000. The other was on the market for 722 days. It eventually sold, for just 67% of its original asking price, a selling price of $12,750,000. The 2.5 acre estate at 1478 E. Mountain Drive has an incredible view of the ocean, islands and mountains. Three bedrooms and four bathrooms are in the main house, two more bedroom suites are in the guest house, and an additional bedroom and bathroom are available in the pool cabana. Together, the home features almost 6,000 square feet of luxury living.

New Listings:

Eight new listings have come on the market in Montecito over the past week. Their prices range from $2,275,000 to $8,900,000 with an average asking price of about $4.75 million. All eight homes are single-family homes, regular sales and all are still available at the time of writing this.

Click HERE to search all currently available listings in Montecito. If you find a Montecito property you are interested in learning more about, contact Daniel Zia (805.637.7148 or daniel@ziagroup.com), your Montecito realtor.

The seven bedroom, nine bathroom estate at 424 Meadowbrook recently came on the market for $8.9 million. The home boasts almost 7,000 square feet of living space, garage space for 5 vehicles, a pool, tennis court and 2 acres of level, manicured lawns. This home is in the Ennisbrook community. Learn more about Ennisbrook at our website.

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This newer Ennisbrook estate is perfect for a large family.
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The large pool is surrounded by a sun deck and expansive lawns. A pool house separates the pool from the tennis court.

If you are interested in the Montecito property featured above, or any Montecito home listings, please contact Daniel Zia by phone at 805.637.7148 or by email at daniel@ziagroup.com. To learn more about the Montecito area, visit our website. Daniel and the entire Zia Group team are ready to assist you in your search for the perfect Montecito estate, or serve you in selling your current home. For more information about the Zia Group’s services or the Montecito area, visit our website at www.theziagroup.com.

Montecito Real Estate Update | February 18th – 24th, 2014

Montecito Real Estate Update | February 11th – 17th, 2014

If you have been seeking a home or estate in Montecito, CA, here is the real estate market update for February 11th through the 17th, 2014.

Sold Listings in Montecito

There was one estate sold in Montecito in the past week. The home at 1506 Mimosa Lane was originally listed for $2,750,000 and sold after 28 days on the market for $2,465,000. The four bedroom, six bathroom home was recently remodeled with great attention to detail. The Spanish colonial style home is surrounded by lush landscaping and completely walled grounds, which also enclose the gorgeous pool. Inside, large living spaces make for great entertaining. A guest suite with private entrance plays host extraordinaire to guests.

New Listings in Montecito

Since February 11th, four new listings have come on the market in Montecito. Their average asking price is about $5.65 million. Of the four, one is already in escrow. All four are single-family homes and regular sales.

Click HERE to search all current Montecito listings. If you are interested in any of the Montecito estates you see, contact Daniel Zia (805.637.7148 or daniel@ziagroup.com), your Montecito realtor.

The four bedroom, five bathroom home at 2110 Alisos Drive is listed for $4,475,000. The home comprises almost 5,000 square feet and sits on 1 1/3 acres. This estate is a modern take on a Sante Fe style home. The clean lines compliment the laid-back lifestyle that Montecito is known for. This is reinforced by the sparkling pool and expansive lawns surrounding the pristine home.

If you are interested in the Montecito property featured above, or any Montecito home listings, please contact Daniel Zia by phone at 805.637.7148 or by email at daniel@ziagroup.com. To learn more about the Montecito area, visit our website. Daniel and the entire Zia Group team are ready to assist you in your search for the perfect Montecito estate, or serve you in selling your current home. For more information about the Zia Group’s services or the Montecito area, visit our website at www.theziagroup.com.

Montecito Real Estate Update | February 11th – 17th, 2014