The Property

2 Beds
2 Baths
1174 Sq Feet
1962 Year built
Recently renovated, single level, ranch home located in a quiet cul-de-sac on the Lower Riviera. This beautiful home boasts amazing ocean views all the way to the Channel Islands. Plenty of space for relaxing either on the large deck in front of the house with a retractable awning, or on the backyard, where you will find three terraced patios and fire pit on the top one with the views. Stainless steel appliances, subway silver metal backsplash and zebra-wood flat-panel cabinets with soft-close doors make for a beautiful contemporary kitchen great for entertainment. With its 2-car detached garage and plenty of driveway space you will always find a place for you and your guests.
The sloping property is common for this part of Santa Barbara, and the home takes full advantage of the land. On the lowest part of the property is the driveway and detached garage which give way to the home itself. Then behind the home you'll find custom landscaping that makes the most of the amazing views of the town and the ocean. Local stone retaining walls and patios give you a variety of entertaining options and locations for relaxing alone or inviting all your friends!
The interior of this home is one-of-a-kind in terms of materials and finishes. Zebra-wood kitchen cabinets have a light/dark pattern running through them that really pops against the stainless steel appliances and backsplash. Polished black granite tile covers the kitchen/dining/entry areas and grey carpet with a black speckled pattern covers the living and sleeping areas. The open concept living area faces the ocean while the bedrooms are tucked against the hill on the back of the home - with sliding glass doors to reach the backyard and patios. The cherry on the cake is the front deck with a retractable awning - perfect for reading the morning paper or enjoying the twinkling city lights before bed.
Named for its resemblance to the Mediterranean coast of France and Italy, the Riviera spans two miles from the Santa Barbara Mission to Montecito. It’s a beautiful place just to drive slowly or walk through, during the day to appreciate the attractive Spanish Revival and ranch-style houses and cottages (and some contemporary builds), and at night to look out over the lights of the city all the way to the water. People travel just to see this special stretch of homes, one of the wealthiest and most historic areas in Santa Barbara. Arriving, they find magnificent Italian masonry walls, steps, and hitching posts; a somewhat tropical appearance with lushly planted exotic species; and of course unsurpassed views. The streets even have special and historic monikers, christened by padres at the neighboring Mission as Alameda Padre Serra (or “APS,” the main thoroughfare dividing the “upper” and “lower” Riviera), Jimeno, Ferrello, San Carlos, Oramas, Lasuen, Rubio, Paterna, and Arguello. El Encanto Hotel and the Riviera Theatre add to the allure and charm. Whatever the home, it’s going to have charm, and it’s going to have remarkable vistas.

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33 Rubio Road Santa Barbara CA 93103

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