Aerial view of 8.02 Acre parcel for sale in Hope Ranch for $4,950,000 - Listed by Thomas C. Schultheis, Broker Associate at Berkshire Hathaway

Landmark G.W. Smith Hope Ranch Estate – $15,750,000

Robledal – A Landmark Hope Ranch Estate A Landmark Estate in the most exclusive part of Hope Ranch, Robledal is an artfully crafted Spanish Revival residence designed by George Washington Smith and built by the original developers of Hope Ranch in the 1920’s. Over 7.8 acres (Per Hope Ranch Parcel Map), 5 bedroom main house, […]

Santa Barbara Real Estate Now

Before we continue with the neighborhood “Now and Then” posts, I though it would be nice to add periodic posts on our local market, especially when the news is this positive! The Santa Barbara real estate market is gaining a lot of momentum. Optimism over this upswing in the market is warranted, as January and […]

Santa Barbara Then & Now: San Roque

San Roque                               THEN San Roque’s history is far more scandalous than the family- friendly reputation it has today. The Chumash, Spanish Dons, and Gold Rush Bandits once occupied the land that comprises what we know today as Ontare, Foothill, Alamar […]

Santa Barbara Then & Now: Samarkand

SAMARKAND When Samarkand is brought up, most of us think: family, safety, great homes, close to San Roque, a hidden jewel, and of course, lawn bowling. What may not cross our minds is the neighborhood’s history: Persian hotel, sugar tycoon, and Santa Barbara’s first airfield. Welcome to Samarkand: “The Land of the Heart’s Desire.”   […]