Distinctive Santa Barbara Properties

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South Santa Barbara Residential Sales Statistics March YTD

South Santa Barbara County Real Estate Sales YTD March 2019

Santa Barbara County Sales Comps $10m +

South Santa Barbara County Sales Year-to-Date for Residential Real Estate Sales 2019

YTD 8 Sales Over $10 Million

Balinese style contemporary in Montecito

Sold by Suzanne! East Valley Road, Montecito 93108 – SOLD $27,000,000. A Balinese-style contemporary with 5-bedrooms, panoramic ocean views, two offices, a guest house, cabana and gym, infinity pool.

10045 Calle Real, Goleta 93117 – SOLD $70,000,000
*East Valley Rd, Montecito 93108 – SOLD $27,000,000
3055 Padaro Ln, Carpinteria 93013 – SOLD $18,125,000
4455/4445 Via Bendita, Santa Barbara – SOLD $16,438,000 (Not in MLS)
4160 La Ladera Rd, Santa Barbara – SOLD $14,800,000
288 Hot Springs Rd, Montecito 93108 – SOLD $14,500,000
77 Hollister Ranch Rd, Gaviota 93117 – SOLD $13,000,000
*990 Mariposa Ln, Montecito 93108 – SOLD $12,100,000
990 Mariposa Lane Montecito Sold $12.1 million

Sold by Suzanne after 9-days on the market! 990 Mariposa Lane, Montecito 93108 – SOLD $12,100,000. Newly constructed in 2016, offered in it’s current renovated condition with panoramic ocean views, pool, private well, and a new 2,335 sq. ft master suite.

South Santa Barbara County Sales Year-to-Date for Residential Real Estate Sales 2018
16 Sales Over $10 Million
1154 Channel Dr-SOLD-2018-05-30-$11.5m

Sold by Suzanne! 1154 Channel Drive, Montecito 93108 – SOLD $11,500,000. Oceanfront 4-bedroom home on a coveted Channel Drive location with a second story master, and a pool and spa.

1627 East Valley Rd 93108 – SOLD $35,000,000
2840 Hidden Valley Ln 93108 – SOLD $34,000,000
1520 Roble Dr 93110 – SOLD $16,778,000
881 San Ysidro Ln 93108 – SOLD $16,300,000
710 Picacho Ln 93108 – SOLD $15,850,000
20190/801 Alston Rd 93108 –  SOLD $14,200,000 (Not in MLS)
1599 East Valley Rd 93108 – SOLD $14,000,000
4230 Cresta Ave 93110 – SOLD $13,600,000
901 Cima Del Mundo 93108 – SOLD $13,000,000
*1154 Channel Dr 93108 – SOLD $11,500,000
4151 Creciente Dr 93108 – SOLD $11,500,000
308 Ennisbrook Dr 93108 – SOLD $11,000,000 (Not in MLS)
4410 Via Esperanza 93110 – SOLD $10,900,000
3219 Cliff Dr 93109 – SOLD $10,129,700
*4653 Via Roblada 93110 – SOLD $10,000,000
888 Cold Springs Rd 93108 – SOLD $10,000,000
4653 Via Roblada Sold Hope Ranch

Sold by Suzanne! 4653 Via Roblada, Santa Barbara 93110 – SOLD $10,000,000. A Hope Ranch estate with 399 ft. of bluff-top frontage with panoramic ocean views, a pool, guest house and apartment, and lemon and avocado orchard.


Rancho San Carlos Enjoys an Incredible Price Reduction to $75,000,000

Rancho San Carlos $75 million Montecito


The magnificent Rancho San Carlos is newly offered at $75,000,000.

For more information and a video, please visit TheRanchoSanCarlos.com.


The approx. 237-acre estate property that for nearly 100 years has been under the ownership of one family. A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to acquire a unique property of unprecedented grand scale, exceptional architecture, and prestigious historical significance. The sprawling hilltop Monterey Colonial manor was designed by noted architect Reginald Johnson in 1931 with an approx. 29,483-sq.ft. exquisite main residence comprised of over 30 rooms. Infused with an atmosphere of sophistication and refinement, the grand home is astutely sited on two natural terraces, and by planning the formal living rooms around a central courtyard and placing the master and family bedroom wings on the upper terrace, he effectively created a spatial separation that afforded serene, calm and exceptional views. Additional features include 10 residential cottages, an office, producing orchards, and extensive equestrian facilities.

One of the most important features of the property is its continuous, uninterrupted access to water via seven agricultural water meters: four – 2” meters, one – 1.5” meter, and two – 1” meters, plus three water storage reservoirs. The property also receives 50% of a water diversion system from adjacent Romero Creek that is piped into above ground storage tanks. The ability to obtain water during times of periodic drought is of immeasurable value.

Rancho San Carlos is without question one of the most historic period homes still in private hands; one that has remained untouched by the passing of time. Situated in idyllic Montecito, a highly exclusive community that offers a delightful yearlong Mediterranean climate and a quality and pace of life without equal, this trophy property offers the ultimate in privacy, security, beauty and calm. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to acquire a unique property of unprecedented grand scale, exceptional architecture, and prestigious historical significance…the Crown Jewel of Montecito.





990 Mariposa Lane sold on Friday, April 19 with only 9 days on the market.

JUST SOLD! This magnificent ocean view Montecito home just closed on Friday, April 19 after only 9 days on the market. Congratulations to our sellers and the new buyers!

The home was newly constructed when it was purchased in 2016. The buyers paid $16 million with multiple offers, and then began a three-year remodel spending over $8 million. The property was offered as is in its current renovated condition for $12,500,000.

The single-level contemporary home is situated on approximately 2.73 acres with panoramic ocean views. Take advantage of Santa Barbara’s unique climate and quintessential indoor/outdoor living as this home brings the outdoors in through expansive living spaces, soaring ceilings, and large floor-to-ceiling French doors that open to panoramic views, modern loggias, an outside lounge with a pool retreat, and a private well.

There is an approx. 2,335 sq. ft. master bedroom suite with two baths, two closets, and an ocean view exercise room and office. There’s a second office nearby and two additional guest suites. The grand living room, club room with dining area, kitchen and breakfast room all enjoy panoramic ocean views.

The property was co-listed by Suzanne Perkins (DRE#01106512) and Ron Brand (DRE#01466064) of Compass in Montecito.


Montecito Trails Foundation Community Trails Update



Photo by Ashlee Mayfield, Montecito Trails Foundation March Newsletter 2019.


The Montecito Trails Foundation March 2019 Newsletter brought welcome news to our community. The foundation is pleased with the incredible regrowth that the heavy rains have brought to the Thomas Fire burn and debris flow areas. They have begun brushing the community trails and will soon address the extreme creek crossings in some areas as soon as the April showers subside.

According to the newsletter, “Positive developments since February have been the re-opening of West Fork Cold Spring from the Gibraltar Trailhead and improvements to Romero. A safety bypass trail was put in around the slide with the cooperation of the Forest Service, City, and County of Santa Barbara implemented for us by Los Padres Forest Association and Doug Hulett of Trailscape, Inc.  The rocks of Romero were single-handedly wrangled by Dave Everrett and his volunteers. A very impressive feat. Both trails are high priorities for us, with longer-term solutions and improvements hopefully coming soon.”

The foundation hosts weekly hikes every Wednesday at 8:30 am. This Wednesday, you’re invited to join the community at the Romero trailhead for a fun hike.

Visit www.montecitotrailsfoundation.info for more information on trail restoration status.



State of the Estates | Crazy Web Statistics, New Listings, Coming Soon, and Price Changes


One of Suzanne’s most talked about new listings in 2019 is Sycamore Valley Ranch “Neverland” that returned to the market late February for $31,000,000. On Feb. 27, “The Wall Street Journal” broke the story of “Michael Jackson’s Neverland Relists for $31 Million—Or 70% Off” and the global media began inundating the office of Team Perkins for several weeks.

Approximately 107 articles were written about Sycamore Valley Ranch “Neverland” that mentioned Suzanne and her co-listing agent, Kyle Forsyth, of Compass (DRE#01705093), with a staggering 1,879,356,387 impressions. In Suzanne’s 27 years in real estate, she’s never seen a property receive nearly 2 billion impressions before!

All of this online activity led to a tremendous number of visitors to SuzannePerkins.com. From February 20th to March 28th, Suzanne had 67,839 page views, and 44,884 unique entrances (visitors). Neverland received over 34,476 views during this time. Suzanne’s Featured Properties page with all of her listings received 4,917 page views. All this ongoing publicity is great for Suzanne’s other listings who are all receiving a dramatic increase in traffic.

Sycamore Valley Ranch “Neverland” was also on Compass.com which feeds to other sites like Zillow.com and Realtor.com and tracks the unique page views for all Compass listings. Sycamore Valley Ranch received 36,798 views in the last 90-days, which is amazing!

Suzanne’s Compass.com/SuzannePerkins agent page has received 92,321 total views in the last 90-days. The fantastic analytics generated is great news, not just for Sycamore Valley Ranch, but for all of Suzanne’s clients.

Each of your listings benefits from the increased online traffic derived from her notable and press-worthy real estate offerings.




NEW LISTING | El Mirador Estate Land Parcel New
on the Market for the First Time in a Century
ElMiradorEstate.com | Offered at $15,000,000

Set on approximately 13.75-acres, this is the last remaining parcel of a magical garden oasis that has been in the same family since 1916. It was originally part of the beloved 70-acre Lolita Armour estate known as El Mirador. Today, you can cultivate your own piece of Montecito history with this exceptional jewel. There’s a 1918 Gate House, and an approx. 3-acre building site suited for a grand custom-designed estate with abundant private water, and stunning garden and Santa Ynez Mountain views. Once known as one of Montecito’s most legendary estate gardens, this peaceful paradise radiates beauty, wonder, and enchantment among its palm-lined driveway with towering 50-foot palms, verdant Japanese gardens, tranquil lagoons, long meandering paths lined with century-old exotic plant species.



NEW LISTING | A Home For Generations Has it All
Home4Generations.com | Offered at $16,500,000

Designed as the ultimate family retreat by renowned local architect Don Nulty, this East Coast meets West Coast styled compound is sited on 2+ acres of breathtaking Montecito scenery with ocean & harbor views. Offering a 12,000+ sf main house, Guest House, Pool House, and two 3-car garages, this 7 bed/13 bath estate includes a multitude of gathering spaces and features luxurious indoor and outdoor amenities. With private balconies, open-air terraces and patios, it is easy to find the perfect vantage point to soak in the incredible vistas. A 65-foot saltwater pool & spa, sports court, putting green, seasonal creek, craft room, music room, gym, & theater afford everyone, of all ages, irresistible experiences in the ideal setting for generations to come.

 Co-Listed with Suding/Murphy Partners of Compass DRE#00678264
 NEW LISTING | Mariposa Lane is a Renovator’s Dream
990Mariposa.com | Offered at $12,500,000

This home was newly constructed when it was purchased in 2016. The buyers paid $16 million with multiple offers and began a 3-year remodel spending over $8 million. The property is offered as is in its current renovated condition. The contemporary home on 2.73± acres offers panoramic ocean views with expansive living spaces, soaring ceilings, and floor-to-ceiling French doors that open to modern loggias, a lounge and pool retreat, and private well. A 2,335± sq. ft. master bedroom suite has 2-baths, 2-closets, exercise room, and office. There’s a second office, and the living room, club room, kitchen, and breakfast room all enjoy panoramic ocean views.

Co-Listed with Ron Brand of Compass DRE#01466064


COMING SOON | Rancho San Leandro
Receives Stunning Updates by Lance Lentz, Builder to the Stars
308EnnisbrookDr.com | Offered at $14,995,000

This beautiful property is undergoing a complete renovation by the renowned custom home builder to the stars, Lance D. Lentz, of LDL General Contractors and Pacific View Developers, Inc. The photos shown were taken before the renovation and are not an accurate representation of the updated amenities. This a unique opportunity to acquire this approximate six-acre family compound with a beautiful historic adobe in the gated community of Ennisbrook. An approx. 3,129 sf Adobe House offers a large master suite, a gourmet kitchen, breakfast room, subterranean wine cellar, and game room. The Monterey House is a separate guest wing of approx. 3,635 sf with a living room, kitchen, 3-bedrooms, 3.5 baths, and a fantastic outdoor entertainment terrace with a fireplace and dining areas, with an adjacent formal library, exercise studio, and a 3-car garage. There’s also a large stable with 4 stalls, and a tack room that overlooks a fenced dressage arena and paddocks.

Co-Listed with Kevin Booker DRE#01869691 and Kurt Rappaport DRE#01036061
of WEA Homes located in Beverly Hills, California


Price Reduction Montecito Contemporary Ranch-style 
1158DulzuraDr.com | Newly Offered at $5,695,000

Live a peaceful, totally functional modern lifestyle in this stunning contemporary ranch-style home that has undergone a complete, 360º renovation by the renowned custom home builder to the stars, Lance D. Lentz, of LDL General Contractors and Pacific View Developers, Inc. This distinctive dream home offers luxurious destinations and amenities in its approximate 4,000 sq. ft, including a 3-car cabinet-enriched garage, (4) sizable bedrooms (3 ½) 21st-century baths, gourmet kitchen, family room with a hide-a-bar console, expansive living room, luxurious master suite with spa-like master bath. Dramatic outdoor living spaces are adorned by the majestic mountains, gardens, ocean view terrace, and include an outdoor kitchen, pool, Bocce ball court, and fire pit area.

 Co-Listed with Ron Brand of Compass DRE#01466064

Price Reduction at Artist’s Dream Contemporary
2694SycamoreCanyonRd.com | Newly Offered at $4,700,000

This eclectic Montecito contemporary is an artful canvas where large-scale art can take center stage. The contemporary addition was completed in 2011 by architect Ellen Bildsten, inspired by Barry Berkus, and now offers approximately 5,881 sq. ft. with 4-bedrooms, 4-½ baths, a living room, formal dining room, gourmet kitchen, a central office, and an approx. 800 sq. ft. art studio, and a saltwater lap pool and hot tub courtyard. The property is located on approx. 1.3-acres with stunning mountain views and some ocean views from the roof-top terrace.
Oakview Estate – Modern Sophistication and Luxury
OakviewMontecitoEstate.com | Offered at $47,000,000
In California’s treasured community of Montecito, this sweeping American-style manor feels as if it has always been here, amid towering oaks on 3.4 pastoral acres. This 6 bedroom home offers formal living and dining rooms, piano bar, family and commercial kitchens, “West Wing” home office, screening room, wine cellar, and numerous terraces, verandas, and loggias. There is a 2 bedroom guest house, a 1 bedroom pool house, and freestanding staff quarters. Surrounding the rolling central lawn is a reflecting pool, koi pond, impeccably maintained rose gardens, vegetable garden, and fire pit sitting area, outdoor custom kitchen with wood-burning pizza oven, swimming pool and spa, and a championship tennis/sports court with two observation areas.
Off-Market Estate Compound is Quietly Available
815-807 CIMA DEL MUNDO | Make an Offer!
Call Suzanne for Details (805) 895-2138
This spectacular estate compound is set on approx. 10 acres, 2 legal lots comprised of 5 acres each, one has the residence and the other is vacant. The main residence is approx. 12,000 sq. ft., with 5-bedrooms, 9-full baths, and 3 powder rooms, with panoramic ocean, island, city/harbor, and mountain views. Pool, pool cabana, tennis court plus 2bd/2ba detached guest house.

The Ultimate Equestrian Estate or
Executive Retreat on 237-Acres
TheRanchoSanCarlos.com | Offered at $85,000,000

The historical Rancho San Carlos is an approx. 237-acre estate that for 100 years has been under the ownership of one family. The main residence, designed by Reginald Johnson in 1931, is approx. 29,483-sq.ft. comprised of over 30 rooms. Additional features include 10 residential cottages, an office, producing orchards, and extensive equestrian facilities.

Co-Listed with Harry Kolb, Sotheby’s International Realty DRE#00714226



Create an Exceptional Estate in a World-class
Location Near San Ysidro Ranch
860SanYsidroRd.com | $6,950,000

Located on one of the most coveted streets in Montecito near the world-famous San Ysidro Ranch, this approximately 3-acre property is a rare find in the heart of Montecito’s Golden Quadrangle. This extraordinary property presents the perfect opportunity to build the home of your dreams. One could simply start from scratch, take over the currently approved plans and modify, or refurbish the existing 1954 ranch-style Chester Carjola three-bedroom home with a pool. There is ample room for an N/S championship tennis court, and there’s also a drilled well.


9-Acre Ocean View Parcel in Carpinteria
MonteAlegreDr.com | Offered at $4,000,000

This incredible 9-acre level parcel in the gated and exclusive Rancho Monte Alegre offers expansive ocean and mountain views and is ready to build your dream home. The proposed house and barn have been designed by Shubin + Donaldson with the building pad for the primary residence and for the barn having been cleared and designated. A new 50-gallon-per-minute well has been installed, along with a 1.5-inch domestic water meter from Carpinteria Water District. The fire hydrant is in place, and the conduit for electrical, cable and telephone have been brought to the property line. The property is planted with approximately 6-acres of Avocados that are three-years-old and are flourishing under watchful eyes. This is an incredible opportunity!



Idyllic Hope Ranch Bluff Estate for Rent
4151CrecienteDr.com | Offered at $75,000 per month

A stunning newly remodeled 2-story 1928 James Plunkett Italianate Villa with 4-bedroom, 5 ½-bath home with approx. 6,131 sq. ft. set on approx. 1.24-acres with lush landscaping and spectacular ocean views. Venetian plaster walls, walnut plank flooring, and wrought iron fixtures. The magnificent gardens and terraces include an infinity pool, spa, and a sunken outdoor seating area on the bluff’s edge. There’s also an attached 1 bd/1 ba Guest Suite with separate entrance above the 3-car garage.

 Co-Listed with Ron Brand of Compass DRE#01466064