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New Listing! 9-Acre Ocean View Parcel in Carpinteria

1937 Monte Alegre for sale in Carpinteria

Panoramic ocean and mountain views on approx. 9-acres in Carpinteria. Co-listed by Suzanne Perkins and Kyle Forsyth of Compass, and offered at $4,000,000. (Photography by Jim Bartsch)


NEW LISTING | Offered at $4,000,000
Co-Listed by Suzanne Perkins and Kyle Forsyth of Compass

This incredible 9-acre level parcel in the gated and exclusive Rancho Monte Alegre offers expansive ocean and mountain views. 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 beautiful land borders a wonderful riparian corridor, with access to 2,800 acres of deeded open space, hiking and riding trails. This parcel is ready for its new owner to build their dream. For those who enjoy riding or hiking, this is THE place to be.

  • Well that produces 50-gpm
  • Riparian water rights from Santa Monica Creek
  • New split-rail fence
  • Installed fire hydrant
  • 1.5-inch domestic water meter
  • Approximately 700 Haas avocado trees (3-years-old)
  • The grading for 100 X 200 riding arena has been completed
  • The grading for barn has been completed
  • House plans: 7,500 sq.ft. 4-bedrooms, 4.5 baths, with media room and office designed by Shubin + Donaldson
  • Barn plans for: 6-stalls (12 X 16), 1,200 sq.ft. apartment, 2-car garage, tack room & feed room
  • 1-acre riparian habitat on west side of property with a seasonal creek

For more information please visit the website www.MonteAlegreDr.com, or call Suzanne Perkins at 1.805.895.2138 (DRE#01106512) or Kyle Forsyth at 1.805.298.2908 (DRE#01705093).

1937 Monte Alegre Dr in Carpinteria for sale


1937 Monte Alegre Dr in Carpinteria for sale






Bill Fandel jumps on Compass’ ‘fast-moving train’

Bill Fandel Compass

Bill Fandel, founding broker of Compass Telluride. (Courtesy photo)

I’m so proud of my long-time friend, Bill Fandel, who recently founded Compass in Telluride, Colorado. Enjoy the article!

Bill Fandel jumps on Compass’ ‘fast-moving train’

Nov 18, 2018




    A Grand San Ysidro Parcel with Spectacular $1.5 Million Price Reduction

    860SanYsidroRd_$1.5 million price reduction


    A staggering $1.5 Million price reduction on this rare find in the heart of Montecito’s Golden Quadrangle and located on one of the most coveted streets in Montecito and right next door to the world famous San Ysidro Ranch. This approximately 3-acre property presents the perfect opportunity to build the home of your dreams. One could refurbish the existing 1954 ranch-style Chester Carjola, or take over the approved plans for a Robert and Joey Webb-designed masterpiece that include a wonderful Mediterranean-style two story estate that will have spectacular ocean views, a pool and pool house, a tennis court and a 5-car garage. A well has been drilled and tested at 12-15 gpm.

    This grand parcel offers a private gated entrance with a long beautifully landscaped drive and has stunning Pacific Ocean or majestic mountain views from nearly every vantage point. Cross a small bridge and suddenly the property takes on an enchanted feel within a fairytale setting of majestic oak trees shading a seasonal creek. There are so many possibilities to create an exceptional estate in a world-class location.

    Newly offered at $7,250,000.

    For more information, please visit 860SanYsidroRd.com.



    396 Woodley Road With an Incredible $400,000 Price Reduction!

    396 Woodley Road Price Reduction Montecito

    This dream home is ready to sell with a dramatic $400,000 price reduction! This artistic home is newly offered at $6,575,000 and is waiting for your offer today!

    This unique contemporary architectural masterpiece combines strength and elegance from a world-class location in the Pepper Hill area of Montecito, with mountain views and second-floor ocean views. The 3-bedroom, 5.5-bath home was designed and built in 2008 by Santa Barbara’s award-winning The Warner Group Architects. The residence is set on approximately 1.4-acres and offers approx. 6,200 sq. ft. of grand living space. Designed as the ultimate showpiece with indoor/outdoor living spaces, energy efficient steel and glass construction, luxurious top-of-the-line amenities, custom Italian cabinetry, black honed granite floors, 10 to 12-foot ceilings throughout, an approx. 1,500 sq. ft. 3-car garage, and an approx. 1,500 sq. ft. basement.

    This artistic home features one-of-a-kind modern flourishes, clean lines, and floor-to-ceiling walls of glass and steel framed details. The modern entry has a large steel-framed frosted glass ceiling/floor, elevator, powder room, and a u-shaped stair tower with a Dale Chihuly chandelier. The expansive public rooms consist of the modern, open concept living and dining room with an Ingo Maurer Flying Flame LED chandelier, an opulent gourmet kitchen, and a large entertainment room. The public rooms enjoy views to the outdoor terrace with a 15-foot custom stone waterfall. The upstairs level features lower and upper landings. The lower landing offers access to the guest bedroom wing with two large guest bedrooms with en-suite baths, a large laundry room, and two large coat closets. The upper landing leads to the master sitting room with a square, thick-caste frosted glass floor panel and fireplace, and the master bedroom with an exercise room, and ocean views, and two large master baths and closets. The home was built with a unique vision and a passion for expressive modern design on a grand scale while remaining accessible and truly livable. This is a rare opportunity to own a custom contemporary estate in a premier Montecito location.

    For more information, please visit www.396WoodleyRd.com.



    New Compass Agents Find their Home in New York City


    NEW YORK and SANTA BARBARA, Calif., October 29, 2018 — Suzanne Perkins joined several of her long-time friends and fellow new Compass real estate agents at Compass headquarters in New York last weekend where they met with Compass CEO Robert Reffkin, and several other top executives for a whirlwind tour. They had the opportunity to learn first-hand about Compass’ exciting new technology platform, global development and marketing initiatives.

    The powerhouse group are all REAL Trends Top 250 Agents, formerly with Sotheby’s International Realty until a few weeks ago, that include Suzanne Perkins, Santa Barbara, CA; Bill Fandel, Telluride, CO; John Zimmerman, Ft. Worth, TX; Jere Metcalf, Atlanta, GA; Becky Frey, Dallas, TX; and Gary and Michelle Dolch, Austin, TX.

    The new associates gained valuable insight regarding Compass’ swift ascent to becoming the 6th largest brokerage in the United States in less than five years by virtue of the company’s powerful global network, agent focus, and a real estate technology platform that delivers incomparable tools for streamlining transactions, market reports, and price trends, as well as marketing tools allowing agents to market their client’s properties with the power of a creative agency, and mobile tools to provide service on the go.

    Compass’ mission is to help everyone find their place in the world, and Suzanne’s affiliation affords her the opportunity to provide her clientele with powerful marketing along with the many benefits and services provided by the new global leader of real estate professionals. Her vast local market knowledge and expertise in the local neighborhoods, as well as farm, ranch and land properties, gives her the competitive advantage.

    Please call Suzanne today for more information about how she can help you with the buying or selling process backed by Compass’ advanced technology and global reach.

    Suzanne@SuzannePerkins.com | c: +1.805.895.2138 | o: +1.805.265.0788


    * Correction: An earlier version of this blog post misidentified John Zimmerman as Gregg Lynn. *

    New Compass agents visit CEO Robert Reffkin at headquarters in New York. (L to R) Gregg Lynn, San Francisco, CA; Suzanne Perkins, Santa Barbara, CA; Jere Metcalf, Atlanta, GA; Bill Fandel, Telluride, CO; Michelle and Gary Dolch, Austin, TX; and Becky Frey, Dallas, TX.

    New Compass agents visit CEO, Robert Reffkin, at headquarters in New York. (L to R) John Zimmerman, Fort Worth, TX; Suzanne Perkins, Santa Barbara, CA; Jere Metcalf, Atlanta, GA; Bill Fandel, Telluride, CO; Michelle and Gary Dolch, Austin, TX; and Becky Frey, Dallas, TX.

    New Compass Agents Visit Robert Reffkin in NY

    New Compass Agents enjoy a taste of New York with Compass CEO Robert Reffkin. (L to R) John Zimmerman, Fort Worth, TX; Jere Metcalf, Atlanta; Robert Reffkin, New York; and Michelle Dolch, Austin.

    New Compass Agents Visit Robert Reffkin in NY

    (L to R) Jere Metcalf, Atlanta; Michelle Dolch, Austin; Becky Frey, Dallas; and Suzanne Perkins, Santa Barbara.

    New Compass Agents Visit Robert Reffkin in NY

    Long-time friends and new Compass agents reunite in New York for a whirlwind tour of Compass headquarters. (L to R) Becky Frey, Dallas; Bill Fandel, Telluride; Gary Dolch, Austin; Jere Metcalf, Atlanta; John Zimmerman, Fort Worth; and Suzanne Perkins, Santa Barbara.