1138 Mission Ridge Rd

Santa Barbara, CA 93103 View Map $9,100,000 Ask a Question
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Status: Sold
Property Type:Home/Estate
MLS #:24-1043
Sq. Feet:5,721
Date Sold:5/14/2024
Lot Size:97,574 Sq. Ft.
County:Santa Barbara
A crown jewel atop the American Riviera, Huskalow, or ''Sunset Hill,'' offers views and privacy in a rare 2.24-acre retreat. Designed in 1919 by renowned architect Reginald Davis Johnson in ''The California Architecture'' style, his signature fusion of English, Anglo Colonial, Craftsman, and Mediterranean elements, Huskalow is an estate of relaxed simplicity and grace. The home contains 5,721 square feet of living space with seven bedrooms, four full and two half baths yet ''lives'' inviting and warm. The historic residence and hilltop property are perfectly meshed, taking advantage of serene sweeping vistas of the Pacific including the Santa Barbara harbor and Channel Islands, then north to La Cumbre Peak and the Santa Ynez Range. The garden includes specimen oaks and a reflecting pond originally designed by noted landscape designer Lockwood de Forrest Jr. It has been enhanced by Pat Brodie Landscapes to include native California plants, a fruit orchard, roses and a succulent/cactus garden. The residence embraces classic features beloved by Reginald Johnson, many of them reminiscent of the hacienda or Spanish Revival styles: hand-hewn fir beamed ceiling, Saltillo tile, oak and fir flooring, arches and perfectly textured plaster walls. There are five fireplaces and graceful arches that feel Spanish. French doors open to a central courtyard with ocean views, the heart of outdoor living. The current owners of twenty plus years, call themselves "caretakers" of Huskalow and engaged Ferguson-Ettinger Architects to carefully supervise improvements to lighten and open the home, enhance the landscape and hardscape, all with integrity while preserving its special design elements.

Stone pillars and a sweeping drive opens to a formal sandstone driveway circle; a stone path winds to a Craftsman inspired brick and pillared porch. The formal entry, with its rustic small Saltillo tiles and graceful stairway leads to an adjacent library that has a cozy English feel with built-in bookcases, charming fireplace, and lovely views. The living room, grand in scale with massive hand-hewn fir beams projects an air of relaxed comfort with reading nooks, fireplace and French doors opening to the north veranda and mountain views.

The current owners, serious cooks, have created a chef's working kitchen with walk in pantry, breakfast nook, menu desk opening to a once formal dining room, now filled with light and ocean views through picture window, plus warming fireplace. French doors flow onto the brick courtyard for festive holiday dinners, weddings, or quiet evenings around the outdoor fireplace...California style! French doors in the primary suite open to a private terrace with a perfect cameo of the yacht harbor and Stearn's Wharf. Two additional bedrooms in the primary wing are currently used as offices. Two separate wings offer four bedrooms and two baths with flexibility for family, guests, crafts, music. A spacious recreation room with its own fenced deck adjoins laundry center, oversized garage, ample storage; there is abundant onsite parking.

Original sandstone pavers and rocks create paths to pleasing environments; delight is always around the corner. An artfully designed koi pond with cascading waterfall leads to a relaxing spa and sparkling pool, all with sweeping views of ocean, harbor, islands, and city. A romantic covered brick verandah stretches northside offering respite to enjoy mountain colors and visiting wildlife near the pond. The orchard, kitchen garden, and hen house gift bounty and joy!

The Upper Riviera, known for exceptional views and perfect climate, offers parks, open spaces, and secret paths for strolling/hiking, dining at the Belmond El Encanto Hotel, films at the Riviera Theatre, and beyond to vibrant restaurants and shops in downtown Santa Barbara. Or, simply embrace nature and solitude cherished by past stewards of Huskalow, "Sunset Hill"...the start of your own traditions, your own legacy.

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Community Information

Address:1138 Mission Ridge Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93103
County:Santa Barbara
City:Santa Barbara
Subdivision:15 - Riviera/Upper
Zip Code:93103
Neighborhood:15 - SB/EAST OF STATE

School Information

High School:S.B. Sr.
Middle School:S.B. Jr.
Elementary School:Roosevelt


Bedrooms: 7
Bathrooms: 4 Full / 2 Half
Year Built:1919
Construction Materials: Wood Siding
Construction: Two Story
Roof: Tile
Foundation: Raised, Mixed
Garage Spaces: 2

Features / Amenities

Interior Features: Dual Pane Window, Guest Quarters, Insul:PRT, Pantry, Remodeled Bath, Remodeled Kitchen, Skylight, Solar PV, Sound System
Appliances: Refrigerator, Gas Range, Tankless Water Heater, Central Vac, Dishwasher, Disposal, Double Oven, Rev Osmosis, Wtr Softener/Owned, Gas Tankless Water Heater, Vented Exhaust Fan, Water Purifier Rented
Fireplace Features: Family Room, 2+, Gas, LR, Patio
Flooring: Laminate, Hardwood, Tile
Laundry: Gas Hookup, Laundry Room
Rooms: Den, Exercise Room, Family Room, Game Room, Great Room, Ground Floor Bedroom, Ground Floor Primary, Library/Study, Office, Primary Bedroom
Dining: Breakfast Area, Breakfast Bar, Dining Area, In Kitchen, Nook
Exterior Features: Pool, Deck, Patio Open, Spa - Outside, Fruit Trees, Wooded, Yard Irrigation PRT, Fenced Back, Fenced Partial, Drought Tolerant LND, Permeable Driveway
Other Structures: Shed(s)
Security Features: Monitored, Security System, Fire Alarm, Smoke Detector(s)
Open Parking Spaces: 6.0
Parking Features: Gar #2, Interior Access, Attached
Parking / Garage: Gar #, Interior Access, Attached
Cooling: Ceiling Fan(s), Central Air
Heating: Forced Air

Property Features

Lot Size: 2.24 Acres / 97,574 Sq. Ft.
Lot Features: Level
View: Mountain(s), Islands, Coastline, Ocean, City, Setting, Harbor, Panoramic
Location / Topo: Level, Combo
Nearby: Park(s)
Site Improvements: Public, Paved, Cable TV, Underground Util
Utilities: Underground Util
Sewer: Sewer Hookup
Water: SB Wtr
Directions:Mission Ridge Rd. north from El Encanto or Stanwood from Montecito right on Mission Ridge. Property is at top of Mission Ridge Rd. No sign.

Tax and Financial Info

Listing Terms: Cash, Ctnl
Buyer Agency Compensation: 2.50



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Listing Information Last Updated 5/29/2024
Listing provided courtesy of Sotheby's International Realty.