1745 Grand Avenue
A true, original Craftsman house built in 1910 in the foothills of Santa Barbara’s Riviera with its climate being similar to the Mediterranean climate of the French Riviera. This house has three full apartments. The top floor has one bedroom, the middle (street level) floor has one bedroom as well as two offices below, plus a deck and patio. The ground floor has two bedrooms, a deck and a patio. In addition, there is a 361 square foot carpeted detached building with a deck and private yard, providing a peaceful sanctuary or even a separate rental.
Each window views a different and restful scene, especially from all of the living rooms which face south toward the ocean. From here, your eyes sweep down over treetops and red-tiled roofs until they come to the cluster of white masts from the boats in the harbor. They then continue on across the wide channel to the islands and horizon beyond.
The uniqueness of this location is due to its angled position. This keeps the streets from being seen, therefore, the busyness of moving vehicles doesn’t interrupt the view, which allows the eyes to see only the beauty of old town Santa Barbara.
Living here offers choices on what one wants from it. Three apartments with outstanding views, or it could easily become a single-family home again by removing one wall and changing the location of the front door.
This convenient location provides easy access to the following:
The Five-Star El Encanto Hotel with its seven acres of secluded gardens, the Riviera Theater with its international movies, plus a large Greene and Greene house (all 0.5 miles). The Mission with its beautiful rose gardens (0.8 miles), Roosevelt Grammar School (0.6 miles). Santa Barbara’s High School (0.8 miles), and The Santa Barbara County Bowl with its concerts (0.9 miles). The little Riviera Market and Liquor Store (0.5 miles), Santa Barbara’s downtown (1.3 miles), and Cottage Hospital (1.8 miles).