Mere steps away from the Santa Barbara Mission, this iconic Upper East Craftsman home offers romantic charm, convenient location, and a comfortable floor plan. Built in 1897, ''The Vaughan Residence'' boasts an enchanting history of Santa Barbara names and faces and has been lovingly maintained and enhanced over the years. Surrounded by mature trees, lush landscaping, and a substantial privacy wall, you'll simultaneously enjoy the quiet serenity of the Upper East neighborhood, while appreciating convenient proximity to the Mission and downtown Santa Barbara. Measuring nearly 4,300 square feet, the elegant and inviting home features spacious common areas, 5 fireplaces, a light-filled office, and 5 bedrooms. Large windows throughout the home allow ample natural light and offer eye-catching glimpses of the Santa Barbara mountains and the surrounding landscaping.
On the main floor, the large living room features a lighted built-in bookcase, a fireplace, space for multiple sitting areas, and an adjacent office. The upgraded kitchen is open and spacious, and is accented by a charming breakfast nook and deck, both of which overlook the oak-shaded backyard. Also on the main floor are the dining room, a den, a laundry room, and a bedroom and bathroom which are tucked privately down their own hallway. Above the kitchen, accessed by its own separate staircase, a bedroom and en suite bathroom offer the flexibility to be used as a yoga studio or 2nd office.
Upstairs via the central staircase, 3 additional bedrooms ensure ample space for family members or guests. The spacious primary bedroom features a large bathroom suite, walk-in closet, sliding glass doors to a front balcony with mountain views, and a rear sundeck for soaking up the Santa Barbara sunshine. An attached 2-car garage rounds out the main residence. Outside, a meandering pathway around the property offers the chance to enjoy a diverse array of mature trees and landscapingall within the privacy of a 6-foot wall and outer hedge.
Designed by acclaimed Santa Barbara architect Francis W. Wilson, "The Vaughan Residence" was built in 1897 on a tract of land that was once part of the Mission Santa Barbara complex. Charles Vaughan, a Massachusetts surgeon who served in the Civil War, had the home built for himself and his wife after moving to Santa Barbara to retire from his medical practice.