Perched high atop the rolling hills of Mission Canyon, 1443 Orange Grove Avenue has a vast panoramic view that opens up to the coastal mountain range, olive orchards, and ocean vistas of the Pacific and the Channel Islands. Majestic, inspiring and serene, and located far off the main road at the end of a long driveway, the property is both a peaceful sanctuary while also being only a seven-minute drive to State Street, allowing you to easily access the best parts off what Santa Barbara has to offer— exquisite natural habitats and dynamic urban interests.
Nearby highlights include just a five-minute walk to the Inspiration Point trailhead to access miles of trails through the Los Padres National Forest, including the nearby features of Inspiration Point, Seven Falls and Arlington Peak. It’s also only a seven-minute walk to the unofficial upper entrance to the Botanical Garden where visitors can enjoy walking through the 78-acre historic garden containing over 1,000 species of rare and indigenous plants, along with seasonal fields of poppies and wildflowers.
Set on nearly an acre (.85 appx) with two buildings, the property offers space for both family, work, and rental options as it currently exists, while also potentially offering an incredible opportunity for development of both buildings for either owner occupancy or further growth of rental income. The main living room and master bedroom feature redwood walls and construction which is not only resistant to termites but also provides a warm environment for the occupants that looks out to both the mountain and costal views. The southern exposure brings light into the living room and master bedroom, allowing the owners to awaken to the sun rising over the chaparral covered foothills. The lower building contains both a spacious workshop, currently used as a pottery studio as well as a one bedroom apartment, with an exterior patio with ocean views. The building has onsite parking for both units.
The multi-tiered land offers a great space for both family life as well as single or couple occupancy and home office space. The current owner raised his two children here as “free range” kids, allowing them to pursue their natural interests spotting wildlife on the many trails and playing in the swimming holes and waterfalls of Mission Creek, while he pursued his career in ceramics in the lower studio building, creating award-winning works that continue to appear in galleries throughout the world. Located in the desirable Roosevelt school district, the property is only a six-minute drive to the campus as well as even a shorter drive to the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History and the Historic Old Mission and Rose Garden, yet two more great nearby spaces to enjoy the best of Santa Barbara, just minutes away from your amazing home.