AIA Award-Winning Contemporary in the Funk Zone

Unlike any other offering on the market, this striking Contemporary style pied-a-terre was masterfully built and designed by Mark Kirkhart AIA as his personal residence. Setting out to make this truly one-of-a-kind, Kirkhart infused features that set this home apart from any other Contemporary.  A dramatic 17′ steel and glass offset pivoting door was fabricated on-site and engineered with perfect balance.  It is jaw-dropping.  Soaring 19′ high ceilings in the living area are accented with polished concrete floors that continue through the kitchen and dining area and on to a bedroom and bathroom.  Solid steel railings adorn the open riser staircase and lead to a generous open loft and master suite.  Japanese style Shoji screens surround the master bathroom, adding to the modish ambiance.  The rooftop terrace is outfitted with a gas fireplace, wet bar, and 180 degree views of the ocean , mountains and Riviera.  Not surprisingly, this property received the Santa Barbara AIA Honor Award in 2000.  This was before the Funk Zone became a hotbed for trendy wine tasting rooms, craft breweries, and foodie approved restaurants.  Kirkhart was a pioneer, and his masterpiece still occupies one of the best locations in the Funk Zone – just around the corner from all the action, but sans the heavy foot traffic.  With State Street two blocks to the West, and the beach just two blocks to the South, 125 Gray Ave provides the ideal lifestyle for anyone seeking an exceptionally stylish, turn-key property centrally located to the best that Santa Barbara has to offer.

Ahead of the game…

From Noozhawk:  UC Santa Barbara researchers are some of the only ones in the country studying computer science education at the elementary level, and local students are benefiting from their efforts.

Monte VistaPeabody Charter and Washington elementary schools in Santa Barbara are piloting a fifth-grade version of curriculum developed by researchers to help understand how children best learn computer science.

What do you all think about it?  Time to move to SB?

San Roque Open House!

Now that the kids are back in school, be sure to come out this weekend to my Open House! This property presents a lot of potential for this highly sought after San Roque neighborhood, so don’t miss out on this one before it’s gone!

Open Saturday 1pm-3pm
Open Sunday 1pm-4pm.
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New Listing Video!

Video is up for my new listing in San Roque. Spacious and well designed home with Mid Century Modern influence. Located on a charming street with Willowglen Park across the street and Monte Vista School nearby. Offered at $1,099,000.
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Desirable San Roque Mid-Century Modern Home For Sale

Santa Barbara to spend $55M on water desalination plant.

As a last resort in this prolonged ‪#‎drought‬, the City of ‪#‎SantaBarbara‬ has made the decision to reactivate a closed water desalination plant to the tune of $55 million. Many were in opposition of this decision, and many suggested alternatives to ‪#‎desalination‬. How do you feel? Did the City of SB make the right decision?

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This incredible home has been meticulously remodeled throughout, featuring a new kitchen, raised ceilings, recessed lighting and motorized skylights. Located on the Mesa right next to Shoreline Park, no expenses were spared to create this true Santa Barbara dream home. Sold at $1,675,000.

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