The Retreat ~  $2,950,000

505 Chapala Street ~ Santa Barbara 
  • Price: $2,950,000
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2 ½
  • Type: Residence
  • Style: Victorian

The Retreat

Spectacular Victorian 4 bedroom, 2 ½ bath home originally built in 1887 but painstakingly remodeled top to bottom by the current owners. Extremely charming home in excellent condition in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara. This home has the classic features of homes from this era including original pine floors, crown and base moldings, period fixtures, 11+ foot ceilings, many built-ins, stunning front porch, white picket fence, wainscoting, incredible wood stair case, sliding pocket doors - the list goes on and on.

The recent restoration of this property included new plumbing, new electric, new heating, newer foundation, dual pane windows and the complete restoration of all surfaces. The main living area includes a large living room with 12 foot ceilings and original sliding parlor doors. Stunning remodeled kitchen with brick flooring, wood counters, custom pine cabinets and newer appliances. Formal dining area off of the kitchen. Two large bedrooms (including the master) with 10 ft. ceilings and crown molding. Upstairs includes a cozy office, family room with cathedral ceilings and 2 more large bedrooms.

Both the front and back yards are perfectly landscaped. Privacy hedges, wood decks, flagstone bar-b-que area, brick patios, and a water fountain that sets the stage for entertaining. In addition, there is a small garage and 3 uncovered off street parking spaces. This is a one of a kind home in a downtown SB location, where it is rare to see single family residences. Lovingly restored period home checks all the boxes. A perfect getaway in the heart of the city.