1741 Glen Oaks Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93108 $3,290,000

Status: Closed    MLS# 15-3130

6 Bedrooms    3 Full Bathrooms    1 Half Bathrooms

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Property Description

BRING YOUR CREATIVE VISION to modernize this rare, well maintained, 1913 Carriage House, still in its original design with stables, carriage storage, hayloft, & residence. Create a floor plan to suit your lifestyle within approx. 9,900 +/- total sq.ft., including 6,400+/- potential sq.ft. main residence, 2500+/- sq. ft. garage & shop, a 1000+/- sq.ft. Guest Cottage, & private well on 1.65 acres.This architectural treasure is constructed of full-cut heart Redwood, which would be nearly impossible to obtain today. Michigan heart Maple, Douglas Fir, and Oak impart a natural warmth and solid character from a moment in history when quality materials and craftsmanship were prized and no expense was spared.

The private well on this property is truly a rare asset. The well offers fresh water which services the house and grounds, while the connection to the Montecito Water District is in place as another option, if desired.

One of the most versatile features is the 2500+/- square foot garage and shop, which can accommodate up to 16 cars. It offers plenty of room for housing the ultimate car collection, or for transformation into a home theater, dance studio, tennis court, squash court, swimming pool, gym or game room, etc.! The roof of the garage offers a potential 2338 sq.ft. of south-facing additional entertaining space with vast treetop views.

Under the roofline of the main house is the original hayloft, with loads of potential to be transformed into a spacious suite. With many windows facing east and north, diffused with morning sun and mountain views, as well as skylights, it offers a huge amount of additional square footage.

Let your imagination run wild with possibilities by removing the original stables on the ground floor for a conversion into a dramatic grand entrance to the home, a family room open to a chef's kitchen, and a ground floor master suite with abundant closets and sitting areas. The original Blue Prints and Specifications from 1913 are available for your viewing. The possibilities are endless!

The recently updated guest cottage features approximately 1000+/- square feet of single level living space, a generous living room with a fireplace and views of the grounds and Santa Ynez Mountains. It includes a kitchen, a full bath, and a bedroom with sliders leading to an attached private deck. The unfinished attic space was the original 1895 hayloft, adding additional possibilities.

Two circular driveways, lined with hand-cut Italian curbing stone, add to the luxurious ambiance of the grounds, with large deck areas and expansive lawns for outdoor entertaining. Of special botanic interest is the rare specimen Bunya-Bunya tree, providing a stunning canopy over the southwest deck off the kitchen.

Situated within the exclusive Glen Oaks Estates community of Montecito, this property is located just moments to the restaurants and shops of Montecito's Upper Village. This property, rich with history, also falls within the coveted Montecito Union School District. Crossing the storybook bridge and meandering down the tree-lined lane leading to this estate, one feels as if they have stepped back in time to a more gracious, peaceful era. Its proximity to the mountains allows for quiet and privacy, while still being a short distance to the Lower Village, with easy freeway and coastal access.

Bring your own vision to transform this home, built with impressive quality and character, ready to reflect a dramatically creative remodel which suits your lifestyle. The excellent location of this estate, along with the multitude of indoor/outdoor possibilities, offers the perfect place to bring your dreams to light!

Property Information
Property Details
MLS ID: #15-3130
Current Price: $3,290,000 
Buyer Broker Compensation: 2.5%
Status: Closed
Days on Market: 255
Address: 1741 Glen Oaks Drive
City / Zip: Santa Barbara, CA 93108
Area / Neighborhood: Montecito
Property Type: Residential – Home/Estate
Style: Cape Cod 
Approx. Sq. Ft.: 6,400 
Year Built: 1913 
Condition: Good 
Acres: 1.65 
Topography: Level 
Proximity: Near Ocean, Near Park(s), Near School(s), Near Shopping 
View: Mountain(s), Setting 
Elementary School: Mont Union
Jr. High School: S.B. Jr.
Sr. High School: S.B. Sr.
Interior Features
Bedrooms: 6
Total Bathrooms: 4
Bathrooms (Full): 3
Bathrooms (Half): 1
Dining Areas: Breakfast Area, In Kitchen 
Flooring: Carpet, Hardwood 
Laundry: Common Area 
Appliances: Dishwasher, Disposal, Gas Stove 
Exterior Features
Roof: Composition, Slate 
Exterior: Wood Siding 
Foundation: Raised 
Construction: Two Story 
Grounds: Deck, Gazebo, Horse Facility, Lawn, Fenced: ALL 
Parking: Attached, Gar #4, Other, Unc #4 
Amenities: Guest House, Skylight 
Other buildings: Barn, Stable, Work Shop, Other 
Site Improvements: Easement, Private, Underground Util 
Water / Sewer: Mont Wtr, Pvt Well In 
Zoning: E-1 
Reports Available: Prelim, Roof 
Public Listing Details: None 

Listed with Pacific Crest Realty