In fact, the only reason that Dennis and Jenny moved "down the mountain" almost 10 years ago was so that they could continue on their eco-voyage and become almost completely car-free with Dennis giving up his car completely! The only place they could conceive of going after living in this naturally inspired sanctuary, was to design and build Victoria Mews, featured on architectural tours and that the Santa Barbara Independent has written articles about and called the "Greenest House Ever".

From this elevation in Mission Canyon, the views of the Santa Barbara Channel Islands are framed by the mature oak trees situated on the property and the ocean seems almost close enough to touch over the rolling hills that continue down the canyon towards the water.

Should you be the type that appreciates a sunrise hike, run or bike ride, your playground is just moments from the front door. Perhaps a sunset walk for a picnic or full moon gathering to take in all that our gorgeous town has to offer from Inspiration Peak is more your style. With Summer already upon us, taking a dip in the 'Seven Falls' trail pools beckons with the weather.

All that this house and location represent and is surrounded by is waiting to be explored, appreciated and loved.

Built in 1983 and tucked away amongst the trees, the home is approximately 2,117 square feet. Comprised of 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, one with a sunken bath-tub plus an additional space below the main residence. The house has a very tranquil and peaceful vibe and many decks off of the two levels connect the space even more to the natural world.

The wood floors throughout are a mix of Douglas fir as well as hemlock and every surface has been finished with non-toxic materials. Well thought out airflow options exist throughout the home and radiant heat on demand individually controlled thermostats along with the wood burning stove make the home very cozy.

The setting is wooded and there are raised gardens and plenty of fruit trees including guava, persimmon, pomegranate, peach, apricot, nectarine, fig, lemons and the vibrantly blooming jacaranda!

This home has never before been offered on the market.

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1427 Tunnel Rd , Santa Barbara, CA 93105$1,350,000

Status: Active    MLS# 18-2069

3 Bedrooms    2 Bathrooms    1 Half Bathrooms

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Property Description

Surround yourself with nature in this incredibly built home tucked away in the mountains above Santa Barbara. Wake up in the morning and hike up to Inspiration Peak before anyone else arrives. Then in the evening, put your feet up and relax under the stars on your master bedroom patio. From this elevation in Mission Canyon, mature oak trees frame the views of the Channel Islands and the ocean seems almost close enough to touch. Built in 1983, the home is comprised of 3 bedrooms and 2+ bathrooms, plus a spacious home office with separate entrance, a bonus room and storage space are also located below the home. The house has a very tranquil and peaceful vibe and celebrates is proximity to the natural world right outside. Take a moment to admire and take in the thoughtful processes that Dennis and his wife Jenny considered when creating the home they lived in for 30 years. This location was the "birthplace" of their business; Allen Construction which continues to be one of the most prominent and well respected construction companies in our community and at the forefront of building sustainably.

In fact, the only reason that Dennis and Jenny moved "down the mountain" almost 10 years ago was so that they could continue on their eco-voyage and become almost completely car-free with Dennis giving up his car completely! The only place they could conceive of going after living in this naturally inspired sanctuary, was to design and build Victoria Mews, featured on architectural tours and that the Santa Barbara Independent has written articles about and called the "Greenest House Ever".

From this elevation in Mission Canyon, the views of the Santa Barbara Channel Islands are framed by the mature oak trees situated on the property and the ocean seems almost close enough to touch over the rolling hills that continue down the canyon towards the water.

Should you be the type that appreciates a sunrise hike, run or bike ride, your playground is just moments from the front door. Perhaps a sunset walk for a picnic or full moon gathering to take in all that our gorgeous town has to offer from Inspiration Peak is more your style. With Summer already upon us, taking a dip in the 'Seven Falls' trail pools beckons with the weather.

All that this house and location represent and is surrounded by is waiting to be explored, appreciated and loved.

Built in 1983 and tucked away amongst the trees, the home is approximately 2,117 square feet. Comprised of 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, one with a sunken bath-tub plus an additional space below the main residence. The house has a very tranquil and peaceful vibe and many decks off of the two levels connect the space even more to the natural world.

The wood floors throughout are a mix of Douglas fir as well as hemlock and every surface has been finished with non-toxic materials. Well thought out airflow options exist throughout the home and radiant heat on demand individually controlled thermostats along with the wood burning stove make the home very cozy.

The setting is wooded and there are raised gardens and plenty of fruit trees including guava, persimmon, pomegranate, peach, apricot, nectarine, fig, lemons and the vibrantly blooming jacaranda!

This home has never before been offered on the market.

Property Information
Property Details
MLS ID: #18-2069
Current Price: $1,350,000 
Status: Active
Days on Market: 288
Address: 1427 Tunnel Rd
City / Zip: Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Area / Neighborhood: Mission Canyon
Property Type: Residential – Home/Estate
Style: Other, Spanish 
Approx. Sq. Ft.: 2,117 
Year Built: 1983 
Condition: Excellent 
Acres: 0.44 
Lot Sq. Ft.: 19,166 Sq.Ft. 
Topography: Hilly 
Proximity: Near Park(s), Other 
View: City, Mountain, Panoramic, Setting, Wooded 
Schools
Elementary School: Roosevelt
Jr. High School: S.B. Jr.
Sr. High School: S.B. Sr.
Interior Features
Bedrooms: 3
Total Bathrooms: 2
Bathrooms (Full): 2
Bathrooms (Half): 1
Dining Areas: Formal, In Kitchen 
Fireplaces: Wood Stove 
Heating / Cooling: Radia 
Flooring: Hardwood, Wood 
Laundry: Room 
Appliances: Dishwasher, Dryer, Gas Rnge/Cooktop, Gas Stove, Low Flow Fixtures, Microwave, Oven/Rnge/Blt-In, Refrig, Solar Hot Wtr, Washer 
Exterior Features
Roof: Tile 
Exterior: Other 
Construction: Two Story 
Grounds: Deck, Drought Tolerant LND, Fenced: PRT, Fruit Trees, Wooded 
Parking: Unc #4 
Misc.
Amenities: Cathedral Ceilings, Dual Pane Window, Guest Quarters, Pantry, Skylight, Solar PV 
Other buildings: Other, Work Shop 
Site Improvements: Paved, Public 
Water / Sewer: S.B. Wtr, Septic In 
Zoning: R-1 
Reports Available: NHD, Pest Inspection, Prelim, TDS 
Public Listing Details: None 
Location

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