Because I talked about furniture options yesterday, here's one more idea that will work especially well for the discerning furniture or collection buyer. Have you ever stepped inside Denee's in downtown Santa Ynez? Well, you are in for a treat if not and if you are a veteran Denee's shopper, you know exactly what I'm talking about. The store is quite simply devine. I can walk into a house that has been furnished and/or designed by Mia at Denee's and know it instantly. The level of quality, consistency and unique collections are incredibly special with one of a kind carefully chosen for you style. In talking to Mia yesterday, she mentioned that she provides an array of furniture and services for simple needs all the way to a full house. From small budgets all the way to as opulent as you want to get but they focus on the shopping experience versus just being a show room. If you are like me and have trouble drawing stick figures let alone design a room (seriously, the only creativity I possess is with contracts) you might give Mia a call or better yet stop by the store. I have personally found Mia to be absolutely delightful, full of energy and she has great ideas. And she truly is a really nice person. Plus the store is a total experience, not just shopping. Going it alone or with Mia as your mentor, you can't go wrong at Denee's. We spend so much time inside our homes. Shouldn't it be filled with things we love? Go say hey to Mia and tell her I sent you. Here is her website Buy local when you can! Across from the post office in downtown Santa Ynez. 

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New  Listing

1915 Viborg, Solvang (3/3 on .45 of an acre) $1,050,000 One cool thing about this house is the orientation on the almost half acre parcel. Email subscribers will see the aerial. The house is not your typical squaring up the street situation. Instead, the house is angled which gives it a lot of curb appeal and a unique enjoyment of the remaining landscape. Makes for a nice driveway too. You can even have your very own mini vineyard as this one is already planted and ready to go. How fun is that? On the end of Viborg closer to Alamo Pintado for easy in and out plus an easy stroll to all the shops, doctors offices and restaurants.

Price Adjustment

235 Centennial, Los Alamos (commercial/mixed use building)  Nearly 200K price reduction. Holy cow. Was 795K with a new price of 600K. 

I've been busy ...... here are a few I have been working on lately.

Under Contract

2826 Baseline, Santa Ynez (main house and guest house on 4.73 acres) $1,750,000 Under contract with my own buyers! Wow I love this place! One of a kind and every bit as cute as you might expect. The wonderful thing about custom homes, among other things, is that nobody else has anything quite like it. Completely unique custom design and build. Newer too with a 2006 build date. Charming and cozy, warm and inviting. Kick off your shoes, shut the world outside and just feel safe and happy here. Great location just outside the Ballard village. Surprisingly good views from pretty much the entirely usable parcel. Quaint, whimsical, romantic but also solid as a rock. Its a good one. So happy for my buyers! 

Under Contract

2269 Sunrise, Solvang (3/4 on 1 acre) $1,750,000 Under contract with my own buyers! Here again is a newer (2016) custom build. Again, out of this world unique and meticulously designed.  We have very few contemporary homes in the valley but there is a real need for this type of clean edgy style. We need more!  This one is every bit as inspiring as you might imagine from the photos plus up a few notches. In over 3200 square feet, it is at once overly generous and uniquely private and serene. One might think a space this open and without distraction could be cold and sterile but that is not the case at all due to the use of organic surfaces, soft color palette, repurposed amenities, natural light and big windows bring the outside in. Expert thought went into creating a modern yet invitational setting inside and out. The huge detached artist studio has an array of possible uses. The location in Janin Acres makes this one both economical from a water perspective and also very private. For the high end buyer looking for style and panache, this one has it in spades! My smart buyers got a good one that exactly fits their unique style expectations. Entertaining nirvana, right here! Custom homes rock! 

Under Contract

1400 Calzada, Santa Ynez (3/3 on 1 acre) 810K Under contract with my own buyers! A solid home on the desirable corner of Cimarron and Calzada. Bordering other much larger parcels which results in a  more spacious feel without having to maintain more dirt than you need. The views are gorgeous and the elbow room for the price tag is hard to beat. Lots of remodel already done here with some room for a little more personalization down the road but certainly not necessary. Its a very good buy as is. You can't argue with the value here. Smart buyers again picking up a good one. 

Under Contract

3305 Sagunto, Santa Ynez (3/2 on .41 of an acre) 690K Under contract with my own buyers! I loved this property from the moment it hit the market. There is nothing you have to do here. It is all done and just as fresh and new feeling as the day it was remodeled. Drive up reveals something a little different and decidely special sited up on a little knoll with lots of windows. Walk in and you know you are in a home where somebody has spent some money. Every single thing is done. Out of this world kitchen, 5 star hotel bathrooms, excellent cabinetry, surface and flooring choices, hardware is high end gorgeous as is the lighting. Really, every inch of this place has been touched and brought forward. The loft upstairs provides an open and light office area without having to gobble up a bedroom for work space. Its fantastic and an excellent value. My client is getting one of the best buys in this price range I have seen in a long time. Perfectly priced, perfectly remodeled, perfectly perfect. I love it! 

Under Contract

1628 Laurel, Solvang (4/3 on .17 of an acre) 630K 

Under Contract

3140 Box Canyon, Santa Ynez (main house and guest house on 11.91 acres) $1,795,000  Price reductions do work. Was priced higher then came down to $1,995,000 and then came down to $1,795,000. 16 days after it hit $1,795,000, boom! Gone. Price reductions do work. The sweet spot is there somewhere for every property. Sellers who keep trying to find the sweet spot through thoughtful well timed price reductions are smart. Especially on custom or unusual properties, its impossible to say definitively what the market will bear. What is the point in sticking on the market for years trying to obtain an unrealistic number? Time is precious. Get on with your life! The buyers will always tell you what your property is worth but you have to be listening and looking for the number. 


2550  Elk Grove, Solvang (3/2 on 2 acres)  Listed at $1,165,000 and sold final for $1,000,000 even. Gorgeous tasteful remodel on a huge parcel for this area. 

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