Happy Valentines to all you sweethearts out there. Nothing says "I love you" like a new house! :) 

New Listing

343 Freya, Solvang (3/2 on .38 of an acre) $869,995 Corner of Freya and Valhalla. Corner lots are nice as you get more light and more privacy out of the deal. Over a third of an acre here for a very generous lot size. Classy Village Collection offers all single story homes, great location for walking into town and convenience to lots of restaurants, entertainment and golf. HOA fees here are $102 per month. Check out the pretty maintained natural parkway which offers a nice buffer between you and the rest of the world.

New Listing

2505 School Street, Ballard (main house, guest house on 9.57 acres) $2,195,000 Charming cottage and guest house with old world flair and charm. The kind of charm thats earned, not mimicked. Its near impossible to find almost 10 acres inside the village area of Ballard as most parcels in the vicinity are an acre or less. Walk to the Ballard Inn for dinner ... how awesome is that? 

Under Contract

189 Manzanita, Solvang (4/2 on .31 of an acre) 649K 

Under Contract

2861 Ridge Rd., Santa Ynez (3/4 on 11.09 acres) $2,595,000

Under Contract

2387 Janin, Solvang (4/2 on 1 acre) 959K End of the lane privacy, unique to this property in Janin Acres. 


2269 Sunrise, Solvang (3/4 plus artist studio on 1 acre)  Sold to my own clients. Listed at $1,750,000 and sold final for $1,500,000. I'd like to pay tribute to my long time and now gone friend and agent Doris Banchik. When she was too ill from cancer to take care of these special and immensely interesting clients, Doris referred them to me to take care of as she would herself if she could. A hard act to follow. I hope I did her proud. Along the way, we lost Doris but we kept on going. This is a very good example of "if you let it happen, it will". There were actually two properties before this one that just didn't come together for a variety of reasons. And then along came this one of kind modern home just built in 2016. Practically brand new. Doris would have loved this property! Its both modern yet comfortable. An engineering marvel. Angles yet the natural light softens. Huge open expanses of window that take in the natural surroundings which in themselves offer privacy on this little traveled lane and a calming backdrop. The detached office and artist studio are ripe for creative endeavors. Fresh design and absolutely, positively nothing else like it in the entire valley. Owning a custom home is really an experience unto itself. Its pretty cool knowing nobody else has what you have. To my clients, you guys totally rock! You picked a good one and I can't wait to see what you do with it (I'll bring the wine). I love happy endings! To my friend Doris, wherever you are, I miss you every day. I took good care of them, just like you wanted. 

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Sharon Currie | Realtor  BRE#01357602

Berkshire Hathaway Home Services BRE#01317331

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