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New Listing

648 Ivy Lane, Solvang (4/3 on .53 of an acre) $1,135,000 I had the pleasure of previewing this home last week so I can say with certainty that the photos do not do this one justice. Unlike many other homes on Ivy, this home is an original vintage home built in 1948. It has the style and character of its time but has been upgraded, updated, expanded and is perched on the best lot on the street in my opinion. This parcel is flat and usable but still has tremendous horizon and mountain views. The floor plan is traditional which plays nicely with buyers who have art collections, furniture groupings and overall enjoy decorating their home. Open floor plans have their place too but traditional floor plans are where its at for those who love to embrace their home with decor and personality (or who just don't enjoy seeing a messy kitchen from the living room). The living room shares the awesome views from its huge picture window. The master was added later with an en suite bath, both of which are massive for a home built in this time period. Check out the wine cellar! Location in a quiet cul de sac just a few blocks to the center of town. If you want something nobody else has, this is one to see. Historic, updated, great location, views. 

New Listing

945 Old Ranch Road, Solvang (4/4 on 1.02 acres) $1,299,000  Where else can you get almost 5,000 square feet for $1,299,000? These homes offer an amazing opportunity to capture that square footage you really need for a fraction of the price it would cost if on large acreage which you may not really need anyway. Built in 2001, these homes look and live like a brand new home. Impressive formal and casual living areas plus oversized dining spaces.  Massive master bedroom suite is downstairs for ease of use in these years or your golden years. The guest experience upstairs is spacious, open and light with many ways to enjoy the rooms. Nicely landscaped, the area near the house is flat and usable and then you have a nice hill buffer behind. Across the street is open space owned by the community with tennis courts nearby. These homes are built in such a way that there are very little to no neighbor impacts due to open space, no neighbor behind and smart siting of the homes.The gated entry to the cul de sac provides an extra measure of security. Close to everything, the convenience factor here should not be overlooked. HOA is $235 per month. Ballard school district. 

Price Reduction

3791 Live Oak Road, Santa Ynez (main house and 2nd residence on 18+ acres)  Was $2,250,000 with a new price of $1,995,000. Main house has been remodeled. There is a lot here for the money. 

Under Contract

1225 Tyndall Street, Santa Ynez (3/2 on .54 of an acre) 550K

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Sharon Currie | Realtor  DRE#01357602

Berkshire Hathaway Home Services BRE#01317331

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