Mission Ridge Rd,
5 Full Baths
5 Total Baths
1 Partial Baths
5,050 Square Feet
17-832 Listing ID
What are the unique qualities that make 1930 Mission Ridge Road such a special property? Could it be the architecture, the grandeur, the history, the warmth? Yes, this is what you have been looking for, this is home. Built in 1917, this 5BD/5.5BA is tastefully updated Spanish Colonial home is ideally positioned on The Riviera. The never-ending views of the ocean, city, and islands are breathtaking. The main entertaining rooms are all spacious & light with lots of period details. With spacious, usable and private grounds, and an emphasize on drought resistant plantings, lots of fruit trees and an abundance of entertaining areas all of course with amazing views. Don't miss this special home.
Built in 1917 and christened 'Casa Alegria', by the daughter of B.F. Goodrich and the grandson of U.S. Vice President John C. Breckinridge, it was designed by Floyd E. Brewster, an associate of George Washington Smith. This elegant home has been tastefully updated so that the old and new blend seamlessly. The moment you enter through the original ornamental screen and antique oak door, you feel transported to an elegant, -romantic era and setting.
All living spaces are spacious, with many custom features like hand hewed beams in the living room ceiling, dining area with surrounding window seats, white oak wood floor and of course spectacular views. The kitchen which opens to a delightful breakfast nook and butler's pantry boasts professional appliances, granite counter tops and a lovely outdoor courtyard. The great room, with 20ft. ceilings, dramatic views of the outdoor waterfall and four sets of plantation doors leads to a charming courtyard. Downstairs also boasts a spacious bedroom with walk in closet, a welcoming fireplace and the en-suite bathroom is appointed with exceptional Italian cabinetry.
A dramatic marble, tile and wood stairway leads from the great room to the second floor. The master bedroom has coved ceilings, an attractive fireplace, walk in closets and two private balconies; enjoy the ocean, city and island views to the front and the relaxing garden view at the back. The master bathroom is also well appointed again with Italian cabinetry, large relaxing shower and sitting area. Upstairs also includes a library, artist studio, another bedroom and guest suite.
The terraced backyard continues the drought resistant theme and also boasts several fruit trees, and raised planting bed, for those with a green thumb. With an additional two car garage and dramatic party deck above it, the views here are second to none! There is plenty of off street parking as well.
Offering location, historical quality and style combined with updated convenience, value and beauty, Casa Alegria is literally your house of happiness.
County Santa Barbara
Year Built 1917
Property Type Residential
Property Subtype Home/Estate