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Santa Barbara’s Old Spanish Days

Posted by on Jul 29, 2013 in Blog Posts, Lifestyle | Comments Off on Santa Barbara’s Old Spanish Days

Santa Barbara’s Old Spanish Days, better known as Fiesta, gives locals a chance to celebrate the city’s heritage. The cheerful Spanish dancers and colorful attire light up the streets with liveliness. “The Spirit” of Fiesta is what locals try to preserve and continue year after year.  The Fiesta celebrations began in the year 1924, when Santa Barbarans decided they wanted to create an annual event to entertain and attract visitors. Locals wanted to highlight the heritage of the Spanish who settled in Santa Barbara and began building the city. Spanish dancers, food booths, and entertainment can be found all over Santa Barbara, including the Fiesta Rodeo at the historical Earl Warren Show Grounds. Here is the schedule of events for this years Fiesta:     Wednesday, July 31st, 2013 Santa Barbara Mission Docent Tours; 11:00am-4:00pm Come explore the Queen...

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Summer Picnic’s ~ Santa Barbara Style

Posted by on Jul 22, 2013 in Blog Posts, Lifestyle | Comments Off on Summer Picnic’s ~ Santa Barbara Style

Although we are blessed in Santa Barbara with summer weather almost all year long, there is nothing more special than a true summer picnic. Whether it is at the Santa Barbara Rose Gardens, at one of the many relaxing beaches, or the breathtaking Shoreline Park. There are many locations in Santa Barbara and Montecito that are ideal for alfresco dining in the afternoon or evening. Picnics are a wonderful way to enjoy the outdoors and create unforgettable memories. Before choosing your picnic spot, head over to The Village Cheese & Wine Shop to pick up a bottle of wine, your favorite cheese, and a baguette to add to a summer picnic...

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NEW LISTING!!! 1917 Boundary Drive

Posted by on Jul 20, 2013 in Blog Posts, Featured Properties | Comments Off on NEW LISTING!!! 1917 Boundary Drive

Truly built for the ages and abound with exquisite European custom design craftsmanship, this magnificent private estate is thoughtfully appointed for a luxury lifestyle enjoyed by a fortunate few. Situated on 2.26± acres behind massive iron gates in Montecito’s exclusive and extremely secure community of Birnam Wood Golf Club, the residence enjoys a wealth of authentic period features including richly embellished walls of both silk and breathtakingly detailed custom plaster cornice, prominent marble columns, gleaming walnut floors, shimmering antique crystal chandeliers and exotic inlay-detailed stone floors. Wrought iron entry doors open to a gracious foyer with impressive marble Ionic columns framing the entrance to the heart of the main residence and the center of its symmetrical floor plan; the grand salon. This elaborate room transcends the senses with its voluminous and detailed ceilings, parquet walnut floors, grandiose carved fireplace...

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Listings That Light Up The Night

Posted by on Jul 14, 2013 in Blog Posts, Lifestyle | Comments Off on Listings That Light Up The Night

It is truly amazing how lighting can dramatically change how a property is viewed. Especially in the summer months, outdoor lighting can change an entire experience. The Grubb Campbell listing at 1510 Farnham Road, proves that outdoor lighting must match the architecture in order to properly compliment the home. At this estate, the owners chose to stick with a contemporary look, however, still keeping the property warm and inviting by highlighting the architectural features throughout.   At Boundary Drive, outdoor lighting is used to create a regal presence when entering the wrought iron gates. The automatic front door is emphasized through exquisite sconces complimenting each side. This recently sold Grubb Campbell listing utilizes outdoor lighting perfectly. The outdoor sitting area is inviting, but it does not take away from the awe – inspiring ocean views. The landscaping and stone...

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Santa Barbara’s Rising List Prices

Posted by on Jul 10, 2013 in Blog Posts, Real Estate Market | Comments Off on Santa Barbara’s Rising List Prices

We are happy to announce that the California Association of Realtors has named Santa Barbara County to have the largest increase in median asking price in the past year. Across the nation, Santa Barbara came in the highest with a 38% increase in listing price from just last year! The median list price in Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, and Lompoc is $689,950. With this incredible increase, it sure is a great time to sell your home! Contact the Grubb Campbell Team for an evaluation of your home’s approximate list...

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