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Quintessential Cottage with a Modern Twist – 20 E. Quinto St.



A quaint cottage face to Quinto Street opens up to nearly 2,500 square feet of interior living space and a deep lot with privacy from mature hedging.  The versatile layout of the home accommodates both functionally single level living with a downstairs guest apartment (perfect for dual living) or a two-story configuration with additional space to enjoy daily downstairs. The home offers three bedrooms and three full bathrooms, and a completely re-imagined interior with many adjustments to the home’s layout to meet modern buyer preferences.  Finishes throughout the house create rich, inviting spaces and an atmosphere of refined elegance blended with the casual California style living. The coveted Upper Eastside neighborhood provides immediate access to the heart and pulse of the city without the noise or traffic. Within the home you will find beautiful finishes and design elements that reflect all of the charm of the original 1925 character while artfully blending it with modern amenities and conveniences.


The newly renovated master suite and key living spaces on the entry level provide easy accessibility and the convenience for anyone looking for a single-story home. It can still provide plenty of room and privacy for guests downstairs with a large guest apartment that can be closed off by a sliding barn-style door. The spacious brand new master bathroom contains a claw foot tub, vanity with dual sinks and Carrara marble countertop, a large walk-in shower with seamless glass and Carrera marble tile. The master bedroom is well-lit with great natural light coming through wood framed windows, offers views of the front gardens, and is complete with an expansive walk in closet.

Luxurious finishes abound throughout the home including seamlessly blended original and new oak hardwood floors with a modern grey finish, Carrara marble surfaces accented with subway tile within the kitchen and bathrooms, modern hardware and lighting, and distressed wood beamed ceiling. The brand new kitchen opens to the dining room and reading nook and looks out over the impressive gardens in the backyard. White shaker cabinets, farmhouse style sink, marble counters, center island with bar seating, and Viking Professional appliance package create a gourmet kitchen any homeowner would enjoy.


Downstairs guest apartment offers a private entrance, a family room with fireplace, and another bedroom suite for guests or live-in help. Newly renovated mudroom and sitting area provide more than sufficient storage and ease for chores and errands. The oversized garage has ample storage and has potential to be functionally used as an artist studio or workspace with its uniquely high ceilings. Or, re-imagine it and entertainment space, with the garage doors raised providing views of the backyard and east access to the incredible gardens and garden patio perfect for al fresco dining. The numerous fruit trees, two raised veggie beds with drip irrigation, and seasonal creek further complete the idyllic Santa Barbara outdoor lifestyle.

The home’s location is ideally set in the desirable Upper Eastside just ½ block to State street, 5 blocks to Cottage Hospital, 6 blocks to the historic Mission, Rose Gardens and Rocky Nook Park, and only 1 mile to the heart of downtown Santa Barbara.  Hiking in the foothills, shopping at Montecito’s boutiques, or enjoying Santa Barbara’s sunny beaches are all within an easy 10-minute drive.  Don’t miss this chance to start living the Santa Barbara vacation lifestyle!

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2 Responses to “Quintessential Cottage with a Modern Twist – 20 E. Quinto St.”

    • Bethany Day
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      Hi Deborah, the current list price is $1,995,000. Let us know if you have other questions or would like to see the property!

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