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1709 Overlook Lane in Santa Barbara

September 11th, 2015 · No Comments · American Riviera, George Washington Smith, Montecito Real Estate, Montecito Realtors, Santa Barbara Real Estate, Santa Barbara Realtors


This George Washington Smith’s estate offers ocean views over the Andre Clark Bird Refuge to the islands. This home was constructed in 1928 and has been designated a registered landmark. The house and grounds have been beautifully renovated by the current owners. The house is 5710 square feet, and the property is privately situated on 0.95 acres. This five bedroom four and one half bath home has been carefully restored to retain it’s original charm and character, while updating the kitchen and bathrooms.

Offered at $5,250,000

For more information Mark Lomas and Kirsten Wolfe


Architect George Washington Smith became one of the preeminent practitioners of the interpretive Hispanic architectural revival movement.  Smith’s Spanish Colonial Revival signature was the picturesque simplicity of his use of extensive plain wall surfaces, arches, clay tile roofs, iron grille work, heavy wood components, and deeply recessed wall openings, among other elements. This estate is distict from Smith’s other French Normandy homes because of it’s radically asymeterical main facade containing an unbalanced window plan, and extensive areas of uninterrupted stucco.  George Washington Smith created only a handful of French Normandy homes.


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