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BEST BUYS! Montecito, Hope Ranch & Carpinteria Real Estate – Stunning Architectural and Ocean View Homes On The Market

For more information on these properties call Harry Kolb at 805-452-2500


4677 Via Roblada SANTA BARBARA, CA 93110
MLS #11-4032

Extraordinary ocean front estate with 22.4 extremely private acres (4 separate parcels). Property has 2 main ocean front residence, managers house, office, guest house, movie theater, 2 pools, tennis court, 1/4 horse track, barns for horses, and a lake. There is an additional 16.54 acres for sale separately (see private remarks), making this the largest estate in Hope Ranch with over 38 acre.


550 Freehaven Drive MONTECITO, CA 93108
MLS #14-146

Incomparable ocean, island & mtn views envelope this stunning 21+/- acre ridge top estate. Luxuriously built in 2007 w/ custom arch. details & exceptional quality throughout. Main residence w/ 1st fl master, sumptuous guest suites, pool/guest house, wine cellar, 4+ car garage & ample onsite parking. Spectacular gardens, stone patios & outdoor dining terraces overlook Montecito’s picturesque coast.


854 Park Ln MONTECITO, CA 93108
MLS #12-3085

With a prestigious Park Lane address, nestled amidst approximately 3.5 magical acres lies what is arguably the most authentic English manor in all of Montecito. Built in 1932 and designed by Chester Carjola, this historic 7bd/8ba manor boasts ocean and mountain views, an enchanting rose garden, pool/spa, 2bd/2ba guesthouse, lush landscaping, coveted privacy and plentiful space to expand.


1332 Las Palmas Dr SANTA BARBARA, CA 93110
MLS #13-2521

Past beautiful wrought iron entry gates, a dramatic tree-lined drive welcomes you to this enchanting and completely private Hope Ranch estate on 4.46 meticulously landscaped acres enjoying serene ocean and mountain views. Beamed cathedral ceilings, hand hewn hardwood floors, abundant French doors and 4 fireplaces grace this nearly 5,700 sq.ft. 5 bedroom, 4-full and 2-half bath residence.

The gracious living room with fireplace, grand formal dining room, office with built in bookshelves and fire lit pecan paneled library with wet bar are all richly appointed. Ideal for entertaining, the gourmet kitchen opens to a spacious family room with massive stone fireplace, breakfast area and butler’s pantry. The expansive master suite featuring massive beamed ceilings and an intimate fireplace adjoins the sumptuous master bath, generous walk in closets and exercise room. Each of the 3 additional bedrooms has a walk-in closet and garden views.
The spectacular landscaping includes a sheltered entertainment terrace with fabulous outdoor dining amenities, stunning swimming pool with waterfall, stone spa, lush lawns, flowering gardens and an Oak grove. Beyond the attached 3 car garage, the pretty equestrian facilities include 3 well ventilated, extra large stalls, a tack room, 3 paddocks, a riding ring and warm water washing station.

Located across the road from the exclusive Hope Ranch Beach, this exquisite estate property offers luxurious country living at its best.


275 Toro Canyon Rd CARPINTERIA, CA 93013
MLS #14-232

Elegant Mediterranean-style home in a gated enclave, resting on aprox. 4 plus acres in Carpinteria. Expansive ocean and mountain views abound from the two-story home and abundant grounds which include pool, spa, spacious 2 room guest house and tennis court. Ample space for additional building and horses. Great location close to trails and beaches.


175 Olive Mill Ln MONTECITO, CA 93108
MLS #12-3099

EXCEPTIONAL OPPORTUNITY in one of Montecito’s premier locations, this stunning residence offers total privacy, impeccable style and single level living all within a short distance to the beach and lower village. Gated and down a long private driveway on over 1.3 flat acres, there are 4 bedroom suites plus an attached guest suite with a separate entrance, pool and spa.

The kitchen is equipped with top of the line appliances, a wine refrigerator, 3 ovens, warming drawer, 2 dishwashers and ample storage. In addition there is a formal dining room, living room with fireplace, very large family room / game room and a library with wet bar and fireplace. The generous master suite has two walk in closets, a fireplace and French doors to a very private patio. The solar heated pool and spa are perfectly located off the family room and there is a vine covered patio with fireplace for outdoor dining and lounging.

Impeccably maintained and finished with a very high attention to detail, this is an estate of enduring, timeless quality offering all the amenities and attributes to satisfy the most discerning buyers.

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NEW LISTING! Just Like Your Own Club in Montecito

The front exterior of 2775 East Valley Road, Montecito, California

The front exterior of 2775 East Valley Road, Montecito, California

Just like having your own country club. This two-story Mediterranean-style home features 3-bedrooms plus a first floor guest suite, is approximately 3,749 sq.ft. with a formal living room, formal dining room, kitchen, casual dining area, and large family room. The home is set on approximately 1-acre of extensively landscaped fun-filled grounds with magnificent mountain views, a north/south championship size tennis court with a spectator terrace, a hedged patio off the family room, a large arbor-covered entertainment terrace with a built-in fireplace and TV, another terrace with a large fountain, a raised deck and hot tub, and a bocce ball court all accessed by a 330’ long private drive leading to a 3-car garage.


The view from the north/south championship-size tennis court toward the front gardens

Call Harry Kolb for information on this property or more like it 805-452-2500 or
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PRICE REDUCTION! Willard Francis Modernist Country Retreat

1840 Cravens Lane_garden-ocean-views

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Newly Offered at $5,390,000
It is hard to believe this incredible property is still on the market. This country retreat is beautifully nestled onto 6.34 acres offset by a full horizon view of the Pacific Ocean to the south and dynamic mountain expanse to the north.  This impeccably restored home was designed by Willard Francis, a protégé of Frank Lloyd Wright, in the modernist style of architecture. All of the original details have been restored or rebuilt. The western wing of the one story includes a gracious living room with an adjacent formal dining area, an office, gourmet kitchen with breakfast room, and a large optional bedroom/gym/media room with ensuite bath. The eastern wing has three bedrooms, sitting room/office with fireplace, plus a large master suite with two large dressing rooms and master bath.  The property also includes a two bedroom guest house with office and a two car garage, as well as sprawling gardens with mature oaks, olives and an assortment of fruit trees, over two acres of avocado trees (serviced by an Ag meter). There are copious beds of seasonal flowers, abundant roses and vegetable gardens. Original stone patios are the inspiration for the well designed walkways which meander throughout the grounds.

Cravens Lane Living Room





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This spacious single-story Spanish Contemporary home has an open floor plan with soaring ceilings, plenty of natural light, and an approximately 60′ long grand entry galleria with views to the wonderful outdoor entertainment patio with a solar heated pool, hot tub and cascading waterfall, all surrounded by lush tropical gardens. The 3-bedroom, 4.5 -bath home is approximately 3,506 square feet and features a formal living room, formal dining room, family room and kitchen with a breakfast area, a large office or possible 4th-bedroom, and a 3-car garage.  Located in the Eucalyptus Hill area known for its convenient location, the property is close to Hale Park, a beautiful 13-acre natural forested dog walking park, which sits at the border of Santa Barbara and Montecito.  Offered at $2,595,000.

Call Harry Kolb at 805.452.2500 for details or showings.

Why Buy with Harry Kolb and Sotheby’s International Realty?


If you’re considering buying property, your agent’s knowledge of the area and experience in your price range is critical to your making a prudent investment. In special communities like Santa Barbara, Montecito, Carpinteria and Hope Ranch, California – where no two homes are alike, where climatic conditions very dramatically, where values are frequently more subjective than quantifiable and where many available properties are marketed on a quiet, exclusive basis among only the most experienced agents – your choice of an agent and brokerage firm will certainly affect the success of your efforts. With my 30-plus years of experience representing buyers and sellers of our area’s most significant properties, I’m considered an authority on our estate market. After your home is selected and the purchase negotiations begin, it’s often an agent’s experience and reputation that carries the most influence between principals.

If you’re interested in buying in the Santa Barbara area, I will introduce you to our community and make sure that you see all the properties in your category so you can be confident you’re making the correct choice. If you’ve been looking for the perfect home, but have been disappointed with your selection, please give me a call. I maintain exclusive files on the finest properties not currently on the active market, but whose owners might be willing to consider a sale. I can also assist you with a thorough reference source for local lenders, home inspectors, architects, contractors, real estate attorneys, schools and private clubs.

Why List with Harry Kolb and Sotheby’s International Realty


When you give my office the responsibility to market your home, my staff and I literally take it to the world. Sotheby’s International Realty has 660 offices in over 49 countries. We are firmly committed to the belief that the greater exposure we provide your property ensures that we locate the best buyer which translates into the highest possible sales price. We begin by preparing a written tour of your home and all its features and combine that with professional photography to create a color photo brochure and professional web site.



Our Print Media Campaign Extends to Local, National and International Buyers

With over 30 years experience in promoting our community’s most significant homes, we’ve developed strong working relationships with some of the world’s most powerful media organizations providing your property with exposure to a more affluent clientele. These publications include The Montecito Journal, Santa Barbara Magazine, Sotheby’s Reside Magazine, Architectural Digest, Country Life, Financial Times, International Herald Tribune, Private Air, Robb Report, Wall Street Journal, BBC, The New York Times and Rosewood Hotels & Resorts Magazine, plus many others.



Internet Advertising Attracts a World-Wide Audience

The internet offers an effective way to expose all the special features and photos of your home to the widest and most well qualified audience. In the past decade, online real estate searches have increased dramatically, rising to nearly 89% of all home buyers. One survey by the National Association of Realtors demonstrated that the internet is delivering over ten times the value of traditional print advertising. Our web presence insures that your home is seen by several hundred viewers each week. HarryKolb.com receives an average of 250,000 hits and 5,000 unique visitors per month. SothebysHomes.com and SothebysRealty.com average over 600,000 visitors each month and are the most renowned and comprehensive web sites for buyers and sellers of the world’s finest properties. An additional 60,000,000 annual property viewings are provided by our having all Sotheby’s listings exposed through our exclusive partnerships with the most respected media web sites including Architectural Digest, The Wall Street Journal, The Daily Telegraph, The New York Times, and many others where visitors are invited to view the material on your home in any one of 15 foreign languages and 50 different currencies.

The Quiet Approach

What about a client who wants less promotion rather than more? The quiet approach can also be accommodated and, with our world-wide list of well qualified buyers, we can often be very successful representing sellers who would prefer as little public exposure as possible but still reach interested buyers wherever they may be. All of our marketing resources can be selected on a custom basis to suite you and your particular property.

Be Represented by the Best

Your choice of a real estate agent may have a dramatic effect on the results of your efforts. When you’re selling property, your listing agent’s most important responsibility is to market your property to other real estate agents. Many sellers may not realize that this is perhaps more important than any other feature. Another agent will probably be representing the buyer of your home, so the real estate community’s opinion of your listing agent, his professionalism, ethical standards and his marketing ability to thoroughly represent your property, may dramatically affect how your property is received in the market place.

When we discuss the possible selling of your home, I’ll meet with you and answer any of your questions regarding current market values and discuss recent sales in your area. There is no one particular way to market real estate, but rather marketing features which I can combine to suit your needs. I’ll make sure I understand your objectives and then suggest a marketing program that best suits you and your property. Because I specialize in selling homes like yours, you’ll be sure of receiving the most up to date advice regarding your property’s value and you’ll have confidence in knowing your home’s most valuable features in today’s market.

It will be my pleasure to discuss how the unique combination of Sotheby’s International Realty and I can provide the marketing advantage your home deserves. Sotheby’s has a proven track record in representing the most discerning buyers and sellers for over 200 years and I’ve had the privilege of selling over $500 million in residential real estate over the last 30 years and bring a wealth of experience and strong negotiating skills to every transaction. Let us demonstrate why we are the best choice to represent your home. It costs no more to be represented by the best.