The coastal community of Santa Barbara has a distinct look and feel—its quaint streets lined with Spanish Colonial-style architecture, with homes and buildings featuring the city’s signature white exteriors and red-tiled roofs. Estancia, a new collection of 72 distinct residences and townhomes situated in a coveted location along upper State Street, honors the city’s traditional style on the exterior. On the interior, the story is quite different, with the design taking a more contemporary, outdoor-focused approach.
Throughout the two and three-bedroom residences from Santa Barbara-based Franciscan Developments, open, airy interiors showcase ten-foot ceilings and eight-foot interior doors that add height and scale, giving living spaces a feeling of expansiveness. Generous windows and french doors draw in the fresh coastal air and transition seamlessly to private outdoor terraces, many capturing sweeping views of the surrounding Santa Ynez Mountains. A combination of single-story residences and two and three-story townhomes range from 1,459 square feet to 2,063 square feet of thoughtfully composed living space. Spacious great rooms feature contemporary fireplaces and chef-caliber kitchens while expansive master bedroom suites boast freestanding tubs and walk-in closets or dressing rooms.
Clean lines are enriched with curated, contemporary detail including quartz countertops, polished chrome fixtures and custom oak floors. Intricate tileworks adds a subtle traditional, craftsman touch throughout. In select residences, owners can choose from three design schemes, selecting dark, blonde or gray-hued floors or opting for softer, linen tones, subtle touches of color or bright, calming aesthetics.
Residences are nestled within the tree-lined streets of Estancia, where a park-like, open green space serves as the heart of the community. Enhancing the peaceful setting are fountains and a beautifully tiled, shaded veranda for outdoor gathering and relaxation. Estancia places residents within minutes of the Santa Barbara’s acclaimed shopping, dining, culture, schools and community amenities, including the the picturesque waterfront, downtown’s Historic State Street, The Funk Zone and the city’s famed Urban Wine Trail.
Represented by The Agency Development Group
Living area with picture windows and grey-hued oak floors.
Great room with ten-foot ceilings and contemporary detail.
Gourmet kitchen at Estancia.
Estancia great room with fireplace and adjacent terrace.
Wine wall provides space savvy, visually appealing storage.
Bedroom with accent wall and Romeo & Juliet balcony.
Master bath with freestanding tub.
Contemporary fireplace and built-ins anchor the great room.
Glass doors open to a spacious terrace overlooking Santa Barbara and the Santa Ynez Mountains.