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  • Price$1,425,000
  • Beds3
  • Baths2
  • SQ. Feet2,117
  • Acres0.44
  • Built1983

1427 Tunnel Rd, SANTA BARBARA

Surround yourself with nature in this incredibly built home tucked away in the mountains above Santa Barbara. Wake up in the morning and hike up to Inspiration Peak before anyone else arrives. Then in the evening, put your feet up and relax under the stars on your master bedroom patio. From this elevation in Mission Canyon, mature oak trees frame the views of the Channel Islands and the ocean seems almost close enough to touch. Built in 1983, the home is comprised of 3 bedrooms and 2+ bathrooms, plus a spacious home office with separate entrance, a bonus room and storage space are also located below the home. The house has a very tranquil and peaceful vibe and celebrates is proximity to the natural world right outside.Take a moment to admire and take in the thoughtful processes that Dennis and his wife Jenny considered when creating the home they lived in for 30 years. This location was the "birthplace" of their business; Allen Construction which continues to be one of the most prominent and well respected construction companies in our community and at the forefront of building sustainably. In fact, the only reason that Dennis and Jenny moved "down the mountain" almost 10 years ago was so that they could continue on their eco-voyage and become almost completely car-free with Dennis giving up his car completely! The only place they could conceive of going after living in this naturally inspired sanctuary, was to design and build Victoria Mews, featured on architectural tours and that the Santa Barbara Independent has written articles about and called the "Greenest House Ever". From this elevation in Mission Canyon, the views of the Santa Barbara Channel Islands are framed by the mature oak trees situated on the property and the ocean seems almost close enough to touch over the rolling hills that continue down the canyon towards the water. Should you be the type that appreciates a sunrise hike, run or bike ride, your playground is just moments from the front door. Perhaps a sunset walk for a picnic or full moon gathering to take in all that our gorgeous town has to offer from Inspiration Peak is more your style. With Summer already upon us, taking a dip in the 'Seven Falls' trail pools beckons with the weather. All that this house and location represent and is surrounded by is waiting to be explored, appreciated and loved. Built in 1983 and tucked away amongst the trees, the home is approximately 2,117 square feet. Comprised of 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, one with a sunken bath-tub plus an additional space below the main residence. The house has a very tranquil and peaceful vibe and many decks off of the two levels connect the space even more to the natural world. The wood floors throughout are a mix of Douglas fir as well as hemlock and every surface has been finished with non-toxic materials. Well thought out airflow options exist throughout the home and radiant heat on demand individually controlled thermostats along with the wood burning stove make the home very cozy. The setting is wooded and there are raised gardens and plenty of fruit trees including guava, persimmon, pomegranate, peach, apricot, nectarine, fig, lemons and the vibrantly blooming jacaranda! This home has never before been offered on the market.

Essential Information

  • MLS® #18-2069
  • Price$1,425,000
  • Bedrooms3
  • Bathrooms2.00
  • Full Baths2
  • Half Baths1
  • Square Footage2,117
  • Acres0.44
  • Year Built1983
  • TypeResidential
  • Sub-TypeHome/Estate
  • StyleSpanish, Other
  • StatusActive


  • AmenitiesGuest Quarters, Skylight, Cathedral Ceilings, Pantry, Dual Pane Window, Solar PV
  • ParkingUnc #3+
  • ViewMountain, City, Setting, Wooded, Panoramic


  • ExteriorOther
  • Exterior FeaturesDeck, Fruit Trees, Wooded, Fenced: PRT, Drought Tolerant LND
  • Lot DescriptionHilly
  • RoofTile
  • ConstructionTwo Story

Additional Information

  • ZoningR-1

Community Information

  • Address1427 Tunnel Rd
  • Area15 - SB/EAST OF STATE
  • Subdivision15 - Mission Canyon
  • CountySanta Barbara
  • StateCalifornia
  • Zip Code93105


  • InteriorHardwood, Wood
  • Interior FeaturesDen/Lbry/Study, Basement, Loft, Office, Family Room, Art Studio, Other, Ground Floor Bedroom
  • AppliancesOven/Rnge/Blt-In, Solar Hot Wtr, Gas Stove, Dishwasher, Microwave, Washer, Dryer, Refrig, Gas Rnge/Cooktop, Low Flow Fixtures
  • HeatingRadia
  • Has BasementYes
  • FireplaceYes
  • FireplacesWood Stove

School Information

  • ElementaryRoosevelt
  • MiddleS.B. Jr.
  • HighS.B. Sr.

Listing Details

  • Listing OfficeVillage Properties - 1
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