Upper Riviera Community - Santa Barbara, CA

Upper Riviera Homes For Sale in Santa Barbara, California

Upper Riviera Santa Barbara Homes For Sale

The Upper Riviera community is located in the coastal beach town of Santa Barbara, California.  This is one of the premier neighborhoods in Santa Barbara with large scale homes that sit at the top of the hillside and can offer panoramic ocean and coastline views.  The homes are located in the same area as the upscale Encanto hotel and are considered some of the most expensive and sought after real estate in Santa Barbara.  There is one of the best areas to find older historic properties in the city. Below are the current Upper Riviera homes for sale and for lease in Santa Barbara. Please contact us at 888-990-7111 with questions regarding this community and any of the properties listed here.

Upper Riviera Santa Barbara Homes For Sale

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Santa Barbara 1915 Las Tunas Rd

California's Golden Age is thriving in Santa Barbara and few homes can claim the lineage of the architectural beauty of Cuatro Vientos. A Reginald Johnson Masterpiece (Biltmore Hotel), you'll find authentic forms, tall ceilings, details, and materials abound, elegantly expressing the sophistication and authenticity of one of the premier architects of the 1900s. This breathtaking gated estate offers a perfect Stay-at-home Lifestyle with a two bedroom guesthouse, outdoor kitchen & BBQ, ocean, islands, harbor, and red-tile-roof views. Ideally situated on Santa Barbara's coveted Riviera.Reginald Johnson designed this home to tell a story which unfolds carefully and beautifully. The entry door is clear and commanding, flanked by wood balconies on either side. Passage through 5 foot thick walls convey massive presence and set the dramatic stage as you step into the foyer. Carved, spiral fluted Spanish Colonial wood columns on the foyer second floor level overlook, and an elegant wrought iron stair rail and pendant light to greet visitors. A glimpse of the back patio and lawn is visible to draw you in further, giving a hint of the tremendous view that awaits. Discovering this homes captivating story continues as you approach every turn. The Impressive grounds were designed by famed landscape architect Ralph Stevens(Lotusland and Casa del Herrero) and largely still exist today. Cuatro Vientos has been and continues to be, one of the most authentic and exquisite estates in the Santa Barbara region.$10,200,000

$10,200,000
7 Beds
9 Baths
9,648 SqFt
Village Properties - 1

Santa Barbara 1191 Las Alturas Rd

Nestled in the hills of The Riviera, this Edwards & Pitman AIA Mid-Century single-story compound feat. a Main Residence & Guest House w/ timeless post & beam architecture, & unobstructed ocean views. Sited on 1.1 acres, the grounds feat. a long gated driveway, motor court, grassy lawn, pool, outdoor dining & kitchen, putting green, wine cellar, & firepit. Main Res. feat. an open plan, 12 ft. ceilings, French doors & oak flooring. Additional living spaces include a formal living & dining room, chef's kitchen, & den. Master suite feat. beamed ceilings, fireplace, double-height walk-in closet, & spa-like bath w/ dual sinks & sauna. Guesthouse feat. living room, dining area, fireplace & wet bar, bedroom suite & home office/4th bedroom. A rare opportunity just minutes away from the heart of SB.$5,995,000

$5,995,000
4 Beds
6 Baths
4,974 SqFt
Compass

Santa Barbara 2225 Las Tunas Rd

This beautiful gated estate on +/-.96 acres is located on the coveted Riviera and has not been on the market for decades. A custom home designed by Jim Zimmerman now sits on this amazing lot. Enjoy ocean, island, harbor & mountain views in this amazing sanctuary setting. The main house features 4 en-suite bedrooms, two offices, a spacious kitchen, family room, formal dining, living room, wine cellar, billiard room and direct garage access. The main living areas showcase a wealth of French doors & windows allowing in ocean breezes and natural light to brighten the home. A separate structure with spectacular mountain views sits over a 2-car garage. Outdoor spaces includes water features which compliment the outside areas where time can be spent relaxing or entertaining friends & familyLocated just moments from the historic Old Mission, El Encanto Hotel and downtown Santa Barbara$4,895,000

$4,895,000
5 Beds
8 Baths
5,248 SqFt
Village Properties - 1

Santa Barbara 1600 Mira Vista Ave

Gorgeous Mediterranean home overlooking the El Encanto district of the Riviera. Minutes from downtown, this modern getaway delivers luxury living at its absolute finest. Perched high above the city, on a private road, you arrive to a no-expense-spared interior with unbeatable surrounding scenery and breathtaking views. Entry level features 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. Upstairs enjoys a private setting main en suite bedroom with expansive views and lovely patio space. Private backyard with BBQ area, fireplace, putting green and dog friendly shower. The spectacular views can be enjoyed from a beautiful patio with custom umbrellas and glass rock fire pit. Welcome home!$3,875,000

$3,875,000
4 Beds
4 Baths
2,886 SqFt
Compass

Santa Barbara 1711 Hillcrest Rd

Tucked quietly off an extended driveway in Santa Barbara's revered Riviera, this elegant home showcases magnificent views of the Santa Ynez Mountains and embraces a lifestyle of casual sophistication and indoor-outdoor living. Set amongst mature trees and extensive noteworthy gardens, this 5 bed, 3.5 bath residence features spacious rooms with ample light coming in through walls of French doors and windows. Enjoy breakfast and cocktails on one of three lovely patios, with distinct views of the mountains and gardens. The grounds are the perfect venue for alfresco dining, hosting friends and family, meditating, or gardening. The expansive living room opens to a formal dining area where many windows frame the majestic mountains beyond.Nearby, the impressive kitchen awaits with top-of-the-line appliances, a built-in wine cooler, a countertop bar, and a large windowed breakfast area bathed in an abundance of natural light. The kitchen opens to a fabulous entertaining room, with views of the gardens, mountains and greenery on all sides. Imagine a life here, embraced by scenic natural beauty but in an ideal location to conveniently enjoy all that Santa Barbara and Montecito have to offer. This home is located in the esteemed Roosevelt School District and is in close proximity to some of the best hiking and parks in Santa Barbara.$2,950,000

$2,950,000
5 Beds
3½ Baths
Berkshire Hathaway

Santa Barbara 350 Las Alturas Rd

This 5-bed | 4-bath contemporary home is one of the largest modern estates on the upper Riviera. The spacious, open layout is both comfortable & elegant. In the great room, a wall of windows let in light & beautiful ocean views. Designed for optimal privacy, this home features luxurious accommodations, including an expansive master suite, both formal & casual dining & a downstairs guest apartment. Outdoors, the graceful living area continues with balconies, paver patios, a sauna, orchard, green house, & swimming pool & cabana--all on nearly a half acre of property. For car enthusiasts or ADU (Accessory Dwelling Unit) possibilities, there is a nearly 1500 SF, 5-car garage. Don't miss this rare chance to live the Santa Barbara vacation lifestyle in your own modern estate on the Riviera!$2,895,000

$2,895,000
5 Beds
4½ Baths
3,825 SqFt
Keller Williams Realty Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara 1263 Dover Ln

It's home. You feel it as soon as you enter. Ocean views illuminate this stunning open concept home providing a picturesque gathering space for you and your loved ones. By night, cuddle up to the crisp ocean breeze and twinkling downtown lights off of one of the many balconies, and ensure memories made here are the ones you will cherish for a lifetime. This home boasts 3 floors: main floor (kitchen, dining area, living room, laundry room, storage closets, half bath and family room), top floor (4 bedrooms), and the garden level (attached 1 bedroom studio and detached garage).The main floor was fully remodeled in 2014. The chef's kitchen includes top-end appliances from Sub Zero, Wolf, and Miele, a beautiful prep island, an extended sit down bar, and high-end lighting. Bordering thekitchen includes top-end appliances from Sub Zero, Wolf, and Miele, a beautiful prep island, an extended sit down bar, and high-end lighting. Bordering the kitchen is an inviting entertainment space, as well as a family room that opens into the surrounding gardens. A few steps up is 1 of the 5 bedrooms. This with a full bath, fireplace, and access to the back garden via a private patio. Top floor boasts bedrooms 2, 3 & 4 and two full bathroom. Bedrooms 2 and 3 with magnificent ocean and harbor facing balconies and working gas fireplaces, and while bedroom 4 receives mesa sunset views, and has an en-suite bath. The 5th bedroom is a studio suite on the garden level and has a private entrance and terrace, which is perfect for guests or a secluded home office. The craftsmanship, millwork, views and carefully selected ironwork and hardware make this home a treasure in the Riviera. $2,875,000

$2,875,000
5 Beds
4½ Baths
3,150 SqFt
Coastal Properties

Santa Barbara 1302 Dover Hill Rd

Upper Riviera turnkey 3/2 2,053sf Mid-Century Modern with PANORAMIC heart-pounding ocean views from everywhere! Rare, flat yard with 2,000ft+ of outdoor entertaining decks with unobstructed views to the islands and over the Mesa with hot tub for added enjoyment. Virtually all-new and tastefully remodeled to the highest standards, this incredible offering features architectural excellence, vaulted ceilings, walls of glass and viewing decks, gourmet kitchen, wet bar, A/C, remodeled master bath, ample storage, 2-car garage and much more! This is truly a must see property! Hurry!$2,475,000

$2,475,000
3 Beds
2 Baths
2,053 SqFt
Douglas Elliman of California, Inc.

Santa Barbara 420 Las Alturas Rd

A piece of Paradise with beautiful ocean views! The subtropical climate of this seaside city encourages an outdoor lifestyle. This charming family home insures many evenings of entertaining al fresco with friends or family on a large patio just steps outside the dining room. A separate large yard begs for a Bocce court, fire pit, or pool. Step inside to a cozy LR with fireplace, hardwood floors, 4 bedrooms, and 2 large family rooms for watching movies, creating the perfect schoolroom, a lovely artist studio, or plenty of room for your office space w/ lovely views of the ocean. An unfinished area with a separate entrance that comes with plans for a 1 Bd/ 1 Bath ADU or guest suite. This location affords easy access to everything cool in SB within minutes. Bring your surfboards. Welcome H$2,395,000

$2,395,000
4 Beds
2 Baths
2,727 SqFt
Engel & Volkers Santa Ynez

Santa Barbara 210 Las Alturas

This three story upper Riviera home features huge ocean view from every level. The ground floor is a nicely remodeled 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom suite with kitchen and separate entrance. On the main entry level there is a master bedroom, laundry, 2 car garage, large living room, powder, dining room, and kitchen, then upstairs there are 2 additional masters with private baths. Two large ocean view balconies offer plenty of entertaining opportunities. The home is in need of refreshing (except the ground floor) but offers unobstructed, panoramic views of the ocean, harbor, courthouse, city, and mountains. This opportunity will take your breath away!$2,385,000

$2,385,000
5 Beds
4½ Baths
3,441 SqFt
Goodwin & Thyne Properties

Santa Barbara 922 Roble Ln

Welcome to The American Riviera! Nestled between The Pacific Ocean and The Santa Ynez Mountains you will find this 3-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom home perfectly situated on Roble Lane. Expansive windows frame breathtaking panoramic city, harbor, ocean, island, coastline, and mountain views. The +/-2,547 sq-ft floor plan includes a well-appointed primary suite, two additional guest bedrooms, dedicated office, spacious kitchen with seating area, formal dining room with built in bar, living room with vaulted ceilings and fireplace, a 2-car garage and large carport. Each room offers a different and special perspective of the abundant views. The interior is accented by timeless finishes, including hardwood floors and ornamental millwork including ceiling motifs, built-ins, and crown molding.The recent exterior renovation includes stucco, doors and windows, enhanced drainage and beautiful landscaping integrating this stunning home into the surrounding natural beauty. Ensuring an extra layer of privacy, the house backs to an open area, filled with natural flowers, beauty, occasional wildlife and a look out point capturing some of the best views Santa Barbara has to offer. Located within the highly acclaimed Roosevelt School attendance area.$2,295,000

$2,295,000
3 Beds
3 Baths
2,547 SqFt
Keller Williams Realty Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara 2217 Mission Ridge Rd

Perched high above the Queen of the Missions and the Rose Gardens, sits this quintessential Mediterranean Home, named ''Place Of Anchor.'' View the Blue Pacific while listening to the Mission Bells from the large private rooftop deck. Lush gardens and pathways lead to various sitting, gathering, and vista areas on this almost half acre lot. All three bedrooms offer outdoor access and large European style windows. Cathedral ceilings, custom inlaid tile floors, and hints of maritime throughout. The principle bedroom includes a kitchenette and private patio for dual living opportunities.$2,195,000

$2,195,000
3 Beds
4 Baths
Douglas Elliman of California, Inc.

Santa Barbara 1527 Dover Road

No need to tiptoe around an old home and obsolete floorplan to try and create your dream Riviera view estate . . . instead buy this parcel with approved plans for an exquisite Italian villa, on an ideally located and perfectly contoured big-view lot in the prized El Encanto old Riviera district. The floorplan is designed for convenience with the main common rooms, master suite and garage all on the entry level, with unobstructed panoramic ocean and city views. Additional bedroom suites and entertaining rooms are below, leading to an elegant pool and terraced gardens. Priced less than what you'd pay for a nearby old historic home, which would then cost more to re-invent to your needs (if even possible) vs. new construction. Here's a rare chance to build a plan-ready beautiful estate!$2,150,000

$2,150,000
13,939 SqFt
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services California Properties

Santa Barbara 612 Mission Ridge Rd

Mountain View Sanctuary in the Heart of Santa Barbara. The indoor-outdoor lifestyle is yours in this renovated 4 bed, 2bath home. Remodeled for comfort & style, the spacious home features oak hardwood floors, abundant windows, fireplace, skylights & A/C. The kitchen offers an entertaining island w/seating for 5, custom cabinetry, Viking appliances, wine refrigerator, & warming drawer. The Master suite enjoys a luxurious spa bathroom complete with glass shower & dual stainless steel sinks. The nearly half-acre property is ideal for relaxing & entertaining with multiple patios, an 8 ft fire pit, bocce ball court, & hot tub. Adjacent to the walking trails of the Sheffield Reservoir, & in close proximity to hiking trails, the Mission & the Botanic Garden, this home is a nature lover's retreat!$1,495,000

$1,495,000
4 Beds
2 Baths
1,729 SqFt
Keller Williams Realty Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara 1917 Mission Ridge Rd

Available JULY & AUG, 2021: Historic Spanish charm, ocean views, and gracious indoor-outdoor living are yours in this 1930 specimen home, located just steps from the El Encanto hotel and Riviera Theatre, and a few blocks from hiking trails, the Santa Barbara Mission, The Botanic Garden, and the Natural History Museum. Both full bathrooms have been recently renovated, and the Kitchen is large and equipped for cooks. The Formal Dining Room and Master Bedroom both open onto a stunning view terrace overlooking the garden. This is a beloved family home with gorgeous antiques and art. Personal, charming, and well appointed, it is a perfect spot for chilling out and bird watching, or for exploring all that Santa Barbara has to offer.$8,500

$8,500
3 Beds
2 Baths
Sotheby's International Realty

Santa Barbara 2060 Alameda Padre Serra 202

Enjoy excellent onsite parking, abundant natural light, peeks of the ocean, access to a common deck overlooking Santa Barbara, and immediate proximity to the El Encanto Hotel. These are undoubtedly some of the nicest office suites in all of Riviera Business Park.$3

$3
Baths
1,221 SqFt
Hayes Commercial Group

Santa Barbara 2020 Alameda Padre Serra 220

Enjoy excellent onsite parking, abundant natural light, peeks of the ocean, access to a common deck overlooking Santa Barbara, and immediate proximity to the El Encanto Hotel. These are undoubtedly some of the nicest office suites in all of Riviera Business Park.$3

$3
Baths
3,610 SqFt
Hayes Commercial Group

Santa Barbara 2060 Alameda Padre Serra 101

Enjoy excellent onsite parking, abundant natural light, peeks of the ocean, access to a common deck overlooking Santa Barbara, and immediate proximity to the El Encanto Hotel. These are undoubtedly some of the nicest office suites in all of Riviera Business Park.$2

$2
Baths
1,811 SqFt
Hayes Commercial Group

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