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.

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Santa Barbara 2029 Las Tunas Rd

Perched on top of the American Riviera & privately nestled above the world-renowned Belmond El Encanto, this 1920's estate enjoys panoramic ocean, city, harbor & mountain views. With 2.75+/- usable acres, a single level residence (except 1 bedroom suite), and arguably the most impressive views Santa Barbara has to offer, 2029 Las Tunas is a most unique & special property, defying conventional conceptions of the Riviera. The 1st floor master suite boasts dual baths & closets. The open kitchen/family room offers vast views & easy access to the grounds & pool. Wine cellar, gym, game room, 1-bedroom guest house, extra large 4-car garage & gracious motor court are among the additional unique amenities. Truly a remarkable & rare Riviera jewel!$7,995,000

$7,995,000
5 Beds
9 Baths
9,772 SqFt
Village Properties

Santa Barbara 2029 Las Tunas Rd

Perched on top of the American Riviera & privately nestled above the world-renowned Belmond El Encanto, this 1920's estate enjoys panoramic ocean, city, harbor & mountain views. With 2.75+/- usable acres, a single level residence (except 1 bedroom suite), and arguably the most impressive views Santa Barbara has to offer, 2029 Las Tunas is a most unique & special property, defying conventional conceptions of the Riviera. The 1st floor master suite boasts dual baths & closets. The open kitchen/family room offers vast views & easy access to the grounds & pool. Wine cellar, gym, game room, 1-bedroom guest house, extra large 4-car garage & gracious motor court are among the additional unique amenities. Truly a remarkable & rare Riviera jewel!$7,995,000

$7,995,000
5 Beds
9 Baths
9,772 SqFt
Village Properties

Santa Barbara 2166 Mission Ridge Rd

Magnificent Riviera Jewel. Originally built in 1949, this Chester Carjola Spanish Revival has been meticulously restored to perfection with the finest quality craftsmanship, materials & attention to detail. Resting on ~2.02 lush & private acres, this ~5,000 sq.ft estate is one of the Grand Dames of the coveted Riviera offering 5 bds., 5 1/2 bths., chef's kitchen w/ fire-lit dining, beautiful hardwood & tile floors throughout, cathedral ceilings, arched entryways, french doors, formal living rm. & dining rm, & library. A spiral staircase leads to the romantic fire-lit master suite w/ veranda & luxurious master bath. Enjoy the majestic mtn.& city views, glimpses of the ocean, lovely gardens, stone pathways, mature trees, orchard, entertainment courtyard and terraces.$5,995,000

$5,995,000
5 Beds
5½ Baths
5,006 SqFt
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

Santa Barbara 2166 Mission Ridge Rd

Magnificent Riviera Jewel. Originally built in 1949, this Chester Carjola Spanish Revival has been meticulously restored to perfection with the finest quality craftsmanship, materials & attention to detail. Resting on ~2.02 lush & private acres, this ~5,000 sq.ft estate is one of the Grand Dames of the coveted Riviera offering 5 bds., 5 1/2 bths., chef's kitchen w/ fire-lit dining, beautiful hardwood & tile floors throughout, cathedral ceilings, arched entryways, french doors, formal living rm. & dining rm, & library. A spiral staircase leads to the romantic fire-lit master suite w/ veranda & luxurious master bath. Enjoy the majestic mtn.& city views, glimpses of the ocean, lovely gardens, stone pathways, mature trees, orchard, entertainment courtyard and terraces.$5,995,000

$5,995,000
5 Beds
5½ Baths
5,006 SqFt
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

Santa Barbara 108 Loma Media Rd

Watch the Swell arrive. The Lines on the Ocean grow. The Deep Blue waters turn to White as the Surf rolls in at Sandspit, one of Santa Barbara's Famous Waves. Marvel at the multi colored Masts that speed across the Pacific on ''Wet Wednesday's''. Enjoy the sparkling Vistas of the City as the sunlight dances off the buildings. Relax & contemplate the Moon as it rises to the east and the Sun, as it sets in the West. 108 Loma Media is ready for the Lover of Life. It's glorious Spanish design with high vaulted ceilings and rooms filled with windows is the ideal setting to live the Santa Barbara Life. Multiple outdoor living areas complement the 4 bedroom Main house as well as the 2bd guest house. A wonderful opportunity for dual living. Set on a fully landscaped .65 of an Acre. A Riviera Gem.$3,685,000

$3,685,000
6 Beds
5 Baths
6,155 SqFt
Santa Barbara Brokers, Inc.

Santa Barbara 1701 Mira Vista Ave

Welcome to Casa Mira Vista. Designed by legendary architects Edwards & Plunkett & located in the prestigious Upper Riviera on a cul-de-sac road, this ocean/island/harbor view estate exudes elegance & character. The front path is framed by two Dawn Redwoods & upon entering the front door one is immediately drawn to the beautiful ocean views while stepping into a charming entry full of warmth. Filled with abundant light, each room has historic elements along with the freshness of an extensive remodel. Situated on approx. .41 acres the grounds include a pool, south-facing entertainment terrace and lush gardens. The home is fenced for privacy & the driveway is gated. Located close to the famed El Encanto Hotel, this is considered the best location on the world-famous Santa Barbara Rivier$3,595,000

$3,595,000
5 Beds
4 Baths
Sotheby's International Realty

Santa Barbara 1630 Paterna Rd

Boasting romance, vintage charm & relaxed living. Nestled between grand estates, historical sandstone walls, sidewalks with original street lamps, and one of the most desirable streets on the Riviera. Steps to the El Encanto, Riviera Theater and a short distance to the Santa Barbara Mission and downtown. The home has been lovingly restored, while maintaining it's nostalgic period. Inside you're greeted with a living room that offers Arts & Crafts style detailing, including crown moldings, oak floors and wireless views of city, ocean, harbor, and Islands. From one airy room to another, all rooms soak up sunlight from dawn to dusk. Outdoor entertainment living and a studio above the garage with a full bathroom & picturesque views. Wrapped with love and grace.$3,380,000

$3,380,000
5 Beds
4¼ Baths
Village Properties - 1

Santa Barbara 1806-1806 El Encanto Road

''El Carino'' (meaning affection) holds a significant place in Santa Barbara's history. Featured in the Historic Homes Tour of 2004, this legacy property is rich in architectural authenticity & emotional undertones. Designed by Edwards & Plunkett & originally built as a bungalow on the grounds of the Belmond El Encanto Hotel, it is now privately owned & set up as 2 residences w/ equally captivating yet very distinct personalities. Both enjoy the subdued light of the quiet rear garden while taking advantage of the property's bright southern exposure & a shared ocean view entry terrace. Each residence has 2 beds, 2 baths, a kitchen, living room & its own 2-car garage. El Carino is full of romance, authentic details & understated elegance - a welcome retreat in a landmark setting!$3,195,000

$3,195,000
4 Beds
4 Baths
3,084 SqFt
Berkshire Hathaway

Santa Barbara 1406 Alameda Padre Serra

Resting on a rare, nearly one-acre parcel on Santa Barbara's coveted Riviera, Casa Alegria (''House of Joy''), built in 1929, has been meticulously renovated and upgraded over the years. Introduced by a generous motor court, brilliant bougainvillea, and a tiered fountain, the home offers panoramic ocean and island views through large windows in nearly every room. Fireplaces in the living and dining rooms, richly-stained wide-plank wood floors, architectural niches, and the soft light of traditional Spanish sconces create a warm, inviting ambiance. The living room, dining room, and den open to an expansive ocean-view veranda to the south, while a sprawling lawn and other backyard amenities grace the northern portion of the property. The chef's kitchen features Shaker-style cabinetry,high-end appliances, limestone and soapstone counters, and a versatile center island. With nearly an acre, there are many possibilities for expansion. Down the hill, around the bend and one is immersed in the abundant services, schools, culture and recreation for which Santa Barbara has earned its reputation as one of the world's most beautiful and livable small cities. $2,774,000

$2,774,000
3 Beds
3 Baths
2,255 SqFt
Sotheby's International Realty

Santa Barbara 1704 Mission Ridge Rd

FRESH newly adjusted price for this super charming single level home with jaw dropping 180 degree ocean views! Privately perched on a hilltop this ''lock & go'' home features handsome stonework throughout the grounds & generous motor court. The interior offers 3 beds, 2.5 baths with vaulted ceilings & massive custom sandstone fireplace in living rm, with gorgeous new wide plank white French oak floors throughout. Kitchen has a Viking range, stone counters and French doors spilling out onto a stunning stone courtyard reminiscent of Tuscany. One will also find 4 other patios & outdoor living spaces including a huge dining terrace! The master suite features another private terrace & rock fountain. Also included is AC, + bonus room off terrace & 2 car garage. Motivated seller***$2,185,000

$2,185,000
3 Beds
3 Baths
1,860 SqFt
Engel & Volkers Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara 1542 Hillcrest Road

On a gated and private 1-acre parcel in a premiere location on the back side of the Riviera, this 5-bedroom single-level residence of 4000+/-sf is a rare find. The home is centered by a dramatic vaulted-ceiling living room and includes an open remodeled kitchen, formal dining, media room addition, and a separated 2-BR/2-BA wing with its own entrance. There are spectacular mountain views from the main rooms and from the large entertaining patio with bbq. The gently-sloping super-sized backyard is an enticing tableau ready for a new owner's creative ideas. The lot runs street-to-street with a 2nd pillared and gated entrance at the bottom of the property fronting Mission Ridge, which could serve as a future convenient and private access for an ADU. So much value here, don't miss this one!$2,100,000

$2,100,000
5 Beds
4½ Baths
4,074 SqFt
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services California Properties

Santa Barbara 1527 Dover Rd

Premier Riviera Location in the Iconic Dover, Paterna & Lasuen Road Neighborhood. Ocean, Island, Harbor & City views from this Spanish Style 4,155 sqft home. Upper level Master suite provides 180 degree Ocean views. Open living modern floorplan with massive outdoor patio with unmatched views. Plans ready to build included. Put your personal touches on this soon to be legacy property. Home has been designed to maximize privacy & views. Pool, Bocce Court and over 4,000 sqft of outdoor patio space grace the home. Dual living potential with detached studio. Walk to downtown, to The El Encanto for dinner or drinks or a movie at The Riviera Theater. Magical location ready for the next owner to implement the creative architecture that has been designed for this property. A Santa Barbara Gem.$1,995,000

$1,995,000
13,939 SqFt
Santa Barbara Brokers, Inc.

Santa Barbara 2120 Las Tunas Rd

Las Tunas Estate District. Stunning Ocean Island Sunset Views. Refreshing International Style Contemporary with Spacious Living & Bedrooms. Large Picture Windows Invite Panoramic Views Right Into This special Home for Seamless Indoor Outdoor Entertaining. Kitchen, Family & Dining Rooms Open to a Romantic Sunset View Deck. The Generous Master Suite Occupies One Corner of the Building with Light Filled Bath & Walk in Closet.One Guest Room has a Built in Desk with Book Shelves & Large Storage Closet. An Open Laundry Room is Conveniently Located by the Bedrooms. There is Abundant Wall Space for Art with Accent Lighting. A One of a Kind Property Perched in Nature Close to the Santa Barbara Tennis Club & El Encanto. Estate Sale, Sold in As-Is Condition.$1,995,000

$1,995,000
3 Beds
3 Baths
2,734 SqFt
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

Santa Barbara 1674 Franceschi Rd

1674 Franceschi Rd. is a property that will appeal to everyone. It is in the midst of large estates. Minutes from Santa Barbara, and in a world all of its own. Spectacular mountain views with the ultimate in serenity. Located at the end of a private road with a circular driveway, ample parking including RV parking, majestic oak trees and a flat parcel are just waiting for one of many possible amenities for family enjoyment. The master suite is private to the upstairs with three bedrooms, two baths and a powder room downstairs. One downstairs bedroom(en suite) has it's own private entrance and is separated from the other bedrooms. The kitchen has an incredible amount of counter and storage space in addition to a center island and a breakfast area. Enjoy entertaining in the formal (more)dining room which opens out to a private patio that brings in morning sun and evening breezes. Just a few of the architectural features that enhance the property are; a large entry with a curved staircase leading up to the master suite; walls of glass for light filled rooms; dramatic open beamed ceilings; fireplaces in both the sunken living room and the master bedroom; and a red tiled roof that says "Santa Barbara."$1,899,000

$1,899,000
4 Beds
3 Baths
3,019 SqFt
Keller Williams Realty Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara 410 Alameda Padre Serra

Perched up a long-gated driveway above APS sits this incredibly charming ocean view contemporary craftsman nestled in a private, lush setting. Dramatic ocean, island & city views highlight this 4-bed, 3 bath, 2,600 sq. ft. hm. Home features: fireproof wood shingled exterior, 4 outdoor patios and decks, newer French doors and windows, redone maple hardwood floors, spectacular kitchen w/ euro style cabinetry, quartz counters, new appliances & center island. Stunning open formal dining area w/ huge skylight & dramatic lighting throughout. Many custom built-ins & plenty of storage. Slate fireplace in Living Room. Great entertaining home! Floor plan enjoys 2 master suites - 1 on the lower level & 1 upstairs w/ canyon & mountain views. Upstairs master enjoys huge 25 x 17 wood deck & jacuzzi.$1,850,000

$1,850,000
4 Beds
3 Baths
2,653 SqFt
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services California Properties

Santa Barbara 646 Las Alturas Rd

Chic Riviera Contemporary Offering Sweeping Harbor & City Views. Strategically Placed in a Private Natural Setting with Large Picture Windows to Take Advantage of Never Ending Views. Chef's Kitchen Opens to Family & Dining Rooms with Easterly Sunrise Views Overlooking Montecito Foothills. Sophisticated Interior Design Offers Wood, Natural Stone & Modern Iron Accents with 2 Fireplaces. Top of the Town Floating Living Room with Harbor View Terrace is Ideal for World Class Entertaining. There is a Private Home Office & Oversized Garage. Truly a Design Forward Riviera Home.$1,698,000

$1,698,000
2 Beds
3 Baths
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

Santa Barbara 460 Mountain Dr

Stunning contemporary home beautifully sited to maximize the surrounding canyon and mountain views. Clean lines, open floor plan, and natural light shine through clerestory and floor-to-ceiling windows connecting the indoors and outdoors. Multiple decks and flag stone walkways throughout the gardens and oak trees fully embrace the beauty of this 3/4 acre property. The main house consists of 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, open concept gourmet kitchen, and flexible floor plan with multiple living spaces. In addition, there is a fully permitted 583 sq. ft. rental (ADU) with private deck and entrance, full kitchen and bathroom. Green elements include solar powered electricity, drought tolerant landscaping with drip irrigation, dual A/C zones, and two on-demand water heaters.Enjoy the tranquil beauty of this secluded property while only being minutes away from the Mission, downtown Santa Barbara, the beach, and Parma Park with its 200 acres and 5 miles of trails overlooking the city, harbor, islands, and ocean.$1,689,000

$1,689,000
5 Beds
4 Baths
2,783 SqFt
Keller Williams Realty Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara 185 Loma Media Rd

Spectacular panoramic ocean, island and city views on the Riviera! Watch sunrises and sunsets over the sparking ocean with the twinkling lights of the City at night. Perfectly positioned South facing lot on Loma Media, this 4bed 3 bath Spanish style view home has over 2700 sq. ft. and a great floor plan. All the living areas and bedrooms are on the main level enjoying the views with a bonus game room and an additional suite downstairs with separate entry. The home is in original 1978 condition, which provides an opportunity to transform this property into a masterpiece. This property is a rare combination of forever views while close to town.$1,675,000

$1,675,000
4 Beds
3 Baths
2,752 SqFt
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services California Properties

Santa Barbara 1006 Mission Ridge Rd

Set among the finest estates on America's Riviera, 1006 Mission Ridge provides a serene environment to live your Santa Barbara life. Experience the first light of the day as you watch the sunrise light up our Foothills. Enjoy deep sunsets from your private backyard while relaxing under your Oak trees. This 2,446 sqft home was meticulously remodeled in 2007. Soaring ceilings, hardwood floors & stunning Chef's kitchen set the tone for this elegant property. Entry level master bedroom is complemented by two additional bedrooms on the same level. The upstairs bedroom serves as a second master suite. The home is in excellent condition & features Dual Pane Windows, Air Conditioning & Two Car garage. .34 of an acre with Oaks & private upper patio. Located in the acclaimed Roosevelt School area.$1,535,000

$1,535,000
4 Beds
3½ Baths
2,446 SqFt
Santa Barbara Brokers, Inc.

Santa Barbara Las Tunas Rd

Unique opportunity to build your dream home on the coveted Riviera of Santa Barbara. For almost six decades, this property has been held by one family. And now is your chance to create your own romantic hideaway on one of the last remaining vacant lots in the desirable Riviera Foothills with over one and a half acres offering panoramic views of the Pacific, Sterns Wharf and downtown Santa Barbara.Peaceful and serene, the setting is one of privacy with no homes blocking your views, yet minutes to downtown restaurants and stores with the nearby Santa Barbara County Bowl for concerts and just up the street from the iconic luxurious Belmond El Encanto Hotel and Resort. Opportunities like this come once in a lifetime. Take it!$1,300,000

$1,300,000
Village Properties

Santa Barbara 532 Alameda Padre Serra

Riviera BEST BUY! Perfect ocean view home or investment property on the Santa Barbara Riviera. Unobstructed ocean and city views. This 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom Riviera home features an updated kitchen, bath, 2-car garage, additional space to park extra cars, a basement area brimming with possibilities and beautiful, large back/side yard rarely found on the Riviera. The open floor plan leads to a view patio perfect for entertaining.$1,299,000

$1,299,000
3 Beds
2 Baths
1,533 SqFt
Compass

Santa Barbara 2121 Las Tunas Rd

Spectacular ocean/Island view lot. 1.05 acres with many mature oak trees. Sewer hook up on site and ready to build.$1,200,000

$1,200,000
Sotheby's International Realty

Santa Barbara 801 Via Granada

LIVING ON THE RIVIERA...WALK TO THE MISSION. AIR CONDITIONED, END UNIT. South-facing rooms & balcony take in city & ocean views from this 3BR/2.5BA condominium. Surrounding gardens add privacy and extend the home's reach. Tri-level design. FEATURES: Bright living room with fireplace, walls of windows, and ocean views. Private large master suite with master bath. Laundry. Volume ceilings. Marble tile fireplace. Walk-in pantry & desk in kitchen. Breakfast nook and formal dining. Attached garage are on entry level. Plantation shutters throughout. Community pool and a well kept association are the punctuation to great living in the Casa Riviera Community.Features: Air Conditioning, attached garage w/opener, water softener, reverse osmosis, updated appliances, newer washer and dryer, community pool. Great location on the Riviera $899,000

$899,000
3 Beds
2½ Baths
1,922 SqFt
Village Properties - 1

Santa Barbara 1487 Sycamore Canyon Rd

Private and secluded 1.59 acre lot set far back and up high off the street with incredible surround mountain view, in a well positioned west Montecito location. Once up the hill the building envelope is flat and quite large. Road to property from Sycamore nor bridge permit has been issued. A planner is working on this property and available for further intel. utilities are at the street.$389,000

$389,000
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services California Properties

Santa Barbara 2020-2040 Alameda Padre Serra 103 & 105

Ground-floor office suites at the Riviera Business Park. The combined suite (103 & 105) offers a larger open work area and two offices with abundantnatural light and high ceilings throughout. Also available separately. Off the main hallway are common restrooms and a gym for tenants atthe park. Suite 104 offers an efficient executive office suite with access to the gym as well. Turnkey spaces and available immediately.$3

$3
Baths
1,241 SqFt
Hayes Commercial Group

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