lisa finds her art studio
Lisa is a wonderfully sweet woman with passions that range from orchids, to sculptures, to her little dogs. She was coming to Santa Barbara from Miami by way of North Carolina.
Lisa originally called me to find her a home that had a bit of land and an art studio. She wanted a spacious yard so that she didn't feel like her neighbors were watching her every move, and she also needed an art studio for her many projects. Being that we are in Santa Barbara where an average lot size is .20 acre -- finding a spacious yard is not an easy task! Adding the variable of an art studio only complicated matters, but I was confident we could find that perfect home for Lisa.
The first day we looked at properties we ended up at a few homes that required rather strenuous walking to get to; I thought after those long steep driveways that Lisa would fire me for sure! But she hung in, we had a great time with lots of laughs, and after a few months we found the perfect home. The property Lisa ended up buying (see pictures below) is so ideal for her needs that it was almost comical. It was one of those moments where right when we walked into the property we each knew -- this was the one.
After close of escrow I connected Lisa with a phenomenal local interior designer, Lauren Henno, and they immediately began a "Hennovation." It is always fun making a property your very own by personalizing a remodel!