steve & alyson find their santa barbara pied-a-terre

Although Steve and Alyson had their primary residence in New York City, they were very familiar with Santa Barbara and had a dream of one day living bi-coastal and eventually retiring here in the American Riviera. 

During their first trip to Santa Barbara, we spent the day looking at properties to narrow down the exact neighborhood and style of home that would fit them. Alyson visited a few more times over the following months as new homes came on the market to preview. At one point we hit a bit of a road block as we lost out on one specific property that seemed just right. But as I always tell clients, if a property doesn't work out it just means that a better home is around the corner.

 As it turned out, the better home around the corner was actually one that we had seen months ago but was too expensive. The price had dropped and we then negotiated another significant amount of money off of the list price. This property had it all: recent top-of-the-line remodel, ocean/city views, stunning landscaping and a detached guest home. 

Steve & Alyson turned this house into a home by beautifully furnishing the space with a style they've dubbed "Victorian beach casual meets NY industrial" furniture and including some of their favorite art pieces and photos of their trips to their 3rd favorite place to be: Italy.

The stars are here for a good reason, they’re earned...My husband and I are not novices when it comes to buying and selling homes, but as we are not from California, we weren’t as familiar with the rules, the turf and the particulars, many of them unique to Santa Barbara. Dusty became our ‘eyes’ and our ‘ears’ to the level that we felt we were there with him and he with us the whole way through to closing and beyond. If you seek an agent who will be responsive, professional and attentive to your needs in order to help make the very stressful process of home buying work to your distinct advantage, know that Dusty will be relentlessly hard working and caring of your concerns to diligently cover every detail from showings through closing day. I recommend Dusty with the highest acknowledgment without any hesitation - he’s the ‘real deal’ personified.
— Steve & Alson

pictures of steve & alyson's new home (with new furnishings)