Santa Barbara Beach houses, ocean views, and beach front properties

Since Santa Barbara is known as the American Riviera, you can probably imagine that beach houses would be quite the popular home choice. Beach front real estate, or even just homes with an ocean view, are in high demand year round in Santa Barbara, Montecito, Goleta, Hope Ranch, and Carpinteria.  The style of our local Santa Barbara beach homes typically lean toward the Spanish, Mediterranean, Bungalow, or Modern architecture. Usually you will find that local beach houses and coastal home designs that have been built in recent years will have 2 floor levels and feature panoramic windows that allow lots of natural light to come in. These large windows also allow the Santa Barbara beach home owner to take in those beautiful Santa Barbara ocean views. Many beach front properties will utilize every square foot of property to make scenic outdoor living spaces for enjoying the waterfront views and lifestyle. You will also find a more casual and open interior in most of our Montecito ocean front estates and our Santa Barbara beach houses or bungalows. Exterior building materials can vary but coastal home construction is typically designed with materials known to withstand salty and damp air. Santa Barbara beach homes and Montecito beach houses are a very special part of the Santa Barbara real estate market and part of what makes Santa Barbara and Montecito so unique.
Beach house style architecture will most commonly be found on the Santa Barbara Mesa, the Riviera, and parts of the Carpinteria and Montecito coastline.