Frank Lloyd Wright Cottage

Alta Mesa, Santa Barbara, CA
  • Free Wifi
  • Pet Friendly
  • Washer/Dryer on site

Fresh, bright, and glorious! Views for mile and miles. Ocean, mountain and Riviera and Montecito views. Super-conveniently located, the house sits up on a rise, just a block from the lush Santa Barbara City College Campus, 3 blocks from the sand and harbor, and 7 blocks from vibrant State Street. Walk to downtown or the shoreline for lunch or dinner, or shop the length of our main State. Built in the early 1900’s, this classic and stately house was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Freshly and completely restored, this delicious home has seen many phases, but remains largely as designed. The architectural flair of FLW is readily apparent throughout, whispering in the elegant giant redwood panelling, the divided windows and French doors, the original Tiffany light fixtures, and the built-in cabinets. In the 1930’s the house was donated to a Sunny New Age commune These were gentle California-style healers with a peace and love mantra and a community garden. At the time, they added a separate East Wing to the property, which now houses apartments with a separate private garden. The Prairie style house features multiple balconies and porches, skimmed by huge oak and olive trees. The garden is fully gated and gorgeously private, filled with foliage, song birds, and gracious outdoor furnishings. Wander the garden to find palm trees alongside orange, lemon and lime trees. Pick fresh pineapple guava in season, or lemons and oranges year-round. There are individual AC and heat units in all three bedroom suites. The chef’s kitchen completely kitted out with a main and prep sink, Viking stove, European appliances, and every gadget imaginable. Original hardwood floors throughout.