Sterling Properties congratulates Michael Humphrey and Staci Caplan on their recent sale of 2012 Anacapa St., a historic home in Santa Barbara offered at $2,195,000.
This gorgeous home was once the residence of Pearl Chase, often referred to as the First Lady of Santa Barbara. Pearl Chase was a champion of conservation, preservation, social services, and civic planning. The Pearl Chase Society, named in her honor, continues her legacy as a local nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the historically significant real estate of Santa Barbara by educating the public and sharing the enjoyment and appreciation of such historic homes.
2012 Anacapa St. is situated in the prestigious Upper East neighborhood of Santa Barbara, a beautiful area which presents many fantastic real estate opportunities for those seeking luxury homes located mere moments away from both downtown Santa Barbara and the Santa Barbara Mission and Rose Garden.
Boasting a number of classic elements such as wood floors, crown moldings, built-ins, sitting areas, sunrooms, a music room, and more within the 3,100+ square foot main house, this home is truly a Santa Barbara treasure. In addition to its many notable interior features, the excited new owners will enjoy relaxing and entertaining outdoors under the vine covered patio with fireplace overlooking the beautifully landscaped yard. A spacious guest cottage with a sun deck is also located on this property.
Congratulations Michael and Staci!
Chalk drawing on pavement isn’t just a children’s activity – it is also the preferred medium of many talented artists who will create the wonderful works of art at the I Madonnari Italian Street Painting Festival at the Mission Santa Barbara this weekend, May 25th-27th from 10am-6pm daily (admission is free). The I Madonnari Street Painting Festival at the Mission Santa Barbara was the first of its kind held in the northern hemisphere, and has become so highly regarded that a group of artists from Santa Barbara were invited to share their gift in our sister city of Toba, Japan. The festival is yet another example of Santa Barbara’s thriving, community driven art scene, which constantly strives to create opportunities to enjoy and learn about art in ways that are readily accessible to all of our residents and visiting guests.
The tradition of carefully crafting chalk masterpieces directly onto the streets dates back to 16th century Italy and still continues into modern times. I Madonnari was brought to Santa Barbara in 1987, and many of the pieces are still heavily inspired by the artwork of the Italian Renaissance. By the end of the long weekend, the paved surfaces surrounding the Mission Santa Barbara are drenched in color. In the spirit of Santa Barbara’s passion for giving back to the community, the I Madonnari festival benefits the Children’s Creative Project, a non-profit organization that brings children and professional artists together to educate the and encourage local youth to appreciate and create art. The organization is active in over 100 schools in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties.
There’s something wonderful to do in Santa Barbara every day, whether you’re searching for luxury homes and real estate with us, attending the many events, festivals, and celebrations that our city hosts, appreciating our dedication to historic preservation, exploring the waterfront, or simply enjoying all that the fabulous Santa Barbara lifestyle has to offer. We hope you’ll have the chance to search for your next home with us in our wonderful little city by the sea!