Montecito | $2.95 Million
A 1922 Spanish-style house with four bedrooms and four bathrooms, on a 0.6-acre lot
This house was designed by the architect Wallace Neff for John Willis Baer, the president of Occidental College from 1906 to 1916, and incorporates Spanish and Mediterranean elements. Original tiles throughout the house remain intact, as does an elevated platform in the living room designed to be occupied by musicians during large parties.
The ocean and a number of high-end resorts are within a few blocks of the property, as is shopping that includes organic markets and bakeries.
Size: 3,684 square feet
Price per square foot: $801
Indoors: Behind a gate is a driveway that leads to the front of the house, where there are two entrances: a front door that opens into a bright foyer and a second door, up a set of exterior stairs, that leads directly onto the stage in the formal living room.
The living room is to the right of the entry hall, with high ceilings and a fireplace trimmed in blue-and-white tile. Off the living room is a sunroom with floor-to-ceiling windows and glass doors that open to the backyard.