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Montecito Heights aerie with a cabin feel asks $699K

Built in 1954

Courtesy of Stephen Sabatella/Keller Williams Realty

From a spot on a hill in Montecito Heights, this two-bedroom house boasts serene views of the surrounding hills, and, in the distance, the Southwest Museum and the Griffith Observatory. With its hillside perch, and mix of wood, brickwork, and distressed floors, the dwelling has an old SoCal vibe.

Inside this 1954 residence, there are exposed beam ceilings and transom windows, heated concrete floors, and a decorative brick fireplace. The house has large windows in the living room that help keep the space bright. The kitchen has cabinets with an undeniably midcentury look.

The house is surrounded by native plants and citrus trees. Outdoor spaces include a “hidden dog run” and patios that wrap the house, including an outdoor dining area. There’s also a detached workshop with more transom windows and “two ventilation doors.”

It’s listed for $699,000.