This is an updated version of a blog post I wrote in 2011!
I hope you enjoy!
On Mother’s Day in 1997; we purchased this vacant lot. It is a little over two acres; however it seems like more because it is in the middle of 90!
On one side is a 40 acre nature preserve protected by the Land Trust. There is a lovely trail through it; maintained by the Montecito Trails Association. It will be a nature preserve in perpetuity.
On two sides, is a 42 acre estate which belonged to a friend of my Mother’s from Pasadena who was 100 years old when we bought the lot next door. That estate is the last one of its size left in the heart of Montecito. There is one house on the other side.
This is the house next door.