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The Agency Takes Santa Barbara As Tournament Sponsor Of The 2016 SBCC Golf Classic

Mar. 24, 2016
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The Agency was the proud Tournament Sponsor of the 23rd annual SBCC Golf Classic, the 18-hole scramble tourney for the Vaquero Athletics program at Santa Barbara City College. The event, which was held under flawless blue skies on March 14th at La Cumbre Country Club, supports the 400+ student-athletes and cheerleaders who participate in the college’s 19-sport intercollegiate… Read more


Billy Rose, Barbara Bestor And Luxe Magazine Host Santa Barbara Modernism Tour

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Last Saturday, The Agency, Barbara Bestor Architecture and Luxe Magazine hosted the Santa Barbara Modernism Tour, showcasing two acclaimed modern residential projects by Bestor and a tour of the new Santa Barbara Public Market. “Barbara Bestor’s Toro Canyon property was our inspiration for creating this Santa Barbara Modernism Tour,” shared Billy Rose, President and Co-founder of The Agency… Read more


A Conversation With Architect Barbara Bestor

Jul. 11, 2014
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Over the past 10 years, Barbara Bestor’s work has spanned a broad swath of exceptional projects, ranging from smaller, mid-century inspired homes (such as the “Floating Bungalow”, the “House Over a Wall” and her own home resting just below Frank Lloyd Wright’s Ennis Brown Residence) in often hilly terrain in areas like Silverlake, Los Feliz… Read more


Barbara Bestor-Designed Home On 160 Acres In Santa Barbara Lists for $12.9 Million – Wall Street Journal

Jun. 17, 2014
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Our newest listing in Santa Barbara, a modern masterpiece designed by noted Los Angeles architect Barbara Bestor, is the featured home in the latest “Private Properties” column of the Wall Street Journal.  Designed to be the ultimate retreat, the rustic modern home at 3660 Toro Canyon Road is set on 160 acres of unspoiled wilderness and offers unparalleled views of ocean,… Read more


Filmmaker Jason Baffa On Navigating The Santa Barbara International Film Festival

Jan. 30, 2014
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No matter how many times you’ve traveled up the coast, the Santa Barbara International Film Festival presents an entirely fresh opportunity to explore the countryside you already love, with over 200 films being shown over the course of 11 days beginning this Thursday, January 30. Yet how should a film (and wine) aficionado approach one… Read more


Exploring The Secret Shangri-La Of Santa Barbara

When the impulse for wanderlust strikes, there’s no need to pack an overnighter. Coined “Little Big Sur” for the property’s bounty of natural life and resources, 2665 San Marcos Pass Road takes advantage of its elevated position above the city of Santa Barbara to bring exploration to your fingertips. Look out from within the 7-bedroom,… Read more


The Agency Guide To Montecito, California

Sep. 18, 2013
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I spend as much time as I can in Montecito. It’s a wonderful little village that sits on the ocean, bordered by the mountains, painting a picture of serenity. There is such a ‘hometown’ feel about it. No traffic jams – it’s all very casual and laid back. Yet Montecito is also full of celebrities and the wealthy who have chosen to own a home here. I have many friends and clients here, and they all have two or more homes.


3 Breathtaking Homes In Magnificent Montecito

It’s where Drew Barrymore walked down the aisle, Ellen DeGeneres and wife Portia de Rossi host dinner parties at their ranch home, and California’s official “unofficial” tour guide Rob Lowe built his dream house, as featured in Architectural Digest. With Montecito’s year-round mediterranean climate carrying gentle ocean breezes to your doorstep—not to mention its regular appearance… Read more


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