With the Santa Ynez Mountains as a backdrop, Estancia unveiled its collection of exquisite, contemporary residences and townhomes nestled along upper State Street in Santa Barbara. Guests of the grand opening celebration were treated to a first glimpse inside the furnished, model residences, which offer a modern take on a classic Santa Barbara style. Estancia features a collection of 72 single-story residences and multi-story townhomes, showcasing Spanish Colonial Revival architecture on the exterior and thoughtful contemporary design on the inside.

“The vision behind Estancia was to capture what makes the community of Santa Barbara so incredibly unique while introducing a more contemporary style of living to the residential market,” says developer John Schuck of Santa Barbara-based Franciscan Developments. “The team behind Estancia is made up of nationally recognized yet locally based architects and designers, who were all committed to honoring the spirit and culture of our city,” John adds.

Situated minutes from downtown and the waterfront, Estancia offers two and three-bedroom floor plans, with 1,459 to 2,063 square feet of open, airy living space, chef-caliber kitchens and luxurious master suites with walk-in closets. Elegantly sleek interiors boast ten-foot ceilings and eight-foot interior doors, which add height and scale to the living spaces.

Generous windows draw in the fresh coastal air and french doors transition seamlessly to private outdoor terraces. Among the contemporary finishes are custom oak floors, intricate tilework, quartz countertops, polished chrome fixtures and high-end stainless steel appliances, including professional-grade commercial ovens and ranges.

The tree-lined streets of the Estancia community encircle the residential buildings, which surround a central, open green space. The park-like setting is the heart of the community, featuring fountains and a beautifully tiled, shaded veranda for outdoor gathering and relaxation. The upper State Street location places residents within minutes of acclaimed schools and sandy beaches, as well as the renowned dining, wine tasting rooms, shopping and entertainment of Historic State Street and The Funk Zone.

“It was such a thrill to unveil the residences and townhomes to the warm and welcoming Santa Barbara community,” says Erin O’Connor, Director of Sales for The Agency Development Group, the exclusive sales and marketing partner of Estancia. “Estancia comes at a time when new construction homes of this quality and caliber are a rare and coveted find in Santa Barbara. Ahead of our launch to the public, 19 homes—more than half of the first phase of construction—have been sold, and we only expect sales velocity to increase as more homes reach completion.”

Guests of the grand opening celebration were welcomed with valet service and escorted to the beautifully designed Estancia Sales Gallery. They were then guided to the model residences, where they enjoyed delicious cuisine by Pure Joy Catering, wine from the exclusive Estancia label, and live music by We the Folk band. View photos from the event below.

For more information or to schedule a private tour of Estancia, contact [email protected] or 805.244.9600, or visit EstanciaSantaBarbara.com.