This chic downtown luxury condo is at the iconic El Andaluz designed by Jeff Shelton. Masterfully designed, the vibrant development features playful lines, intricate tile work, alluring wrought-iron detail, and an envious open-air courtyard. Residents enjoy sophisticated downtown living at the epicenter of restaurants, shops, and all Santa Barbara has to offer.
Ali Evans in our Santa Barbara office is listing agent for the one-bedroom, 1.5 bathroom, 2,231-square-foot residence at 531 Chapala Street, #A, priced at $2,500,000. Pippa Carson of Compass is co-listing agent.
City and mountain views
This spacious home dazzles with city and mountain views from the magnificent great room, kitchen, and main patio. Completing the floorplan is an impressive primary suite, family room, large foyer, and an office. The soaring 12-foot ceilings capitalize on the incredible natural light that highlights the architecture and whimsical design.
Abundant windows, beautiful arches, three patios, generous storage, a private elevator, and a two-car garage complete this artfully designed city retreat where attention to detail and construction quality are unmistakable.
About architect Jeff Shelton
Jeff grew up at the base of the Santa Ynez Mountains in Santa Barbara, in what had been an early 1900s boarding school. His family lived in a library, an infirmary, and in classrooms. Jeff didn’t live in a building designed to be a house until college.
After Jeff graduated from architecture school at the University of Arizona in Tucson, he worked for the influential architect Frank Robinson, who became his mentor. Jeff later worked in downtown Los Angeles for 10 years, which gave him experience in how to approach projects, as well as the difficult situations that arise during the process of designing and constructing buildings. He worked on the Bradbury Building, Grand Central Market, Traveltown in Griffith Park, and the DWP Pumping Station in Elysian Park.
In 1994, he returned to Santa Barbara, where he built over 50 buildings including a group of buildings downtown, working within the city’s Spanish/Moorish guidelines.
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