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July 13th, 2022 at 11:00 am

Courtyard of iconic el andaluz by architect jeff shelton

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.

interior of luxury condo looking out at el andaluz courtyard

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.

modern living room with high ceilings and archways leading to patio. small desk in corner of room by built in shelves

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.

brightly lit kitchen with vibrant red cabinetry, white stone countertops and unique tile on floor and hood of stove
dining area in condo of the iconic el andaluz by architect jeff shelton

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.

wrought iron staircase and colorful tiled steps with "el andaluz" spelled out in tiles of wall - entry of iconic el andaluz designed by jeff shelton

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