If the walls could speak at Summer's Run, they would whisper the story of Old Santa Barbara. Originally built in 1904 as a summer home for the William Michener family. It was later owned by widow of Austin Tubbs founder of the now-famous, Chateau Montelena Winery. Francisca Dibblee purchased the home in 1922. Dibblee was the originator of the first Santa Barbara Fiesta. It is said that the idea for Fiesta was first hatched over a meal in the home's elegant dining room. The home features a beautiful center hall staircase, a formal parlor, sitting room, billiards room and period pocket doors throughout the lower level. The second floor features a master bedroom suite, plus another large bedroom, and jack and jill bedrooms. The second floor also features what was once servants' quarters, which now make for a perfect private guest suite. Some Santa Barbarians still recall formal dances on the spacious third floor. Now it is perfect for an art or music studio, an office, or a playroom for some very lucky children. The home is set behind brick and wrought ironwork, magnolia trees, and topiary gardens. The main entry is approached by a grand circular drive. Summer's Run is one of the most magnificent grand old homes in this esteemed neighborhood of architectural gems. â€‹
|Area||15 - SB/EAST OF STATE|
|Amenities||Finished Attic,Insul:PRT,Pantry,Remodeled Bath,Skylight,Wet Bar|
|Junior High School||S.B. Jr.|
|High School||S.B. Sr.|
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