This one-story cottage, found among native oak trees and boulders on half an acre in Santa Barbara, once served as the studio for Rhead Pottery, designer of the celebrated Fiesta dinnerware, in the early 1900s. Since expanded, the residence retains its pastoral charm with distressed hardwood ceilings and flooring, French doors and garden patios.
Location: 829 Mission Canyon Road, Santa Barbara 91305
Asking price: $1.549 million
Year built: 1905
House size: Three bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, 3,299 square feet
Lot size: 0.45 acre
Features: Hardwood flooring, vaulted ceilings, French doors, formal living room with fireplace, dining room, kitchen, family room with fireplace, wet bar, office, separate laundry room, patios, mature trees, landscaping
About the area: There were 58 homes sold in the 93105 ZIP Code over the last 90 days at a median sale price of $998,000, according to Redfin. The median list price for that area is $1.13 million.
Agent: Michelle Cook, Sotheby's International Realty and Victor Plana, Coldwell Banker Previews International