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Home of the Day: French Normandy style by G.W. Smith in Santa Barbara

The French Normandy-style home on about an acre in Santa Barbara was designed by celebrated architect George Washington Smith and completed in 1928.

The French Normandy-style home on about an acre in Santa Barbara was designed by celebrated architect George Washington Smith and completed in 1928.

(Tom Ploch)

George Washington Smith, known for his scores of Spanish Colonial Revival-style homes in Santa Barbara Riviera, also designed this French Normandy estate with a steeply pitched roofline, shed dormers and rows of multi-pane windows. Centering on ocean and island views, the two-story home sits within a pastoral setting of formal gardens, stone fountains and tree-topped sitting areas.

Address: 1709 Overlook Lane, Santa Barbara, 93103

Price: $5.25 million

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Architect: George Washington Smith

Built: 1928

House size: 5,710 square feet, five bedrooms, five bathrooms

Lot size: 0.95 acres

Features: Wood floors, beamed ceilings, French doors, cook’s kitchen, office, studio, living and dining rooms, five fireplaces, landscaped grounds, formal garden, raised gravel terrace, citrus trees, swimming pool and spa

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About the area: The median sale price for single-family homes in the 93103 ZIP Code in September was $945,000, based on nine sales, according to CoreLogic. That was a 39.1% decrease in median price compared with the previous year.

Agents: Frank Abatemarco, Sotheby’s International Realty, (805) 450-7477

To submit a candidate for Home of the Day, send high-resolution color photos via Dropbox.com, permission from the photographer to publish the images and a description of the house to neal.leitereg@latimes.com.

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