Certainly, 1333 School House ticks off all the right boxes for an ideal Montecito property – a gracious single-level floorplan, gorgeous pool, comfortable private guest house, gated drive, close to Montecito Union Elementary School, mid-way between upper and lower Villages. But more than just checking boxes, 1333 School House is both wonderfully nostalgic and eminently livable in a modern way. Thoroughly refreshed in 2014, the u-shaped home surrounds the pool allowing both separation of interior living spaces and an amazing amount of interior/exterior connection along with abundant light. The placement of the home on the parcel allows for several distinct and separate outdoor vignettes – in addition to the pool area, the current owners have created a separate raised bed garden area off the kitchen in the large side yard, a walled courtyard provides private outdoor space off the primary bedroom, and the guest house occupies a wonderful meandering natural garden providing separation from the main house. Colors, finishes, and fixtures marvelously mesh to create a soothing, comfortable living environment that is consistent throughout the entire property. The office is breathtaking – a terrific space for inspiration or just sitting with a good book. More than ever, home has become our retreat… the place to unwind, live AND work. 1333 School House is all this in a warm and welcoming home that feels immediately familiar and comfortable.