Montecito Heights – as its name suggests – is best known for its steep hillsides, winding streets and cantilevered homes with breathtaking views. But the neighborhood also spills down the hills to the west and into the flats next to the Arroyo Seco Parkway, where the historic character of nearly century-old cottages are protected by a historic preservation district. The main drag of this portion of Montecito Heights is Griffin Avenue, where this 1923, two-bedroom cottage went up for sale this week. There are no “jet liner” views here on Griffin Avenue but the home is filled with vintage charm and features, including clawfoot tub and hardwood floors, according to the Redfin listing. Living on the ground floor of Montecito Heights it not necessarily cheap, however. The approximately 1,000-square-foot home, which sold for $213,300 last November, is now up for sale at $449,500.
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