El Jardin - news releaseSanta Barbara, Calif.  A Spanish-inspired live/work space has officially arrived with the announcement of “El Jardin,” a new building located in the historic Presidio neighborhood in downtown Santa Barbara. The four-story development at 819 Garden Street, which is co-listed by Sotheby’s International Realty and Hayes Commercial Group, is designed for the business owner or CEO seeking a professional office space and a private home all in one place. Surrounded by some of the finest local eateries, shops, and coffee houses in the area, the prime location of El Jardin also provides ample amenities all within walking distance.

“The heart-of-downtown location and luxurious size and quality of the building, combined with local architect Jeff Shelton’s immersive design make this property unparalleled to other products. Shelton’s innovative architecture is located in an ideal environment for one to enjoy the inspirational live/work design right in the historic Presidio neighborhood that provides impressive amenities for the most discerning buyer,” said listing agent Melissa Birch of Sotheby’s International Realty – Santa Barbara Brokerage.

Selected for the Architectural Feature for the 2015 Santa Barbara Beautiful Award, El Jardin includes a 2,010-square-foot commercial space along with a 1,200-square-foot garage on the first floor, with metal work throughout the space by David Shelton. The third and fourth floors encompass a 2,386-square-foot residence equipped with two bedrooms and two and a half baths, an elevator, countless custom finishes and inviting decks and balconies. The residence leads up to a rooftop patio equipped with an outdoor kitchen, shower, hot tub, fire pit and views of the Riviera and Santa Ynez Mountains.

“This property is a standout example of the current trend of redevelopment in downtown Santa Barbara, including The Mill on Laguna and Haley and a plethora of projects in the Funk Zone,” said Christos Celmayster of Hayes Commercial Group. The owner of El Jardin has worked with Shelton on other redevelopment projects, including the Vera Cruz residence on Santa Barbara Street.

El Jardin is co-listed for sale at $4,149,000 by Melissa Birch and Rich van Seenus of Sotheby’s International Realty and Christos Celmayster and Kristopher Roth of Hayes Commercial Group. Construction was handled by Dan Upton Construction.