For the past five decades, the locally known ''Hope Ranch Barn'' was the home & studio of noted artist and UCSB Professor Emeritus, Irma Cavat. This spacious abode offers a variety of imaginative living spaces, including the original caretaker's quarters with a separate entrance. To amplify the natural sunlight, there are vaulted ceilings & French doors throughout. The outdoor decks provide ample opportunity to ''site see'' (and perhaps sketch or paint) the mountain and orchard views, breath-taking sunsets & starry starry nights. Enjoy nature's bounty from 35 mature avocado trees & a variety of fruit trees on the 1.5 acres of bucolic bliss. A rare opportunity to live in history, the Hope Ranch Barn is the picturesque home & workspace you have dreamed of in the most idyllic communities.