A light and bright contemporary in magical Montecito Heights. Built in 2005, this two-level home with multiple outdoor spaces boasts a fabulous and functional layout, with a connection to nature felt in each room. Beyond the gated entry, you are greeted by the refinished Brazilian teakwood deck, a large space for entertaining and lounging. Generously sized open-concept dining and living area with balcony and fireplace flow to the large kitchen with eat-in island, all facing out toward lovely green hillside views. The main level is complete with an office/3rd bedroom that opens to the front deck plus full bath and built-ins for extra storage. The lower level features primary suite with balcony, fireplace, walk-in closet, and bathroom with dual-sink vanity plus a large second bedroom suite with full bath. Recent updates include new paint and carpeting, and refinished flooring, cabinetry, wood deck and fencing. The oversized 2-car direct entry garage features a laundry sink and W/D hook ups. A peaceful and private place to call home in a lovely neighborhood, with easy access to Ernest E. Debs Park and Peanut Lake, and mere minutes to Highland Park's chic Figueroa and York Blvd., 110 freeway, and downtown LA.