Presenting a bright and functional contemporary on a dreamy forested lot in rustic Montecito Heights. This home is situated on coveted Latrobe Street, a neighborhood where celebrated mid-century architecture has remained intact for decades. The main level features an open plan living and dining area, practical kitchen with breakfast bar, and guest bathroom. Start your mornings at the dining table with coffee, open the doors to the balcony and let the swaying trees and sounds of hawks set the tone for the day. The primary bedroom is a magical retreat. This oversized room features vaulted ceilings and French doors leading to a balcony with sweeping views of the hillsides and mountains. A large closet and recently updated bathroom with Heath tiles, soaking tub, and shower complete the suite. A second bedroom and full bathroom are situated off the upstairs loft space, perfect as an office, creative space, or den. The large 8,765 sf lot offers an ambling pathway to a back deck and flat space beneath the trees and cafe lights. A special place to entertain, play, and be one with nature. The lot offers many future possibilities: urban farmers might consider beekeeping or gardening, or think big and explore the possibilities of adding a guest hideaway! A direct entry 2 car garage has lots of room for storage, plus laundry. Life on Latrobe offers quick access to nature -- just around the corner is a trailhead into Ernest E. Debs Park and Peanut Lake and 5 minutes down the road is Highland Park's chic Figueroa Blvd. with Cookbook, Cafe Birdie, Good Housekeeping, GGET, and more. A home - and lifestyle - that must be experienced in person!