February 7, 2022
Every morning, Nicole and Jarrett wake up to what most people dream about: sun drenched rooms, birds singing just outside their windows, and beautiful mountain views. Flooded with natural light and a picturesque backdrop, Nicole and Jarrett’s Silver Lake home is their very own paradise.
When looking for their dream home, Nicole and Jarrett said they wanted to feel a sense of community in their neighborhood, all while blending nature with city life. Their bucket list items included having a large backyard for entertaining, being surrounded by nature, and having many windows with natural light pouring in.
After touring their home for the first time, Nicole and Jarrett said they fell in love with “the expansive deck, the sun-drenched living area, and the walkability to such a vibrant neighborhood filled with bars, restaurants, art, and culture.” All of these aspects led them to making an offer. With the help of NDA Real Estate’s founder, Casey Napolitano, Nicole and Jarrett’s offer got accepted!
Nicole and Jarrett have a sweet and serendipitous love story. They first met in high school, but lost touch for seven years. Then, “one fateful night at a Santa Barbara bar,” they met again and have been together ever since! At the time, Jarrett had just graduated college and was exploring Santa Barbara as a young professional. Meanwhile, Nicole was earning her PhD at UCSB.
“We bonded over being Gauchos, drinking too much local coffee, and recalling our favorite high school Psychology course,” they said.
Jarrett and Nicole together in their home
Chic dining room with teal velvet chairs and wooden table
Today, Nicole is a User Experience Researcher specializing in survey methodology at a leading tech company. She is also the author of Teen Stress: Your Questions Answered, a reference book using academic research to answer questions about the biggest challenges teens face today. Jarrett is a partner at a consulting firm where he serves as a legal expert in data analytics and provides expert testimony.
Since moving into their home December 2020, they have made countless cherished memories.
“Nicole had a big birthday, and we hosted our family in the backyard where we painted her in a white dress to usher in a new decade of freedom, color, and joy!” they recalled. “Everyone got into it, and the painted dress now hangs in our home as a reminder to always show our true colors.”
In addition to hosting special birthdays and celebrations, they have also created new traditions.
“We love a good brunch on the deck on our couches and sushi dinners with a game or two in the living and dining room,” they said. “With friends, we’ve created a tradition of hosting for July 4th and Halloween with specialty cocktails and treats. We were so excited to experience our first fireworks and trick-or-treaters!”
Jarrett and Nicole relaxing outside on their sunny porch
During the weekdays, Nicole and Jarrett spend most of their time in their home office, surrounded by windows and beautiful mountain views. On the weekends, they enjoy sitting outside in their sunny backyard and roasting marshmallows over their fire pit.
NDA Real Estate’s founder, Casey Napolitano, helped Nicole and Jarrett find and negotiate the best deal on their first home together. Casey’s unbound professionalism and expertise allowed Nicole and Jarrett to secure their dream home with ease. She listened to her clients’ every desire in their first home purchase and guided them through the process from start to finish. NDA Real Estate always puts clients first and represents them in the best light possible, all while helping them find their very own home oasis.
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