The original tract house was destroyed in the Jesusita Fire in 2009. Allowing for a fresh architectural style, the clients chose the traditional mexican/ spanish influenced Hacienda style with the long deep porch with french doors off of the Living Room, Great Room, Guest Bedroom, and Master Bedroom. The indoor/ outdoor living is suited well at this hillside retreat with large shade trees and cooling breezes to accent this perfect location.
Photo credits: Tiffany Evits
This renovated Mediterranean style home is stepped back on a quiet cul de sac in the heart of Santa Barbara. After years as a rental, this gem has been carefully renovated, along with the addition of a secondary bedroom and bath to create a more usable family oriented environment. The landscaping has been updated with drought tolerant plantings along with updating the patios and walkways with more permeable materials.
Photo credits: Tiffany Evits
This Traditional Craftsman Home, along with a two car garage and guest house, is located at the gateway to the new urban community of South Main [Buena Vista] alongside the Arkansas River. Working closely with the clients, we crafted the detailing with materials and methods reminiscent of the time-honored techniques of the true craftsmen of that earlier era.
Photo credits: Savannah Holcomb, Debbie Holcomb
Located atop a knoll overlooking Carpinteria and the coastline, this private Asian style Dojo offers a 3,500 square foot practice room for the ancient martial art of Karate. Large sliding wood doors open onto a grassy slope for demonstration events. Fine woodworking and exposed beam detailing, custom-built doors and furnishings, and other attention to craftsmanship are expressed with beauty and finesse. The dramatic steel and glass atrium entry introduces a strong bond of western culture to eastern tradition.
Photo credit: Lori A. Kari
Perched on the cliffs above the beautiful Pacific Ocean, this stunning petite house boasts 1,000 square feet of openness and contemporary charm. Upgraded extensively from a 1960's tract home without character or appeal, the walls were stripped to the bare studs for a fresh start. With open beam ceilings, large sliding doors, and grand view windows in the great room, master bedroom, and master bath, the vistas are greatly enhanced. Whales and dolphins are viewed frolicking in the waters just off the cliff from the long expanded deck. The interior and exterior furnishings were selected by the owner with an eye for the eclectic combination of charming and unique items.
Photo credit: Scott Gibson
This two story home is carefully sited on a 10 acre ridge line with private panoramic views from the mountains to the north, and miles of coastal and Island views to the east, south, and west. The site has been constricted from the onset with only one very small building pad with steep drop offs requiring tall retaining walls and extensive regrading to shoehorn in the house and outdoor living spaces.
The design merges contemporary visual building elements on the main and upper levels while blending the structure with the natural surroundings, just peaking out of the hillside, as experienced when approaching the house.
Features of the house include:
• 9’x6’ LED back-lit Onyx panel at the wall behind the 10 burner range in the kitchen.
• Media room with sophisticated engineered acoustical elements built into the walls, bookcase and ceilings. Concealed projector in Master closet & automated media screen over flat screen tv.
• Complete home automation & alarm system.
• Concrete walled wine room with custom wine racks.
• Radiant in-floor heating & heat pump split cooling systems.
• Solar panels on the hillside to offset the Edison electrical grid.
• Expansive roof decks with custom “invisible” mesh railings which disappear to enhance the panoramic views.
• Separate Office and Home Gym up a meandering path behind the Residence.
Original 1980's baths and kitchen with dropped ceilings and enclosed rooms rendered this condominium much smaller in appearance and general living quarters.
After removing wall and low ceiling partitions at the baths and kitchen, solid railings at the stairs and loft, and resurfacing the fireplaces with new tile surrounds and hearths, the interior spaces revealed a fresh look and feel for the condo.
New lighting, plumbing fixtures, cabinets, and furniture additionally transformed the spaces to enjoy a new look with a mediterranean flair.