Project: New 2500 s.f. modern design for a hillside home in Santa Barbara
Location: Mission Canyon, Santa Barbara Ca.
Description: This is a new 2500 s.f. 3 bedroom 2 bath home perched on the hillside above Santa Barbara with sweeping views from the mountain tops to the ocean and islands. The client wanted a modest space that allowed them to feel as though they were no difference between inside and outside. We responded by creating a design that is oriented to the view and opens wide to take it in. The living room is designed to open up to the outdoor space via sliding pocketing doors, the patio provides casual seating for entertaining and a spot to hang out and chat. The design is based on three steel clad volumes with punched openings, these volumes are joined by a flat roof that covers the living area and extends over the patio. This tight site demands good modern design to solve some of the complex zoning, slope and view corridor issues. Recently the Santa Barbara County Design Review Board reviewed the project and was very pleased with the design and felt this would be a great addition to the neighborhood.