Wednesday, January 28, 2009


This project is a new 3,000 square-foot, single family residence on the Mesa in Santa Barbara, designed to respond to the client’s desire for a unique design on a tight site with sweeping mountain to ocean views. The massing becomes a study of how to respond to the building envelope described by the various setbacks and height limits on the property, creating simple shapes that when brought together create a dynamic overall form. The program is spread over three levels including a basement-level garage and media space. The ground-level encloses the master suite, second bedroom, and a living area which seeks to blur the line of interior and exterior with floor to ceiling glass and sliding glass doors leading to the patio and yard. The third-level houses the kitchen, family room, and deck which cantilevers out to shade the glass below and capture the stunning views. Each mass is rendered in a single material; concrete, wood slats, glass and metal screen.

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