Santa Barbara Estate
MODERNIZING A CALIFORNIA RANCH HOUSE
With architectural renovations of a master suite, study and living room spaces, a unique style was developed to support the owners' modern indoor/outdoor lifestyle. A palette of refined colors and natural materials, derived from the surrounding landscape of rugged boulders and majestic native oaks, brings the landscape in, while the reconfigured interior opens out to the new garden, patios and reflecting pool. Garden and the interior space create a serene, contemplative interaction between built and natural elements, where clean geometric forms play against the texture and richness of stone and wood, shadow and light.