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Posts Tagged ‘Santa Barbara Architects’


The Landsby Hotel in Solvang

The Landsby is the newest and most innovative hotel in Solvang, CA. This stunning 41-room boutique hotel offers warm hospitality and refined, stylish accommodations with a hint of traditional Scandinavian aesthetic. DMHA Architecture + Interior Design of Santa Barbara and Studio Collective, Los Angeles spearheaded the recent renovation.     The completely remodeled, bright and open guestrooms are [...]


NMA Architects Riviera Modern

“The design for the Kurth Residence is all about our clients’ desire to capture the amazing 360 degree views from their Lower Riviera site, as well as their desire for a very bold, modern home specifically made of concrete and glass,” states Architect Dave Mendro. It’s not often the shoe is on the other foot; [...]


Ensberg Jacobs Design 60’s Tract House Redo

Thoughtful stripping away of standard tract construction elements and dated finishes combined with careful analysis and selection of items that could be made to work resulted in a transformed house, including furnishings within the expected budget.     "We couldn’t alter the suburban tract surrounding the structure, but the house had unique potential for the feel of a [...]


NMA Architects Coastal Retreat in Carpinteria

The owner's list of requirements when developing this stunning property on the bluffs of Carpinteria included bedrooms for the couple’s grown sons, well-appointed guest quarters, a tennis court, swimming pool and multiple spaces for entertaining.     Architect Mary Andrulaitis says. “Though the property is over 4 acres, there were a lot of constraints on the site. The [...]


Riviera Home Designed by Jeff Shelton

There’s a reason Annie and Paul de Bruyn Kops use the word “magical” to describe their Riviera home. With artisanal features like sculpted stucco walls and handcrafted tiles, the three-thousand square foot space feels like a gigantic work of art.     This makes perfect sense since Annie was a longtime art instructor at Cold Spring School. [...]

DesignARC Riviera Modern

DesignARC replaced a run-down and aging duplex with two modern homes. Although the unique creek-side site proposed significant challenges, the clients wanted to rebuild on the lush Riviera hillside. The challenges presented were ultimately overcome through a thorough and careful study of site conditions.     With an extremely efficient use of space and strategic placement of windows [...]

Montecito Dwelling by DesignARC

The owners of this 1960's single-story ranch house desired a fresh take on their out-dated, well-worn Montecito residence. Hailing from Toronto Canada, the couple is at ease in urban, loft-like spaces and looked to create a pared-down dwelling that could become their home.     As a remodel, the objective was to re-configure the extant floor plan completely [...]

DesignARC’s Greenworth House

The Greenworth House project came to DesignARC after having suffered numerous ill-conceived modifications over several decades. The floor plan of this modest single-story Montecito ranch house lacked livability and had lost all of its original and essential connection with the outdoors. Recognizing great potential in the house, a plan was developed to restore the dwelling [...]

Ferguson-Ettinger Architects, Inc.

Established in 1990, Ferguson-Ettinger Architects, Inc. designs projects that are site sensitive, whether urban or rural, drawing inspiration from its immediate context and their commitment to sustainable architecture. Their projects include residential, commercial and institutional, and are firmly bound to the firm’s desire to form a seamless and harmonious relationship with the land.     For the Ferguson-Ettinger [...]

Ferguson-Ettinger Architects Panel House

Completed in 2010, this modern, sustainable Montecito home features innovative building techniques, including tilt-up concrete walls, ventilated rain-screen wall panels, fully integrated solarvoltaic panels, and an underground cistern for collecting rainwater.     The house is oriented south with large overhangs to maximize solar heat gain in the winter and keep the interior cool in the summer.     The floor [...]

Ciro Coelho Photography

Brazilian-born, US-based photographer Ciro Coelho’s eclectic career, which includes fashion, documentary and fine art, sets the mood for his interior and architectural images.    Neumann Mendro Andrulaitis Architects   Coelho has been commissioned by world-renowned architectural firms and magazines for his ability to art-direct his own work, consistently capturing each project’s unique qualities with elegance and spontaneity. Coelho’s images [...]