Posts Tagged ‘mid century modern homes santa barbara’

Hope Ranch Retreat by Michael Carmichael

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

This unique contemporary residence was completed by architect Michael Carmichael in 1975 and is situated on 2.3 acres in beautiful Hope Ranch. The 3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath home boasts an impressive (and recently updated) open floor plan with walls of glass, soaring ceilings, a large entertaining patio and a corral with plenty of room for horses. 

Michael Carmichael is most likely known for his other exceptional works of art in local residential architecture with the ‘Wave House’ and ‘Whale House’, (both previous features on this blog).

This property is currently listed at $1,825,000 with Cam Gittler of Coldwell Banker.

If you have any questions regarding this property or others like it in the greater Santa Barbara area call Josiah Hamilton at 805.284.8835 or email [email protected]














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Mid-Century Modern in Ojai – Kazumi Adachi (Renovations by Riley Pratt)

Friday, August 16th, 2013

This private family home, quietly nestled in the foothills of Ojai, was originally designed by architect Kazumi Adachi in 1952. The Mid Century Modern was completely and tastefully renovated in recent years by architect Riley Pratt of the Los Angeles firm of Marmol Radziner. Pratt was able to contribute the necessary state-of-the-art conveniences while sticking true with Adachi’s original vision.

  The 3 Bed, 3 Bath home is over 2700 Sq Ft and includes a salt water pool and spa, detached studio with outdoor living space, (including fireplace and full outdoor kitchen), and a large ‘Zen’ garden.

The home is currently listed at $2,195,000 with Tonya Peralta of Keller Williams Realty.

If you have any questions regarding this home or others like it in the greater Santa Barbara area, please contact Josiah Hamilton at 805.284.8835 or email [email protected].
























Friday, May 10th, 2013

This Mid-Century Modern, known today as Lizard Rock Ranch, was the first home designed by longtime Santa Barbara architect Peter Edwards in 1957. Shortly after the completion of this home, Edwards began a lenghty career partnered with John Pitman in the firm Edwards-Pitman. 

Edwards has since retired and is now a member of the Architectural Board of Review for the City of Santa Barbara, the Historic Landmarks Committee, and president of the Santa Barbara Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.

Here is what has to say about this beautiful home.  

In 1998, Architect husband and wife, Tom Jacobs, AIA and Cassandra Ensberg, AIA purchased the house immediately falling in love with the potential of the unique contemporary structure nestled in rural Mission Canyon’s oaks and boulders within earshot of the Mission bells.Upon move in, the important modernist themes regarding space, natural light, ventilation, and indoor – out door living were masked by the traditional arrangements of the previous owner. Ensberg and Jacobs immediately made plans for repairs and modifications to restore the concepts central to the innovative design while correcting minor functional defects and outmoded components. The result reflects the original intent – a unique, efficient, comfortable 3 bedroom 2 bathroom home within a footprint of 1,300 SF enhanced by extensive outdoor living spaces and gardens.

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Mid Century Modern, Montecito

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

This Mid-Century Modern residence on Woodley Road is in close proximity to the Brooks Institute and was sold in May of 2008 for $10.5 million, which included a 5 bedroom, circa 1961 home on 6.3 acres. Offering views of the ocean, mountains, and on a highly desirable flat land parcel, this Montecito home is a rare find within the Cold Springs School District. As a result, a great deal of additional value has been placed on this property due to its private location on Pepper Hill, only minutes from Coast Village Road and the beach.

Peter Edwards Designed 1956 Mid Century Modern in Montecito

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

Built in 1956 and Designed by Peter Edwards this Mid Century Montecito home recently sold for $3.3M, I was reluctant to share this as its pretty dated inside, but I am praying the new LA owners bring it up to speed, preserving the great Mid Century vibe of the house. Sited on 2.8 acres of extraordinary gardens surround this original Peter Edwards designed home, the home consists of 3 beds and office or 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, large study and enormous library/studio. A romantic guest house lies across a footbridge over a creek, currently a wonderful studio. The magnificent grounds feature hundreds of specimen trees, koi ponds, streams and waterfalls.

2.8 acres

4733 sq ft
3 beds
5 baths

Architect Peter Edward of Edwards Pitman – here is a little cool history on the Architect

The founders of the firm, Peter Edwards and John Pitman, were natives of Santa Barbara and the fathers of both men were also architects.  Peter Edwards’s father, William Albert Edwards, formed the firm of Edwards-Plunkett with Joseph Plunkett in 1928.  Their work included the Arlington Theatre and the Santa Barbara Airport Terminal, and their residential work helped shape the city’s Mediterranean architectural style. John Pitman’s father, Richard Hickman Pitman, was an associate of James Osborn Craig, architect of the El Paseo and the Hoffman House.

In the Beginning

Peter Edwards and John Pitman founded Edwards-Pitman in 1957.  Unlike today, they were one of only a few architectural firms in Santa Barbara and although small in size, they managed to acquire major work throughout the city. In time, the firm grew in popularity in commercial development and hired Richard Redmond in 1979. By the mid 90’s, Richard took the reins and headed nearly all design coming through the firm; in 1998 he became a partner.

As the founders retired, Richard Redmond has enjoyed the firm’s continued success and contributes consistently to the exquisite architectural landscape of the American Riviera and beyond.  Richard is now the owner and principal at Edwards-Pitman Architects.