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.
4733 sq ft
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.