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 www.aiasb.com 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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