Prior to the devastating Tea Fire, this spectacular home had exceptional panoramic ocean, island, and mountain views. Co-designed by renowned Swiss architect Roger Kurath and located at the peak of Camino Verde, this home included some remarkable features. Highlights consisted of a rounded 200-gallon salt-water aquarium, radiant “warm floor” heating, 2 story floor to ceiling windows encircling the perimeter, 2-car garage (air-conditioned), pool & pool bath with wetbar, and a professional style gym.
The exterior remolding included a waterfall and Koi pond, and a putting green (professionally built to PGA specifications). A water drainage system was installed along with terraced walkways, using over 500 rail ties and cedar posts brought from Colorado. The landscaping, using many California Native Plants, was designed by Botanical designer and author Carol Bornstein. There was an efficient irrigation system throughout the property. The exterior lighting was designed to enhance the home and landscaping without interfering from the natural beauty. Unfortunately this home fell victim to the Tea Fire and only the foundation and pool remain today. The pictures showcased in this post were taken prior to the fire.
Roger Kurath heads the internationally renowned practice Design 21, providing a full range of residential design, interior design, product and furniture design services for both public and private secors. The practice is committed to providing design of high quality that responds to its environment and addresses issues of context and sustainability. Roger Kurath was educated in Switzerland and the United States, and worked extensively in various offices in Europe before moving to Los Angeles. He won a series of national and international awards for design excellence, and his work is regularly published in magazines, newspapers and books in the US and Europe.
The lot/land at 20 Camino Verde with stunning contemporary foundation and pool in place is currently listed with Tomi Spaw of Prudential California Realty at $895,000. If you have any questions regarding this property or others in the Santa Barbara area contact Josiah Hamilton at (805)284-8835 or email [email protected].