Renowned Los Angeles based architect Rex Lotery FAIA, designed this incredible modern home against a wonderfully wooded hillside acre in Montecito. Walls of glass open to the elevated mountain views and tree tops. Once inside you feel like you’re in a state of the art tree house. The home is Warm and comfortable by day, glowing like a jewel box by night, this sophisticated art-filled home was designed and completed by Lotery in 1996.
A long central gallery with skylights that flood the interior with natural light divides the living areas from the working areas. Built with high quality construction, the house has refined details and exciting materials throughout. An ergonomically designed kitchen created by Bulthaup with counter tops of beveled edge bluestone from Pennsylvania opens to a spacious living/dining room with soaring ceilings and walls of glass overlooking the hillside and mountain tops. The residence has 3 generous sized bedrooms with en-suite baths, plus a private office and a large studio with separate entrance. All floors are either white maple or china green slate in this environmentally sensitive contemporary residence.
Rex Lotery died in 2007 and the home remains in the family. USCB’s ADC, known for its archival holdings of Southern California-based architects, recently celebrated a new acquisition: the archive of architect Rex Lotery (1930-2007). The archive contains objects from Lotery as well as from the firm Kahn, Kappe, Lotery & Boccato. Architectural historian and guest curator Nicholas Olsberg announced that selections from the archive will be displayed in future exhibitions at the University Art Museum.