This brilliant contemporary design by DesignArc is yet another fine illustration of what it means to “celebrate and nurture” the dialogue between a given shelter and it’s surrounding environment. Here is what DesignArc has to say about this gorgeous home.
Located in the arid foothills overlooking the Pacific Ocean and the city of Santa Barbara, this multi-level family compound was sited to take advantage of spectacular views while nestling into the south oriented, moderately sloped parcel. A two-story, 4,150-square-foot single-family residence addresses a 625-square-foot guesthouse across a lap pool.
The property is bounded to the north by a mountain road, and slopes downhill toward the south. Consequently, the L-shaped floor plan evinces a protective posture toward the street, presenting a battered stone wall as its principal face. Beginning with a simple and disciplined entry consisting of roof and steel spider-leg columns, the plan progressively opens, wrapping itself around the existing terrain, becoming more transparent as one moves toward the living spaces, culminating in expansive views of ocean and harbor. –http://designarc.net
To visit DesignArc’s beautiful new website, (which includes a wide array of their past and present work), click here.
DesignArc has 2 separate locations:
29 West Calle Laureles
Santa Barbara, California 93105
805 687 1525
Mark Kirkhart, AIA, NCARB
2558 Overland Avenue
Los Angeles, California 90064
310 204 8950
Dion McCarthy, AIA, NCARB
If you have questions regarding this property or others like it in the greater Santa Barbara area, please contact Josiah Hamilton at (805) 284-8835 or email [email protected].