The Santa Barbara Hillside House is a rebuild and remodel of an existing 1970’s residence by architecture studio Eleven MODERN in collaboration with Lori Smyth Design in Santa Barbara. The home was originally built by the homeowner’s father; it has been in the family for three generations. The re-design includes a new structural frame to allow sliding walls of glass opening the interiors onto new outdoor living spaces with a commanding view of the city and ocean. The house has a spa-like ambiance; one feels relaxed and cozy because there are not a lot of knickknacks lying around. The rooms flow into each other and even though you are indoors, you always feel connected to the outdoors with all the openness and windows.
The project also includes a new kitchen design, open floor plan and vaulted ceilings with an expression of the existing 3,990 square foot structure. The project was developed with a new outdoor kitchen and living rooms and included the addition of a pool and landscaping, promoting engagement with the mountainside. The new work, along with all new finishes throughout, results in a modern, warm, clean and fun aesthetic designed to match the personalities and lifestyles of its owners and their young family.
The Eleven Modern office is located in downtown Santa Barbara at the Meridian Studios.
114 East De La Guerra Street,
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Lori Smyth Design – Full Service Commercial and Residential Interior Design firm.
1204 Del Oro Avenue
Santa Barbara, CA 93109
Featured in SB Seasons Magazine in Aug of 2011