FOOTHILLS RESIDENCE

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FOOTHILLS RESIDENCE

FOOTHILLS RESIDENCE
Design Challenge

How did the architects transform a humble 1970s home into a luxury estate worthy of the surrounding area’s property values?

 

Design Solution

Rather than tearing down the original home, AB design studio remodeled this single-family ranch-style residence with views of the Santa Ynez Mountains. Due to dramatic increases in coastal California’s real estate values, many of the modest homes originally built in the area no longer reflected the value of the land on which they sat.

At the onset of the project, the owners requested that the residence be renovated into a luxury property with improvements to the existing architecture and landscape. The architects upgraded the home by incorporating a well-appointed master suite with walk-in closets, updated bathrooms, wine cellar, covered car port, free-standing pool cabana, grand swimming pool, and guest house. The home’s footprint was further expanded by creating additional indoor/outdoor living spaces.

Project Data

LOT SIZE
36,155 sf
PROJECT SIZE
6,915 sf
LOCATION
Santa Barbara, CA
CONSTRUCTION COST
$2.5 Million
PRINCIPAL
Josh Blumer, AIA
PROJECT MANAGER
Josh Blumer, AIA
DESIGN TEAM
Clay Aurell, AIA | Joel Herrera | Denise Rocha | Karmen Aurell | Barry Winick, AIA
INTERIOR DESIGNER
Barry Winick, AIA
GENERAL CONTRACTOR
Jed Hirsch Building Contractor, Inc.
LANDSCAPRE ARCHITECT
Progressive
STRUCTURAL ENGINEER
Taylor & Syfan
ELECTRICAL ENGINEER
JMPE
MECHANICAL ENGINEER
Mechanical Engineering Consultants
SURVEYOR
Gilmore Land Surveying
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Mechanical Engineering Consultants