A quintessential Hillside Spanish Villa blends a few modern concepts within a vernacular home to create a romantic procession to the entry and a front yard living experience that is unparalleled in Santa Barbara.

The new stepped and terraced pathway to the house walks you past a water element and pause points to stop and see views of the Channel Islands.

The architects created a stepped and terraced pathway to the house. Ascending over 16 feet, a winding path takes you from the garage area below up to the entry, passing by a wall of terracotta tile washed by the spilling pool to create a sense of a hillside town in the Mediterranean.

A simple clean approach to the interior detailing helps accentuate the custom lighting and wood elements.

Lot Size 10,390 sf
Project Size 3,340 sf
Location Santa Barbara, CA
Principal Josh Blumer, AIA
Project Manager Eric Behr
Design Team Clay Aurell, AIA | Anthon Ellis | Joel Herrera | Aramis Arciga | Eric Behr | Karmen Aurell
General Contractor  Ribbens Construction
Landscape Architect  Taylor & Syfan
Pacifica Materials Laboratory