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George Washington Smith Style Spanish Home design in Montecito California drawings, etchings, sketches

Looking for design ideas for how to improve your Santa Barbara or Montecito home and landscape?

Please peruse these Jeff Doubet conceptual home designs for local Santa Barbara and Montecito homes and properties.

LEFT: Located in Montecito's Golden Triangle... this is a concept design proposal for a Park Lane 1970s Fixer property.



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LEFT: Working closely with client wish list items... I developed a design for this fixer upper.

As of November 2017, this home was completed as per sketch above, and is featured in an upcoming new 240 page coffee table book. 6 pages of the book are devoted to this project. It turned out exactly like the rendering! Please check back in early 2018 for the final book title and direct link on Amazon.




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RIGHT: Two favorite George Washington Smith architect books.



Useful tools for those seeking info on design and history of "George Washington Smith" style homes.



At RIGHT / ABOVE: A Re-Designed Montecito fixer home that will have a distinctly classic and historic look and feel.




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fixer houses with land in Montecito California photosLocal Designer develops upgrade ideas to this Mary Craig architect original home design (RIGHT).

Jeff Doubet is honored to be working on a variety of local Santa Barbara and Montecito home designs that are building upon the work of the Masters.

These include George Washington Smith, Lutah Maria Riggs, D'Alfonso and other famous architects from the 1920s and 1930s.

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Wish List items, clipped photos, earmarked coffee table books were part of the initial consultation with the owner of this property who travel to Mallorca, Spain and other European countries collecting ideas for their remodels.






This brand new book on Spanish Colonial Style highlights the beautiful architectural creations of James Osborne Craig and Mary McLaughlin Craig.

Locally, they are famous for designing El Paseo in the historic downtown district of Santa Barbara, as well as Plaza Rubio... the charming homes mirroring the Santa Barbara Mission (across the lawn and rose gardens).

Please click the thumbnail to see pricing, as well as the "Look Inside" feature which mentions the Nevill Cramer House (directly above)... an original home designed by Mary Craig.


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RIGHT: This Mansford roof Fixer home in a quality Santa Barbara Neighborhood has lots of upside potential...


I have the priviledge of working with one of the largest real estate flippers in Santa Barbara.

He has renovated over 160 homes.




Best designs in Spanish Style homes in Santa Barbara and Montecito California conceptual renderings


This is one of several concept renderings I came up with for a 2 story addition over the garage.


I proposed moving the garage door to front of house which would then allow for a gated and landscaped courtyard that would compliment the newly renovated facade.


This project was completed, and sold the same month... July 2016. Check back often for finished project photos!




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converting old historic structures in to homes in Montecito and Santa Barbara California photoLEFT: The owner of this unique Montecito parcel requested a conceptual design rendering that would enhance the rural nature of her surroundings.

Nestled into the corner of the lot, the structure would have ocean views to the south and mountain views to the north.



Stone house designs, renderings, sketches and drawings

Technical services for the proposed two story structure are provided by the property owner's architect. He has developed a quality floor plan, and is navigating the difficult restrictions on this unique lot.

LEFT: As a Conceptual Designer, I came up the artistic, visual aesthetic, materials and finishes... with the idea of tying in the project with other local historical stone buildings- creating an old french farmhouse feel.




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RIGHT: A "Vanilla" Fixer house located in a great neighborhood in Santa Barbara, California.


School district and central location were major factors in this client's decision to invest in this property as a second home.

A top producer Santa Barbara realtor recommended Jeff Doubet to this client.



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RIGHT: A conceptual design rendering developed by Spanish Style home design specialist Jeff Doubet.

This project was recently completed in June 2016. Check back often for finished project photos.

Note classic detailing: arch top speak easy front door and side gate, carriage garage door, olive trees, sandstone walls,window boxes, scalloped plaster, hand wrought iron rods for awnings, etc.




Ideas for transforming a standard Montecito house to Spanish Style


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LEFT: This client was looking for ideas to upgrade their Arcady Road fixer property.

A new 3 car garage and converting the existing garage into a new bedroom wing (livable space)


home designs and designers in Montecito CaliforniaLEFT: My original concept design proposed a new 3 car garage that has a small tower transition and connection to the main house.

A small Spanish style garden house (at left) anchors the approach to the motorcourt.





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RIGHT: Located on a large lot on Arcady Road- the 1960s house and landscape is ripe for thoughtful and strategic upgrades.

Local Montecito home and landscape designer Jeff Doubet developed a conceptual design for house and landscape.



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RIGHT: The home and landscape design drawing illustrates a variety of ideas. Improvements to create Curb Appeal


Ideas include: old world sandstone walls and staircase, Mediterranean landscape, new Spanish Tower entry with Chimney cap detailing, etc.




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Santa Barbara Cottage Design Sketches, renderings, and drawings


This Santa Barbara home owner was looking for ideas to charm up the approach to their home on 4 acres.

A garden house, grapevine arbor, sandstone walls and curbing... along with cupola's and other architectural details were proposed in this sketch.



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The permit for this project was issued and the owners are currently getting bids for construction by independent, local General Contractors.

Check back often to see renovation photos.





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For this fixer on 10 acres in the foothills of Santa Barbara... the owners were seeking ideas to traditionalize the basic structure that has good bones.



Below: I propose classic fenestration... a wood window bump out made with resawn timbers and darkly stained.



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Iron grille windows, stone columns and iron gate, circular motorcourt with fountain...

and I studied fresh ideas for the decorative chimney tops.

Something more charming to look at while meandering down the long driveway to the main house.




fixer properties with large lots santa barbara photosLocal Home Designer Jeff Doubet specializes in helping local Santa Barbara and Montecito home owners See the potential of their fixer homes and properties.

I work with Home Buyers, owners and their architect and General Contractor.


LEFT: This Fixer home is located on a large lot in the foothills of Santa Barbara.

It is owned by a General Contractor who asked that I develop a conceptual rendering of potential upgrades.




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LEFT: I developed this Conceptual Design rendering to illustrate a Farmhouse design that incorporates a simple aesthetic... reminiscent of San Ysidro Ranch.


Board and Batten siding, heavy beam porch posts with knee bracing, authentic sandstone garden walls and stone steps and flagstone patios.


This project is currently under construction and I will add project photos soon.




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LEFT: I work with a variety of different clientele... Real estate investors, home buyers looking to purchase a fixer property in Montecito or Santa Barbara area, as well as home owners that are looking for great ideas for how to improve their home, landscape and lifestyle.


This client is a Real Estate Investor and high end builder that was lining up multiple fixer projects in 2014.



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LEFT: I developed this Conceptual Design Rendering


This home was SOLD before it was completed. It was never listed in the Montecito Multiple Listings Service and sold for a record price per square foot for this charming Montecito neighborhood.


CLICK HERE to see the Finished Project photos and more information, now.




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Thank You for taking the time to look at just a sampling of my work with other local Montecito and Santa Barbara clients.





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Please contact me if you would like to see my entire portfolio of projects and to discuss your new project!

I am always meeting new and like minded clients that are looking to do something special. I look forward to hearing from you.



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*All drawings, sketches, photos and ideas on this page / website are copyrighted by Jeff Doubet. The hand drawn illlustrations and many of the photos are being developed in to a much larger body of work...

A Coffee Table book!

If you would like to get on the email list for the book launch announcement, please contact Jeff by email or phone. Thank You.




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Currently tied for 6th Best Selling Santa Barbara Architecture Design Book on this website.







Not cheap... The price for this rare George Washington Smith Architect design book fluctuates between $385 - $520+ per new copy, but it is also available USED... last time I checked- they start at about $180.


If you are looking for Classic Design books for an authentic California Spanish Style home, this is a book to consider.

Currently tied as the 6th Best Selling Santa Barbara Architecture Design Book on this website.





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