AFFORDABLE Santa Barbara Designer
Inspired by Artistic Designers before him, Jeff Doubet is a studious observer of the Masters George Washington Smith (Casa Del Herrero), Stiles O. Clements (Adamson House) and Wallace Neff (Libby Ranch Estate).
In the 1920s and 1930s these Architects were known as being Artists... and when paired with unique and Equally Visionary Clients, were able to branch out Creatively and Develop Signature Architectural Styles.
Fast forward 75 years- Home Designer Jeff Doubet also appreciates the creativity that flourishes in Designer / Client Collaborations.
Design Collaboration with a client on the front end is a cost effective way to shape the overall vision for the entire project.
COMBINING Floor Plan, Interior + Exterior Elevations and Landscape Design... the goal of the Designer + Client relationship: Develop a Comprehensive Design that melds wish lists and ideas for flawless interaction throughout the Home and Landscape.
I collaborate with a wide variety of licensed Santa Barbara Architects, Structural Engineers and General Contractors. Please call 805-687-1716 for an Affordable Initial Consultation to learn how I might help you assemble a team for your project. From Design Concept to Project Completion!
Fall 2012: New Construction, nears completion- An Old World Spanish Revival Barn designed by Santa Barbara Home Designer Jeff Doubet and built by the property owners General Contractor. Call Jeff at 805-687-1716 if you would like an introduction!
The Jeff Doubet Design Rendering (above) was the Original Concept Sketch: An inspirational vision and guide utilized by the homeowner's architect (for working drawings) and for the Art Direction of Santa Barbara Style Construction for this brand new Spanish Colonial Revival Barn, nestled into the Foothills of Santa Barbara, CA.
With Careful Planning and Artistic Attention to the construction details... This Santa Barbara Style, Spanish Revival Barn fits naturally in to the European Countryside Aesthetic that the Owners have worked so hard to create for their unique property.
Jeff Doubet designed and specified Authentic and Classic Santa Barbara Style Building Materials for this Spanish Barn. And under Jeff's Leadership + Art Direction, the structure was built by an independent General Contractor, using the specified Old World techniques and finishes. The goal: ensuring a Historic Santa Barbara Style Architecture that has a Timeless Quality and compliments the existing, Old World Spanish Revival Estate.
Over the years, this young family has established Casa Del Padre- 14 Prime Acres in Santa Barbara California, on which they have cultivated a successful Organic Olive Ranch-
They commissioned Jeff Doubet to conceptually design a structure that would store much of the Ranch equipment, and yet have an Attractive and Historic Santa Barbara Style of Architecture that would fit naturally in to their idyllic surroundings.
Below, prior to final coats of Old World Plaster... Jeff Doubet guides an independent Artisan as to the finish detailing he wishes for the Classic Spanish Door Hood detail he designed for above the interior door surround of a deeply recessed Spanish Speakeasy / Entry Door to the Barn.
Spring 2013: Nearing Completion by Homeowner/Builder: A Spanish Colonial Revival Style Pool Cabana conceptually designed by Santa Barbara Home Designer Jeff Doubet. For this 2 acre Santa Barbara Foothills parcel, the clients desired a Creative, "Focal Point" Structure with a Signature Spanish Revival Outdoor Fireplace... Old World Charm that would compliment the 6,700 sq. ft Main Residence, designed by Architect Henry Lenny
The Homeowner ran with Jeff's artistic vision, suggestions and concept renderings and took them to another level of excellence... building a world class SB project. Check back for copper gutters, finish detailing and the shimmering blue water of a completed dream!
Some clients are looking to develop new Creative re-interpretions of Classic Santa Barbara Spanish Revival Detailing and Architecture.
At Right, a 3 story Spanish Colonial Revival Duplex on East Beach... Conceptually Designed by Jeff Doubet.
The homeowner worked with an independent Santa Barbara Architect, as well as a General Contractor to take these Santa Barbara Style floor plans and Exterior Elevations by Jeff Doubet, and made them a beautiful reality.
This special client's original goal was to tear down an existing 1-story dilapitated home and build in it's place, a new Spanish Colonial Revival 3-story, Ocean View home just steps to East Beach in Santa Barbara.
As an Illustrator and creative Santa Barbara Home Designer, I help you create a Comprehensive Design Vision for your entire project, whether that be a new home, addition or remodel.
My Santa Barbara Style floor plan designs and Architectural Concept Renderings allow you to "SEE" the overall design of the FINISHED PROJECT long BEFORE architectural working drawings, structural engineering, or construction ever begins.
In essence, you invest in Conceptual Design time, which in turn gives you a strong confidence in the design direction that your entire construction project will follow.
*Above Concept Design and Rendering was created by Jeff Doubet BEFORE the original single story house torn down.
This creative process allows you the freedom to tweak and refine your Santa Barbara Home Design, long BEFORE it is developed in to a set of technical plans...
REFINING a home design in the Conceptual Stage is an important investment- changes are costly during the techical + structural engineering stages of a design project, as well as any change orders during the construction process. With Architectural Renderings, I design and draw specific details... building materials, architectural features, "wish list" items to help you see what the overall finished project might look like. Refinements of the design are easy at this Conceptual Sketch stage.
Fresh New Interpretations in Santa Barbara Spanish Design
Jeff Doubet is an artistic Santa Barbara Style Home Designer with a California General Contractor license crendential. I have established relationships with a multitude of licensed Santa Barbara Architects, General Contractors, CAD Drafting Services, and Licensed Structural Engineers.
Depending on the Style and Budget of your project- Jeff will guide you with options and choices for each. He is also comfortable with working with clients that already have these teams in place.
Jeff Doubet brings a Value Added dimension and perspective to his client projects and Design Consultant Business.
Jeff Doubet understands the nuances of Classic Santa Barbara Construction + Building Materials and can Art Direct the various phases of the decorative elements of your Construction Project.
This ability elevates the Craft and "Authentic Feel" of a Home, that so many clients seek for their Santa Barbara + Montecito projects.
The most Noted Santa Barbara Homes, as well as the best examples of Santa Barbara Style Architecture have a common thread: They combine Creative and Original Designs with quintessential Spanish Revival Building Materials- An Artistic, Detailed Eye Guiding Construction Details is icing on the cake.
Jeff Doubet is well connected with numerous licensed Santa Barbara General Contractors.
Depending on your goals and budget, Jeff can recommend a variety of different alternatives. He frequently works with clients that already have a Builder they like and are working with.
Here, Jeff art directs an independent Artisan (Hired by owner) for the Spanish Old World Plaster detailing he envisions for this classic Spanish Colonial Revival.
Looking to add an Architectural Focal Point such as a beautiful Spanish Round Top Door... or create a special room with lots of warm and inviting Architectural Detail and Character?
Spanish Revival, Andalusian, Monterey Revival, Moorish, Spanish Colonial Revival, Mediterranean, California Adobe, Santa Barbara Cottage, Montecito Cottage, California Bungalow and California Ranch are all upscale Architectural genres of Architecture in Santa Barbara and Montecito CA.
Homeowners seeking a local Santa Barbara Designer or Architect typically have one of these home styles already in mind, and are looking for a Design Team that can help them create it in their Home Renovation Project.
Jeff Doubet is an Illlustrator and Home Designer who has been influenced by many varieties of Spanish Colonial Architecture during travels throughout the world. The earliest... as a teenager spending a summer in Guatemala As part of a Church Outreach Construction Team with Teen Missions Intl. I was one of 30 teens that helped renovate a school in Guatemala. Ever since, I have been mesmerized by the Spanish influenced Baroque Architecture. The South of France is another favorite region of mine, but another story. Generally I gravitate toward any kind of unique, Spanish Architecture!
I continue to meet Special Clients in 2013
As a World Class Destination, Santa Barbara continues to attract those that Dream Big.
We live in a special place, and I share my clients enthusiasm and a mutual desire to Collaborate, Design and Build Santa Barbara's next Generation of Classic Homes and Landscapes... a Santa Barbara Tradition now spanning many generations!
I enjoy listening and interpreting Client Design Goals and incorporating them in to a Comprehensive Design Concept.
Because I draw my Preliminary Concept Designs "Free Hand", I have the ability to take client wish lists, photos, Magazine clippings, and other collected Reference Materials- and integrate them into a Creative, and truly collaborative and Original Home Design Proposal.
Some clients desire time-tested, Historically accurate Architectural Elements.
Below, Santa Barbara Home Designer Jeff Doubet proposed Authentic Santa Barbara Sandstone for this Brand New Estate, so as to give it an authentic, Old World Farmhouse / Homestead feel. Nestled into a 5 acre parcel on East Valley Road, the Home Owner Builder and his General Contractor and team or indivdual trades and artisans worked carefully with Jeff Doubet to craft a special old world farm house... one that might have been an original homestead on this Bucolic Country stretch of the Montecito Foothills. Check back in early 2013 for completed construction photos.
Jeff Doubet thrives on Creative Diversity.
Directly Above/Left: Project recently completed. For this Montecito Cottage "ReDo", Jeff proposed a touch of French Country and asked the independent Artisan Team to antique the new gates, shutters and window boxes.
I will be posting new project photos in 2013!
New for Fall 2012! (Directly Above + Below) - A sneak peek at the Design and Construction of "El Sonido Del Mar" (The Sound of the Sea)
Perched on the edge of a prominent point of the Mesa Bluffs at Shoreline Drive, Santa Barbara CA-
This authentic Hacienda Style Santa Barbara oceanfront home was recently completed.
Another Dream coming true for Designer Jeff Doubet, as well as for the property owners and the General Contractor and his team of talented Sub-Contractors.
Here, Artisans apply the final coat of Old World Plaster, complimenting Half Round Copper Gutters, Distressed Wood Rafter Tails, and a Rustic 2 piece Mission Tile roof.
Below, one of the Hacienda Style Home Concept Proposals and Rendering by Santa Barbara Home Designer Jeff Doubet.
Jeff developed a number of different concept renderings for redesigning the exterior of this home, as well as established the direction for the exciting new floor plan.
Santa Barbara Home Designer Jeff Doubet was Commissioned as the Design Director and Creative Consultant for this ambitious Hacienda Style Renovation Project.
Working with their Real Estate Agent and Builder, Jeff Doubet listened to the homeowner's wishes to transform this tired and non-descript 1970's home in to an Authentic, Hacienda Style Santa Barbara Oceanfront home.
Architectural Magic happens when Talented Santa Barbara Home Designers Collaborate with their Imaginative Clients and Independent General Contractors and Trades.
Above: The hand made and hand painted Marrakech shaped Terracotta tiles were recommended by Designer Jeff Doubet, but it was the Client's Vision for this handmade Copper and Nickel Silver Tub that transformed this space into a World Class Bathroom! They also worked closely with their window manufacturer to develop Custom, Bronze Windows that slide into the extra thick walls- Open Air, Seaside Bathing at it's best!
At Left: A Designer Jeff Doubet proposed a Round Foyer Entry... A Great First Impression for the Sights and Sounds of the 195 degree Views of the Pacific Ocean and Surf, directly below.
Please Check back often as I will continue to Add new Santa Barbara Style Hacienda Before and After photos. Many Thanks to the Top Notch Team that brought me in to this exciting project.
They quickly and effectively got the Design Concepts approved through Santa Barbara Planning Commission and Santa Barbara Coastal Commission-
Now, an Elegant Pool behind Thick new Plaster Walls and A Hacienda Gate is under way.
For this Oceanfront Spanish Hacienda Home Renovation, Santa Barbara Home Designer Jeff Doubet developed an Attractive Home Design Concept for a Large Rotunda Room and Bay Window Bump Out Features that would have Authentic Sandstone Wainscoting on lower sections of the walls.
On this project, Jeff's Collaboration with the Talented Builder + Saavy Owner netted an unexpected and pleasant Architectural Feature... Solid Bronze Clad Windows-
A very nice detail! The Seaside Ocean Air is already helping the Natural and Desired Old World Patina the Owner and Builder seek for a rich layer of Spanish Hacienda Detailing that these Custom Windows will provide.
The Talented Independent Team of Builders and Interior Designers are taking the Project Floor Plan and Exterior Design Concepts to the next level...
Crafting "El Sonido Del Mar"... a new Santa Barbara Oceanfront Showpiece with a Clear and Distinct Personality.
Here, the Talented Contractors Collaborate with Designer Jeff Doubet to Template and Build a Classic, thick arched Passage Way and a beautiful and unique Corbeled Headboard Niche
Santa Barbara Realtors + Home Buyers:
For over a decade, I have been helping local Santa Barbara and Montecito realtors and their clients see the potential in any given home.
The project (below) is an an example of how I have helped realtors help their potential buyers visualize a completed Construction Project.
The Casa Ramona Rendering (directly above) was commissioned by Realtor Joe Parker of The Santa Barbara Group . Joe had the idea of creating additional marketing tools for a special Architect Builder Client he was working with.
His client had designed a beautiful Montecito Home, but it was in the very early stages of construction.
Joe Parker saw the opportunity to engage Jeff Doubet Services to develop a rendering of what "Casa Ramona" would look like after Construction was complete.
Prior to doing any illustration work, Jeff Doubet, The Santa Barbara Group and the Architect/Developer all met at the Montecito Construction site. Construction documents and wish lists of classic Montecito architectural finishes, materials and landscape materials were discussed.
The Casa Ramona Rendering was used in a variety of Marketing venues including The Santa Barbara Group website, the Santa Barbara MLS, and shared with Montecito Home Buyers.
ARTISTICALLY DESIGNED SANTA BARBARA SPANISH HOMES
Sometimes I am asked to contribute to projects where the homeowner has already contracted with a Santa Barbara Architect to develop the working drawings and other technical aspects of their development.
These clients seek an artistic eye for creative solutions, and I enjoy helping them incorporate wish list elements, and can easily be drawn in to a Conceptual Design
Depending on the complexity of your specific project, I will help advise you on what steps you can take with Independent Technical, Architectural, Engineering, and/or Drafting Services... and which local teams will be best suited for your project and budget.
As a free-hand Illustrator and Home Designer, Jeff Doubet has the ability to draw detailed concept ideas... empowering his clients to describe and have a higher level of Creative Freedom when Collaborating and Developing a Custom Home, Landscape Design... or both.
The examples of Jeff Doubet's romantically Hand Drawn Renderings and Design Projects presented on this page are a Sampling of my Current Work.
Please schedule a Consultation to see more of my Original Design Concepts in Development, and Under Construction.
Also note, these Copyrighted Original Designs are being compiled with other Jeff Doubet work into a Coffee Table Book, to be Published in the near future. It will eventually be available at the Santa Barbara Public Library . and will be posted on my Online Store with these other fine books.
Please email me if you would like to purchase a copy of Volume 1, when it is available.
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