Santa Barbara Home Design specializes in Spanish homes and landscapes with authentic, old world style and classic detailing.
Materials and Artisanal craft techniques are important in creating authentic Santa Barbara style homes.
This page highlights "Casa Corazon", a beautiful new Spanish style home nestled in the foothills of Santa Barbara.
It's almost hard to believe that this is the BEFORE photo of the 1960's tract house that the Owner and Builder of Casa Corazon had purchased a few years earlier.
Scroll down through this page to see a few completed photos of this project...
particularly the Paseo Courtyard that was created within this back yard space.
If interested, you can click to see Project Construction photos for Casa Corazon, here.
I love this photo, as it helps illustrates the passion that went in to every element of designing and building Casa Corazon.
Here, the project owner hired a special Roofing Artisan to delicately assemble the ornamental roof of the Secret Garden Arch, conceptually designed for a Paseo courtyard.
To see other owner builder construction photos of Casa Corazon- click here to visit another page, highlighting the many Artisans that put their hearts and souls into this special home.
Remarkable projects start with the desire of a project owner to look past standard, conventional choices and make extraordinary efforts in creating and constructing special design elements.
I enjoy collaborating with these types of forward-thinking clients- and designing unique structures such as this Spanish Style Secret Garden Arch.
From day one, these endearing components are enjoyed by friends and family- and will be... for many years to come.
For those clients that have the foresight- these unique elements are designed, built and then become part of the fabric of our local architectural history.
These efforts establish new signature properties for the next generations of Santa Barbara to enjoy.
Here, almost 4 years later...
The owner's daughter and her childhood friend have already grown up to be beautiful young women.
RIGHT: Casa Corazon's daughter (left) with boyfriend.
Prom 2015: Another fond memory for family and friends at Casa Corazon.
I smile to think of the many new photos that will be taken and shared, in the years to follow.
For these types of custom projects...
I collaborate with a wide variety of talented independent architects, structural engineers, general contractors and artisan trades and share those resources with you during my affordable initial consultations.
Here, the project owner and I worked closely to get a classic 2 piece Mission Tile roof the way we wanted...
And "Chimney Towers" were designed to be accentuated in scale and proportion for the 3 fireplaces, so as to add unique character...
They became art pieces- and can be enjoyed from a variety of locations throughout the property.
The Entry Tower with covered porch is nestled in to the existing Old California Pepper trees.
Having been inspired on a field trip to the Adamson House in Malibu, California (shown directly below)...
We incorporated Spanish tile into the exterior walls.
The project owner gave me creative license to incorporate classic Spanish style patterns throughout the design project.
Here, I proposed thinly cut fire brick in a Herringbone pattern as a decorative wainscoting for this chimney tower. The owner's independent trades masterfully installed it.
Note the use of tile in the arched openings, as well.
These little jewel boxes were laborious to build, but make a special statement for generations to enjoy...
A lunch at the Biltmore Hotel in Montecito inspired the red brick motor court design.
Concrete would have been too monolithic, and the reclaimed bricks have a texture that works well with the old world, white plaster walls and classic red tile roof.
The spanish style landscape is beginning to fill in nicely underneath this mini tower bump out at the guest bathroom.
Colorful tile was installed in the extra thick archway and makes for a focal point when driving in to the property.
The wood carriage doors were custom designed, as well as the extra thick door openings.
This gives the architecture an extra bit of quality to enjoy every time the owners enter the garage.
For the main entrance of the motor court, these new gate columns were created.
Classic design lines with historic undertones, and special detailing help tie in the main approach to the architecture of the home.
Not all aspects of designing custom Spanish homes and landscapes require the type of detailing I have been describing on this page.
A good designer knows where to purchase quality design elements to accentuate a project.
Here I admire the quality clay pot inventory, at a local favorite resource.
Custom designed Spanish style mailbox incorporate quality parts!
Purchase the decorative spanish tiles and the bronze mailbox online:
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Scroll Dozens of other Casa Corazon Art House photos, below...
and for complete Descriptions and more information for each image of this Spanish Revival Custom Home,
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In the meantime...
A Montecito client tipped me to this beautiful coffee table book, The California Casa
This book has 360 pages of inspiring interior and exterior design photos and images of quintessential California Spanish Revival homes and landscapes.
She had page marked a multitude of design ideas she was inspired by.
Coincidentally, this book is currently ranks #1 Best Selling Book on my top 10 list for this website.
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Click to learn about Local Santa Barbara Architect Jock Sewall's Book on Mediterranean Architecture. I personally own this book and continue to be inspired by the 432 pages with over 1000 photo images or architectural details for designing Spanish Homes.
This is the #2 Best Selling book on this website.
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