Casa de la Torre

Montecito, California



This house gracefully embodies tradition and modernity.  Its colors and materials capture the flavor of the Spanish Revivalist period.  But its living spaces portray current design concepts and highlight the integration of indoor and outdoor spaces.  The terraces function as out-of-door living and dining areas, quite different from those designed by the Revivalists.  Rooms and their interconnections are picturesque, while at the same time responding to the Modernist sensibility.  Hallways have been minimized, room volumes kept simple and functional, letting the details provide the texture and warmth.