Casa de la Vista

Montecito, California


Designed for a steep site in the foothills above Montecito this Spanish Revival House is organized around a small, classic courtyard and takes full advantage of the spectacular ocean and mountain views.  The home was carefully sited to create a strong connection to its environs.  The courtyard with its colorful fountain acts as both circulation and out-of-doors living space.  This house gracefully embodies both tradition and modernity. 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.