This Craftsman home is situated in Santa Barbara’s Rancho San Antonio Creek community. Requiring an extensive remodel effort, this project was transformed from a modest ranch-style tract house into a stunning craftsman with mid-century modern influence. Elevating the importance of authentic detailing, the home includes handcrafted, custom mahogany millwork and cabinetry, doors and windows by local Santa Barbara artisan Nate Modisette of Bomo Design. One of the architect’s favorite aspects of the design is the 22-foot-tall vaulted ceiling with open beams in the living room and the fireplace and chimney, featuring sophisticated sandstone masonry. Throughout the home, a sense of intimacy, warmth, and informality pervades.

The front facade showcases classic California craftsman architecture, complete with a small front porch covered by an extended roof, tapered, square support columns, and deeply overhanging eaves.

The kitchen boasts stunning views of Santa Barbara’s Santa Ynez mountains. The open floor plan and earth-hugging horizontal profile are ideally suited for Southern California's mild Mediterranean climate. In the backyard, you’ll find a chicken coop and an expansive vegetable garden.


Project Type Custom Residential / Location Santa Barbara, California  /  Project Size 2,940 SQ FT / Completion Date 2013 / Services Architecture, Construction Administration, Interior Design, Land-Use Entitlements, Programming / Architect Dan Weber  /  Landscape Architect Kiesel Design / General Contractor Bomo Design /  Structural Engineer Windward Engineering / Photographer Erin Feinblatt