Weekend Beach House in Montecito

Montecito, CA

For clients we have designed numerous projects with, the opportunity arose to acquire beachfront property mere steps away from the hotel they first honeymooned at decades earlier. The property was once the hotel’s old Rickshaw garage, where beach vacationing couples, like themselves, would commission rides on the oceanfront at sunset. As in their other houses, the Family Room, Kitchen, Master Bedroom and Master Bathroom are given the best views. As ocean front lot size and severe coastal regulations limit design options, a simple gently curving steel roof pierced by a glazed vertical entry tower element, in addition to deep cantilevered oceanfront balconies and eaves, articulate the desire for essentially a serene ocean viewing platform.

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