LUA Project | “Another 100 of the World’s Best Houses”

Spotted! LUA’s Montecito Modern residence featured in “Another 100 of the World’s Best Houses.”

The residence and guest house are situated in the gently sloping foothills of Montecito, California, enjoying panoramic views of the Santa Barbara Harbor, the Pacific Ocean, and surrounding mountains. The irregular shaped site affords many views and privacy to the interior spaces. Introducing the structures into the pan and disturbing the natural landscape as little as possible were the most critical aspects of the design plan.

A serpentine driveway and garden wall lead from the street entry gate to the motor court at the front of the main house, which is a two-story contemporary villa with extensive terraces and lawns for relaxed indoor and outdoor living. A 50-foot bridge links the infinity pool and spa terrace of the main house, through a canopy of oak trees. The two-story residence features full-height windows and a curved bay window that provide wonderful light and filtered views through the trees of the ocean horizon. -Cynthia Reschke, Pacific Houses


Architect Ronald Frink Architects Inc. 
Location Montecito, California USA
Area 3,952 sq. ft.