Nothing evokes a serene and relaxed lifestyle quite like a Santa Barbara Mediterranean home. Traditionally, this is a blend of Spanish Colonial Revival, Mediterranean, and Moorish architectural elements. Today, builders are putting a fresh spin on the look. Defining features such as white stucco and red-tile roofs keep the architectural heritage intact, but gone are the days of colorful tiles and heavy dark wood.

There’s no better example of this than our stunning Monday Morning Millionaire. Danes Custom Homes just put the finishing touches on this Santa Barbara Mediterranean at 4412 Lorraine. Their appreciation for quality, timeless elegance, and craftsmanship is evident everywhere you look.

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6523 Lupton IHOTW

We scroll through a lot of listings every day. Sometimes we just sit back, gaze at the screen, and say “Wow!” This Preston Hollow French Eclectic at 6523 Lupton is a stunner. What caught our eye is the craftsmanship and after a little digging we’re not surprised to find it was built by Danes Custom Homes. Yes, the owners really are Danish, hence the name, and they grew up in homes that were over a hundred years old which inspired the company ethos:

“When you build a home you want to make it timeless, elegant, and functional and you build it to last.”

Sustainability is often overlooked by luxury home builders. It’s refreshing to see a company that makes this a priority and goes out of their way to use ecologically sound materials and building strategies. Everyone wants a smart home investment these days, regardless of the price point. This is 6,638-square-feet of gorgeous genius. The house was actually built in 2012 for a top Frito Lay honcho and his wife who are now moving on. Some lucky buyer will have the benefit of this sharp couple’s smart choices and maybe even find a stash of Fritos left inside the cupboard!

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3216 Colgate Front

I love the story behind this gorgeous home. It was built in the true “transitional” style — the exterior and materials are high-quality and timeless, while the shapes and angles are all very modern feeling. Lots of clean lines and a cool neutral palette go so well with classical design attributes like coved ceilings and marble accents. It’s marketed by one of the fastest-rising agents in Dallas — Alex Roostaei of Allie Beth Allman & Associates — for $2.995 million. Considering the amazing location and incredible finish-out of this home, that’s quite a good price.

The style, the location, the expert build — all of this make 3216 Colgate a truly High Caliber home,  a property with matchless design and thoughtful construction. Of course, for a home like this, securing a loan should be an equally high-caliber experience, one that Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans could provide. Lisa, a seasoned mortgage professional, knows that financing an amazing home must be a just as flawless as the home itself.

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