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.
Alana Villanueva of AVID Associates designed the 7,935-square-foot house. Working with architect Don Caperton of The Caperton Group, they wanted to create a classic look that was still young and fresh.
“This is the third home I’ve worked on with Danes Custom Homes,” Villanueva said. “Spec homes are exciting for me because I have quite a bit of creative license. This house in particular represents my personal style, so it was a lot of fun.”
The house has five bedrooms, five bathrooms, and two powder baths along with five different living areas. It’s also prepped and ready should you choose to install an elevator.
“My favorite room is the library,” Villanueva said. “I love the ceiling treatment. It’s modern take on a traditional coffered ceiling and it makes a statement right when you walk in. That room is centered with a blocky Carrara fireplace and I used a Ralph Lauren polished chandelier.”
A large portion of the home is furnished, allowing potential buyers to truly understand the flow and to create an immediate emotional connection.
“We mixed up this interior with some clean lines on the upholstery,” Villanueva said. “We’ve had people purchase all the furniture in a spec home before. It’s nice because they can then call us and we can add in the draperies and other items they may need.”
If you’re ready to do some California dreaming, give Amy Detwiler of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s a call. She has this gorgeous Santa Barbara Mediterranean listed for $5.995 million.
Karen Eubank is the owner of Eubank Staging and Design. She has been an award-winning professional home stager for more than 25 years. She’s been a professional writer for 20 years. Karen is the mother of a son who’s studying music at The University of Miami. An ardent animal lover, she doesn’t mind one bit if your fur baby jumps right into her lap. Find Karen at www.eubankstaging.com