Montecito Residence by Barton Myers Associates

By : Dennis Franklin | 19 Sep 2014 11:03 am | Homes

This highly open and contemporary residential project located on the hills above Montecito, California was designed by the architectural practice of Barton Myers Associates to take advantage of the beautiful site with large boulders and oak trees.

The slopes gave the designers an opportunity to create two separate wings, ensuring a truly open layout in the living area which integrates the dining area and the kitchen to provide access to another main dining and lounge area outdoors.

The private wing is where the bedrooms, bathrooms and a library reside with access to small courtyards and terraces as well as to the swimming pool and an additional guest house that was already built. The main materials are steel, glass, concrete and insulated metal panels with a layout that provides natural cross ventilation through the implementation of large operable glass doors, sliding doors and windows to adapt to the climate.

A radiant heating system provides a cozy atmosphere when it is colder outside and its power is brought from solar panels.

 

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