Mission Canyon

The property is located in Mission Canyon of Santa Barbara. Working with a 1970’s tract home, we were able to transform this ordinary residence into a meditative retreat. Walls were knocked down and rooms were combined to create modern open living spaces. All the interior spaces have connections to the outside environment, which was the most dynamic and important part of this property. The garage was transformed into a master suite which offers beautiful views to the pond and creek bellow while sitting fireside by the new stone fireplace. Faux finish wood details in tones which reflected the surrounding oak trees helped to bring the outside environment into the home. Also, this renovation utilized much of the on-site stone material, to bring of feeling of uniting with the land. Using a mix of furnishings and accessories from all over the world including Mediterranean, Indonesian, and Chinese, added to the intrigue of this sanctuary. The property was landscaped with many pathways which lead to Buddhist stone carvings and statues for discovery and reflection by the wanderer.