THE PERFECT PIED-A-TERRE
Santa Barbara, California
This rarely available "Downtown Living" residence is located on a unique and quiet one-block street in Santa Barbara. The single level home is within two blocks of State Street, the Court House, Library, County Administration Building, the Granada Theater and the Fox Arlington Theater, the Art Museum, Banks and Financial Firms, Legal Offices, State Street retail outlets, plus many of the best restaurants in Santa Barbara. In addition, a delightful 12 block ride on trolley cars found on State Street take you to the renowned Santa Barbara beach and pier areas and the Sunday Art Show.
This home is designed as a piece of architectural art representing a combination of sustainability, efficiency and elegance in a very well conceived small footprint. Every square foot of space is artfully composed in an open plan that shares space from each adjacent use area. Fourteen foot living area ceilings, twelve foot bedroom ceilings and a ten foot kitchen ceiling combined with skylights and north and south glazed openings create an expansive living environment. The interior colors and special effect lighting adds to the dramatic impact one experiences upon entering the home.
The car arbor doubles as an entertainment pavillion. The roof is constructed of laminated glass. Side curtains, sculpture fence, track lights, radiant space heaters and thoughtful landscaping aid in transforming this space. The multi-use outdoor pavillion enhances the connection to the outdoors reinforcing the elegant simplicity of the whole design,
The perfect pied-a-terre.
Shown By Appointment
Designed by Barry A. Berkus, A.I.A , Founder and President of B3 Architects and Berkus Design Studio