• The Lower Terrace and Living/Dining Wings on Both Sides

  • View from the Deck over the Main Terrace toward the Ocean

  • The South Elevation from Below , with Solar now on the Right

  • The Entry Court Borrows Space from the Hillside

  • Island Kitchen with Sculpted Range Cowl, Copper Tile Inset

  • The Entry Tower, Stair Newell and Groin-Vaulted Gallery Ceiling

  • The Family Room and Fireplace, with Mezzanine Study

Mr and Mrs Lawrence Thompson

This highly improvised Spanish Colonial home on Loma Media Road, Santa Barbara, is on a steep 1.3 acre hillside site, with ocean and city views. Each part of the home is angled to access a different view, and broken to create alternating open spaces, and a variety of different living environments. The center of the home has a two story space suggesting a Mediterranean streetscape, an open curved mezzanine and intricate cross-work of large beams at a skylit central peak. See Sunplan for energy strategies and applications.