On summer weekends, this loggia becomes a destination spot where family and friends gather for al fresco dining and conversation. Green and white patterned chairs, orange solid and patterned throw pillows, an outdoor kitchen, and arched architecture with script decorate the space with a southern Mediterranean flair. Mustard yellows and stone accents complement the theme of the space.
Mark Scott and Associates designed their landscaping to enhance the serene beauty of this Mediterranean-inspired home in Santa Barbara with a thoughtful and well-executed plan. Because the home displays simple, sophisticated elegance, the design team chose to surround the architecture with shrubbery that frame its beauty while providing a roundness against its straight lines.
Landscape architect Jason Brownlee took one look at this lovely Mediterranean-inspired home that is situated at the end of a lakefront peninsula and drew inspiration from its radial core and natural surroundings and created a work of art in this outdoor design. Not only are the sculptured angles of the patio, walkway and railing reflective of the circular architecture of the home, but also in the masterful design of the infinity-edged pool and interlaced catch basins, giving this outdoor space a sense of magic in motion. The design shows passion with purpose and invites the homeowner to enjoy the outdoor pleasures of this home's dramatic but inviting character.
This modern Tuscan-style kitchen pays homage to the traditional details associated with the design through its use of color, architecture and accessories. Wood rafters help enclose the kitchen, while exposing the cathedral ceilings and intricate, artistic murals along the walls and ceilings. Simple wrought iron fixtures showcase Old World appeal with a contemporary edge. With massive wooden beams, terra-cotta tiles from Italy and hand-painted frescoes of Italian vineyards — this kitchen cooks up Italian flavor from floor to ceiling. But it's the bread warmer and wine cellar that stores up to 1,800 bottles that make this an Italian paradise. Appliances include two Miele dishwashers, a vegetable steamer, a built-in espresso machine and a five-burner Thermador stove.