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  7. Montecito Residence / Barton Myers Associates

Montecito Residence / Barton Myers Associates

  • 01:00 - 4 June, 2010
Montecito Residence / Barton Myers Associates
Montecito Residence / Barton Myers Associates, © Ciro Coelho
© Ciro Coelho

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Montecito, CA, United States
  • Principal In Charge

    Thomas Schneider
  • Project Architects

    Wayne Thomas, Cheng Zhou, David Karp
  • Associate In Charge

    Yianna Bouyioukou
  • Structural Engineer

    Norman J. Epstein
  • Contractor

    Caputo Construction
  • Area

    3365.0 sqm
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

From the architect. Engineering: AGME Engineers, mechanical & plumbing; Smith Engineering Associates, electrical; Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc, envelope consultant; Rios Clementi Hale Studios, interiors; Penfield & Smith, civil; Grover Hollingsworth & Associates, geotechnical

© Ciro Coelho
© Ciro Coelho

Located in the hills above Montecito, the Ladera Residence's was designed to take advantage of the site's striking features, including majestic oak trees and large boulders. The residence is divided into two wings. A public wing includes living, dining and kitchen areas and opens up to the main outdoor dining and lounging areas. The second, more intimate wing, contains bedrooms, bathrooms and a library all of which open up to small outdoor courtyards and terraces. The property also includes a lap-pool and an existing guest house.

© Ciro Coelho
© Ciro Coelho

The building is constructed of exposed steel, glass, concrete and insulated metal panels. The Montecito Residence takes full advantage of the indoor-outdoor living made possible by California Coast's mild climate. Designed specifically without air-conditioning, the house is cooled exclusively by cross-ventilation. Large operable sectional glass doors, sliding doors and windows can be opened and closed to quickly adjust to the climate conditions and the occupants' comfort. In addition, the house's radiant heat system is fed by solar collector panels. Other sustainable features include highly efficient boilers, photovoltaic panels and an Energy-Star rated "cool" roof.

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© Ciro Coelho
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Aman Playboy · March 05, 2012

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Dario Corral · November 22, 2011

Can someone please tell me which is the main entrance???

delta perdana · January 07, 2011

it's superman house

Brian Diecks · June 11, 2010

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o0 · June 09, 2010

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Geoff Simpson · June 08, 2010

Came across this stunning #modern #house in Montecito, CA - love the public/private spaces

Chris McCarthy · June 07, 2010

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Natalie Guimaraes · June 07, 2010

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Nick Allen · June 07, 2010

Love this house! Montecito Residence / Barton Myers Associates - via @ArchDaily

Michael Baugus · June 06, 2010

Awesome metal and glass house- Montecito Residence / Barton Myers Associates | ArchDaily

hito · June 06, 2010
bluevertical · June 05, 2010

Montecito Residence by Barton Myers Associates #architecture #interiordesign #modern *lovely open space design

rodger · June 05, 2010

generally speaking the material cost is not as important as the cost of labor. its the labor cost that drives design decisions.
building with industrial materials for reasons of cost savings is a pointless exercise. the small benefit you gain from cheap materials no way equals the benefits you get from superior material choices. in other words, find cheaper ways to build things rather than finding and buying cheaper materials.

Nick Losi · June 05, 2010

Obviously a high-end house with a distinct aesthetic with the fortune of having a beautiful plot of land as the setting, but I question the practicality of so much steel in a house that is trying so hard to be "green" ("sustainable features include highly efficient boilers, photovoltaic panels and an Energy-Star rated “cool” roof"). It is easy to buy green features and add them on to a structure—such as PV panels and an efficient boiler—but I wonder how sustainable a 3,364 sq ft house with 500 sq ft garage and additional pool cabana can be. For a truly sustainable picture one has to understand the impact a building has over its entire lifetime, from the manufacturing of the materials used, to the demolition of the structure.

Not to mention the architects only managed to fit two bedrooms in such a large house. Kind of a pity.

Omikey · June 05, 2010 10:40 PM

Gee Nick.... like Mick said, "What drag it is to come home".

J · June 05, 2010

I'm curious from people with more experience than I, where a home like this would rank in cost to build per square foot. The home is beautiful and obviously high-end, but the materials are typical commercial materials. Would this result in significant savings in the cost of building this home? I mean people say steel is expensive, but this is a relatively simple (although enormous) home.

Home Decor News · June 05, 2010

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RM · June 05, 2010

Great house. Reminds me a lot of stuff I've seen in Australia.

WPstudios · June 05, 2010

RT @nicholaspatten Montecito Residence.

Nicholas Patten · June 05, 2010

Montecito Residence.

Priscilla · June 04, 2010

WOW!!!! I love the stairs that lead to the house!!!!! BEAUTIFUL

Omikey · June 04, 2010

The ultimate in 21st century California cooool. Cookie Cookie lend me your comb?

FRM · June 04, 2010

Nice - albiet very Pierre Koenig-esque...

pacco · June 04, 2010

wow!!! fantastic home...just one question about the living room, leaving so much space covered with glass, does not pruduce too much hor inside the buildong?

and man...i got to say that ockers archs are just pure rock and roll!!!

pacco · June 04, 2010 09:29 PM

hot i mean..

Felipe Goes · June 04, 2010



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