Modern Villa Retreat

Located in the Butterfly Beach neighborhood of Montecito, this house was transformed from a classic California-ranch-style beach bungalow into a modern villa retreat. The client’s vision was to create a tropical environment and open-air dwelling reminiscent of her childhood home in the Seychelles Islands, off the eastern coast of Africa. Her exquisite selection of modern décor, detailing, and furnishings adds to the sophistication of the remodeled spaces. Key exterior features include stone from the Dominican Republic, a standing seam metal roof, deep overhangs, and lush landscaping. Granite countertops, mahogany cabinets and stone floors add sophistication to the interior space.

Architect: Neumann Mendro Andrulaitis
Photographer: Ciro Coelho

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