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Santa Barbara home takes advantage of indoor-outdoor lifestyle

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This fabulous contemporary residential project was extensively remodeled by general contractors Griffin & Crane located in Hope Ranch, a suburb of Santa Barbara, California. Built in 1974, the home is set on a sprawling 3.5 acres of property, offering complete privacy and tranquility. Outdoor living environments were important to the design scheme since the climate is very temperate and can be enjoyed all year round. Patios expand indoor living areas to the outdoors, while comfortable dining spaces help the home’s inhabitants and guests to enjoy one of life’s simplest pleasures, dining al fresco. On the interiors, 3,356 square feet of living space offers seamless transitions from public to private spaces, which encompasses three bedrooms and two-and-a-half bathrooms. High-end finishes and meticulous attention to the fine details are exemplified throughout.

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An open layout allows spaces to flow sequentially from to another, starting from the entry, then to the relaxed living area with a cozy furniture arrangement around a central fireplace. The space moves on to the dining area in one direction and the kitchen in the other. The kitchen is partially sheltered from the main family spaces, offering an inviting warmth with plenty of functionality. From these areas, you move on to the intimacy of the private bedroom and bathroom spaces.

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What We Love: This luxurious contemporary home offers an idyllic resort lifestyle for those who enjoy the finer things in life…or just like to dream of them! This home exemplifies an amazing indoor-outdoor connection which really takes advantage of the beauty that surrounds this property. A very eye-pleasing home that is ultra-luxe… what do you think? Would you be happy living here?

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We have showcased some other beautiful properties in Santa Barbara, some not to be missed such as this Stunning Spanish-style hacienda ranch in Ojai or even this Mediterranean style Olive Mill Residence in California.

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The kitchen island countertop is comprised of an engineered stone with a small wood butcher block for prep work. This space is more separated from the rest of the kitchen area, making it a great spot for people to hangout and watch the chef, have great conversation and maybe even to participate in meal prep. Soaring ceilings and clerestory windows illuminates this space with natural light.

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Sliding patio doors in this family area helps to expand the interior living spaces to the outdoors, not only great for additional entertaining space, but it is also taking advantage of the quintessential California lifestyle.

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A spacious home office allows for personal space and as well as relaxing areas to take a nap or read a good book!

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The master bedroom is designed in a restful color scheme with meaningful objects decorating the furnishings and walls. The focal point of the space is the bed, where the designers have turned it on an angle for visual interest.

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This ultra-luxe bathroom features a beautiful custom designed, built-in travertine countertop with integral sinks. Stone is also showcased in the glass enclosed shower. A freestanding tub next to a sliding glass window allows for a peaceful oasis with the feeling of a spa retreat.

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The property is lavished in drought tolerant plantings, an abundance of fruit trees and a beautiful orchard of avocado trees. The spacious deck that you see in the image above is accessible from the majority of the rooms in the home, opening up to an expansive saltwater swimming pool, spa and lawn areas.

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Photos: Brent Winebrenner

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