Inviting farmhouse style cottage in Montecito surrounded by lush gardens


This farmhouse style cottage was designed by Mosaic Architects & Interiors and built by Griffin & Crane, located in Montecito, California. The project involved a complete remodel, where the homeowners worked with the architects and builders to to achieve their vision: clean, minimalist living spaces. Encompassing 2,500 square feet of living space, this cottage features two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a powder room, plus a detached garage with an upstairs studio.

The renovation process included: Reinforcing the structure with foundational underpinnings and shear walls, vaulting the kitchen ceiling, installing radiant flooring throughout, and adding square footage to the master bedroom suite, with French doors to the garden.

Project Team: Architect and Interiors: Mosaic Architects & Interiors / Builder: Giffin & Crane General Contractors / Landscape: Haney Landscaping


What We Love: This stunning farmhouse style cottage offers bright and airy living spaces and beautiful outdoor gardens. Cozy and comfortable furnishings invites you to relax in this lovely home, while the outdoor gardens and water fountains are just as inviting. We are especially loving the master bedroom suite, with its beautiful trussed ceiling and romantic canopy bed. Overall a fantastic renovation both indoors and out… Readers, what are your thoughts on the renovation of this home, are there any details you would have done differently? Please share your feedback in the Comments below!

Note: We have featured a couple of other home tours here on One Kindesign from the builders of this home, Griffin & Crane, have a look: Ultra-charming French country home in Montecito, California and Santa Barbara home takes advantage of indoor-outdoor lifestyle.


Above: The entire interior color is Oxford White CC-30 | Benjamin Moore. Eggshell on the walls. The trim, wood beams and ceiling, a high gloss. The floors are pre-finished white oak, and were purchased through Reed Interiors, Santa Barbara.



Above: The light fixtures in the kitchen are from Visual Comfort.



Above: The slipcovered chairs were sourced from Restoration Hardware, the fabric is Belgian Linen – Color: Sand.



Above: The stone countertop in the powder bathroom is an antique marble remnant sourced from a stone mason in Santa Barbara. It was originally highly polished, so the designer had it honed. The iron vanity base is from Waterworks. The sink base is from Waterworks as well as the faucets. The sconces are from The Urban Electric Company.






Above: The wall sconces on the exterior facade were sourced from Steven Handelman Lighting, Santa Barbara, California.


Photos: Jim Bartsch Photographer

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2 years ago

Possibility of seeing a floorplan?

5 years ago

Too much white which takes away the character and movement and life and coziness of the home which is hidden behind all that white paint. I would have allowed more of the raw and natural wood tones in the ceiling beams or shiplap on ceiling. Would have added more color in pillows or throws or rugs. I would also have brought in some greenery from the gardens outside. I couldn’t live in this house since it has no color, movement, or life in it. I would be depressed in no time at all. The garden patio is beautiful with the… Read more »

5 years ago

Totally inspiring

5 years ago

Stunning! So nice to see a 2500 sf home rather than 5000+sf.