This 1970s home in California received a contemporary redesign making it better than ever

Originally built in 1977, this home in Montecito, California, has been given a contemporary update.

Photography by John Russo

 

This home in Montecito, California, was originally built in 1977, but was recently renovated. Interior designer Erinn Valencich and Patrick Hall of DA Inc. worked together to update the home and give it a contemporary flair.

 

Originally built in 1977, this home in Montecito, California, has been given a contemporary update.

Photography by John Russo

Welcoming you to the home is a landscaped front yard that has a stone path leading you to the front door, broken up by patches of grass, creating a unique look and adding interest to the yard.


Welcoming you to this home is a landscaped front yard that has a stone path leading you to the front door, broken up by patches of grass, creating a unique look and adding interest to the yard.

Photography by John Russo

Inside, barn wood tile floors have been combined with earthy colors to create a natural and bright interior palette.


Inside this home, barn wood tile floors have been combined with earthy colors to create a natural and bright interior palette.

Photography by John Russo

The main living and kitchen area share the space, with one of the walls covered in light wood shelving, ideal for displaying personal items.


In this home, the main living and kitchen area share the space, with one of the walls covered in light wood shelving, ideal for displaying personal items.

Photography by John Russo

In the kitchen, a large picture window perfectly frames the view of the Santa Ynez Mountains and open wood shelving lets you display your favorite serving items.


In this kitchen, a large picture window perfectly frames the view of the mountains and open wood shelving lets you display your favorite serving items.

Photography by John Russo

Touches of wood have been carried through the the dining room, where there’s also access to the balcony outside.


A circular wooden dining table and singular pendant light makes for an intimate dining experience.

Photography by John Russo

In the lofty master bedroom, what appears to be a concrete wall is actually a trompe l’oeil (an art technique that uses realistic imagery to create the optical illusion that the depicted objects exist in three dimensions). On the opposite wall, stone tiles surround a fireplace, and a small nook next to the window has become a sitting area.


This master bedroom has a small sitting area next to a fireplace with stone surround.

Photography by John Russo

In the master bathroom, there’s an oversized steam shower and a custom dual vanity made from marble.


In this master bathroom, there's an oversized steam shower and a custom dual vanity made from marble.

Photography by John Russo

There’s also a freestanding bathtub raised up onto a platform so that whoever is in the bath can easily enjoy the picturesque views of the surrounding landscape.


This master bathroom features a freestanding bathtub raised up onto a platform so that whoever is in the bath can easily enjoy the picturesque views of the surrounding landscape.

Photography by John Russo

Just off the master bedroom/bathroom is a private balcony with views of the trees and the backyard below.


Just off the master bedroom/bathroom in this contemporary home, is a private balcony with views of the trees and the backyard below.

Photography by John Russo

If you’re interested in learning more about this house, it’s currently for sale through Riskin Partners, here.


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