Santa Ynez Residence

The foothills in Santa Ynez are arid and quiet, filled with farms and ranches. Our Santa Ynez residence, one story and close to the ground, echoes that landscape.
Reminiscent of old barns in the agricultural region, the corrugated steel exterior, oxidized and now richly red-brown, gives the home an earthy hue and further unifies it with its surroundings.
Benches sit beneath the courtyard terrace and a long sustainable lap pool extends outward, contrasting the dry terrain.
The ideal architecture respects and complements its context, connecting inhabitants with environment.