Taking Spanish style to new heights

Clever and colorful touches brighten this Santa Barbara house

Vibrant details

Thomas J. Story

Vibrant details

Colorful canopy: The top-floor terrace is shaded by swags of canvas Sunbrella fabric.


Lanterns and garage door: Patterns abound in the lantern light and the stencils on the garage door.

Warm and cozy

Warm and cozy

Corner fireplace: Rising out of black stones, a gas fire warms an outdoor sitting area. 

Curvy 'carpet'

Thomas J. Story

Curvy 'carpet'

Tile rugs: As if hung over the railing to dry after a washing, these whimsical mosaic-tile rugs dress up the lower balcony and the entire façade.  


Sculptural stairway

Thomas J. Story

Sculptural stairway

Railing with character: A graphic banister adds a sculptural feature to the stairway.  


Stylish details

Thomas J. Story

Spanish details

A pistachio nut carved in stone creates this fountain's centerpiece on a Santa Barbara, Calif. balcony; water runs into an urn below. 

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