It is the kind of day where we are talking about houses based on sustainable solutions and while the previous one was a decent facility this Ladera residence is lavish to the core. It is located in the hills above Montecito and the natural air cooling system incorporation in place of an air-conditioning set- up is a privilege courtesy of the California Coast’s mild climate. About the lavish factor, the house is divided in two wings. Public wing– that includes living, dining and kitchen areas and opens up to the main outdoor dining and lounging areas.
There is a private wing with bedrooms, bathrooms and a library all of which open up to small outdoor courtyards and terraces-definitely a reader’s paradise amidst magic oak trees and large boulders. The air factor is taken care of with cross ventilation and large operable sectional glass doors, sliding doors and windows can be opened and closed to quickly adjust to the climate conditions.[ Barton Myers Associates]