The Riviera House subscribes to the old adage about the three things that sell a house—location, location, location. Coming in at 3,000 square feet, the home was built in an ultramodern style in the much coveted Santa Barbara Riviera neighborhood. Aside from the neighborhood, what else does location have to do with this home? For starters, it sits adjacent to a ravine filled with mature oak trees. Even better, the home opens up to spectacular views of Santa Barbara and the Channel Islands.
The home was originally build in the 1950s. Architect Dan Weber remodeled the home to bring it up to date, adding in finishes inspired by its mid-century construction as well as modern designs to help set the house apart from its neighbors. Part of that new look comes from walnut floors that match the walnut cabinets. The entry door is unique as well. The eight-foot-wide custom built door pivots to allow entry.
The house definitely exudes an ultramodern look and feel. The dark, natural tones of the woodwork are offset by the light of the cream paint, giving the house a clean feel that doesn’t sacrifice comfort.
The house’s posting sports several photos that highlight just how impressive this home is. You’ll want to see them.