Guest house and office/workshop complex on Old San Marcos Road in the Santa Barbara foothills.
The tower links the residential and workshop wings at a 90 degree angle, like a hinge. The wings create two outdoor spaces. A lager less formal garden with fountain space to the south west and a more formal tiled space to the north east – linked by the passage through the tower.
In each wing, an axis have been designed, again at 90 degrees, to maintain the integrity of the design. Each wing, while the same length, has a different length colonnade and the north and east elevations have a layering element to vary these facades.
Each wing at the ends of the axis has a thickened wall element to give depth to the main windows and at the tower element a more formal rectangular “wall” framing the more formal courtyard.