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Looking for ideas for Spanish style homes,and designs for them? Need a hand-drawn rendering for your next project?

Santa Barbara Spanish style home designer Jeff Doubet has been helping clients see the potential for their fixer upper homes since 2003.

In the fall of 2018, Jeff published a large, 240 page coffee table book on the subject.

Creating Spanish Style Homes : Before & After - Techniques - Designs - Insights by author Jeff Doubet is now available directly on Amazon.







Montecito California real estate ideas for fixer upper estates


For about 15 years now, I have been helping Santa Barbara, Montecito and Hope Ranch clients "see the potential" in their fixer properties.






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This "BEFORE" project is located in a nice nook in a Montecito neighborhood, and is just one example of the hundreds of Spanish home designs that I have compiled into my new book. On pages 54 - 55 I include the full drawings, as well as the floor plan that I developed for this project.




Jeff Doubet, Santa Barbara Home Designer specializes in Old World Spanish detailing


Santa Barbara Designer Jeff Doubet in historic Seville, Spain photo



Hi, my name is Jeff Doubet, and I am a local Santa Barbara home designer who specializes in Spanish style designs.


I appreciate authentic Spanish architecture, and the special Montecito and Santa Barbara homes that were uniquely designed and built back in the 1920s and 30s.


I am particularly drawn to designing "homes with charm", and have a design philosophy that includes artfully crafting new compositions using tried and true, authentic materials and techniques.


My new book is a mix of design drawings and photos I have never shared on my website, as well as my top design tips and techniques for creating beautiful, authentic Santa Barbara Spanish style homes and landscapes.





Streets of Spain ideas for Santa Barbara architecture, photos and images from historic Seville, Spain




These images are examples of the type and mix of photos I intermix within my full color coffee table book.

I captured these images while a friend of mine and I explored various streets and towns in Spain-















As other like-minded travelers will attest- there is something special about walking the same streets that others enjoyed hundreds of years ago.




Weaving bits of history in to the future...



Montecito Home designs, sketches and renderings in the George Washington Smith style


In this original Spanish home design by local Santa Barbara home designer Jeff Doubet... a design proposal for a new accessory structure, a modest "Greeting" tower, and a pass-through gated entrance: Old World details that are reminiscent of simple, historic Montecito homes.




Classic Montecito Spanish Style homes designs, drawings, renderings by Santa Barbara Home Designer Jeff Doubet California


A renovation proposal for a fixer upper in Montecito California.

This is just one example of over 200 designs I have concieved since 2003.






Best Montecito fixer properties on nice neighborhood properties photo

This Montecito home was just waiting for a new look.

Please call Jeff Doubet @ (805) 687-1716

for an affordable Initial Consultation

to discuss the potential of working together.



Santa Barbara Home Designer: A quality resource for original Spanish home designs.



historic inspired spanish revival home designs, renderings, sketches, drawings by Jeff Doubet, Santa Barbara Home Designer


Local Santa Barbara Designer Jeff Doubet specializes in Spanish home designs.

Whether you are contemplating a remodel, or wish to design a new home...

I am available to help you create an original design that will stand the test of time.





Quality designs for Spanish style homes

From concept design (above)...

to construction (Left):

It is rewarding for both client and designer to see a vision come to life.

his design collaboration included careful planning and use of classic Santa Barbara colors, finishes and details.




Santa Barbara spanish style architecture drawings, renderings, sketches and photos

My client had sold a Malibu beach house and were seeking a home designer that could help them design their Santa Barbara style home on a 5 acre parcel.

I enjoyed helping them with the creative design ideas and then seeing them run with next steps as their local team oversaw the technical planning, permitting and construction.





Santa Barbara Spanish Style house construction photos

Based on their wish list, I help develop a conceptual floor plan to meet their needs, and then developed the exterior elevations for it.

I also eventually helped them develop a landscape design for the U-shaped entry courtyard, and the immediate areas adjacent to the motorcourt.



In Creating Spanish Style Homes : Before & After - Techniques - Designs - Insights I share over 800 photos and 220+ original design renderings. I also feature completed photos of this newly constructed Santa Barbara style Spanish Revival custom home and landscape.

The book is an excellent investment for those that seek information about designing and building quality Santa Barbara style homes and landscapes. For many, time is money... and for less than an hour of Jeff Doubet consulting time you can purchase a compilation of designs and projects that were designed and built between 2003 - 1018. Tens of thousands of hours of design time compiled into a coffee table book!


Classic Spanish styling and design in Santa Barbara



historic spanish revival architectural style drawings, etchings and renderings in Santa Barbara California

Santa Barbara California has a rich heritage in Spanish Colonial Revival architecture, which has been greatly influenced by Spain.


RIGHT: I was commissioned to re-design the landscaping and aesthetic upgrades to this historic hotel.






historic Spanish Colonial Revival architecture in Santa Barbara California photos and images


This boutique hotel in Santa Barbara is being upgraded with new layers of classic details.

The long drought in California has taken a toll on the grass and landscape.

Above, I proposed new Santa Barbara sandstone walls, drought tolerant plantings, and the architectural jewelry that will bring more charm to the streetscape.




If you are looking for quality, artistic ideas to improve your home and landscape... please consider picking up a copy of my book as an initial consultation. If you have a local Santa Barbara project, I would be happy to help you design and art direct the details during construction. Please give me a call at (805) 687-1716


Honoring the creativity of Spanish home designers of the past



George Washington Smith style renderings, sketches, drawings for home remodels in Montecito and Santa Barbara California

George Washington Smith broke new ground by introducing classic, historic Spain into the beautiful homes and landscapes he designed in Montecito California, and beyond.

I am an admirer of his artistic eye and how he incorporated many of these authentic Spanish materials and architectural details.

His push for a timeless design, has become an important part of our architectural history.



George Washington Smith architect homes for sale images photos in California Montecito Santa Barbara

With this appreciation: It was a pleasure helping a client in escrow plan ways to expand this historic GW Smith home: new 3 car garage, outdoor patio area and new fireplace. These thoughts on how to embellish the large front yard never materialized.

For the book, I obtained written permission from a wide variety of local historic landmarks to infuse photography of them into the book to create context. Thank you Casa del Herrero, and many others...




Designing fixer uppers into beautiful Spanish style homes


Spanish Revival style home renderings, sketches, etchings in California Santa Barbara Montecito

A Conceptual Design rendering for a Spanish Revival home on San Ysidro Lane in Montecito.

This client is an admirer of the work of Wallace Neff, and requested that I develop ideas to upgrade their home with Old World Spanish style detailing, and a new 2-story addition.

Upstairs... His + Her offices and a yoga studio in which to enjoy the Pacific Ocean views.




Montecito California Fixer Upper estates and properties for sale, photos images information


The home is nestled amongst a variety of old Spanish estates, so the homeowners and I wanted to create something that would blend in nicely with the neighborhood.

This design keeps the west side of the house fairly simple with upgrades, and then bulk of the changes to the East, where a 2 story addition is proposed.

I have digitally remastered the renderings on this page for inclusion in the book.




Spanish style landscaping ideas



Montecito California estates landscape design, designers, renderings, sketches, etchings in Spanish style

Transforming Montecito property with quality landscape design ideas starts with a visual sketch of your thoughts and ideas.

I helped this young Montecito couple put their dreams onto paper... A new Spanish structure with a covered outdoor kitchen.

A beautiful new pool was built where the fountain is drawn.




Montecito homes and land with large properties, images and photos

Per my client's request...

I also designed an outdoor dining area with new pizza oven on the upper patio area.


A sandstone wall compliments the existing firepit and a few wide steps lead down to the new proposed cabana.





Modern Spanish Style Home and Landscape Designs



Modern Spanish Revival Home Designs and landscape renderings, sketches in California Santa Barbara

The clean lines of this Modern Spanish Style home design in Santa Barbara California is the work of another Home Designer and colleague Steve Morando.

Steve and his Developer client commissioned me to do this perspective rendering and the drought tolerant landscape design for presentations to surrounding neighbors, as well as the SB Architectural Board of Review.




montecito california pool cabana designs and renderings by Santa Barbara Home Designer


Specializing in home and landscape designs that have an old world look and feel to them...


I continue to enjoy carrying on the time-honored traditions of home design by creating romantically hand drawn conceptual design renderings and sketches.


LEFT: A design concept for a pool cabana for a beautiful home on San Ysidro Lane, Montecito.





Original Home Designs... Homes With Souls, by Jeff Doubet




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Please contact me if you would like to see my entire portfolio of projects and to discuss your new project!

I am always meeting and working with new and like minded clients, seeking to design something special. I look forward to hearing from you.




Jeff Doubet


*All drawings, sketches, photos and ideas on this page / website are copyrighted by Jeff Doubet. All Rights Reserved. The hand drawn illlustrations and many of the photos are best represented in context within my new book Creating Spanish Style Homes, available now directly at Amazon.


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