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Quality Montecito + Santa Barbara cottage style home designs:


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The quaint villages of Montecito and Santa Barbara have neighborhoods of cottages that always can be upgraded to become wonderful homes.

I enjoys client who want to view small Montecito fixer homes as the gems they can become.

Downsizing from larger properties is very common, and a nice way to simplify life.






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As a local designer, I help Santa Barbara and Montecito clients see the potential in the available cosmetic fixers on the market.


Here, I created conceptual design ideas for the real estate investor who was flipping this property.


Located in a prime Montecito neighborhood, it is just steps from the quaint shops and bistros of Lower Village.





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Looking for quality design ideas that will transform your Santa Barbara California area Cottage style fixer home?

Please call Jeff at 805-687-1716


I specialize in local Santa Barbara charm-giving architectural details, and can help you visualize improvements for your place.

RIGHT: A newly completed Santa Barbara style cottage




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This original 1960s fixer cottage style home really needed some TLC. It had too many palm trees that obstructed the architecture.

The Floor plan was nice, but the ocean view from the front yard was lacking a quality outdoor space.

The sandstone footings at the new wood deck(above) made a great visual design statement, and the functionality of the deck is now a cherished spot to eat and hang out.




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For this guest house project...

The floor plan configuration was re-imagined so that the original 2 car garage on the left side of the structure could be restored to the original.

The bland, vanilla structure needed architectural detailing to bring it to a higher end category.

The roofline was modified to give the living room a much more spacious feel.



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Beautiful new carriage style garage doors were added to give the guest house the warmth it was sorely lacking.

Designer Tip: On many small Santa Barbara homes, garage doors make up much of the facade. It is often worth investing in a quality garage door, as it elevates the percieved value of the home and property.

A planted area with fountain near the entry door adds some nature to the adjacent bedroom french doors, and is much more inviting when guests arrive.




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Santa Barbara Home Design specializes in charming cottage style designs.


Through hand drawn renderings... I can help you and your Santa Barbara architect, general contractor or handyman see the potential in your fixer upper home.






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A new window package, outdoor lighting, upgraded siding, stone work, quality garage door and landscaping...

these elements created instant curb appeal for this Santa Barbara fixer.








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For those looking for quality ideas and a conceptual design for the changes you would like to do with your fixer home should consider my consulting services.


I have been helping my clients make sizable profits while investing in Santa Barbara and Montecito fixer upper properties.


Click to see more photos of this successful Santa Barbara cottage remodel and investment flip.






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This Santa Barbara style Cottage (above) was originally a 1960's tract home fixer.








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Santa Barbara Home Design specializes in consultations where tips and resources are shared for creating maximum profits for home and landscape projects.


I often work with real estate investors, realtors, home buyers and owners seeking quality ideas for improving their home value.

Redwood porch railings, thick wood shutters and window boxes, hand stacked sandstone rubble walls- these were some of the simple upgrades I recommended for this home.




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This charming cottage was developed using some simple tricks of adding layers of texture to the surfaces of the home.


Oversized corbels, shake style siding, an arbor above the new carriage style garage doors...

Stone work and a new drought tolerant landscape.





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The owners of this Santa Barbara fixer home in a great neighborhood asked for design suggestions that could be simple and cost effective solutions to add more curb appeal to their home.


In many cases, a garage is a substantial part of the architecture of a Santa Barbara home. It is often worth investing in a nicer door to help elevate the perceived value of the property.






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Looking for a Montecito investment fixer property?


For years I have been working with a variety of top realtors and investors in the Montecito and Santa Barbara area.

I also help local home buyers and owners with creative home improvement ideas for their homes and landscapes.








This neglected 1970's Montecito ranch house was lacking curb appeal.


I proposed simple cottage style interior design and exterior upgrades: white porch columns, board and batten siding, cupola, shutters and window boxes.


Landscape design-. White iceberg roses, rosemary, sweet and french lavender, boxwood and eugenia hedges...







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A top Santa Barbara realtor introduced me to this real estate investment flip.


I created some simple sketches and renderings for front and back yard landscaping.








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The BEFORE photo of the California Bungalow fixer.


It didn't take much to transform this home.


Please feel free to contact me if you have a fixer property would like to schedule an initial consultation.










A new upscale Gazebo with copper roof and finial were upgrade ideas I proposed for this Campanil Hill view home.



The patio arbor was also re-designed to have proper height and proportions.









BEFORE photo of the outdated patio.


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I will post a link for the entire project- including front yard landscaping design, sandstone walls etc.






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