So excited to share my dear friend’s Santa Barbara Little Glass House Tour with all of you… Falling into the California life can be a magical thing for those of us who grow up on the East coast. Take it from me, a Washington DC transplant… I’ve recently become friends with the sweetest designer who fell into the California life a little like I did. Elizabeth Burns of edb designs and her husband made the leap once they dropped their daughter off at college. One criteria they had was that their home look and feel very different than the one they previously owned.
They wanted something that really exhibited their idea of the ‘California lifestyle’, with an open concept and lots of outdoor living. Most importantly Elizabeth knew she wanted to live somewhere with lots of natural light. After nine months of searching they found this 1950’s ranch style home in the Mission Canyon foothills that had been converted into a mid-century modern by San Francisco architect Nick Noyes. Just under 1900 sq ft. this beautiful home looks and feels much larger because of the glass and high ceilings surrounding all.
In Santa Barbara you really can ‘live the good life’ and with the beautiful sunsets and beaches it’s hard to not find yourself drawn to it’s beauty.
Elizabeth and her husband enjoy every aspect of the Santa Barbara life by collecting sea glass as they walk the beautiful beaches at low tide to hiking the mountains whenever they possibly can.
This home is perfect for Elizabeth as she loves all that’s organic and natural. With the lush beautiful surroundings and all the natural light provided by the mass amount of windows and 12 ft ceilings… Elizabeth says she feels as if she’s on a continual vacation when there and misses it terribly when gone.
I can’t blame her!
Having lived in Santa Barbara myself for several years I was interested in learning about Elizabeth’s ‘Favorite’ eating spots and places to watch the sunset…
Favorite breakfast joint – Jeannine’s
Favorite restaurant for Dinner – Lucky’s
Favorite spot for Sunset – Butterfly Beach
I’d love to thank Elizabeth for sharing all of her beautiful photos with me and my readers. Santa Barbara is one of the most unusual cities in the world offering so much for a city of it’s size. With the gorgeous beach life, homes that are both luxurious as well as understated right next to one another, the ‘city of the Angels’, Los Angeles, just a stone’s throw away and the wine country just over the hill with ranch life all around… you can’t help but envy those who live there.
To view more of Elizabeth’s home and website click here.