Design Ideas #3

While working on the development of two beachfront homes in Santa Barbara years ago, I came across a memorable article in |Sunset Magazine| that featured this modern California home. Designed and constructed for their own personal residence by San Diego-based architects Robert Davis Jr. and Laurie Perriello Davis, this thoughtfully designed minimalist home incorporated sustainable, yet affordable building materials to keep the development cost below $250 per square foot. With architect fees that can range from 8% to 12% of a project’s construction budget, it definitely helps to have an architect in the family. I love this home for its open layout, its exterior of stucco and wood, and the large patio with outdoor fireplace. |Davis and Davis Architecture|