Luxury Portfolio features La Pumada for its “captivating ceiling”

Recently, one of our favorite high-end real estate affiliations, Luxury Portfolio, chose to feature our La Pumada property alongside a group of properties with “captivating ceilings.”

Hand painted ceilings living room

Indeed, intricate, hand-painted ceilings grace the living and dining rooms of this estate. The amount of craftsmanship and artistry that has gone into this ceiling– along with the similarly exceptional details that cover every corner of the house– make this property the gem that it is. Such intricacies seem almost dreamlike and otherworldly, and thus walking through La Pumada feels downright heavenly.

Tollis hand painted ceiling

We don’t like to play favorites, but if we had to, La Pumada would be at the top of our list.

More photos of La Pumada, a Montecito estate.

 

Here are a few other captivating ceilings Luxury Portfolio featured:

1. A very jungle-like, natural ceiling on this Sierra Blanca Estate, Marbella Golden Mile, Spain:

wooden natural beam ceiling spain

 

2. Quite contemporary in composition, the ceiling of this Moroccan Villa works beautifully with the traditional shapes and patterns, Marrakech, Morroco:

marrakech moroccan roof ceiling

 

3. We love the sleek, yet natural look in this Architectural Estate, Beverly Hills, California:

beverly hills modern beam ceilings

 

4. For those with ultra-chic, avante garde taste, who never grew out of their love for tree houses, the Villa Due Mari fulfills dreams, Sardinia, Italy:

Villa Due Mari Tree ceiling

 

 

 

 

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popular home styles for 2012

Yahoo Real Estate published an interesting article today about the most popular home styles of 2012.

We decided this would be a great opportunity to discuss their findings and showcase the many beautiful listings we currently have that fit each category.

 

1. One of the most popular styles right now is the modern home. Clean lines, simple floor plans, and easy, open spaces. The modern design leaves out decorative details in favor of industrial materials like glass, steel, and concrete.

Our property on Olive Mill Road honors the modern style with bold splashes of color and unique architectural details.

modern style montecito home

 

While not overtly modern-esque, our newly-built Hot Springs property features an open, flowing floor plan, geometric lines, and a clean aesthetic in a modern style. The home’s Spanish flair adds a bit of intrigue for contemporary style-lovers who want a bit of detail.

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2. Neo-Mediterranean homes look fantastic on Montecito and Santa Barbara foothills and coastal cliffs. Local architects have always recognized this and built (and continue to build) in this style accordingly.

 

One of our most stunning properties is a Mediterranean home graciously overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

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A brand new construction, this next home features state-of-the-art amenities with a grand, old-world feel.

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One of the most beloved features of the Neo-Mediterranean style is its eye-catching, red spanish-tiled rooftops. Another newer construction, this Mediterranean beauty graces the foothills and overlooks Montecito’s one-of-a-kind coastline.

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Montecito mediterranean home master bedroom 3

 

Ornate details, while out of place in modern homes, can figure beautifully into the Mediterranean style. In this home, intricate details warm up grand spaces.

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3. Craftsman style homes have captured the adoration of Americans across the country for over a century. They are perhaps one of the few distinctive styles that have timeless charm.

Our historic listing on Ashley Road offers the best of the style, with a wrap-around porch, and decorative brackets and gables. Its artistic details make every room feel special and it looks like it belongs among the giant oak trees that decorate its landscape.

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