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