Page 72 - The Montecito Journal Magazine Winter Spring 2008

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spr ing
t begins with a house, one with good bones and constructed with
attention to detail, but it ends with emotion. Home is the feeling that’s
created by the people who live there.
Getting it right is important. So are the details. Houses are a million
and one components put together, yet it’s the last thousand details that make
the difference in what’s experienced. Those final touches are often what turn a
house into a home; those touches are often what
really count.
It’s the reading alcove in the master bedroom
where you can relax for a few minutes of solitude;
the outdoor sitting area that captures evening
sunsets and intimate conversations; the living
room on the edge of the ocean.
by Bruce Gi f f in
photography by Jim Bar tsch
Kitchen in this East
Mountain Drive home
features vertical-grain
Douglas fir ceiling placed
over acoustical mat, exposed
aggregate concrete floors
with radiant heat, Bulthaup
cabinets, stone countertops,
and a stainless steel custom
hood (architecture by
Howard Wittausch)
Creating “Home” in Montecito
s t ructures