We are fortunate in the Santa Barbara area to have a bevy of incredibly talented architects (as evidenced by my blog posts). As a Santa Barbara and Montecito real estate agent, I am fortunate enough to often see their work firsthand. Recently I sold a home across the street from an intriguing project that caught my eye. A contemporary take on the mid-century vernacular of the notable California architects Richard Neutra, A. Quincy Jones, Pierre Koenig, Raphael Soriano, Rudolph Schindler and a whole host of others, was being constructed. One of the sub-contractors kindly invited me in for a look. As I stepped into a glass pavilion, I immediately experienced the visceral of knowing when a house is "right". This is usually the result of a combination of correct siting on the lot, room scales that are harmoniously blend with each other, and an intrinsic livability. This house had it along with gorgeous and thoughtful high-end finishes.
The home was designed by Anacapa Architecture lead by principal, Dan Weber. When I returned to my office that day, I immediately looked up the firm to see their other work and found that their other projects were exciting, creative and beautiful as well. They create a variety of interesting projects from residential to Airstream Trailer Parks to commercial interiors such as Santa Barbara's Impact Hub. Below are some project photos but follow them on Instagram @Anacapa_Architecture to get to know this exciting new addition to Santa Barbara's architectural community. They can also be reached at (805) 669-6017.
Here's what they have to say about themselves:
LEAVE THE WORLD BETTER THAN YOU FOUND IT.
Anacapa’s design philosophy translates into thriving community intersections and distinctive private residences. By focusing on the cultural and environmental impacts of reshaping space, Anacapa balances the social responsibility of urban planning and development, while daring to implement unexpected and imaginative functionality.
Established in Santa Barbara, California as Dan Weber Architecture, Anacapa emerged in November 2016, as a way of honoring the collective contribution underlying our design ethos. Anacapa illustrates a connection to the Santa Barbara Channel’s ecological history and stands shoulder-to-shoulder with the local community that has nurtured our vision. Our studio was founded in the Funk Zone on Anacapa Street, a distinct locality magnetized by lively grassroots commerce. This uncontested hallowed ground nurtured our company’s roots and remains fundamental to our creative identity.
Our full-service architecture, planning and interior design firm specializes in hospitality, custom residential and urban infill mixed-use projects. From inception through completion, our comprehensive approach addresses project-specific complexities and larger community impacts, while maximizing the use of sustainable resources. Valuable to projects of all scales, Anacapa’s expert services provide tailored solutions to multi-dimensional design imperatives.