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This home exudes historic facts and architectural details that are truly rare to find nowadays. It was designed in 1928 by renowned architect Gardner Dailey, the architect of Montecito’s famed Coral Casino, in a Modernist-influenced Spanish Colonial Revival style for the artist Bruce Porter in May 1927. Porter occupied the house from 1929 to 1937. The house was meticulously restored and has five bedrooms and seven baths on three levels. Also, a pool house with mountain views, loggia, fireplace, ½ bath, and courtyard shower, pool, fountain, and spa. Both the pool and spa are highlighted by artisan tile, inspired by Catalina tile designs, reminiscent of the period.

I hope you enjoy this one!


Perfect scenery…


Original Honduran mahogany flooring in most rooms. Amazing!


The cabinetry is custom Charlie Starbuck.

Old & New

A very unexpected kitchen! I’d never think of creating an ultra-modern kitchen in a house like this one. Do I like it? I like the kitchen, but I’m not sure if it’s the best option for this kind of house. What do you think?

Details: Bulthup kitchen with apple wood cabinets and island, Wolf range, Miele appliances, butler’s pantry, floor to ceiling glass panels, and white lacquer accents, opens up to a large, private al fresco dining courtyard with cut-out herb gardens and fruit trees.

Family Room

This is my favorite place in this house! I simply love how comfortable and light this room feels. The lantern is the perfect touch for this space!

Master Bedroom

Yet another amazing room in this house. The views are breathtaking!

Master Bathroom

Another modern surprise. The cabinets are very sleek, but I’d like to see something more from the era of this house. The tub is infinity and that view is almost like that too.

Guest Bedroom

Who wouldn’t enjoy staying in a bedroom like this?

Large Guest Bedroom

This guest bedroom would be perfect for a teenager.


Pretty romantic.


Summer perfection!

Not hard to fall in love with this place. I just wish they didn’t have done a kitchen so modern, and added something more “appropriate” for this kind of architecture. But I guess they wanted to “surprise” the potential buyers. What’s your opinion on this?

Guys, I just want to tell you that yesterday I completed 12 weeks being pregnant! I just want to share this with you because I feel so excited. We also have started buying some things for the baby, we already bought the crib and the stroller and some baby clothing (mostly white, light yellow and light green). I’ll find out if it’s a Boy or Girl only on July 5th, and I simply can’t wait. Shopping will be even more fun! But honestly, more important than all of this is how I feel about this baby. It’s incredible how much my love for him or her is already so strong and so pure. My kids are also so excited and they’re always giving kisses to the baby on my belly. Daddy is happy too… I just feel so blessed. I know that no one has a perfect life in this world, all of us have problems, but we need to start counting our blessings more than our problems and believe that we deserve all the wonderful things that come from above.

I hope you had a good weekend and had enough time to do things you enjoy. Let’s all try to have an even better week, full of peace, good thoughts and happiness.

Wishing you always the best!


Luciane at HomeBunch.com

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  1. Dawn said,

    What color and brand of white did you use? Struggling with a Spanish Colonial (Hacienda) we just bought and would like to update. We want to take it more Santa Barbara, but want to honor the home. We’re doing it ourselves. Are all of your rooms the same color white? Satin? Eggshell? Interior white? Exterior white? Help, I’m desperate. Much love to you and your family.

  2. Hi Dawn,

    I will send you an email, ok?



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