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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, ยฝ 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, butlerโ€™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. SizzleandZoom said,

    I’m so happy for you. I can’t wait to hear what you will be having-boy or girl. The home is perfect for me. I’d even keep the furniture. The modern kitchen doesn’t bother me. I spend so little time there. I cook but I can’t wait to get in and out.

  2. Gloria said,

    Beautiful house post… I think you are right: the kitchen IS so modern and a surprise, I don’t know WHY they WOULD have wanted to surprise the buyers! But it does, “kind of” seem to work here; but, more importantly: YAY for you and your hubby with your 12 week mark with the baby-to-be!!!!!!!!! Oh, how exciting for you. I remember when I was pregnant with my son. When I got to that three-month mark, it was a time of joy. So, I DO know your joy and know how happy you are. I would love for you to share whether it’s a boy or girl when you find out in July, BUT, I think it should be kept secret if you want it to. ๐Ÿ™‚ How about giving us some prospective names though? ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Again, congrats to you and your hubby and your kids on your new baby coming into the world. And, Luciane, you are so right: we all have problems, but we should be happy and grateful for all the things we DO have in life. I try to think like that every day, I really do. So you are very wise to also think this way. Yay new baby! ๐Ÿ˜‰


    Hi Lucieane so glad to hear all your hews and that you are eeling fine , the house ,garden ,views and setting are winderful but i agree the kitchen is too modern and the dining room is too dull So i would have to stay in the bedroom or the fabulous pool ! Love Fay xxx

  4. Linda in AZ * said,

    * Dear “New-Mama-Again” Lucianne”~

    FIRST & FOREMOST, from someone who could not HAVE children, I (& my husband) send you T*H*E warmest, most sincere CONGRATS on this most beautiful of blessings… Oh, how HAPPY we are for you!!! (Life’s good, isn’t it?!?!?!?! Smiles!!!)…

    I grew up in SO CAL, so Santa Barbara’s just a tad North, but I know it quite well, and have always said I’d love to live THERE, Malibu or in La Jolla… three of my fave places… and THIS HOUSE IS SOOOOO BEAUTIFUL, WARM N’ WELCOMING (altho I WOULD have to “make some changes” in the kitchen to be reeeeeally happy!)…

    I think to “PROPERLY CELEBRATE” your joy, y’all should go to SUNDAY BUNCH @ THE FOUR SEASONS there in Santa Barbara… It’s one of the VERY BEST we’ve E*V*E*R had and enjoyed!!!

    Warmest wishes again,
    Linda in AZ *

  5. designchic said,

    We have such similar taste…my favorite room is definitely the den and totally agree that the kitchen doesn’t quite fit. So thrilled to hear of this important milestone with your sweet new baby…can hardly wait to find out what it is!!

  6. Conspicuous Style Blog said,

    Congratulations!! Very exciting! And on to the pst…I totally agree about the kitchen. Other than that room, the house is perfect (to me anyway). The floors are absolutely gorgeous

  7. Dovecote Decor said,

    Luciane: Congratulations on the baby!! I hope you are feeling well. Santa Barbara is always inspiring to me. I love to visit and ride around the country side looking at the beautiful old houses. This one is a gem, and the kitchen, well, you can get away with super modern in a kitchen or a bath, but I’d prefer traditional in this case.

  8. Cole@LavishProperty said,

    Beautiful home: it has a few contemporary elements, but still offers an overall tradtional, warm feel.

    And congratulations on the baby, too!

  9. Kate @ Travelmoon said,

    You can’t beat the location here! I like the kitchen but agree it didn’t fit in this house at all with the other decor! The backyard is ideal!

    So happy to hear your pregnancy is going so well!

  10. Sheila Zeller said,

    Good morning and Happy Monday Luciane!
    I’m with you – the kitchen seems very out of place and character in this home. I love the stepping stone path around the edges of the pool – love the way the stones are spaced so the grass doesn’t just fill in between the stones, but really has an artistic presence!
    Have a fabulous day ๐Ÿ™‚
    xo Sheila

  11. Marianne {Style For Living} said,

    Holy Smokes! What a gorgeous home. The family room is also my favorite! Light and bright and so inviting. The kitchen on the other hand seems like an odd choice for the home. Hmmm.

    Happy to hear your pregnancy is going well! So excited for you!

  12. michele@hellolovelyinc said,

    oooooh i love that kitchen. so crisp and streamlined and minimally chic.

    so happy to hear you are feeling well and so elated about the blessings that are yours. there is nothing like this miracle!

    hugs for always reminding us to look up.


  13. Andrea said,

    Love the white home with the turquoise shutters – truly dreamy.

    Andrea x

  14. rosa said,

    happy day,

  15. Ann said,

    What a lovely place,
    its location looks breathtaking…
    and the rooms are spacious and wonderfully designed.

  16. 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.

  17. Hi Dawn,

    I will send you an email, ok?



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