We are excited to see two of our downtown infill residential projects under construction across the street from one another!
The first is our East De La Guerra Mixed Use project with KIBO Group and Cearnal Collective (check out these renderings). This project will bring 26 new rental units to the downtown core while restoring the historic home of the Ygnacio family; descendants of the notable Santa Barbarian and Chumash womxn Maria Ygnacia.
The second is our 800 Santa Barbara Street Mixed Use project with HBA Architects and JDC Construction and Development Group This three story development will bring 23 new housing units to the downtown core while preserving the original East-West brick paseo.
view of 800 Santa Barbara Street to 214-226 East De La Guerra
214-226 East De La Guerra
Left: Scaffolding at the new elevator tower | Right: Historic home of Maria Ygnacia to be restored
landscape fabric installed at built-in planters | plants coming soon!
800 Santa Barbara Street
JDC Group begins construction at 800 Santa Barbara Street
existing olive trees to be relocated on site
Construction of this downtown Santa Barbara home, winner of a 2019 Santa Barbara Beautiful award, was completed last year. This spring, pool contractor California Pools began installation of the integrated pool & spa. See more about the home and construction process in the owner’s blog.
finish grading before pool construction
pool framing and plumbing
the outdoor fireplace, a remnant of a prior home on the property, is resurrected in a new pool-side terrace
Ongoing renovation of an existing single story residence in Santa Barbara, CA. Architect: Andrulaitis+Mixon, general contractor: Hall Contracting Corp.
BEFORE + IN-PROGRESS
IN-PROGRESS: residence under construction, removed trees will be replaced with native Quercus agrifolia
BEFORE: dueling sandstone retaining walls
IN-PROGRESS: partial retaining wall demolition, lower finish grade provides better visibility at driveway
GRADING & SITE PREP
permeable wood decking in-progress, structural engineer: Hume Engineers
salvaged sandstone set aside for re-use in the new retaining wall system
uncovered large boulder will be integrated into the new retaining wall system
temporary erosion control on the newly contoured front slope
This Santa Barbara seaside renovation is in an exquisite location with breathtaking views of the ocean and islands. The recent architectural improvements executed by Allen Construction significantly enhanced the home’s Spanish-style character and gave it a new vibrancy. CJM::LA’s master plan for the site included a blend of formal and informal plantings, new small play lawn, permeable paving, ocean view deck and trellis, and thoughtfully integrated hardscape elements. The overall goal was to implement our client’s vision for a relaxing and safe getaway retreat.
Structural solutions for building near a bluff edge, as well as civil engineering expertise were provided by Ashley & Vance Engineering. The landscape was installed by Quality Tree Care.
BEFORE + AFTER
BEFORE – existing impermeable concrete entry drive
AFTER – new entry drive lined with young ornamental plantings
AFTER – hydro-flo permeable paver entry drive
BEFORE – backyard
AFTER – finished installation of Cherokee creek flagstone and slope-stabilizing plants
CMU blocks being stacked to form the base of the BBQ
Quality Tree Care installing slope plantings to strengthen soil structure and prevent erosion. Deck post helical pile footings (required due to their proximity to the bluff edge) also installed by Quality Tree Care!
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First Look at the Blockbuster Development Proposed for the Funk Zone
April 27, 2020
We are excited to share some initial drawings for the SOMOfunk project via this recently published article. The SOMOfunk project will bring a new energy to the Funk Zone on Santa Barbara’s waterfront. Following is an excerpt from our landscape narrative:
THE LANDSCAPE DESIGN IS INSPIRED BY ITS NEIGHBORHOOD CONTEXT. WHAT IS TODAY KNOWN AS THE FUNK ZONE, HAS PREVIOUSLY EXISTED AS AN INDUSTRIAL AREA, A WORKING CLASS NEIGHBORHOOD, PART OF THE EL ESTERO SWAMPY MARSH AND A VIBRANT TRADE HUB. REMNANTS OF THESE USES REMAIN IN THE BUILDINGS, THE LAND, THE HARDSCAPE, THE PLANT MATERIAL AND THE SOUL OF THIS PLACE. THESE REMNANTS WILL BE RE-PURPOSED FOR USE AS HARDSCAPE, FURNISHINGS AND SCULPTURAL ELEMENTS THROUGHOUT THE PROJECT SITE. WHAT MAKES THE FUNK ZONE FUNKY IS ITS ABILITY TO SHAPE-SHIFT AND ADAPT, WHILE MAINTAINING ITS OWN IDENTITY SEPARATE FROM, BUT IN CONVERSATION WITH, THE LARGER SANTA BARBARA COMMUNITY. THE EXTERIOR SPACES AT THE PROJECT FIT SEAMLESSLY INTO THE FABRIC OF THE FUNK ZONE BY IMPLEMENTING FUN, COLORFUL AND QUIRKY ELEMENTS INTO THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT.
Click here to read the full article.