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This Spanish Colonial Revival style home in Montecito, CA was designed by Jeff Doubét. See the BEFORE photo of this house, and my Design Concept Rendering on my HOME Page. See Construction PART 1 and PART 2. Also see the Spanish-style ADU for this project.
Welcome to the Creating Spanish Style Homes® website and photo blog. Your trusted original source for regularly updated design ideas and fresh new photography. Handcrafted resources for those designing, remodeling or building a Spanish home and landscape.
Spanish-style products on Amazon, and project overviews where they were installed.
This Spanish Shed Collection 1 is a personal favorite. The direct link is where I share 19 PHOTOS of the shed project. From my design concept rendering to construction photos and then the completed project. Be sure to also check out Spanish Shed Collection 2 – another shed I designed for a Santa Barbara outdoor patio and pool.
An award-winning Jeff Doubét Spanish-style home design in Santa Barbara, CA. This project began as a real estate “flip”, completed on a tight budget. The use of Santa Barbara colors and classic building materials really brought the character out. See Small Spanish Home Collection 2 for 26 BEAUTIFUL PHOTOS of the complete Before and After project story.
In Episode 27 you will have access to 26 beautiful photos of the Before and After process of this Santa Barbara Spanish exterior renovation. A whole house and landscape redesign of a split-level Spanish home in Santa Barbara, CA. In Episode 10, you will see 21 additional photos of this home. This episode is of talented Artisans embedding Spanish-style tile into the exterior plaster. Near the front door (see photo above), they are using these exact Amazon Spanish-style deco address tiles.
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Jeff Doubét Spanish home designs, photos and drawings
Romantically hand drawn conceptual design renderings and presentations. From a practical standpoint, I always propose an artistic tone, vision and design for your upcoming project. It is my desire for clients and their families to visualize how they will feel while living in their renovated home. If you have a child-like imagination, it is something you can do long before the project is built.
These concept drawings are also a wonderful starting point for collaborations with a variety of talented teams. Independent architects, structural engineers, general contractors and the artisan trades. All can be shown these early ideas for your dream home, and will be able to weigh in on their particular expertise as they help you with your next steps.
This newly completed Spanish Courtyard style 2 story home in Santa Barbara, CA has a stucco site wall with iron gate. In Episode 21 you can scroll through a sequence of 25 photos organized to help you learn the process of how this home came about. It is a wonderful BEFORE and AFTER transformation (and a local favorite!)
At this Casa Corazon direct link you will see 50+ beautiful photos of this completed project above. The Secret Garden Arch was custom designed as a focal point within the rear courtyard of this Santa Barbara, CA home. You will be transported to my other website SantaBarbaraHomeDesigner.com. Lots of additional Spanish-style home inspiration and original content to peruse!
I really enjoy helping clients design their Spanish interior spaces. This Montecito, CA home started out as a Mid-Century Modern fixer upper! In Episode 30 you will see and scroll 33 beautiful photos of the BEFORE and AFTER project. There, you will learn professional tips and tricks for creating your own Spanish-style interior design.
Quality Photo resources for designing Spanish style homes + landscapes
Hi my name is Jeff Doubét. I have been specializing in Santa Barbara Spanish-style home design since 2003. I personally write these blog posts and am the photographer behind every image. You are guaranteed a first person perspective on tried and true tips and tricks for building these designs.
Add mystery, intrigue, privacy and security with a gated entry with thick wall and tile roof. When designing and building your courtyard home, a set up like this is idea. I designed this entrance for a courtyard-style home in Montecito, CA. Check back, as I will add a full episode with many more photos.
When designing your own custom Spanish home, consider creative uses of decorative Spanish tiles in unique places. Here we embedded them in the exterior stucco of an archway of this custom Spanish-style home in Santa Barbara, CA. Also note how we used red brick for the patio hardscapes. Look for new episodes for these ideas.
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PREVIEW SANTA BARBARA STYLE SPANISH HOMES By Jeff Doubét
I conceptually designed this three story Spanish-style duplex for a tear down property located in the hotel district of East Beach neighborhood of Santa Barbara, CA.
Spanish home design previews
Scroll through more of these Spanish style home interiors, home exteriors, sheds and landscape design examples by Jeff Doubét. I continue to add new content to my PHOTO BLOG. Please consider bookmarking the site as a regular source of ideas and inspiration.
Above, a highly decorative pass through garden archway with embedded decorative Spanish tiles you can purchase from Amazon. Also, a family crest (cast in stone), and an iron finial on top.
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Creating Spanish style homes and landscapes: More Previews
Are you in the process of designing, planning or building a Spanish dream home? Please peruse the many pages on this site, and check back often. I am adding helpful Design Resources with new ideas and photography on a regular basis.
Above, a covered entry stoop design compliments the 1.5 story entry tower of this Spanish home in Santa Barbara
A short plaster wall capped with hand chiseled Santa Barbara sandstone adds to the perceived value of this home in Santa Barbara. Stay tuned as I will eventually post the Before and After photos of how this modest entry tower was built.
Home owner and Spanish home designer collaborations with Jeff Doubét
Today- Designers, Homeowners, Builders and the Artisan Trades are designing, remodeling and building homes that will one day be recognized as “classics”. I have found that the best of these special homes were designed and built as collaborations. In this generation, there are enthusiastic clients with an eye for quality things who build teams to carry out their visions.
If you have a project you are thinking about, please consider following my Spanish Home Design Photo Blog. Over time, you will learn more about my Design and Consulting Services.
Well friend, I hope you will enjoy learning how to infuse more Santa Barbara Style into your own Spanish home design project. Scroll to explore more helpful links and resources for designing and building your own Spanish-style home and landscape.
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