This Very Pretty Santa Barbara Modern Villa Raises The Bar For Luxury Real Estate

Santa Barbara modern villa

Let’s talk pretty.

Pretty spectacular. Pretty Amazing. Pretty fantastic. The word gets bandied around, but it’s the perfect word to describe this Santa Barbara modern villa.

This home was built in 2005 and was perfect for that era. Venetian plaster walls, cast stone fireplaces, and rough-hewn beamed ceilings gave it an authentic Spanish Mediterranean hacienda look. While that was great for over a decade, it’s not what people want now. When we think about the word Mediterranean today, it’s a decidedly modern vision that comes to mind.

Santa Barbara modern villa

What is always astonishing to me is how, in the hands of the right team, you can shave the years off of a home and give it a completely new personality without diminishing the original character. Architect Paul Turney, founder of Turney and Associates Inc., and Randall Underwood of Underwood Custom Homes did that with this Santa Barbara modern villa.

The house had been updated before, always in keeping with that original character. Turney and Underwood took it down to the studs and up to an entirely new level of sophistication and quality we don’t often see, genuinely raising the bar for luxury real estate in Dallas.

Santa Barbara modern villa
Santa Barbara modern villa

Transforming a luxury home takes the right team.

We’ve all seen projects go terribly wrong in less experienced hands. Underwood has a deep knowledge of architecture, design, and construction rooted in an innate sense of natural order and appropriate scale. He always stays true to what is regionally appropriate. Turney has been designing luxury homes for well over 30 years. It’s a given he knows what he’s doing and always does it right.

Of course, the client is an integral part of the process and must be able to translate their vision to the team. In this instance, it’s clear everyone was on the same page.

“The owner has a wonderful eye,” Compass Real Estate listing agent Jonathan Rosen said. “There is incredible detail everywhere, so it’s on a custom home level. Every window offers a wonderful view of the grounds, which are almost an acre. In the early spring, there were over 3,000 tulips blooming. Considering this home has almost 8,900 square feet with 1,500-square-foot guest quarters, it still feels very intimate.”

Santa Barbara modern villa

There are four secondary ensuite bedrooms in addition to the principal bedroom. An elevator will take you from the expansive brick wine cellar to the second-floor living area and game room.  

Santa Barbara modern villa

It’s essentially a requirement now for luxury homes to offer guest quarters. This Santa Barbara modern villa also takes guest living to a new level. Turney designed such a pretty and private oasis your guests may never leave. 

Santa Barbara modern villa

Turney and Underwood have given us what we’ve needed for a very long time, a new level of sophistication in the luxury home market. 

Rosen has 6810 Turtle Creek Blvd. listed for $22.5 million.

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