Rites of Spring in Santa Barbara
BRIAN: What traditions or trends in outdoor designing are unique to Santa Barbara?
JESSICA: Spanish architecture dominates the city of Santa Barbara. This type of architecture incorporates interior courtyards which include decorative Spanish tiles and fountains. However, Santa Barbara is still considered in a drought. Therefore, installation of new fountains are kept at a minimum. In the 1940s and 50s “California style” was introduced in landscape architectural design. The style lends itself to maximizing the views and seamlessly integrating indoor and outdoor living spaces.
KATY: The trend in S.B. is usually to lean toward the Spanish Colonial style here….but with a modern twist.
Read the full interview here to see two different takes on the city that has patio living year round!