Allen Construction, Santa Barbara, California
These clients wanted to add modern features and upscale elegance to their 14,000-square-foot French Tudor home, which was built in 1977. The home now features an expansive kitchen and family room; grand loggia with alfresco dining; and a four-car garage with a movie theater situated above. Additional amenities include an infinity pool and spa, a wine cellar, an exercise room, and new landscaping. Coffered ceilings accented by walnut beams in the living room, office, and grand room echo the exterior’s Tudor aesthetic. New flooring comprised of dark French oak and two types of French limestone add opulence. Elaborate masonry work adorns the exterior, while dormer windows and copper gutters punctuate the pitched, American slate roof.