Project 08 mediterranean-exterior

Project 08

Montecito Home - Exterior.
Architectural Design: Kamran Tabrizi.
Built by Giffin & Crane.
Photo by Jim Bartsch.

This photo has one question

July 20, 2013
whocareswhoiam wrote:
What color is the stucco - It appears there are various colors of stucco or perhaps it is the natural sunlight that is causing the stucco to look different. What are the colors here? Also what type of garage doors were used, can't seem to locate a photo of garage. This is a beautifully designed estate.
0 Likes    1 Comment
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Giffin & Crane General Contractors, Inc.
Thank you.

The garage doors were cedar and look like carriage doors.

The base colors of the stucco were off the "la habra" color chart. It's a smooth steel trowel texture. The working of the steel trowel provides some of the variation in color that you see.

Then to enhance the old world feel, an "aging wash" was applied over the stucco to achieve the effect you describe. In order to do this, you have to find an arrogant artisan painter with an attitude who will charge you a lot of money to basically spray heavily watered down paint over the house with a high pressure sprayer. This provides "80 years of patina" in 24 hours. While there is a knack to making it look natural, it's the attitude of the painter that really sticks forever...
1 Like   Thanked by whocareswhoiam    July 20, 2013 at 2:57PM
Sign Up to comment

What Houzzers are commenting on:

hugsandwhiskers added this to great houses!
October 14, 2014
Santa Barbara CA
rmaxstock added this to Exterior Ideas
April 18, 2014
covered logia up/down
Melissa Parrott added this to melissa_parrott's ideas
March 23, 2014
ednawest added this to Exterior Ideas
March 7, 2014
Same house...notice on left you enter house at ground level, but as you move to the right, and down slope of land, there is a lower level.
michelleyoungdale added this to Inverness House Ideas
February 26, 2014
like exterior
acorregidor added this to acorregidor's ideas
July 12, 2013
similar to our model
ttsecc added this to vahalla
April 11, 2013
© 2014 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™