Santa Ynez Ranch CourtyardMediterranean Landscape, Santa Barbara
Architect: David Levengood
Photo Credit: Laurie Black Photography
What Houzz contributors are saying:
6. Classic MediterraneanThis Santa Ynez, California, home has a central courtyard complete with a tiled fountain, about as classic as it gets. The shade provided from all four sides of the house (plus the lush plantings) keeps the interior of the courtyard cooler, even when it’s scorching outside. In a space like this, you could set up small tables for dining on the stone patio or beneath the overhangs close to the house.