Santa Barbara is home to beautifully decorated homes, where the inhabitants decide how to adorn the walls, what color pillows will look best with the furniture, and where to partially hide that elephant statue that their distant cousin presented them with on their wedding day. However, some things about several Santa Barbaran houses that don’t change with each new buyer are the exquisite arches, expansive windows, and internationally-inspired details—all of which are the vision of the architect.
This May, the Pearl Chase Society will be celebrating the architectural excellence of several Santa Barbara homes. Focusing on the Bungalow Haven neighborhood, Pearl Chase is showcasing eight homes of varying styles, built between 1888 and 1923. The eight residences for viewing include a 1921 Spanish Bungalow, a 1920 Classic Craftsman Bungalow (featured on our cover last fall), a 1920 Arts and Crafts Bungalow, 1919 English Farmhouse, a 1902 Japanese Temple-style Pagoda House, a 1923 River Rock Bungalow, a 1921 Shingled Craftsman Bungalow, and a 1888 Queen Anne Cottage.
These historic homes will be on display Sunday, May 20th, where members and non-members alike may tour the residences, inside and out, learning about the history and inspiration behind these superb homes and gardens. For more information on the homes, please click here.
Santa Barbara’s historic architecture may not be something that every Santa Barbaran sees on a daily basis, but the city is surrounded by these hidden gems. Take the opportunity to tour these homes in person, and revel in the creative genius that surrounds us everyday.
-Taylor Micaela Davis