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Thayer Residence: Breezy Santa Barbara Home Sheds Spotlight on a Stunning Courtyard

Planning your home around a lovely courtyard where each room is visually connected with it is a great way to create a relaxing and rejuvenating vibe indoors. Of course, it’s a lot easier said than done, and often courtyards end up being either too constrained or far too artificial to really add that outdoorsy charm to your home. But the lovely Thayer Residence designed by Neumann Mendro Andrulaitis Architects showcases how to design a home around a sensational courtyard that promises to offer a relaxing hangout after a hard day’s work.

Custom made sliding doors bring the outdoors inside Thayer Residence: Breezy Santa Barbara Home Sheds Spotlight on a Stunning Courtyard

Located in Santa Barbara, this classy house has a U-shaped design and a smart floor plan that turns the serene courtyard into an absolute showstopper! Nestled on a 15,007-square-foot lot, the spacious home mixes contemporary style with elegant décor and clever indoor-outdoor interplay to blur the lines between the interior and the landscape outside. Large glass doors connect the living area, the master bedroom and additional spaces to the courtyard. The central wing contains the living space, kitchen and dining room, while the master suite and additional bedrooms flank it on both sides.

Daybed and leather chairs along with a smashing rug in the great room

Elegant fireplace in poured-in-place board form concrete

Kitchen island provides a spacious and comfortable worktop

Sparkling dining area and living zone connected with the landscape outside

Custom Boffi kitchen with a sleek island and an integrated hood above steals the spotlight

A relaxing water feature in the courtyard gives it a tranquil Zen style, and fabulous lighting elevates this enchanting appeal to a whole new level. On the inside, a classy contemporary kitchen from Boffi, a poured-in-place board form concrete fireplace and unassuming décor complement the neutral color scheme perfectly. Exquisite, ergonomic and contemporary, this charismatic Santa Barbara home offers the perfect escape just a few steps outside your living room! [Photos: Ciro Coelho Photography]

Stone kitchen island countertop is both stylish and easy to maintain

Exquisite courtyard of the Santa Barbara home welcomes you with its zen-like brilliance

Expansive modern garden with water feature provides a tranquil backyard retreat

Zen styled indoors also brings a relaxing ambiance to the interior

Contemporary bathroom with cut marble tile floor and walls

Gorgeous Thayer Residence in Santa Barbara with a fabulous exterior and a stylish courtyard

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