Santa Barbara Architectural Style
Architectural Style
Santa Barbara
The Santa Barbara style, as the name suggests, emerged in Santa Barbara in the 1920’s and 30’s when the
community established itself as a prestigious winter resort attracting wealthy residents from the East and Midwest.
It is an eclectic mix of Mediterranean styles with fragments of Spanish, North African and Mexican architecture
unified by the use of clay tile roofs, expansive stucco walls and deeply recessed windows. These were added to
capture ocean views and to complete the overall romantic effect of the architecture.