The BUILDER - Wm. S. Marvin Hall of Fame for Design Excellence is produced by BUILDER magazine and sponsored by Marvin Windows and Doors.
The BUILDER - Wm. S. Marvin Hall of Fame for Design Excellence is produced by BUILDER magazine and sponsored by Marvin Windows and Doors.

CREATING A SPACE FOR LEARNING and knowledge within this custom home was important to the client. Marked by rich wood, classical molding, a coffered ceiling, and custom glass enclosures, the 1,000-square-foot library preserves rare books and other collectors' items, offering a quiet place for conversation or intellectual rejuvenation. Elongated dormers and a tower of clerestory windows allow natural light to stream into the space.

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Category: Library; Entrant/Architect: B3 Architects, a Berkus Design Studio, Santa Barbara, Calif.; Builder: Young Construction, Santa Barbara; Landscape architect: CM/LA Charles McClure Landscape Architect, Santa Barbara; Interior designer: Lois Stone Erburu, Los Angeles

Learn more about markets featured in this article: Los Angeles, CA, Santa Barbara, CA.