The 29 townhomes and flats, including eight affordable units, at Paseo Chapala lay at the heart of a revitalization effort in Santa Barbara. The project replaced a dilapidated apartment building and a number of shed structures with what architect Detlev Peikert describes as “a medieval Spanish village with paseos and courtyards.” Residences neatly perched on top of ground-level parking and commercial space are literally across the street from theaters and restaurants and a block from a grocery store.

CATEGORY: Infill community
ENTRANT/ARCHITECT/LAND PLANNER: Peikert Group Architects, Santa Barbara, Calif.
BUILDER: Trabucco Construction, Santa Barbara
DEVELOPER: Bermant Homes, Santa Barbara
LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT: The Office of Katie O’Reilly Rogers Landscaping, Santa Barbara
INTERIOR DESIGNER: Che Bella Designs, Santa Barbara

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