Oak Knoll Home

Overlooking a pristine oak woodland hillside, the home connects open-plan living with serene mountain and woodland canopy views. A carefully balanced constellation of planting and sheltering walls, allows generous glazing to enframe expansive views while preserving privacy from the street. Nestling the house carefully between oaks, on an existing flat, the design minimizes grading and site disturbance, while maximizing stormwater absorption. Expressive trussed roofs cant up dramatically to form dramatic indoor-outdoor living spaces – flooded by soft northern daylight. Vegetated living screens and building edges form intimate and welcoming outdoor rooms – including entry, breakfast patio, outdoor shower, spa, and terraces.
  • Location

    Santa Barbara, CA

  • Services

    Architecture, Landscape

  • In Progress

    Construction Start Summer 2023


Blackbird Team | Vandhana Balachandran, Raj Gajjar, Ray Twyford, Stefan Farmazon, Nazanin Parhoodeh, Alisa Oberjuerge, Ken Radtkey
Landscape Architect | VAI Van Atta Associates Inc.
Structural Engineer | Hume Engineers
Electrical Engineer | Alan Noelle Engineering
Mechanical, Plumbing, & Title 24 Engineer | Mechanical Engineering Consultants
Civil Engineer | Ashley & Vance Engineering, Inc.
Interiors | Connie Glazer Design
Arborist | Duke McPherson