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The Erdman estate of approximately 3 acres, is located in the Birnam Woods area of Montecito and features views of the mountains. The long driveway leads to a large motor court; a separate outdoor area includes a large pool and garden. The low, flat…

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The house for Leslie Kiler and family overlooks the Santa Ynez mountain range, which rises from the oak-covered hills of Montecito. With simple, clean lines, the house is clad in redwood and features a 10 foot ceiling in the living room, which lines…

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Lutah Maria Riggs' work at the San Ysidro Ranch in the early 1950s is indicative of her work in Montecito at that time. She utilized the mid-century vernacular for her additions and alterations to the cottages, restaurant, and on-site manager's…

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Riggs designed the main temple building, as well as the gate house, shrine room, carport, and pavilion on the Vedanta grounds. Riggs studied the architectural forms of China, Japan, and India before building the temple, and applied classic forms to…

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This house, built for art collector Wright Ludington, was his second house in Montecito. For this house, Ludington wanted to showcase his art collection and commissioned Riggs to create a house around his art and sculpture.

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With the Erving house in Montecito, the goal was to provide privacy for the owner and a view up towards the mountains and down to the ocean. Riggs achieved this by designing a large triangular wall of glass facing north (towards the mountains) and a…
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