Anacapa Residence

Santa Barbara, CA

Envisioned as a “creative compound” for living and working, the campus represents a serious financial and lifestyle commitment to the downtown area.

Santa Barbara, CA

Completed 2017


Anacapa Studios is part of a three-building mixed-use complex on lower Anacapa St. in Downtown Santa Barbara. Anacapa Residence is a 4ooo SF, three stories w/fourth story roof deck located on the back-most parcel, insulating it from the street and holding off the property lines to allow circulation, light, and air to penetrate all four sides of the residence.

The materials are simple and raw, exposing an honest representation of its construction and promoting contrast to the furniture and art featured within. The 3rd story houses the kitchen, dining room, and living room that opens up to a patio surrounded by planters housing citrus, flowers, and succulents.

Anacapa Residence is a loft-like spaces with a generous patio, rooftop decks, a solar-powered hot tub, and views of the Riviera and Channel Islands. A private courtyard with Cor-Ten fence/gate accommodates parking and surrounded by landscaped planters, a large sculpture, and olive and eucalyptus trees.

Robin Donaldson, AIA

Sieglinde Pukke, AIA, LEED AP

Jim Bartsch
Michael Haber

Robin Donaldson, AIA