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Barton Myers is selling his pioneering prefab Santa Barbara home

Architect Barton Myers is selling his award-winning, steel-and-glass Santa Barbara house – considered a ‘modern masterpiece.’

Myers built the California property in 1998 for him and his late wife Victoria, taking inspiration from Japanese temples and California midcentury modernism. The influential prefab perches on a sloped site in the Montecito area of Santa Barbara, capturing views of the surrounding canyon.

Photography: David Palermo

The Santa Barbara property’s main house has 16ft ceilings and a sectional front façade that opens fully to the elements. Full-length steel rolling doors open fully to ocean and mountain views, merging the 5,200 sq ft home into the scenic landscape.

Myers gave the rectangular, industrial-style house wildfire protection features, including water-topped roofs and garden pools, which prevented it from being destroyed in the 2017 Thomas Fire.

Inside Barton Myers' industrial Santa Barbara home. It feautres rolling garage door walls that open to the elements, as well as a fixed steel-beam frame and corrugated steel roof.
Photography: Fran Collin

On the market with Sotheby’s International Realty for $8.2m, the four-bedroom industrial home sits on a 38-acre estate that also houses Myers’ design studio, a guest house and a garage built in the same style as the main house, lap pool, gardens and a vineyard.

A view through the guest house at Barton Myers's estate. The smaller dwelling mimicks the style of the main residence, with an industrial aesthetic that contrasts the greenery of the estate's canyon setting
Photography: Fran Collin
Soaring 16ft ceilings cap the interiors of the single-storey Barton Myers residence
Photography: Fran Collin
Concrete floors, steel beams, corrugated ceilings and rolling steel-framed doors feature inside the industrial style Barton Myers Residence, for sale in Santa Barbara via Sotheby's International
Photography: David Palermo
Barton Myers is selling his pioneering prefab Santa Barbara home
Photography: David Palermo

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