When it came to the design of this Southern California home by Jennifer Miller Studio, it was all about respecting—not reinventing—the property. Just a block away from the bustling lower village of Montecito, CA, this 1924 Mediterranean-style estate (called the Butterfly House) had been passed down through one family for three generations before the current owners purchased it.

With a focus on scale—opting for a larger living space to accommodate the smaller, European-esque features—they were able to update the home while celebrating its original spirit. The client loves the space because of its casual sophistication.  The design and feel meet their global lifestyle that they live.  They love that when they walk in the door, they are immediately met with comfort and can immediately start enjoying their weekend in Montecito. (via https://ruemag.com/)

Photography: James Michael Juarez


Anastasia is the lead author of House-diaries.com. She has studied English Literature and Psychology in the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens as well as Interior Design & Architecture in AKTO College. She works in the field of Higher Education and has a special passion for cozy interiors.

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