Convenient to shopping and public transportation, this Montecito home maximizes natural light and ventilation, and encourages indoor-outdoor living. Contemporary details are softened by colors and massing reminiscent of the southwest. The centrally located living-dining area has a high ceiling with clerestory windows on four sides that provide natural light all day long, and opens to a large covered patio on the east. The master suite and study are to the north; a guest suite and garage to the south. Tile floors supply thermal mass while energy efficient windows and building envelope provide comfort.