Kurth Residence by NMA Architects

Photography by Ciro Coelho Photography

 

This home in the foothills of Santa Barbara, California, has amazing 360-degree views of the Pacific Ocean, the City of Santa Barbara to the south, and the Los Padres mountains to the north.

 

Kurth Residence by NMA Architects

Photography by Ciro Coelho Photography

The home, designed by NMA Architects, is a result of their clients wanting to have a very bold, modern home specifically made of concrete and glass.


Kurth Residence by NMA Architects

Photography by Ciro Coelho Photography

NMA Architects began the design process with several different ideas, however together with their clients, decided that the home should be a dramatic sweeping curvilinear building form.


Kurth Residence by NMA Architects

Photography by Ciro Coelho Photography

Here you can see the street-side of the home, with exposed cast-in-place concrete walls.


Kurth Residence by NMA Architects

Photography by Ciro Coelho Photography

Here is a glimpse of the view that the home has.


Kurth Residence by NMA Architects

Photography by Ciro Coelho Photography

The home has a curved design, as a direct response to the site context and to take advantage of the expansive views.


Kurth Residence by NMA Architects

Photography by Ciro Coelho Photography

A large swimming pool sits between the home and the amazing views.


Kurth Residence by NMA Architects

Photography by Ciro Coelho Photography

Kurth Residence by NMA Architects

Photography by Ciro Coelho Photography

At the end of the pool, there’s a covered outdoor lounge, with a kitchen/bar area.


Kurth Residence by NMA Architects

Photography by Ciro Coelho Photography

The raw concrete is carried through to the interior.


Kurth Residence by NMA Architects

Photography by Ciro Coelho Photography

The curved design of the house is followed through to the interior, with curved concrete sections separating the different areas.


Kurth Residence by NMA Architects

Photography by Ciro Coelho Photography

Even the fireplace acts as a partition between the next space.


Kurth Residence by NMA Architects

Photography by Ciro Coelho Photography

There’s also the perfect spot to display your motorbike.


Kurth Residence by NMA Architects

Photography by Ciro Coelho Photography

The different interior spaces, like the kitchen, have views from both sides.


Kurth Residence by NMA Architects

Photography by Ciro Coelho Photography

The home is flooded with natural light.


Kurth Residence by NMA Architects

Photography by Ciro Coelho Photography

The bathroom has custom cabinetry designed to fit the space perfectly, and you can enjoy the views from the bathtub.


Kurth Residence by NMA Architects

Photography by Ciro Coelho Photography

A large mirror in the gym makes sure you can see the television and the view at the same time.


Kurth Residence by NMA Architects

Photography by Ciro Coelho Photography

The staircase continues the theme of the home with the glass stair treads and raw concrete.


Kurth Residence by NMA Architects

Photography by Ciro Coelho Photography

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