Santa Lucia Retreat

Set among the hills of the Santa Lucia Preserve, the clean design of this casual weekend getaway works with natural landforms to frame views of the mountain range from every room. The minimalist palette of materials—local stone, recycled barn wood, earth-hued plaster walls, zinc and planted roofs—feels entirely of the place.  Interiors are refined yet relaxed: defining details include the “floating” beds in the cabin-like children’s bunkroom; handmade glazed tile in the kitchen; and hand-troweled plaster walls, buffed to a soft sheen, throughout the house.