Living room with built-in bookcases and a coffered ceiling, looking into the stairwell. Architecture and interior design by Los Angeles architecture firm Tim Barber Ltd.

Classical Revival Residence

The previous incarnation of this home was oh-so-Santa Fe but our owners feels more at home in Martha's Vineyard. There is an amazing view - but much of the house was introverted. We at TBL have a driving need for a home to make sense.

We started by removing lots of rounded plaster, lop-sided ceilings, long, crooked hallways and an adobe fireplace. Then, to create this sensible Yankee home, we expanded the master suite and the kitchen, creating new views and extending others. We created a bright, high-ceilinged gym over the garage. We simplified the plan, while adding cabinetry, millwork and windows, lighting and wood floors.

We finished it off with an outdoor fireplace and pergola, our new favorite place to watch the sun set over the Pacific.

Photography: Laura Hull

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