The Santa Barbara Home Planning Co, located at 336 San Marcos Building on State Street, advised home builders to “Build well and be satisfied.”

Their publication, Distinctive Homes – California Number, published in 1923, dedicated its first issue to sixty home plans specifically suited for Santa Barbara County and its temperate climate.

Suggestions are provided as how best to select a lot, what to consider when estimating building costs, and some of the special features of each plan. Advertisements for building and home loan providers, contractors, building materials and other supplies are found in the final pages of the book.

Home Plan No. 81 – A Small Home

This little house incorporates many elements found only in a large home. The book cases on the sides of the fire place, the buffet in the dining room and the cool closet in the kitchen are some.of the special features. Off from the dining room is the breakfast room which also makes a very attractive sun room.

 

Home Plan No. 142 – Larger Home

This rambling home has been designed for Southern climates and therefore takes advantage of exterior views and sunshine. The front porch affords a shady spoot greatly desired in any home, while for afternoon teas the terrace back of the living room has an ideal location.

This hous has a fully equipped buther’s pantry, a large kitchen with a dining nook for servants, two maids rooms with bath, and a complete laundry room.

Three master bed rooms are connected by a hall and have spacious closets.