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Architect Rex Lotery’s Montecito Home – DIRT

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Although his name is mostly associated with mid-century swanky housing developments, Trousdale Estatesin Beverly Hills, British-born architect Rex Lotery achieved much more throughout his 50-year career. This ranged from a project to rebuild a Skid Row hotel into low-income housing.

Notable among the architect’s subsequent projects is the AIA Award-winning home he designed for himself and his family in Montecito. His Lotery mansion, completed in 1996, evokes the elegance of his Streamline and International Modern style architecture of the 1930s.

Measuring 4,833 square feet, the home is laid out as a series of interlocking volumes and spaces. Its entry level has a spacious great room with steel-framed windows that stretch from the floor to the high ceiling, offering IMAX-like mountain views. Open plan kitchen adorned with appliances and flows into a large island with seating to one side. Adjacent to the kitchen is a tiered lounge/conversation pit anchored to a concrete fireplace .

Upstairs there are three bedrooms, including the primary suite that opens onto a semi-circular sitting nook with curved windows and a concrete fireplace. A bookcase-lined breeze connects the primary bedroom with his two other ensuite bedrooms.

located about 1 mile north of Montecito Country ClubThe 1.15-acre estate, which remained in the Lotery family until 2011, was purchased by attorney Marc Dworsky and his wife Mara Graham Dworsky, daughter of artist and Sears Tower architect Bruce Graham. it was done. Dworskys then added an art studio, pool with spa, outdoor kitchen, and built-in his lounge with radiant heating.

The couple also hired renowned landscape architect Stacey Isaac to overhaul the grounds.Per Isaac Project descriptionthe updated landscape is a “composition where the native of California meets South Africa, with an emphasis on the magnificent collection of the African Cape’s most unusual aloes and other botanical curiosities.”

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