Mike Rock, Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less (Complete Design)

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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

On that style, sealing the eaves brings out the adobe look. I like it

Jun 11, 2016 04:23 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I'm not a fan of the big black arrows unless it's some kind of art-deco clock...  :-)

I have to admit, I don't pay much attention to the eaves of a house unless I'm looking for dryrot/termite issues.  This treatment would hide that and I rather like the sealed up look.

Jun 11, 2016 11:26 AM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate Agent Retired

Looks good, we call that mediteranean. Couldn't catch me dead living in one.

Jun 11, 2016 05:18 AM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Mike Rock - I think I like it.... really.

Jun 11, 2016 03:30 PM
Chrissi Chapman Topoleski
Coldwell Banker Realty - Woodbridge, VA
Passionate about helping others achieve success!

This is foreign to me as I have never seen anything like it here, but I love the way it looks. Very polished.

Jun 11, 2016 09:17 AM
Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Mike - I like it a lot - it's a style we rarely see here, but it's very attractive.

Jun 11, 2016 07:42 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I see a lot of that style in Santa Barbara homes. Has a Mission look to me. I am neutral on the look. 

Jun 11, 2016 06:31 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Mike Rock It does match the facade of the house. It goes with the structure.

Jun 11, 2016 05:30 AM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

More pictures of this house please!

I can not tell you just by a front view:)


Jun 12, 2016 05:38 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I am for it.

Jun 12, 2016 01:30 AM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Not sure what we're comparing this to, but looks okay to me. 

Jun 12, 2016 01:14 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I'm partial to exposed eaves and think they give a more authentic look.   There's nothing wrong with this exterior just a personal preference.  

Jun 12, 2016 12:27 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

I like it

Jun 11, 2016 11:13 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Looks fine to me.

Jun 11, 2016 10:26 PM
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I guess I'm just used to it but it looks fine to me

Jun 11, 2016 10:09 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Since I don't know much about this architecture, I'm wondering if this is a trick question. If not, i'll say it looks fine to me.

Jun 11, 2016 10:03 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Looks nice.

Jun 11, 2016 09:46 PM
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

My question would be, how does that affect rain downfall?  Does it interfere with drainage routes?  It looks oka, but I don't live in an area that has tile roofs.

Jun 11, 2016 01:05 PM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

it looks very nice 

Jun 11, 2016 12:54 PM
Carol Wilson
Your $imple Home - Toronto, ON

No idea about Santa Barbara styles, but I admire the simplicity of the way the clay tile curves over the front and seals out the rain.  I think it's smart and I don't see how that particular detail detracts from the house.  Other comments were sometimes unfavourable, but they didn't apply to this curving detail.  I think they were about something else.  As with lots of architecture, either it works for you or it doesn't.  I don't see the curved tile as a deal-breaker at all, Mike Rock.  

Would I live there?  I doubt it.  The columns are thick and heavy-looking. They are ungracious, pointy and serve no purpose for that size (nothing above them).  This entrance does not have good feng shui:  the columns have the effect of pushing people away (literally, warding us off like a guard) instead of inviting us in.  It may be the Santa Barbara style, but it isn't my style.

The roof may have needed work, but I think you are focusing on the wrong problem if you are trying to create a house with high curb appeal.  To fix it and change no architecture (those columns need to be half their size or less in order to let the person see the house itself), I would put a climbing, flowering plant (rose? but not a hibiscus which is stiff and straight) in front of each column with a little trellis, probably wrought iron or tin, with little leaves sticking out here and there.  Keep it curvy and simple, not busy.  It can be a bit wider than the columns to hide the corners and should be higher than the bottom of the nearby windows.  Add flow and colour, Mike. Draw the eye away from all those corners with beauty.  Make the columns inviting; they are keeping your customers out.

Jun 11, 2016 06:55 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I don't know what a Santa Barbara style should look like, Mike.  I have no problem with those eves.

Jun 11, 2016 04:48 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Look fine to me, but then I am not fussy. 

So anything in Santa Barbara that deals with style I ask Shawn and Gus

Jun 11, 2016 04:26 AM
Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

Since you asked, I will be brutally honest. It is too gaudy looking for my taste...looks like an afterthought and the colors don't work with the neutral color of the house.

Maybe it would look better if the pic was not a closeup but of the whole house?

That said, if that look is consistent with typical Santa Barbara styles, it is probably fine but I would not be interested if I were looking in that area.



Sorry...but you asked...


Jun 11, 2016 03:59 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I do like it and like keeping the rain off the sides of the house.

Jul 07, 2018 08:04 PM
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

I like it.

Jun 16, 2016 06:16 PM