Montecito, California Riven Rock

Maienza+Wilson Architectual New Build and Landscape Design, Interior Design, Interior Decoration and Construction.

Nestled in the prestigious Riven Rock neighborhood of Montecito, the breathtaking Andalusian-style estate stands as a testament to the architectural prowess of John Maienza and Gregg Wilson. This Montecito villa, marked by the famed riven rock at its entrance, embodies the historic charm and significance of its setting, capturing the essence of an iconic Montecito enclave with a touch of Moroccan tile adding to its allure.

Drawing on the serene landscapes of Portugal, the sun-kissed coasts of Mallorca, and the rich architectural heritage of Southern Spain, Maienza and Wilson have masterfully woven elements from these regions into their design. The result is a harmonious blend of Mediterranean and Spanish aesthetics with hints of Moroccan tile, encapsulating the soul of an Andalusian estate and enriching the Spanish aesthetics that permeate the property.

The attention to detail in this Montecito villa is unparalleled, showcasing the designers' impeccable taste and commitment to authenticity. Terracotta roof tiles, reminiscent of traditional Iberian and Mediterranean style homes, are perfectly complemented by creamy stucco walls. Graceful archways and intricately carved wooden doors pay homage to the grand haciendas of Spain, while the inclusion of Moroccan tile throughout the estate adds a layer of intricacy and color, enhancing the Andalusian style and Spanish aesthetics.

Inside, high ceilings with exposed wooden beams and ornate ironwork reminiscent of Andalusian style contribute to the Mediterranean ambiance, further accentuated by the strategic use of Moroccan tile. This design choice not only infuses the space with vibrant patterns and colors but also ties together the Mediterranean and Spanish aesthetics, ensuring that the estate exudes an old-world charm with a fresh, Maienza-Wilson twist. Traditional elements are not merely replicated but reinterpreted, with Moroccan tile adding depth and texture to the familiar Spanish aesthetics and Mediterranean style homes.

Surrounding the villa, lush gardens feature a blend of native and Mediterranean plants, with pockets of tranquility enhanced by the beauty of Moroccan tile pathways and accents, embodying the essence of Mediterranean style homes. The Maienza-Wilson Andalusian Estate stands as a confluence of cultures, where passion and precision converge to create magic. Here, in the heart of Montecito, the villa offers a slice of the Mediterranean, meticulously curated and crafted with the elegance of Andalusian style, Spanish aesthetics, and the distinctive charm of Moroccan tile.


Moroccan tile, Custom Cabinets.