AIA Award-Winning Contemporary in the Funk Zone

Unlike any other offering on the market, this striking Contemporary style pied-a-terre was masterfully built and designed by Mark Kirkhart AIA as his personal residence. Setting out to make this truly one-of-a-kind, Kirkhart infused features that set this home apart from any other Contemporary.  A dramatic 17′ steel and glass offset pivoting door was fabricated on-site and engineered with perfect balance.  It is jaw-dropping.  Soaring 19′ high ceilings in the living area are accented with polished concrete floors that continue through the kitchen and dining area and on to a bedroom and bathroom.  Solid steel railings adorn the open riser staircase and lead to a generous open loft and master suite.  Japanese style Shoji screens surround the master bathroom, adding to the modish ambiance.  The rooftop terrace is outfitted with a gas fireplace, wet bar, and 180 degree views of the ocean , mountains and Riviera.  Not surprisingly, this property received the Santa Barbara AIA Honor Award in 2000.  This was before the Funk Zone became a hotbed for trendy wine tasting rooms, craft breweries, and foodie approved restaurants.  Kirkhart was a pioneer, and his masterpiece still occupies one of the best locations in the Funk Zone – just around the corner from all the action, but sans the heavy foot traffic.  With State Street two blocks to the West, and the beach just two blocks to the South, 125 Gray Ave provides the ideal lifestyle for anyone seeking an exceptionally stylish, turn-key property centrally located to the best that Santa Barbara has to offer.

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