For this month's "Carney Celebrates" feature, we'd like to highlight Euroline Steel Windows and Doors. Many of our custom estates in Crystal Cove and Shady Canyon feature these beautiful windows and doors throughout, allowing for maximum enjoyment of natural daylight and views. We’re also excited to share that Euroline’s website currently features two of our homes, Lot 6A in Crystal Cove and Lot 37C in Shady Canyon, as a way to showcase their product. You can see our work and their products at: http://eurolinesteelwindows.com/
For this month's "Carney Celebrates" feature, we'd like to highlight a design feature we use on many of our custom estates. Folding glass doors, such as ones offered by NanaWall (http://www.nanawall.com/), allow for an elegant solution to a large glass opening. The ease of operation and minimal hardware makes these doors an appealing feature in many of our homes.
We’re expanding our “Carney Celebrates” feature to include design styles/motifs and construction products/ techniques, in addition to structures we find architecturally significant or interesting.
This month, we’d like to celebrate the Nest Learning Thermostat. Not only is it stylish and easy-to-use, but it conserves energy and can lower your bills up to 20%, especially during summer heat waves like we’ve been experiencing lately.
Nest Labs is a start-up founded by Tony Fadell, the inventor of the iPod. Nest operates with the same familiar wheel interface as the original iPod. It connects to your Wi-Fi network, allowing you to control it remotely via an iPhone app or the Web. The difference between Nest and other programmable thermostats is that it learns your behavioral patterns and creates a temperature schedule customized for you. For example, if Nest senses that nobody has walked by in two hours, it goes into an “Away Mode” and automatically adjusts to a more energy efficient setting.
To learn more about Nest and how it can benefit you, visit the website at www.nest.com
For our second installment of “Carney Celebrates”, we’d like to highlight the Santa Barbara County Courthouse.
Built in 1929 and located in downtown Santa Barbara, the courthouse is a prime example of the beautiful Spanish Colonial style. This rich style incorporates thoughtful details and is a central part of California’s history.
The courthouse serves as an inspirational resource for us when thinking about design details. You’ll find similar features throughout several of our custom residences, especially in the prestigious development of Shady Canyon.