Santa Barbara Landscape

A Years’ Review

In 2015 Arroyo Seco Construction had the pleasure of working with amazing clients and on exciting projects that kept us immersed in the work we are passionate about.

Construction, Renovations, Remodels, Landscaping, Hardscaping, Metal Work and Masonry rounded out a year of rewarding projects. 

Renovations/Remodel

Store front and interior renovation with construction of new balcony and wheelchair access ramp. Home remodel with full interior and exterior gutting and refurbishing.  

Hardscape/landscape

New Pools, Fountains and fitness areas were developed along with brand new landscapes and garden features. Landscapes were designed recognition of our climate conditions reaching our low water goals, while achieving the sensation of lush and texturally interesting plantings. 

Metal Work / Masonry

Our master masons and metal workers produced magnificent works of art, fulfilling both their needed form and function while creating exquisite focal pieces. 

We at Arroyo Seco Construction wish everyone an exceptional holiday and fantastic new year!

Pergolas: Architectural elements that define space without restricting

In the garden landscape the pergola fills several roles beyond creation of shade. They often can provide an articulated sense of order between two spaces; used as a means to lead from one area to another, to define the beginning, end or to highlight a particular garden feature. 

In designing Pergolas the form and materials will work with the existing architectural features to create harmony within the landscape. The dominate and pleasing horizontal and perpendicular lines of the structure work with the overall style and aesthetic within the garden to enhance the space.  

Arroyo Seco Construction’s design team, through the design build process can generate multiple visual variations to ensure our highest design principles are maintained while providing clients flexibility throughout the process.   

Stepping Down: Pool Stairs and Masonry

Arroyo Seco Construction handles pool design and construction with care and pride; building brilliant backyard gems.

Kidney shaped pool with wood deck, pool stone coping, stairs and bench; blending natural colors of wood and stone.

Kidney shaped pool with wood deck, pool stone coping, stairs and bench; blending natural colors of wood and stone.

Long swimming pool with inset spa, long gradual steps lead into pool snugly fit between spa and pool side. Decorative variegated blue tile surround spa, blending into the shimmering pool waters.

Long swimming pool with inset spa, long gradual steps lead into pool snugly fit between spa and pool side. Decorative variegated blue tile surround spa, blending into the shimmering pool waters.

Long Swimming Pool with inset spa, flanked by steps either side leading into pool.

Long Swimming Pool with inset spa, flanked by steps either side leading into pool.

Curved steps following the contour of the pool’s design create graceful entry into cool waters.  Light flagstone pairs well with white tile along pool’s waterline; blending into black pebble aggregate finished pool.

Curved steps following the contour of the pool’s design create graceful entry into cool waters.  Light flagstone pairs well with white tile along pool’s waterline; blending into black pebble aggregate finished pool.

A mixture of stone materials (brick and flagstone) leading to pool’s edge with set in decorative tile along the water line highlighting classic white plaster pool finish.

A mixture of stone materials (brick and flagstone) leading to pool’s edge with set in decorative tile along the water line highlighting classic white plaster pool finish.

Pool and spa for retirement community, rich deep blue tiles on steps and spa bench create contrast clearly defined ledge boundaries while maintaining pleasant aesthetic.

Pool and spa for retirement community, rich deep blue tiles on steps and spa bench create contrast clearly defined ledge boundaries while maintaining pleasant aesthetic.

Spacious medium sized pool with built in spa, stairs double as easy entry and pool bench conveniently along spa. Stone wall along back side of pool provides safety next to BBQ entertainment area and provides an opportunity for inventively pleasing triple water falls.

Spacious medium sized pool with built in spa, stairs double as easy entry and pool bench conveniently along spa. Stone wall along back side of pool provides safety next to BBQ entertainment area and provides an opportunity for inventively pleasing triple water falls.

Rendered Concept Design with Finished Project

In our Design Build Process we strive to provide our clients detailed concept imagery 

Rendering of house remodel project  by Gil Diccio

Newly finished landscaping has just begun filling in with completed remodel (interior and exterior) in the background.  

Render of a shallow fountain and pond, highlighting the intricate tile design.  Design incorporated small planter boxes around the fountain allowing for plants to be incorporated near to the water’s edge.

Completed fountain project planted with succulents