Budget Breakdown: A Santa Barbara Ranch House Gets a Sophisticated New Look for $626K

By Jessica Dailey / Published by Dwell
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Achieving a high-end look on a modest budget—in one of the country’s most expensive regions—was made possible by the owner’s expertise.

As a project manager at a high-end homebuilder in the Santa Barbara region, Clint Unander is used to working on projects that involve 70 subcontractors with budgets as high as $20 million. So when it came to renovating his own home—a 1,936-square-foot, three-bedroom, two-bathroom ranch in the San Roque neighborhood—he was more than prepared to meet the challenge of a strict, four-month timeline (he and his wife, Corinne, had a baby on the way) and a modest budget.  

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