Hello! Welcome To Our Home, SANTABRISA.

We are so happy you stopped by. My husband Ronny and I broke ground on our Sugarberry Cottage (Southern Living Plan SL-1648) in 2018. It took us 11 months to owner-build our dream home. For more of the owner-building process, click HERE. To view our modified house plans, click HERE.

We wanted to give our house her own name—something to honor the place into which we poured our dreams and tireless days and nights of hard work. The place where our children would play, explore, laugh, cry, and grow up. A welcoming space for old and new friends.

Our land is considered to be at the highest point of our small town and it overlooks a large lake. Perhaps because of these factors, it is always very windy at our house. You can always count on a nice breeze when you step outside. Santabrisa, meaning “Holy” or “Saintly Breeze” in Spanish was the name that felt just right for our new home. We hope you enjoy visiting!

SANTABRISA HOME TOUR

Guest Bath

Guest bathrooms are perfect places to have fun with your decor and take some risks. In our guest bathroom we added Jelinek Striped Wallpaper on all walls.  The large, yet

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The Exterior

I struggled terribly when it came to deciding on the exterior color of our new home. It’s one of those BIG decisions that you’re kind of stuck with once it’s

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Upstairs Bedroom One

Greetings lovely readers! We always say our oldest son’s bedroom has the best seat in the house. With windows on 3 walls there is a pleasant 270 degree viewing radius,

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Upstairs Hallway

I’m a sucker for hallways. They are special nooks of the home. I have many a fond memory from the hallways of our childhood homes. Through the eyes of a

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Kitchen

From a functional perspective ample counter-space and openness were on the priority list when we were designing our kitchen. Although islands yield additional counter space and storage, we had one

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Master Bathroom

Master Bath The bathroom, by virtue of its role in the home should not need be deprived of beauty and style. In fact it lends itself splendidly to elegance and

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Master Bedroom

A Bedroom Retreat Our master bedroom is perhaps my favorite place to escape in our home. It is my retreat at the end of a long day or for that

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Upstairs Bath

Hello lovelies and welcome to the upstairs bathroom of our home. Three, sometimes four kids (when our oldest visits) share this bathroom. I wanted the theme to be clean and

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Upstairs Bedroom No. 2

I always dreamed of iron bed frames for our Sugarberry Cottage. They take me back to my childhood. I love their simplicity and primitive aesthetic. These Lafayette twin beds in

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Christmas At Santabrisa

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